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Royal Festival Hall

Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading music venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre, plus all the best places to eat, drink and shop while you're here.

As well as a 2,700 capacity auditorium, the Royal Festival Hall is also where you'll find The Clore Ballroom, National Poetry Library, Exhibition Space, Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant.

Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues.

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THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Bring the whole family to unwind with a story every afternoon of Imagine Children's Festival
Bring the whole family to unwind with a story every afternoon of Imagine Children's Festival
Adrian Varela and Philharmonia Chamber Players play Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Philippe Herreweghe

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7:30 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
Child enjoying Soundpit at Southbank Centre
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Art
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and...
Performer and Children on stage

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Bring your little ones to start the day in a musical way
Bring your little ones to start the day in a musical way
A Girl with glitter Face Paint

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Pay on the door. Entry is £5 cash, per person
Pay on the door. Entry is £5 cash, per person
Various times
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Various times | 1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Photo portrait of author Alex Bell
Various times
Fri 22 Feb 2019
Various times | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Write your way to the land of ice and snow with the author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Write your way to the land of ice and snow with the author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
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Molly Spoons

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 22 Feb 2019
Various times | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Craft a spoon doll of your extraordinary alter ego and share it in this workshop and parade
Craft a spoon doll of your extraordinary alter ego and share it in this workshop and parade
Photo of the Time for Bed event at Southbank Centre's Imagine festival
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and bedtime stories
Enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and bedtime stories
book cover for The Day I Fell into a Book
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Juanjo Mena, conductor

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7:30 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
Being Green illustration from The Great Big Green Book
11:00 am
Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Make eco-warriors of your little ones at a reading from The Great Big Green Book
Make eco-warriors of your little ones at a reading from The Great Big Green Book
How to Train Your Dragon illustration

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Come for a delightfully dangerous jaunt on the Isle of Berk at a day reading Cressida Cowell's book
Come for a delightfully dangerous jaunt on the Isle of Berk at a day reading Cressida Cowell's...
12:00 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day
Ade Adepitan
2:00 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Hear the story of Ade, a young boy who defies his bullies and earns himself a super cool nickname
Hear the story of Ade, a young boy who defies his bullies and earns himself a super cool nickname
Cressida Cowell, author

Free

Free

4:15 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
4:15 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Bring your little dragons for a book signing with the children’s author
Bring your little dragons for a book signing with the children’s author
Various times
2 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 2 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour

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7:30 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
Chitra Soundar, author
11:00 am
Sun 24 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Journey to a land of ice and snow with a children’s tale set in the home of the polar bears
Journey to a land of ice and snow with a children’s tale set in the home of the polar bears
Fold Out City with instructions

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sun 24 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Build a model city inspired by the ever-evolving London skyline in an origami workshop
Build a model city inspired by the ever-evolving London skyline in an origami workshop
 Jasbinder Bilan, author
Various times
Sun 24 Feb 2019
Various times | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Author Jasbinder Bilan leads a magic-realist adventure workshop as we join Asha and her spirit bird
Author Jasbinder Bilan leads a magic-realist adventure workshop as we join Asha and her spirit bird
Various times
27 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Various times | 27 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
HSKU 20140818 Esa-Pekka Salonen Helsingin musiikkitalolla. Kuva: Benjamin Suomela HS

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7:30 pm
Sun 24 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

Free

Free

10:00 am
Mon 25 Feb 2019
10:00 am | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Classical music
Hear a showcase of talented young musicians as part of Music for Youth's Regional Festival Series
Hear a showcase of talented young musicians as part of Music for Youth's Regional Festival...

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7:30 pm
Mon 25 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
Angela Hewitt, classical pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque
Dancers in The Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

10:00 am
Wed 27 Feb 2019
10:00 am | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Classical Dance
Have a ball at our nine-week dance programme for people with dementia and their carers
Have a ball at our nine-week dance programme for people with dementia and their carers

Free

Free

10:30 am
Wed 27 Feb 2019
10:30 am | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Let's hear it for love at a day of tea-dancing demonstrations, workshops and performances
Let's hear it for love at a day of tea-dancing demonstrations, workshops and performances

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7:30 pm
Wed 27 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
British music isn’t what you might think
British music isn’t what you might think
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre on a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre on a guided Members’ tour
C Cane, musician

