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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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Tickets for Classical Season 2020/21 go on sale to Members at 10am, Thursday 27 February and on general sale at 10am, Tuesday 3 March.

 

Osmo Vanska, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 26 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Encounter imaginative works from 1804, 1904 and 2004 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Encounter imaginative works from 1804, 1904 and 2004 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020...
 John Wilson conducts Elgar & Korngold

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7:30 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Elgar’s visionary final symphony gets the Philharmonia Orchestra
Elgar’s visionary final symphony gets the Philharmonia Orchestra
Jeremy Denk, pianist

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7:30 pm
Fri 28 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Rebel discreetly with music from 1805, 1905 and 2005 from the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rebel discreetly with music from 1805, 1905 and 2005 from the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Simply Sinatra at Southbank Centre
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Mar 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Mar 2020
classical music
Relive Ol’ Blue Eyes’ greatest hits with beloved band singer Matt Ford and a high-energy ensemble
Relive Ol’ Blue Eyes’ greatest hits with beloved band singer Matt Ford and a high-energy...
Igudesman & Joo, classical duo
7:30 pm
Wed 04 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 04 Mar 2020
classical music
performance & dance
London Philharmonic Orchestra players let their hair down in the comedic duo’s musical mash-ups
London Philharmonic Orchestra players let their hair down in the comedic duo’s musical mash-ups
Musicians playing at Philharmonia Music of Today concert

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 05 Mar 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 05 Mar 2020
classical music
Drink in music by important post-Second World War composers
Drink in music by important post-Second World War composers
George Benjamin, conducting George Benjamin: A Duet and a Dream

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7:30 pm
Thu 05 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
One of Britain’s greatest living composers joins the Philharmonia Orchestra
One of Britain’s greatest living composers joins the Philharmonia Orchestra

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7:30 pm
Tue 10 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Mar 2020
classical music
Stravinsky’s earth-shattering music comes to life with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Stravinsky’s earth-shattering music comes to life with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Anne-Sophie Mutter

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7:30 pm
Wed 11 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
Young Artists Recital
10:00 am
Sun 15 Mar 2020
10:00 am | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
Why was Beethoven exceptional in his time? The Philharmonia Orchestra explains
Why was Beethoven exceptional in his time? The Philharmonia Orchestra explains
Sold out
Philharmonia Orchestra

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Free

1:00 pm
Sun 15 Mar 2020
1:00 pm | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Meet the next generation in this recital by thirteen talented emerging musicians
Meet the next generation in this recital by thirteen talented emerging musicians
Esa-Pekka Salonen at a rehearsal

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2:00 pm
Sun 15 Mar 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
Experience Beethoven’s epic Vienna concert of December 1808 with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Experience Beethoven’s epic Vienna concert of December 1808 with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Lisa Davidsen, opera singer

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7:30 pm
Thu 19 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 19 Mar 2020
classical music
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor is joined by soprano Lise Davidsen
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor is joined by soprano Lise Davidsen
MIchael Tilson Thomas, conductor, pianist and composer
7:30 pm
Sat 21 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Mar 2020
classical music
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Mahler’s most powerfully emotive symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Mahler’s most powerfully emotive...
Daniil Olegovich Trifonov, pianist
7:30 pm
Sun 22 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 22 Mar 2020
classical music
Daniil Trifonov gives voice to nostalgic romance alongside classic ballet score The Firebird
Daniil Trifonov gives voice to nostalgic romance alongside classic ballet score The Firebird
Stephen Hough, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 24 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Mar 2020
classical music
Fate, death and transcendence: composers lift the veil on spiritual mysteries
Fate, death and transcendence: composers lift the veil on spiritual mysteries
Johannes Moser, cellist

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7:30 pm
Wed 25 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 25 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Drink in works from 1806, 1906 and 2006 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Drink in works from 1806, 1906 and 2006 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...
Eye of Sauron imagery from The Lord of the Rings
7:30 pm
Fri 27 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Mar 2020
classical music
It’s going to be epic: hear the thrilling scores of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and more
It’s going to be epic: hear the thrilling scores of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and more
Foyle Future First - young musicians on stage

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020
6:00 pm | Sat 28 Mar 2020
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
Sally Matthews, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Mar 2020
classical music
Beethoven’s Fifth resonates down the centuries in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision
Beethoven’s Fifth resonates down the centuries in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020...
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 2020...
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 English
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 Vision
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
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
Junior Musicians

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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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 9am on Thursday 27 February, 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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