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Classical music

For music that really has something to say, choose from hundreds of boundary-pushing classical concerts.

 

Just announced: Classical Season 2020/21

view Classical Season 2020/21 guide

view Classical Season 2019/20 guide

 

London’s Southbank Centre is surely ambitious... [its] classical music season will embrace life, the universe and pretty much everything in between
THE GUARDIAN

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Shakir Khan, sitar player
7:45 pm
Tue 21 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 21 Apr 2020
classical music
Sitar and tabla come together in a performance that infuses Indian classical tradition with new energy
Sitar and tabla come together in a performance that infuses Indian classical tradition with new...
Music Instruments on plates
2:00 pm
Sun 03 May 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 03 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Poulenc’s brisk stroll along the Seine is paired with Beethoven’s breezy Septet in a short concert
Poulenc’s brisk stroll along the Seine is paired with Beethoven’s breezy Septet in a short...
3:00 pm
Sun 03 May 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 03 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
An ancient earworm that’s over 500 years old is reworked by Vivaldi in his Trio Sonata No.12, La Follia
An ancient earworm that’s over 500 years old is reworked by Vivaldi in his Trio Sonata No.12, La...
Music Instruments on plates
4:00 pm
Sun 03 May 2020
4:00 pm | Sun 03 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Round off our afternoon of chamber concerts with some bite-sized music from across the Atlantic
Round off our afternoon of chamber concerts with some bite-sized music from across the Atlantic
7:15 pm
Mon 04 May 2020
7:15 pm | Mon 04 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Sinister strings come to the fore in dark musical journeys by Glass, Herrmann and Schubert
Sinister strings come to the fore in dark musical journeys by Glass, Herrmann and Schubert
Tamila Salimdjanova, pianist
7:45 pm
Mon 18 May 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 18 May 2020
classical music
Take a whirlwind trip from Baroque to modern in a programme featuring Scarlatti, Chopin and Schubert
Take a whirlwind trip from Baroque to modern in a programme featuring Scarlatti, Chopin and Schubert
James Lisney, pianist
7:45 pm
Tue 19 May 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 19 May 2020
classical music
One of Britain’s finest interpreters of Viennese repertoire presents late masterworks for piano
One of Britain’s finest interpreters of Viennese repertoire presents late masterworks for piano
Peter O'Hagan, pianist
7:45 pm
Tue 09 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 09 Jun 2020
classical music
A leading interpreter of contemporary classical plays Stockhausen, Boulez and Messiaen
A leading interpreter of contemporary classical plays Stockhausen, Boulez and Messiaen
Young girl playing the violin
7:00 pm
Sun 28 Jun 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 28 Jun 2020
classical music
The Royal College of Music Junior Department presents outstanding young soloists and ensembles
The Royal College of Music Junior Department presents outstanding young soloists and ensembles
Julian Jacobson, composer
7:45 pm
Mon 29 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 29 Jun 2020
classical music
Chopin’s Romanticism meets Ligeti’s abstract modernism with pianist Julian Jacobson
Chopin’s Romanticism meets Ligeti’s abstract modernism with pianist Julian Jacobson

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Southbank Centre’s Ramatoulie Bobb looks ahead to her first classical music encounter
Listen to this Spotify playlist and hear some of the big beasts of the instrument world
Don’t worry about what to wear or when to clap; you’re there for the music
Listen to this Spotify playlist and step away from the bustle of everyday life
Have your finger on the pulse and be the very first to hear a brand new piece of music
Get a flavour of the new season with this Spotify playlist
If you are a romantic at heart listen to this Spotify playlist and stir your inner emotions
Our Director of Music looks ahead to the Classical Season 2019/20
All you never knew about one of Germany’s oldest orchestras
Our Director of Music offers a personal guide to our 2018/19 Classical Season
In the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day, a look at how even the darkest of subjects can inspire great musical works.
Listen to this Spotify playlist of eight classical pieces to get you in a festive mood
All you need to know about the Australian violinist, composer and conductor
Enjoy this rare archive backstage footage of the celebrated cellist, 30 years on from her tragic passing
An animation to get you in the mood for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s performance of Smetana’s Má Vlast
An in-depth interview with the celebrated French composer Philippe Schoeller
Get set for their 2018 milestone with this video teaser and spotify playlist
Our Director of Music's pick of the upcoming concert series
Experience everything from Chinese culture to Nordic cuisine via classical concerts
All you need to know about our Artist in Residence

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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.

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