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Classical Season 2020/21

SEP 2020 – JUL 2021

Just announced: new season highlights include performances from Daniel Barenboim, Nicola Benedetti, Jess Gillam, Vladimir Jurowski, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Andris Nelsons with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Maurizio Pollini, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Anoushka Shankar, Bryn Terfel, Mitsuko Uchida with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and many more. Also introducing three new Associate Artists for 2020/21: Bryce Dessner, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Víkingur Ólafsson.

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Save money with multi-buy

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.

Members get priority booking

And not just for our Classical Season 2020/21. As a Member, get the first chance to book for every one of our events – and you won't have to pay booking fees.

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Tickets are now on sale to Members and go on general sale at 10am, Tuesday 3 March.

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Anupama Bhagwat, sitarist
7:45 pm
Fri 18 Sep 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 18 Sep 2020
Intricately woven ragas meet inventive improvised tabla to celebrate 100 years of Ravi Shankar
Intricately woven ragas meet inventive improvised tabla to celebrate 100 years of Ravi Shankar
Mita Nag, sitarist
7:45 pm
Sat 19 Sep 2020
7:45 pm | Sat 19 Sep 2020
classical music
Speed, virtuosity and creativity light a fire under the music in this SitarFest concert
Speed, virtuosity and creativity light a fire under the music in this SitarFest concert
Ravi and Sukanya Shankar
1:00 pm
Sun 20 Sep 2020
1:00 pm | Sun 20 Sep 2020
talks & debates
The late Pandit Ravi Shankar’s wife shares candid insights into life with a legendary musician
The late Pandit Ravi Shankar’s wife shares candid insights into life with a legendary musician
Piano player
3:00 pm
Sun 20 Sep 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 20 Sep 2020
classical music
An all-Gershwin extravaganza bursting with Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes
An all-Gershwin extravaganza bursting with Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes
Roopa Panesar, sitaar player
6:00 pm
Sun 20 Sep 2020
6:00 pm | Sun 20 Sep 2020
classical music
Be transported by high-energy melodic and rhythmic improvisation on sitar and tabla
Be transported by high-energy melodic and rhythmic improvisation on sitar and tabla
Andrew Zolinsky, pianist
7:45 pm
Mon 21 Sep 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 21 Sep 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Copland's epic, visionary Piano Fantasy sits alongside premieres from Carla Bley and Ian Gardiner
Copland's epic, visionary Piano Fantasy sits alongside premieres from Carla Bley and Ian...
Edward Gardner, conductor

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 23 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 23 Sep 2020
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra raises the curtain on its new season with a story of gothic excess
The London Philharmonic Orchestra raises the curtain on its new season with a story of gothic excess
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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Multi-buy discount

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
Jordi Savall, conductor

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Fri 25 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 25 Sep 2020
classical music
Step into the ravishingly beautiful world of the French baroque with musical pioneer Jordi Savall
Step into the ravishingly beautiful world of the French baroque with musical pioneer Jordi Savall
Edward Gardner, conductor

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 26 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 26 Sep 2020
classical music
Lift off with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, into realms of pure sonic ecstasy
Lift off with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, into realms of pure sonic ecstasy

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Our tips for booking tickets

The new season of classical music events, running from September 2020 through to July 2021, goes on sale to Members on Thursday 27 February at 10am and on general sale on Tuesday 3 March at 10am. 

We expect our website to be busier than usual, so we would like to share with you some tips to help make your booking experience a good one.

The Waiting Room

From 9.30am on Tuesday 3 March, there will be a virtual waiting room active on our website. To join this room, either click 'login' on the top of the page or the ticket button on any of the event pages in Classical Season 2020/21. This is not a queue, so it doesn't matter at what time before 10am you join. 

At 10am everyone in the waiting room will be allocated a random queue number and moved into the booking queue, giving everyone a fair chance of being able to secure tickets.

The queue

You don't need to refresh the page at this point, as the queue will start automatically. When it is your turn, you will be prompted to log in and then you can proceed to purchase. 

Anyone joining after 10am will be allocated a number at the back of the queue. We advise that you check your login details before tickets go on sale.

Once you have added your first tickets to the basket you will have 45 minutes to finish your selection and complete your purchase.

Multi-buy ticket offers

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 Classical Season.

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