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Origin Stories: Greek Myth in Music

Esa-Pekka Salonen presents three epic performances, exploring classical composers’ responses to the elemental tales found in Ancient Greek myth.

Composers such as Beethoven and Strauss take on universal themes, examining what makes us human: violence and revenge, resistance and tyranny, sex and desire.

an unequivocal success, Salonen whipping up charged playing from the Philharmonia
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Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Sep 2020
classical music
Two works inspired by an ancient Greek creation story open the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new season
Two works inspired by an ancient Greek creation story open the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new season
Irene Theorin, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sun 07 Feb 2021
7:30 pm | Sun 07 Feb 2021
classical music
Greek tragedy strikes with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Greek tragedy strikes with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa Pekka Salonen, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 10 Jun 2021
7:30 pm | Thu 10 Jun 2021
classical music
Esa-Pekka Salonen presents his London finale as Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen presents his London finale as Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra