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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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Nelly Akopian-Tamarina, pianist
7:30 pm
Wed 26 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Jun 2019
classical music
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Young musicians performing in Royal Festival Hall
7:00 pm
Thu 27 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 27 Jun 2019
classical music
Revel in the energy of Lewisham’s young people at an exuberant event showcasing their musical talents
Revel in the energy of Lewisham’s young people at an exuberant event showcasing their musical...
Christianne Stotijn, singer
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
classical music
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Young musicians performing on stage
7:30 pm
Sat 29 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 29 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Delight in a showcase of well-loved works performed by Trinity Laban’s talented young musicians
Delight in a showcase of well-loved works performed by Trinity Laban’s talented young musicians
Conductor, Oliver Zeffman
6:30 pm
Sun 30 Jun 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 30 Jun 2019
classical music
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
Young musician playing the saxophone
7:00 pm
Sun 30 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 30 Jun 2019
classical music
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Junior Department perform live
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Junior Department perform live
London Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 pm
Mon 01 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 01 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The spotlight's on talented young musicians and composers in an exploration of cantus firmus chant
The spotlight's on talented young musicians and composers in an exploration of cantus firmus...
François Chaplin and Marcela Roggeri
7:45 pm
Mon 01 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 01 Jul 2019
classical music
Be transported to 1920s Paris at a concert of spirited piano works including Ravel, Satie and Gershwin
Be transported to 1920s Paris at a concert of spirited piano works including Ravel, Satie and...
Andrew Gourlay, conductor
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Jul 2019
classical music
Hear awe-inspiring works by Rachmaninov and Holst with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Hear awe-inspiring works by Rachmaninov and Holst with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Tarang, Indian music ensemble
7:45 pm
Thu 04 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 04 Jul 2019
classical music
gigs
From the roots of Indian classical music come rich, soulful original works
From the roots of Indian classical music come rich, soulful original works
London Concert Choir performing on stage
7:30 pm
Wed 10 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 10 Jul 2019
classical music
Music for gods and heroes: London Concert Choir presents the Nelson Mass and Jupiter Symphony
Music for gods and heroes: London Concert Choir presents the Nelson Mass and Jupiter Symphony
7:45 pm
Wed 10 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 10 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The young musicians of London Sinfonietta Academy present the fruits of three days of intense training
The young musicians of London Sinfonietta Academy present the fruits of three days of intense...
Still from Wolf Hall
7:45 pm
Sun 14 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 14 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear the stunning score to the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel performed live
Hear the stunning score to the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel performed live
Mithras Piano Trio
7:45 pm
Mon 15 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 15 Jul 2019
classical music
Small wonders: daring and dynamic works by Beethoven, Brahms, Grime and Shostakovich
Small wonders: daring and dynamic works by Beethoven, Brahms, Grime and Shostakovich
Luka Okros at the piano
7:45 pm
Tue 16 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 16 Jul 2019
classical music
Hear lyrical Romantic works played by the London-based Georgian pianist
Hear lyrical Romantic works played by the London-based Georgian pianist
Sanjeev Abhyankar
7:45 pm
Wed 17 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 17 Jul 2019
classical music
gigs
The maestro from the Mewati gharana with an exceptionally sweet voice
The maestro from the Mewati gharana with an exceptionally sweet voice
Audience of children
7:00 pm
Thu 18 Jul 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 18 Jul 2019
classical music
Class acts: children from the south London primary school present music, song, dance and spoken word
Class acts: children from the south London primary school present music, song, dance and spoken word
Ancient Roots New Leaves
7:45 pm
Sun 08 Sep 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 08 Sep 2019
classical music
Preserving the ancient tradition of classical Persian music, Maestro Dariush Talai performs with young virtuosos
Preserving the ancient tradition of classical Persian music, Maestro Dariush Talai performs with...

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3:00 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
3:00 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
classical music
family & young people
Get a front-seat view of music-making in action at an immersive performance with the youth orchestra
Get a front-seat view of music-making in action at an immersive performance with the youth orchestra
Chineke! Chamber Ensemble
7:00 pm
Sun 15 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 15 Sep 2019
classical music
Errollyn Wallen, Dvorák and Ligeti: Chineke! appears for its fifth Africa Utopia
Errollyn Wallen, Dvorák and Ligeti: Chineke! appears for its fifth Africa Utopia
The Great Escape at Southbank Centre
7:00 pm
Sat 21 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 21 Sep 2019
classical music
tours & activities
One of the best-loved war films ever made, accompanied by its unforgettable score played live in full
One of the best-loved war films ever made, accompanied by its unforgettable score played live in...
Gustav Mahler, composer
7:15 pm
Sun 22 Sep 2019
7:15 pm | Sun 22 Sep 2019
classical music
A rare chance to hear Mahler’s poignant masterwork in an intimate version for chamber orchestra
A rare chance to hear Mahler’s poignant masterwork in an intimate version for chamber orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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7:30 pm
Mon 23 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 23 Sep 2019
classical music
Be transported back to the cabaret of 1920s Berlin with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Be transported back to the cabaret of 1920s Berlin with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Richard Hills, organist

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7:30 pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Sep 2019
classical music
Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ
Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ
Christian Tetzlaff, violinist

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7:30 pm
Thu 26 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Sep 2019
classical music
The creative ferment of the Weimar Republic inspires the Philharmonia Orchestra
The creative ferment of the Weimar Republic inspires the Philharmonia Orchestra
Musical instruments in opened wrapping paper
7:30 pm
Thu 26 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Sep 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
What is the role of the modern orchestra in the 21st century? Delve deeper with BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service
What is the role of the modern orchestra in the 21st century? Delve deeper with BBC Radio 3...
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Fri 27 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Sep 2019
classical music
Encounter the composer’s final symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Encounter the composer’s final symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Licence to Thrill: The Music of Bond at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Sep 2019
classical music
Nobody does it better... hear Bond themes from 'Diamonds are Forever' to 'Skyfall' performed live
Nobody does it better... hear Bond themes from 'Diamonds are Forever' to...
Tones, Drones and Arpeggios at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Sep 2019
classical music
Twentieth-century music defies expectations with conductor Charles Hazlewood's three ensembles
Twentieth-century music defies expectations with conductor Charles Hazlewood's three ensembles
Violinist playing in Royal Festival Hall
12:00 pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 29 Sep 2019
classical music
Find out more about this intriguing period in the history of Germany with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Find out more about this intriguing period in the history of Germany with the Philharmonia Orchestra

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7:30 pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 29 Sep 2019
classical music
Travel from the early years to the tragic end of the Weimar Republic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Travel from the early years to the tragic end of the Weimar Republic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 29 Sep 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
André de Ridder conducts music by two pioneering composers
André de Ridder conducts music by two pioneering composers
Yulianna Avdeeva, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 01 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 01 Oct 2019
classical music
A revelatory Russian pianist performs dreamy, fantastical music by Schumann and Beethoven
A revelatory Russian pianist performs dreamy, fantastical music by Schumann and Beethoven
Nicola Benedetti, violinist

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7:30 pm
Wed 02 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 02 Oct 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents a vast hymn to nature
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents a vast hymn to nature
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

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7:00 pm
Thu 03 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 03 Oct 2019
classical music
Marvel at Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marvel at Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece performed by the Orchestra of the Age of...
Southbank Sinfonia musicians
11:30 am
Sat 05 Oct 2019
11:30 am | Sat 05 Oct 2019
classical music
family & young people
Dive in to some of classical music’s greatest stories in a concert for children aged five to 11
Dive in to some of classical music’s greatest stories in a concert for children aged five to 11
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist

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7:30 pm
Sat 05 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 05 Oct 2019
classical music
The royal wedding cellist joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra
The royal wedding cellist joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
7:30 pm
Sat 05 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 05 Oct 2019
classical music
Beethoven’s choral masterpiece is given wings by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Beethoven’s choral masterpiece is given wings by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Reiko Fujisawa
7:45 pm
Sat 05 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 05 Oct 2019
classical music
Pianist Reiko Fujisawa illuminates the life and work of Clara Schumann through music and words
Pianist Reiko Fujisawa illuminates the life and work of Clara Schumann through music and words
Alice Sara Ott, pianist
12:00 pm
Sun 06 Oct 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 06 Oct 2019
classical music
Take your seat for the first concert in HarrisonParrott's anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Take your seat for the first concert in HarrisonParrott's anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Pat Kopatchinskaja, violinist
3:30 pm
Sun 06 Oct 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 06 Oct 2019
classical music
Experience the second concert in HarrisonParrott's anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Experience the second concert in HarrisonParrott's anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

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7:00 pm
Sun 06 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 06 Oct 2019
classical music
Take in the third concert in HarrisonParrott’s anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Take in the third concert in HarrisonParrott’s anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Edward Gardner, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 09 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 09 Oct 2019
classical music
Nielsen’s symphony of struggle is brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nielsen’s symphony of struggle is brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Elza van den Heever, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 12 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 12 Oct 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra present a mighty choral masterpiece
The London Philharmonic Orchestra present a mighty choral masterpiece
Clemens Schuldt, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 13 Oct 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 13 Oct 2019
classical music
One of Beethoven’s best? The Philharmonia Orchestra thinks so
One of Beethoven’s best? The Philharmonia Orchestra thinks so
IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Tue 15 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 15 Oct 2019
classical music
Trace the threads connecting Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms in Paul Lewis’ celebrated performances
Trace the threads connecting Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms in Paul Lewis’ celebrated performances
London Sinfonietta
7:30 pm
Tue 15 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 15 Oct 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The London Sinfonietta performs Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Five Lessons in Frame
The London Sinfonietta performs Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Five Lessons in Frame
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist

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7:30 pm
Wed 16 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 16 Oct 2019
classical music
From sunny to soulful – enjoy the many moods of three great 19th and 20th-century string sextets
From sunny to soulful – enjoy the many moods of three great 19th and 20th-century string sextets
Roxanna Panufnik, composer
7:30 pm
Thu 17 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Oct 2019
classical music
Great poetry marks the seasons in a new work for choir and orchestra by Roxanna Panufnik
Great poetry marks the seasons in a new work for choir and orchestra by Roxanna Panufnik
Sofia Fomina, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 19 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 19 Oct 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra starts with a funeral march and finishes with a world reborn
The London Philharmonic Orchestra starts with a funeral march and finishes with a world reborn

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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
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

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