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Southbank Centre is proud to present a line-up of contemporary music and gigs that reflects our commitment to expand genre boundaries and showcase the best new sounds from across the globe.

From January – May 2019, the Royal Festival Hall is home to world and UK premieres including: James Lavelle’s UNKLE with the first ever live performance of their new album, The Road: Part One; the world-premiere of Ministry of Sound’s first ever fully produced classical music show The Annual Classical; and world-renowned singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef with the UK premiere of his new album Sounds of Mirrors.

A highlight of 2019’s contemporary music programme is the launch of Purcell Sessions: Erased Tapes X LCO - a year-long collaboration with globally-respected, London-based independent record label Erased Tapes, and one of the UK's most innovative ensembles, the London Contemporary Orchestra.

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Marius Neset
8:30 pm
5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
8:30 pm | 5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
The Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer brings his energetic creativity to Purcell Room
The Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer brings his energetic creativity to Purcell Room
Qasim Naqvi, musician
7:45 pm
12 Feb 2019 - 12 Feb 2019
7:45 pm | 12 Feb 2019 - 12 Feb 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Witness the creation of new palettes of sound at a performance with Qasim Naqvi and LCO
Witness the creation of new palettes of sound at a performance with Qasim Naqvi and LCO
Jean-Michel Blais , composer and pianist
7:45 pm
2 Mar 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | 2 Mar 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Get intimate with the expansive interior soundscapes of pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais
Get intimate with the expansive interior soundscapes of pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais
Our Girl, music trio
7:45 pm
6 Mar 2019 - 6 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | 6 Mar 2019 - 6 Mar 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
From stark tenderness to pulverising noise, see the up-and-coming Brighton trio perform live
From stark tenderness to pulverising noise, see the up-and-coming Brighton trio perform live
Phildel, pianist and songwriter
7:45 pm
20 Mar 2019 - 20 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | 20 Mar 2019 - 20 Mar 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The singer-songwriter performs haunting electronica and neo-classical tunes from her new album
The singer-songwriter performs haunting electronica and neo-classical tunes from her new album
Bedouine , Armenian singer -songwriter Azniv Korkejian
7:45 pm
22 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | 22 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Bedouine brings her mesmerising voice and magical SoCal canyon folk sound to Southbank Centre
Bedouine brings her mesmerising voice and magical SoCal canyon folk sound to Southbank Centre
Mahbanoo Ensemble
7:45 pm
24 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | 24 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
Gigs
Mark the ancient Persian New Year, Norooz, with singer Sara Hamidi and Mahbanoo Ensemble
Mark the ancient Persian New Year, Norooz, with singer Sara Hamidi and Mahbanoo Ensemble
7:45 pm
29 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | 29 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
Gigs
From East London to Hollywood: a pianist and composer makes a debut that speaks to his rapid rise
From East London to Hollywood: a pianist and composer makes a debut that speaks to his rapid rise
Leifur James
7:45 pm
30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | 30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
The multi-instrumentalist presents his debut album, rich with analogue synths and warm acoustics
The multi-instrumentalist presents his debut album, rich with analogue synths and warm acoustics
Kelly Moran, composer and pianist
7:45 pm
5 Apr 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | 5 Apr 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Sail with the experimental composer and pianist into uncharted musical waters
Sail with the experimental composer and pianist into uncharted musical waters

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Yann Tiersen

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Yann Tiersen, musician and composer
19 Feb - 20 Feb
Gigs
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie soundtrack
1 Mar
Gigs
Folk & World
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
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