The Philharmonia creates thrilling experiences in music for a global audience
Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor in September 2021.
In autumn, the Philharmonia’s series Human / Nature: Music for a Precious Planet explores music inspired by the natural world, and how today’s composers are addressing the climate emergency.
The series embraces masterpieces as varied as Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Britten’s Four Sea Interludes, and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and a new commission, Temperatures, by Isobel Waller-Bridge.
Later in the season, Santtu conducts music by Tchaikovsky and Mahler, and the orchestra welcomes top international artists including conductor Herbert Blomstedt and pianist Maria João Pires, cellist Steven Isserlis, and violinists Nicola Benedetti, Gil Shaham and Joshua Bell.
Pekka Kuusisto is the Philharmonia’s Featured Artist for the 2021/22 season, and House of Absolute are Artists in Residence.
At the heart of the orchestra’s work is its Southbank Centre residency – more than 30 live concerts each year, bringing the world’s leading conductors and soloists to London to perform great music for you.
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