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International Orchestras

Experience exceptional ensembles from around the world at their London home.

The 2019/20 season closes with a weekend of performances from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, they perform the works of Edgard Varèse, paired with music from another sculptor of sound, Claude Debussy.

The 2020/21 season brings the welcome return of Andris Nelsons and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. They present two Royal Festival Hall performances, featuring works by Bruckner and Wagner, with soprano Emily Magee.

Further into the season, we welcome back the sublime partnership of Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as they continue their long-term collaboration focused on Mozart’s piano concertos.

Finally, Associate Artist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and her orchestra Camerata Bern present their Grammy-winning examination of Schubert’s iconic string quartet, Death and the Maiden.

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Andris Nelsons, conductor
7:30 pm
Mon 15 Feb 2021
7:30 pm | Mon 15 Feb 2021
classical music
One of Germany’s most distinguished orchestras brings the monumental sound of Bruckner to Royal Festival Hall
One of Germany’s most distinguished orchestras brings the monumental sound of Bruckner to Royal...
7:30 pm
Tue 16 Feb 2021
7:30 pm | Tue 16 Feb 2021
classical music
Recall Bruckner’s final farewell, played by a heavyweight among German orchestras
Recall Bruckner’s final farewell, played by a heavyweight among German orchestras
Mitsuko Uchida & the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
7:30 pm
Fri 12 Mar 2021
7:30 pm | Fri 12 Mar 2021
classical music
The world’s pre-eminent Mozart pianist directs exquisite late concertos from the keyboard
The world’s pre-eminent Mozart pianist directs exquisite late concertos from the keyboard
Patricia_Kopatchinskaja / Foto credit: Julia Wesely
7:30 pm
Sat 27 Mar 2021
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Mar 2021
classical music
The world’s boldest violinist creates a live performance experience around Schubert’s iconic quartet
The world’s boldest violinist creates a live performance experience around Schubert’s iconic...