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 28 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 28 Feb 2019
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Heard the female MCs, presenters and producers who are changing grime? Now’s the time to start
Heard the female MCs, presenters and producers who are changing grime? Now’s the time to start
Soprano Marianne Crebassa

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.
Goran Bregovic
8:00 pm
Fri 01 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 01 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions

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7:30 pm
Sat 02 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna. Photo Tamara Rametsteiner

Free

Free

Various times
3 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
Various times | 3 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
Art
Learn how to make film with your smartphone on a short course with Skin Deep and Blackcurrent
Learn how to make film with your smartphone on a short course with Skin Deep and Blackcurrent
3:00 pm
Sun 03 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 03 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight
6:30 pm
Mon 04 Mar 2019
6:30 pm | Mon 04 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the voices of the next generation at a national competition and concert of talented young choristers
Hear the voices of the next generation at a national competition and concert of talented young...
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students

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7:30 pm
Tue 05 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
Paul Burston_Polari_image_credit_justin david
7:30 pm
Tue 05 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Mar 2019
Literature
Poetry
Step into spring with Polari, welcoming the return of Maureen Duffy to its beloved literary stage
Step into spring with Polari, welcoming the return of Maureen Duffy to its beloved literary stage
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, explorer
7:30 pm
Wed 06 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Mar 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The world’s greatest living explorer in conversation with fellow adventurer Bear Grylls
The world’s greatest living explorer in conversation with fellow adventurer Bear Grylls

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Gigs
Otherworldly music that blends hazy, textural ambience, poetic, bluesy songwriting and spoken word
Otherworldly music that blends hazy, textural ambience, poetic, bluesy songwriting and spoken word
Audience in the Royal Festival Hall
2:00 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
2:00 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Consider the state of the nation for women and girls - now
Consider the state of the nation for women and girls - now
Influential women at the Women on the Move Awards

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
6:30 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Celebrate inspirational leadership from migrant and refugee women at the Women on the Move Awards
Celebrate inspirational leadership from migrant and refugee women at the Women on the Move Awards
Angela Davis, political activist, academic and author
8:00 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear from legendary activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis on International Women's Day at WOW
Hear from legendary activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis on International Women's Day at...
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Audience in the Royal Festival Hall
2:00 pm
Sat 09 Mar 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 09 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
What does the future look like for girls and women?
What does the future look like for girls and women?
The Slumflower, author
8:00 pm
Sat 09 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Sat 09 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Consider love, life and self-worth with award-winning blogger Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower
Consider love, life and self-worth with award-winning blogger Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower
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Naomi Klein, author, social activist, and filmmaker
8:00 pm
Sat 09 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Sat 09 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Renowned author Naomi Klein discusses the present political landscape with WOW founder Jude Kelly
Renowned author Naomi Klein discusses the present political landscape with WOW founder Jude Kelly
Various times
10 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Various times | 10 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
7:30 pm
Mon 11 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 11 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts

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7:30 pm
Tue 12 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great keyboard legends
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great...
Southbank Centre Archive Visitors and Objects

Free

Free

11:00 am
Wed 13 Mar 2019
11:00 am | Wed 13 Mar 2019
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
 Friday Lunch: Moostak Trio

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 15 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 15 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear the jazz trio react to each other with moods and textures to open up a wealth of possibilities
Hear the jazz trio react to each other with moods and textures to open up a wealth of possibilities
Dhafer Youssef
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Go on a sublime sonic expedition with virtuoso singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef
Go on a sublime sonic expedition with virtuoso singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef
Portrait of Beethoven
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
See the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform great classics
See the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform great classics
David Gray, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Sun 17 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 17 Mar 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear the singer-songwriter behind heartbreak classic ‘Babylon’ perform new album Gold in a Brass Age
Hear the singer-songwriter behind heartbreak classic ‘Babylon’ perform new album Gold in a Brass...
 Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

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7:00 pm
Mon 18 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 18 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

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7:00 pm
Tue 19 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 19 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Tommy Emmanuel with his guitar
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
School pupils performing on stage

Free

Free

Various times
Thu 21 Mar 2019
Various times | Thu 21 Mar 2019
Hear the magnificent sound of more than 1,800 local infant and junior pupils joined in song
Hear the magnificent sound of more than 1,800 local infant and junior pupils joined in song
Streetwise Opera performing on-stage

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 22 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 22 Mar 2019
Classical music
Opera
Proving that opera is for everyone, Streetwise Opera presents a joyful and refreshing performance
Proving that opera is for everyone, Streetwise Opera presents a joyful and refreshing performance
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Choirs perform the masterworks of Brahms, Schumann and Mozart.
Choirs perform the masterworks of Brahms, Schumann and Mozart.
Various times
13 Oct 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
Various times | 13 Oct 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
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Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sat 23 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sat 23 Mar 2019
Feel the beat at a concert of jazz, Afrobeat, pop, rock and trap music performed by young musicians
Feel the beat at a concert of jazz, Afrobeat, pop, rock and trap music performed by young musicians
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

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7:30 pm
Sat 23 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
What if silence had a sound?
What if silence had a sound?

