Welcome to the Classical Season 2019/20 at Southbank Centre.
This season’s highlights include the start of year-long celebrations to mark Beethoven’s 250th birthday, featuring many of his major works performed across the season, an exploration into his wide-reaching influence curated by Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Beethoven & The Avant-Garde, and a new take on the final symphony with hundreds of participants joining our Associate Artist Marin Alsop in Beyond Beethoven 9.
You can also look forward to a series running in parallel to the blockbuster Bridget Riley exhibition in the Hayward Gallery, featuring concerts among the paintings themselves from Sean Shibe and the Colin Currie Group; an award-winning production of Peter Grimes from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner and an all-star cast led by Stuart Skelton; recitals from world-class artists including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Stephen Hough, Daniil Trifonov and Sheku Kanneh-Mason; Michael Tilson Thomas celebrating his 75th birthday and final season with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; and Hyperfutures, a weekend showcase for the complete works of visionary composer Edgard Varèse, conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
All this, plus free events, pre-concert talks, live-screenings, workshops and study days from the most exciting artists, conductors, orchestras and ensembles the world over.
Explore all our concerts and series below, or download our full listings brochure.
Our Director of Music, Gillian Moore, has picked out some of the highlights from this sensational season.
Get priority booking for the Classical Season 2019/20 and access to an exclusive Cafe-Bar on the top floor of Royal Festival Hall before or after your concert.
Look out for series discounts in the ticketing area of selected event pages – add multiple events to your basket and get discounts of up to 30%. Discounts only apply to events within one season.
To take advantage of our multi-buy offers look out for events displaying the yellow multi-buy label. You will be able to navigate back to the full list of events in each multi-buy by clicking the links below the titles on event pages or the multi-buy links in the 'what's on' listings.
Discounts only apply to events within one season.