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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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Look out for series discounts in the ticketing area of selected event pages – add multiple events to your basket and get discounts of up to 30%. Discounts only apply to events within one season.

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And not just for our Classical Season 2020/21. As a Member, get the first chance to book for every one of our events – and you won't have to pay booking fees.

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Nicolas Hodges, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 01 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 01 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Contemplate nature with music from 1808, 1908 and 2008 in the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2020 Vision project
Contemplate nature with music from 1808, 1908 and 2008 in the London Philharmonic Orchestra's...
Yukiko Ogura, Principal Viola

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 02 Apr 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 02 Apr 2020
classical music
Bask in rich tones at a free recital of viola works by Bowen, Bach, Schubert and Jacob
Bask in rich tones at a free recital of viola works by Bowen, Bach, Schubert and Jacob
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 02 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 02 Apr 2020
classical music
Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado presents three vivid Russian works with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado presents three vivid Russian works with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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7:30 pm
Fri 03 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 03 Apr 2020
classical music
Music with a masterful touch: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays works by Britten and Prokofiev
Music with a masterful touch: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays works by Britten and Prokofiev
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sat 04 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 04 Apr 2020
classical music
Portrait of Beethoven as a young radical, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Portrait of Beethoven as a young radical, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
 The Bach Choir St Matthew Passion
11:00 am
Sun 05 Apr 2020
11:00 am | Sun 05 Apr 2020
classical music
Congregate for Bach's grand drama of worship with the Bach Choir's annual performance in English
Congregate for Bach's grand drama of worship with the Bach Choir's annual performance in...
Young Musicians

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Wed 08 Apr 2020
6:00 pm | Wed 08 Apr 2020
classical music
Teenage composers chosen by the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform their own music
Teenage composers chosen by the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform their own music
Nikolai Lugansky, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 08 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 08 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Monumental works from 1809, 1909 and 2009: it's the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2020 Vision
Monumental works from 1809, 1909 and 2009: it's the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2020...
National Youth Orchestra on stage at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Various times
16 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
Various times | 16 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
classical music
Hear an ode to joy for our times with a reimagined choral symphony from the National Youth Orchestra
Hear an ode to joy for our times with a reimagined choral symphony from the National Youth Orchestra

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Fri 17 Apr 2020
3:00 pm | Fri 17 Apr 2020
classical music
courses & workshops
Learn from rising-star women conductors as they are expertly coached by the conducting superstar
Learn from rising-star women conductors as they are expertly coached by the conducting superstar
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Fri 17 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 17 Apr 2020
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor presents the composer’s Ninth Symphony
The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor presents the composer’s Ninth Symphony
Zhang Zuo, pianist

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3:00 pm
Sun 19 Apr 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 19 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
From opening fanfare to joyous finale: the Philharmonia Orchestra brings you Mahler’s Fifth
From opening fanfare to joyous finale: the Philharmonia Orchestra brings you Mahler’s Fifth
Carol Williams playing the organ

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7:30 pm
Mon 20 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 20 Apr 2020
classical music
Did we even need to ask? Thrill to Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith performed on the pipes
Did we even need to ask? Thrill to Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith performed on the pipes
Danny Elfman, composer
7:30 pm
Tue 21 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 21 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Danny Elfman's Violin Concerto receives its first London performance by the BBC Concert Orchestra
Danny Elfman's Violin Concerto receives its first London performance by the BBC Concert...
Anoushka Shankar, sitarist

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7:30 pm
Wed 22 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 22 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Three genre-defying works from 2010, brought to you by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Three genre-defying works from 2010, brought to you by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Young musicians in Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 25 Apr 2020
6:00 pm | Sat 25 Apr 2020
classical music
Exceptional young instrumentalists perform alongside their London Philharmonic Orchestra mentors
Exceptional young instrumentalists perform alongside their London Philharmonic Orchestra mentors
Sara Jakubiak, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 25 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 25 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
Embrace a choral work like no other with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Embrace a choral work like no other with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Steven Isserlis, cellist

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3:00 pm
Sun 26 Apr 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 26 Apr 2020
classical music
Enter the world of Russian folklore with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Enter the world of Russian folklore with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Concert in Royal Festival hall
7:30 pm
Mon 27 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 27 Apr 2020
classical music
Works created in the shadow of the Second World War are brought to light by Barts Choir
Works created in the shadow of the Second World War are brought to light by Barts Choir
Maurizio Pollini, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 28 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 28 Apr 2020
classical music
Hear one of the great pianists of the current era in an eagerly anticipated appearance
Hear one of the great pianists of the current era in an eagerly anticipated appearance

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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

Multi-buy ticket offers

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.

Our tips for booking tickets

The new season of classical music events, running from September 2020 through to July 2021, goes on sale to Members on Thursday 27 February at 10am and on general sale on Tuesday 3 March at 10am. 

We expect our website to be busier than usual, so we would like to share with you some tips to help make your booking experience a good one.

The Waiting Room

From 9.30am on Tuesday 3 March, there will be a virtual waiting room active on our website. To join this room, either click 'login' on the top of the page or the ticket button on any of the event pages in Classical Season 2020/21. This is not a queue, so it doesn't matter at what time before 10am you join. 

At 10am everyone in the waiting room will be allocated a random queue number and moved into the booking queue, giving everyone a fair chance of being able to secure tickets.

The queue

You don't need to refresh the page at this point, as the queue will start automatically. When it is your turn, you will be prompted to log in and then you can proceed to purchase. 

Anyone joining after 10am will be allocated a number at the back of the queue. We advise that you check your login details before tickets go on sale.

Once you have added your first tickets to the basket you will have 45 minutes to finish your selection and complete your purchase.

Multi-buy ticket offers

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 Classical Season.

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