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3:00 pm
Sun 24 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 24 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
In an afternoon of Viennese genius, hear Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony and two works by Mozart
In an afternoon of Viennese genius, hear Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony and two works by Mozart
School orchestra and choir performing on stage
7:00 pm
Mon 25 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 25 Mar 2019
Shine a light on Wandsworth’s young musicians at an evening of musical collaborations
Shine a light on Wandsworth’s young musicians at an evening of musical collaborations
Orchestra on stage
6:30 pm
Tue 26 Mar 2019
6:30 pm | Tue 26 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
South-eastern sounds: over 1,000 performers from the London Borough of Bexley showcase their talent
South-eastern sounds: over 1,000 performers from the London Borough of Bexley showcase their talent

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7:30 pm
Wed 27 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 27 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
William Walton was the original angry young composer
William Walton was the original angry young composer

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this concert of infectious melodies
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this concert of infectious...
7:30 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
‘The best tenor in the world?’ asked The Independent. We just know he sounds glorious
‘The best tenor in the world?’ asked The Independent. We just know he sounds glorious

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12:00 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
Various times
Sat 30 Mar 2019
Various times | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
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Stewart Copeland Lights Up the Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary...
1:00 pm
Sun 31 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Get in tune at a choral workshop with celebrated vocal coach Mary King on Bach’s dramatic oratorio
Get in tune at a choral workshop with celebrated vocal coach Mary King on Bach’s dramatic oratorio
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Chausson & Muhly

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 31 Mar 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Discover Bruch's String Octet and Nico Muhly’s Clear Music, for cello, harp and celeste
Discover Bruch's String Octet and Nico Muhly’s Clear Music, for cello, harp and celeste
Xian Zhang.Harrison Parrott.HMU Elizabeth Rita / assistant Mariona Vilaros / studio Ermine London.15 October 2015

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7:30 pm
Sun 31 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto
Experience Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto
 Paris mirrors, September, 2016. Hannah Starkey, courtesy Maureen Paley, London.
7:00 pm
Mon 01 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 01 Apr 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Explore Arbus’ early work at a talk with writer Charlie Fox and photographer Hannah Starkey
Explore Arbus’ early work at a talk with writer Charlie Fox and photographer Hannah Starkey
Bach - Toutes Suites

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7:00 pm
Tue 02 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 02 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Toby Spence, British tenor
7:30 pm
Wed 03 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith
Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith

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7:30 pm
Thu 04 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 04 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Temirkanov conducts a symphony dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years
Temirkanov conducts a symphony dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years

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7:30 pm
Fri 05 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 05 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Fall in love with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer
Fall in love with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer
Marc Maron, stand-up comedian
7:30 pm
Sat 06 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 06 Apr 2019
Comedy
Performance & Dance
The stand-up and podcaster returns to the UK with his raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy
The stand-up and podcaster returns to the UK with his raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy
11:00 am
Sun 07 Apr 2019
11:00 am | Sun 07 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Enjoy The Bach Choir’s annual performance of its flagship event
Enjoy The Bach Choir’s annual performance of its flagship event
7:30 pm
Mon 08 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 08 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a work full of tenderness and drama
Hear Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a work full of tenderness and drama
A still from Shiraz: a Romance of India (1928)
7:30 pm
Tue 09 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 09 Apr 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar

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7:30 pm
Wed 10 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 10 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Absorb the sunshine of the great composers' great escapes to colourful worlds
Absorb the sunshine of the great composers' great escapes to colourful worlds

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7:30 pm
Thu 11 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 11 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt brings his irrepressible enthusiasm to two masterpieces
Herbert Blomstedt brings his irrepressible enthusiasm to two masterpieces
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Thursday, July 27, 2017. Photographer: Jason Alden ..Photographer: Jason Alden.www.jasonalden.com.0781 063 1642
7:30 pm
Fri 12 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 12 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The world’s greatest teenage orchestra join forces once again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
The world’s greatest teenage orchestra join forces once again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
Various times
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Various times | 13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Back to the Future in Concert
Various times
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Various times | 13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience the thrill of the classic time-travelling blockbuster with a live orchestral score
Experience the thrill of the classic time-travelling blockbuster with a live orchestral score
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Debussy, Bartok

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 14 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in music by JS Bach, Debussy and Bartòk
Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in music by JS Bach, Debussy and...

