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Music of Today

Dive into music that lives and breathes. The Philharmonia Orchestra's Music of Today series presents the sounds of the 21st century.

This season we celebrate the fearless imagination of composers from far and wide. 

Join us for six performances curated by the Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, presenting the work of artists who are defining the present and future of music. 

The Philharmonia's invaluable early-evening series
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Colin Currie Artist Portrait

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 14 May 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 14 May 2020
classical music
‘The world’s finest and most daring percussionist’ (The Spectator)
‘The world’s finest and most daring percussionist’ (The Spectator)
Musicians performing on stage

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 21 May 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 21 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
World premieres from emerging composers round off the Philharmonia Orchestra's Composers' Academy
World premieres from emerging composers round off the Philharmonia Orchestra's Composers'...
Anna Thorvaldsdottir, composer

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 29 Oct 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 29 Oct 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Enter a musical world of beauty and tension with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Enter a musical world of beauty and tension with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Tyshawn Sorey, composer
7:15 pm
Thu 25 Feb 2021
7:15 pm | Thu 25 Feb 2021
classical music
contemporary classical
Meet a musical polymath with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Meet a musical polymath with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Víkingur Ólafsson, pianist
9:00 pm
Thu 25 Feb 2021
9:00 pm | Thu 25 Feb 2021
classical music
contemporary classical
One of today’s most versatile pianists joins the Philharmonia Orchestra
One of today’s most versatile pianists joins the Philharmonia Orchestra
Bryce Dessner, composer

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 04 Mar 2021
6:00 pm | Thu 04 Mar 2021
classical music
contemporary classical
Venture into Dessner's haunting, graceful music with members of the Philharmonia Orchestra
Venture into Dessner's haunting, graceful music with members of the Philharmonia Orchestra