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Classical music

Choose from over 200 incredible classical concerts that look to the future of what music can be and who it is for.

Explore our series below to discover some of the most exciting artists, conductors, orchestras and ensembles the world over.

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London’s Southbank Centre is surely ambitious... [its] classical music season will embrace life, the universe and pretty much everything in between
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Alice Sara Ott 2016

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7:30 pm
24 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 24 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
4:00 pm
27 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | 27 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all opera
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all...
Trinity Laban Gold Medal, dancer outside
7:00 pm
28 Jan 2019 - 28 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | 28 Jan 2019 - 28 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Witness seven outstanding young musicians compete for Trinity Laban's Gold Medal 2019
Witness seven outstanding young musicians compete for Trinity Laban's Gold Medal 2019
Orchestra performing on stage
7:30 pm
29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Opera
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
7:30 pm
29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered

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7:30 pm
30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Nobuyuki Tsujii, pianist and composer

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7:30 pm
30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
7:30 pm
1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works

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7:30 pm
2 Feb 2019 - 2 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 2 Feb 2019 - 2 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Yulia Chaplina, pianist
7:45 pm
2 Feb 2019 - 2 Feb 2019
7:45 pm | 2 Feb 2019 - 2 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Prokofiev’s characterful chamber music spanned pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet years
Prokofiev’s characterful chamber music spanned pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet years
6:00 pm
3 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | 3 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
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7:30 pm
3 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 3 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Love and Duty

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7:00 pm
4 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | 4 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
7:30 pm
4 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 4 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Join Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal for an evening of much-loved British treasures from the 20th century
Join Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal for an evening of much-loved British...

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7:30 pm
5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
7:30 pm
6 Feb 2019 - 6 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 6 Feb 2019 - 6 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos

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7:30 pm
7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum

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7:30 pm
7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Beatrice Rana was named Best Newcomer at the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards
Beatrice Rana was named Best Newcomer at the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards

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9:30 pm
7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
9:30 pm | 7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum

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7:30 pm
8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony

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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
The celebrated German-Japanese pianist describes her introduction to the Norwegian composer
The lighting designer explains the concept behind English National Opera's performance of The Dream of Gerontius
Two household names from Indian classical music introduce their work
Listen to a hand-picked collection of works by the brilliant Pavel Haas Quartet and young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
Listen to a specially created Spotify playlist, giving a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Hear the composer and musician discuss Rolf's new work and the excitement of working together across different genres of music

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