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7:30 pm
Sun 14 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
In Herbert Blomstedt’s second concert, hear his take on two definitive symphonies
In Herbert Blomstedt’s second concert, hear his take on two definitive symphonies
Ian McEwan, novelist
7:30 pm
Mon 15 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 15 Apr 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
In an exclusive event Ian McEwan reflects on his life in writing and his latest novel
In an exclusive event Ian McEwan reflects on his life in writing and his latest novel
An illustration of William Shakespeare

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7:30 pm
Tue 16 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 16 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes
Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes
Illustration for a James Lavelle event showing a paint-splattered horse in a room
7:30 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special guests
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special...
Mary Jean Chan, author
7:00 pm
Tue 23 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 23 Apr 2019
Literature
Poetry
Uncover the ways in which poetry enables us to utter what is unspeakable in a six-week course
Uncover the ways in which poetry enables us to utter what is unspeakable in a six-week course
Women Rewriting Homer: Madeline Miller & Sharlene Teo
7:00 pm
Wed 24 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 24 Apr 2019
Literature
Writers
How do we write different perspectives from our own?
How do we write different perspectives from our own?
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Maria Chiara Argirò, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Classical music
The sound of the future: hear the next generation of orchestral musicians perform British music
The sound of the future: hear the next generation of orchestral musicians perform British music

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7:30 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Illustration for A World of Magic at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 28 Apr 2019
Various times | Sun 28 Apr 2019
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute

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7:30 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony

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7:30 pm
Mon 29 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 29 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an improvisation on submitted themes
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an...
Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, sarod player
7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
Gigs
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Kit de Waal, writer
7:30 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
What does it mean to be working class in Britain today?
What does it mean to be working class in Britain today?

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7:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Sergio Mendes sat at the piano
7:30 pm
Sun 05 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 05 May 2019
Gigs
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
7:30 pm
Tue 07 May 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 07 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall created in honour of his 500th death anniversary
Hear the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall created in honour of his 500th death anniversary
Woman playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 08 May 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 08 May 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Detail from a classical style memorial statue. Has strong film grain at full size.
7:30 pm
Wed 08 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 08 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
A meditation on life and death in Elgar’s most assured choral work
A meditation on life and death in Elgar’s most assured choral work
Adults playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
6:00 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
AL
7:30 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Attend the European premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No.12
Attend the European premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No.12
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People singing and playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
7:30 pm
Fri 10 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 10 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear the monumental harmony of 200 voices performing Carl Orff’s masterwork
Hear the monumental harmony of 200 voices performing Carl Orff’s masterwork
Workshop participants sat at a table
1:00 pm
Sat 11 May 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 11 May 2019
Literature
Poetry
When is a poem finished? Find out at a workshop with the poet and founder of Out-Spoken
When is a poem finished? Find out at a workshop with the poet and founder of Out-Spoken

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7:30 pm
Sat 11 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 11 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Discover one of the richest emotional experiences in classical music
Discover one of the richest emotional experiences in classical music
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Mon 13 May 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 13 May 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Actress + Young Paint
7:30 pm
Tue 14 May 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 14 May 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The world premiere of a new work for voice, AI and electronics on the transcendent nature of love
The world premiere of a new work for voice, AI and electronics on the transcendent nature of love
Eric Whitacre

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7:30 pm
Wed 15 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 15 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Made in America: the compelling composer and conductor performs a programme of works from the USA
Made in America: the compelling composer and conductor performs a programme of works from the USA
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Schubert & Mendelssohn

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 16 May 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 16 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
A treat for string quartet fans: Schubert’s Quartettsatz and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op.80
A treat for string quartet fans: Schubert’s Quartettsatz and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op.80

