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Associate Orchestras

Southbank Centre is unique in having such a diverse and distinguished roster of Resident and Associate Artists.

Between them they offer the highest quality music performance ranging from the 10th century to the present day, and our partnership with each one is invaluable in helping to present a varied and adventurous programme throughout the year.

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Wide shot of a red road
4:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The wayfarer, the migrant, the refugee: Aurora Orchestra embarks on a journey through time and space
The wayfarer, the migrant, the refugee: Aurora Orchestra embarks on a journey through time and space
8:00 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Radio’s longest running live music programme returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall
Radio’s longest running live music programme returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall
7:30 pm
Mon 11 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 11 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
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
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
7:30 pm
Thu 16 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 16 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The BBC Concert Orchestra paint a musical portrait of the colour green
The BBC Concert Orchestra paint a musical portrait of the colour green
Music of the Spheres figure looking out to space
7:30 pm
Wed 05 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Jun 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear Aurora Orchestra explore celestial sounds in an eclectic programme featuring choreography and illustration
Hear Aurora Orchestra explore celestial sounds in an eclectic programme featuring choreography and...
7:30 pm
Thu 06 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 06 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra continue their series of concerts inspired by colours
BBC Concert Orchestra continue their series of concerts inspired by colours
7:30 pm
Thu 13 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Jun 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Chineke! bring their spirited approach to performing the great classics in this concert
Chineke! bring their spirited approach to performing the great classics in this concert

Aurora Orchestra

Aurora Orchestra has established itself among Europe’s leading chamber orchestras, pioneering memorised performance as a regular feature of its artistic practice. Under Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, it has combined the highest quality of performance with creative programming and concerts. Based in London, Aurora is Associate Orchestra at Southbank Centre and Resident Orchestra at Kings Place.

NYO

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers, providing orchestral performance opportunities for the brightest and committed musicians between the ages of 13 and 19. Their alumni include Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder and Thomas Ades. The NYO received the Queen’s Medal for Music in 2012, and the Ensemble Award at the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

The NYO has also launched two programs, NYO Inspire and NYO Open, which target committed young musicians who lack opportunities to advance their playing.

Chineke! Orchestra

Chineke! Orchestra is Europe’s first majority-BME orchestra founded by Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, comprising of exceptional musicians from across the continent brought together multiple times per year. Their motto is ‘championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music.’

Chineke! Orchestra works closely with its sister ensemble, the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, a youth orchestra of BME players aged 11 – 18, with senior players acting as mentors, teachers and role models to the young musicians. The youth orchestra gives junior players experience, encouragement and confidence during their formative years, with the hope of increasing the number of BME candidates currently studying music at third level.

BBC Concert Orchestra

The mission of the BBC Concert Orchestra is to bring inspiring musical experiences to everyone, everywhere, with the ensemble’s great versatility as the key.

As an Associate Orchestra at the Southbank Centre, the BBC Concert Orchestra’s highlights this season include a dramatic evening of music from the Film Noir greats, the musical revue Sondheim on Sondheim, an evening of glitz, glamour and charm celebrating the 100th birthday of Alan J Lerner and returning to Queen Elizabeth Hall performing music by David Bedford.

Along with its regular engagements throughout the UK, the BBC Concert Orchestra has toured internationally to China, Japan, Sweden, Abu Dhabi and coast to coast in the USA.