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Isle of Noises

For nearly 90 years the London Philharmonic Orchestra has been at the heart of music-making in London, Britain and Europe. 

There’s never been any one thing called ‘British music’, but throughout 2019 the Orchestra is taking a look at over 300 years of music in these islands, whether made in Britain, or inspired by the energy and enthusiasm of the audiences that composers of all nations have found here.

There are rediscoveries – the deeply romantic music of Alice Mary Smith, for example. And even familiar voices can tell surprising stories: the volcanic fury of Walton’s First Symphony; the sensual passion of Bax’s Tintagel, and the tragicomic, startlingly honest self-portrait that Elgar called Falstaff.

The exploration of British music continues into 2019/20 with more stunning performances. Holst’s The Planets bring celestial grandeur, Elgar’s The Apostles clashes with Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast in depictions of religious rites, and towards the end of 2019, they celebrate the music of British cinema.

The isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs: as diverse, as complicated and as vital as Britain itself. They’re part of a common heritage that the LPO has always been proud to share.

Jurowski’s programming – sometimes visionary, sometimes quixotic, but always imaginative – makes every LPO concert an event
The Guardian

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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
Martyn Brabbins

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7:30 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 26 Oct 2019
classical music
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
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
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
Juliette Bausor, flautist

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7:30 pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
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
Marin Alsop, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sat 09 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Nov 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude
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
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 11 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
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