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7:30 pm
Thu 16 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 16 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Immerse yourself in three great works of German Romanticism, conducted by Jakub Hruša
Immerse yourself in three great works of German Romanticism, conducted by Jakub Hruša
Donnerstag aus Licht performance onstage
Various times
21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Various times | 21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See Stockhausen’s monumental opera for the first time since 1985
See Stockhausen’s monumental opera for the first time since 1985
Beverley Knight, recording artist
7:30 pm
Thu 23 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 23 May 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Come as you are for an evening of hits from the queen of UK soul, backed by a live orchestra
Come as you are for an evening of hits from the queen of UK soul, backed by a live orchestra
Christy Moore with his guitar singing into a microphone
Various times
24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Various times | 24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist performing songs from throughout his career
Hear the Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist performing songs from throughout his career
Marcus Miller, jazz composer and musician
7:30 pm
Sun 26 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 26 May 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Feel the force of the bass superstar's next-level jazz as he presents new album Laid Black
Feel the force of the bass superstar's next-level jazz as he presents new album Laid Black
Barts Choir
7:30 pm
Tue 28 May 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 28 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Be awed by the powerful human drama of one of the great masterpieces of Western music
Be awed by the powerful human drama of one of the great masterpieces of Western music
Pekka Kuusisto. Photo:Maija Tammi

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7:30 pm
Thu 30 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 30 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Finnish artists Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Pekka Kuusisto present music infused with rhythmic vigour
Finnish artists Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Pekka Kuusisto present music infused with rhythmic vigour
States of Independence

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7:00 pm
Fri 31 May 2019
7:00 pm | Fri 31 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Orchestra Playing The Music of Zimmer vs Williams
Various times
Sat 01 Jun 2019
Various times | Sat 01 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
See unforgettable scores from two of the world’s greatest film composers performed live
See unforgettable scores from two of the world’s greatest film composers performed live

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear the world premieres by three emerging UK composers
Hear the world premieres by three emerging UK composers

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7:30 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti interprets Bruch’s First Violin Concerto
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti interprets Bruch’s First Violin Concerto
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor and composer

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7:30 pm
Sun 09 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 09 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
A snapshot of Germany in the 1920s, featuring theatrical works by Berg, Weill and Shostakovich
A snapshot of Germany in the 1920s, featuring theatrical works by Berg, Weill and Shostakovich

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7:30 pm
Tue 11 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 11 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Brahms and Strauss
Virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Brahms and Strauss

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 13 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 13 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
See screenings of two silent-era films accompanied by new scores by Czech composer Martin Smolka
See screenings of two silent-era films accompanied by new scores by Czech composer Martin Smolka
Film still from Metropolis

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7:30 pm
Thu 13 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Watch Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis accompanied live by Gottfried Huppertz's score
Watch Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis accompanied live by Gottfried Huppertz's...
The Light in the Piazza at Southbank Centre
Various times
14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Various times | 14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Performance & Dance
Be transported to a sun-drenched Italian piazza by the Broadway hit musical
Be transported to a sun-drenched Italian piazza by the Broadway hit musical
Workshop participants sat at a table
1:00 pm
Sat 15 Jun 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 15 Jun 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Tell your own story at a workshop on poetry reportage with the poet and founder of SLAMbassadors
Tell your own story at a workshop on poetry reportage with the poet and founder of SLAMbassadors
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
Classical music
Choral
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Workshop participants sat at a table
1:00 pm
Sat 13 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 13 Jul 2019
Literature
Poetry
Uncover your creativity at a poetry workshop with the author of incisive, intimate poetry
Uncover your creativity at a poetry workshop with the author of incisive, intimate poetry
John Prine, American singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Fri 06 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Sep 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
More American than apple pie: take a trip across the States with the country-folk singer-songwriter
More American than apple pie: take a trip across the States with the country-folk singer-songwriter
Michel Legrand, jazz musician and composer
7:30 pm
Fri 20 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 20 Sep 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
We were very sorry to hear of the death of legendary French film and jazz composer Michel Legrand
We were very sorry to hear of the death of legendary French film and jazz composer Michel Legrand
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Richard Hills, organist

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7:30 pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Sep 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ
Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ
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Christian Tetzlaff, violinist

