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

 

Just announced: Classical Season 2020/21

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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
THE GUARDIAN

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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...
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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Various times
Thu 24 Sep 2020
Various times | 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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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
Film still from The Lodger (1927), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
7:15 pm
Sun 27 Sep 2020
7:15 pm | Sun 27 Sep 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
See ‘the first true Hitchcock movie’ with a chill-inducing orchestral score by Neil Brand.
See ‘the first true Hitchcock movie’ with a chill-inducing orchestral score by Neil Brand.
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sun 27 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 27 Sep 2020
classical music
Christoph von Dohnányi returns to the Philharmonia Orchestra for an all-Brahms concert
Christoph von Dohnányi returns to the Philharmonia Orchestra for an all-Brahms concert
Edward Gardner, conductor

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8:00 pm
Wed 30 Sep 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 30 Sep 2020
classical music
BROADCAST: The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Beethoven’s remarkable Fifth
BROADCAST: The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Beethoven’s remarkable Fifth
Frank Zappa, instrumentalist
7:30 pm
Thu 01 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 01 Oct 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Aurora Orchestra explores ideas of time from playful to nightmarish with Zappa’s zany masterpiece
Aurora Orchestra explores ideas of time from playful to nightmarish with Zappa’s zany masterpiece
Denis Kozukhin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 01 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 01 Oct 2020
classical music
The Philharmonia Orchestra makes hay with two of Dvorák's sunniest works
The Philharmonia Orchestra makes hay with two of Dvorák's sunniest works
A crowd at The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

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Free

1:00 pm
Sat 03 Oct 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 03 Oct 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Enter new soundworlds and get involved in music-making with the London Sinfonietta
Enter new soundworlds and get involved in music-making with the London Sinfonietta
A member of Southbank SInfonia orchestra and Sian Edwards,
7:30 pm
Sun 04 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 04 Oct 2020
classical music
The orchestra’s high-energy musicians perform two 20th-century masterpieces
The orchestra’s high-energy musicians perform two 20th-century masterpieces
Eric Lu, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 06 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Oct 2020
classical music
A hot-property pianist journeys from the privacy of the confessional to the horror of war.
A hot-property pianist journeys from the privacy of the confessional to the horror of war.
Marina Sosnina, sand artist

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7:30 pm
Tue 06 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Oct 2020
classical music
Joy awaits in The Nutcracker with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, illustrated by live sand art
Joy awaits in The Nutcracker with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, illustrated by live sand art
Matthew Barley, cellist

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6:00 pm
Sat 10 Oct 2020
6:00 pm | Sat 10 Oct 2020
classical music
Matthew Barley reimagines Beethoven’s works of solace in a spirit of improvisation and discussion
Matthew Barley reimagines Beethoven’s works of solace in a spirit of improvisation and discussion
Isabelle Faust, violinist

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Various times
Sun 11 Oct 2020
Various times | Sun 11 Oct 2020
classical music
Two key 20th-century composers sweep you off your feet with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Two key 20th-century composers sweep you off your feet with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Jan Lisiecki, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 15 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 15 Oct 2020
classical music
Enter the sanctuary of the concert hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Enter the sanctuary of the concert hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Feinstein Ensemble, musical group
7:45 pm
Thu 15 Oct 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 15 Oct 2020
classical music
Vivaldi, Bach and Telemann challenged the best musicians of their day with these breathtaking pieces
Vivaldi, Bach and Telemann challenged the best musicians of their day with these breathtaking pieces
Crouch End Festival Chorus on stage
7:30 pm
Sun 18 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 18 Oct 2020
classical music
London Orchestra da Camera and Crouch End Festival Chorus celebrate 50 years since the moon landing
London Orchestra da Camera and Crouch End Festival Chorus celebrate 50 years since the moon landing
A member of Chineke! playing the French horn
7:30 pm
Mon 19 Oct 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 19 Oct 2020
classical music
The orchestra and soloist perform one of the best known piano concertos in classical music
The orchestra and soloist perform one of the best known piano concertos in classical music
Christian Curnyn

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7:00 pm
Tue 20 Oct 2020
7:00 pm | Tue 20 Oct 2020
classical music
A biblical story dramatises the many facets of love, from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
A biblical story dramatises the many facets of love, from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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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 in-depth interview with the celebrated French composer Philippe Schoeller
All you need to know about our Artist in Residence

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