Sound Reimagined: 2016/17 London Season

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Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra, founded in 1945, is one of the world’s great orchestras. Widely acknowledged for its pioneering approach to the role of an orchestra in the 21st century, the Philharmonia leads the field for the quality of its playing and its innovative work with residencies, music education, audience development and the use of new technology to reach a global audience.

Together with its relationships with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia is at the heart of British musical life.

The Philharmonia performs more than 160 concerts a year, as well as recording music for films, video games and commercial audio releases. The orchestra has been resident at Southbank Centre since 1995 and performs 40 concerts a year in Royal Festival Hall.

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6 Apr 2017

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
6:00 pm, 6 Apr 2017
The inimitable style of great Danish composer Bent Sørensen comes to life in this performance
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 6 Apr 2017
Jakub Hrůša joins Sergey Khachatryan for the dazzling feat of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

23 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
3:00 pm, 23 Apr 2017
The haunting beauty of Elgar's Cello Concerto sits alongside Holst's planetary masterpiece

4 May 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 4 May 2017
Hear works by Boulez and Debussy, including Aimard's interpretation of Fantasie

7 May 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 7 May 2017
Star pianists Tamara Stefanovich and Pierre-Laurent Aimard perform Bartók's Concerto

25 May 2017

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
6:00 pm, 25 May 2017
Beethoven's charming Op. 20 Septet is scored for clarinet, horn, bassoon and strings
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 25 May 2017
Herbert Blomstedt returns to the Philharmonia to conduct Beethoven's rhythmic Seventh Symphony

1 Jun 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 1 Jun 2017
Hear works by Ligeti, Bartók and Mahler, featuring violist Lawrence Power

4 Jun 2017

Harpist

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
6:00 pm, 4 Jun 2017
Hear the expressive range of the harp, as French Impressionism is juxtaposed with a protest piece
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 4 Jun 2017
The Philharmonia join conductor Jérémie Rhorer, two stellar soloists and a chorus for two Requiems

8 Jun 2017

Portrait of Mei Yi Foo, Pianist

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
6:00 pm, 8 Jun 2017
London-based pianist Mei Yi Foo dazzles with exceptional virtuosity, musicianship and programming
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 8 Jun 2017
The brooding, dusky colours of Mozart's piano Concerto No.20 sit beside Schumann's Second Symphony

21 Jun 2017

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
6:00 pm, 21 Jun 2017
The Philharmonia Orchestra's Composers' Academy presents world premieres from emerging composers
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 21 Jun 2017
Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto acts as a beguiling prequel to Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

28 Sep 2017

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Sibelius
Pekka Kuusisto

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
9:30 pm, 28 Sep 2017
Get a unique perspective on traditional Finnish music with these two performers

1 Oct 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
3:00 pm, 1 Oct 2017
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia perform Mahler’s Third Symphony, an ode to nature

5 Oct 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 5 Oct 2017
Denis Kozhukhin and the Philharmonia perform Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

8 Oct 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 8 Oct 2017
Hear the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Smetana’s Má Vlast, dedicated to the city of Prague.

12 Oct 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 12 Oct 2017
The Philharmonia performs a live soundtrack to the masterpiece Battleship Potemkin

19 Oct 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 19 Oct 2017
The Philharmonia performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical Scheherazade

2 Nov 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 2 Nov 2017
Esther Yoo joins the Philharmonia Orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

5 Nov 2017

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 5 Nov 2017
Edward Gardner and the Philharmonia perform an all-British programme

9 Nov 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 9 Nov 2017
Discover one of the greatest pieces of the 20th century: Holst’s The Planets

23 Nov 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 23 Nov 2017
The Philharmonia Orchestra performs an all-Russian programme conducted by the great Long Yu

The Philharmonia Orchestra was founded in London in 1945 and has been Resident at Southbank Centre since 1995. It performs 35 concerts here every season, as well as touring extensively across the UK and internationally, and recording music for films, computer games and commercial CD releases. Throughout its 70-year history, the Orchestra has worked with some of the greatest names in classical music, including Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Igor Stravinsky and contemporary stars Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel and Lang Lang, to name just a very few.

New works by leading composers

Since 2008, Esa-Pekka Salonen has held the post of Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser at the Orchestra, maintaining its tradition of innovation. At the heart of its programming policy is a commitment to performing and commissioning new works by leading composers, among them the Artistic Director of its Music of Today series, Unsuk Chin. Throughout its history the Philharmonia Orchestra has commissioned more than 100 works from composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage and James MacMillan. The Orchestra supports talented young musicians with the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and an annual Orchestral Award. It is also pioneers new technology, most recently working on projects including the iOrchestra, which attracted 100,000 participants, and an iPad app, The Orchestra.

Visit the Philharmonia Orchestra’s website

Series discounts are available for a number of our selected Philharmonia Orchestra concerts, receiving between 10% - 30% discount depending on the number of concerts being booked. 

To receive your series discount, tickets to all the applicable concerts must be purchased in the same transaction - just add more events to your basket to get the discounts below.

  • Save 10%: Book 3 - 5 Concerts
  • Save 15%: Book 6 - 8 Concerts
  • Save 20%: Book 9 - 11 Concerts
  • Save 25%: Book 12 - 14 Concerts
  • Save 30%: Book 15+ Concerts

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