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7:30 pm
Thu 26 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Sep 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The creative ferment of the Weimar Republic inspires the Philharmonia Orchestra
The creative ferment of the Weimar Republic inspires the Philharmonia Orchestra
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Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Fri 27 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Sep 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Encounter the composer’s final symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Encounter the composer’s final symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Iconic Bond opening credit silhouette behind an orchestra
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Sep 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Nobody does it better... hear Bond themes from 'Diamonds are Forever' to 'Skyfall' performed live
Nobody does it better... hear Bond themes from 'Diamonds are Forever' to...
Violinist playing in Royal Festival Hall
12:00 pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 29 Sep 2019
Classical music
Find out about a dangerous period in German history at the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Insights event
Find out about a dangerous period in German history at the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Insights event
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7:30 pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 29 Sep 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Travel from the early years to the tragic end of the Weimar Republic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Travel from the early years to the tragic end of the Weimar Republic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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Nicola Benedetti, violinist

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7:30 pm
Wed 02 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 02 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents a vast hymn to nature
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents a vast hymn to nature
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Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

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7:00 pm
Thu 03 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 03 Oct 2019
Classical music
Choral
Marvel at Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marvel at Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece performed by the Orchestra of the Age of...
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist

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7:30 pm
Sat 05 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 05 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The royal wedding cellist joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra
The royal wedding cellist joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
7:00 pm
Sun 06 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 06 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Take in the third concert in HarrisonParrott’s anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Take in the third concert in HarrisonParrott’s anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Edward Gardner, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 09 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 09 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Nielsen’s symphony of struggle is brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nielsen’s symphony of struggle is brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Elza van den Heever, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 12 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 12 Oct 2019
Classical music
Choral
The London Philharmonic Orchestra present a mighty choral masterpiece
The London Philharmonic Orchestra present a mighty choral masterpiece
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Clemens Schuldt, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 13 Oct 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 13 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
One of Beethoven’s best? The Philharmonia Orchestra thinks so
One of Beethoven’s best? The Philharmonia Orchestra thinks so
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IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Tue 15 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 15 Oct 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Trace the threads connecting Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms in Paul Lewis’ celebrated performances
Trace the threads connecting Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms in Paul Lewis’ celebrated performances
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Roxanna Panufnik, composer
7:30 pm
Thu 17 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Oct 2019
Classical music
Performance & Dance
Great poetry marks the seasons in a new work for choir and orchestra by Roxanna Panufnik
Great poetry marks the seasons in a new work for choir and orchestra by Roxanna Panufnik
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Sofia Fomina, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 19 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 19 Oct 2019
Classical music
Choral
The London Philharmonic Orchestra starts with a funeral march and finishes with a world reborn
The London Philharmonic Orchestra starts with a funeral march and finishes with a world reborn
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Tamara Stefanovich, pianist

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3:00 pm
Sun 20 Oct 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 20 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents the Scottish Symphony and Piano Concerto No.27
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents the Scottish Symphony and Piano Concerto No.27
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6:00 pm
Wed 23 Oct 2019
6:00 pm | Wed 23 Oct 2019
Classical music
Student musicians from the Royal College of Music perform chamber works by Thomas Adès
Student musicians from the Royal College of Music perform chamber works by Thomas Adès
Thomas Ades, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 23 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 23 Oct 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Witness the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Holst’s stunning astrological suite
Witness the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Holst’s stunning astrological suite
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Sol Gabetta, cellist

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Lap up music inspired by two very different landscapes with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Lap up music inspired by two very different landscapes with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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Mark Elder, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 26 Oct 2019
Classical music
Choral
Joined by top operatic talent, the London Philharmonic Orchestra brings Elgar’s oratorio to life
Joined by top operatic talent, the London Philharmonic Orchestra brings Elgar’s oratorio to life
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FUNharmonics Family Concert

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12:00 pm
Sun 27 Oct 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 27 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Meet an eager young dragon in an animated film accompanied live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Meet an eager young dragon in an animated film accompanied live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Robert Trevino, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Oct 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2019/20 season with atmospheric Russian music
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2019/20 season with atmospheric Russian music
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Daniil Trifonov, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 31 Oct 2019
Chamber & Recital
Classical music
The much sought-after pianist embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War Sonata
The much sought-after pianist embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War...
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Peter O'Toole in the title role of Lawrence of Arabia a 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence

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7:30 pm
Fri 01 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 01 Nov 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Listen to the music of your favourite films with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Listen to the music of your favourite films with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Nikolai Lugansky, pianist

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3:00 pm
Sun 03 Nov 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 03 Nov 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Fireworks, ballet and one of today’s top pianists: enjoy the magic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Fireworks, ballet and one of today’s top pianists: enjoy the magic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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Night Under The Stars: The Magic of Italian Opera
7:30 pm
Tue 05 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Nov 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Cry, ‘bravo!’ to Italian opera classics from a line-up featuring Joyce El-Khoury and Michael Fabiano
Cry, ‘bravo!’ to Italian opera classics from a line-up featuring Joyce El-Khoury and Michael...
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Juliette Bausor, flautist

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7:30 pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Nov 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Explore dashing masculinity and a realm of pure delight with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Explore dashing masculinity and a realm of pure delight with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Philharmonia Orchestra Musicians Playing String Instruments

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7:00 pm
Thu 07 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 07 Nov 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
A Technicolour triumph soundtracked live by the Philharmonia Orchestra
A Technicolour triumph soundtracked live by the Philharmonia Orchestra
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Marin Alsop, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sat 09 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Nov 2019
Classical music
Choral
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude
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Diana Damrau, soprano

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7:30 pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 13 Nov 2019
Classical music
Opera
Soprano Diana Damrau joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Strauss’ songs
Soprano Diana Damrau joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Strauss’ songs
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Denis Kozukhin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 14 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Nov 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Trade dark autumnal London for the warmth and colour of Andalusia with music by Debussy and Ravel
Trade dark autumnal London for the warmth and colour of Andalusia with music by Debussy and Ravel
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Thomas Zehtmaier, violin

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7:30 pm
Thu 21 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Nov 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto unfold with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto unfold with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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6:00 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Discover the music of American composer Augusta Read Thomas with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Discover the music of American composer Augusta Read Thomas with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents Dvorák’s timeless classic
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents Dvorák’s timeless classic
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Peter Grimes at a dress rehearsal
7:00 pm
Sat 30 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 30 Nov 2019
Classical music
Opera
Fall under the spell of a landmark British opera and hear Stuart Skelton’s definitive performance
Fall under the spell of a landmark British opera and hear Stuart Skelton’s definitive performance
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View of outer space
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Holst's planetary masterpiece crowns a repertoire of classics played by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Holst's planetary masterpiece crowns a repertoire of classics played by the Philharmonia...

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6:00 pm
Sat 07 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Dec 2019
Classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
Anthony Marwood, violinist

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7:30 pm
Sat 07 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Dec 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Music for a ballet based on Blake is conjured by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Music for a ballet based on Blake is conjured by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Jakub Hrůša, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 08 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 08 Dec 2019
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Worlds of passion and beauty are brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Worlds of passion and beauty are brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra
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Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 11 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Dec 2019
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Shostakovich’s Symphony No.11 is played with fervour by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Shostakovich’s Symphony No.11 is played with fervour by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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7:30 pm
Thu 12 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 12 Dec 2019
Classical music
Choral
Thrill to 350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Thrill to 350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Mary Bevan, soprano
3:00 pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 15 Dec 2019
Classical music
Choral
Get into the festive spirit with seasonal music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir
Get into the festive spirit with seasonal music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir
Dancers in the Johann Strauss Gala
2:30 pm
Sat 11 Jan 2020
2:30 pm | Sat 11 Jan 2020
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Orchestra
Take a seat for a quintessentially Viennese experience in this gala event
Take a seat for a quintessentially Viennese experience in this gala event
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Ravi Shankar, sitarist

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7:30 pm
Wed 15 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 15 Jan 2020
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Opera
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Philharmonia Orchestra on-stage

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7:30 pm
Thu 16 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 16 Jan 2020
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Orchestra
Birthday celebrations begin for the Philharmonia Orchestra with a new horn concerto
Birthday celebrations begin for the Philharmonia Orchestra with a new horn concerto
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Stephane Degout, baritone

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7:30 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
Classical music
Choral
Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sun 19 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 19 Jan 2020
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Orchestra
Contemplate fresh musical horizons after the Second World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Contemplate fresh musical horizons after the Second World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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IPS 2016/17/18
7:30 pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 31 Jan 2020
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy two piano concertos, each with a story to tell, performed by Mozart’s greatest interpreter
Enjoy two piano concertos, each with a story to tell, performed by Mozart’s greatest interpreter
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Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
3:00 pm
Sat 01 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sat 01 Feb 2020
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Opera
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the third part of Wagner’s magnificent Ring Cycle
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the third part of Wagner’s magnificent Ring Cycle
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