Concerts Free Events

Below is a complete list of all our forthcoming free events. Some may require you to reserve a ticket, but all are completely free of charge.

Pre-Concert Talk

Thursday 28 Sep 2017, 6:15pmClore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, London

Hear two of the greatest living Icelandic composers, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Daniel Bjarnason, in conversation with Gillian Moore, discussing their work ahead of the evening performance in Royal Festival Hall.


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

MORE

Music of Today: Michael Daugherty

Thursday 5 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Matthew Coorey conductor


Robin O'Neill bassoon


Programme to include:

Daugherty Mermaid Avenue, European premiere Daugherty Sing Sing: J Edgar Hoover for string quartet and tape...


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

FREE MORE

Insights Talk

Saturday 7 Oct 2017, 6pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Jakub Hrůša in conversation with John Florance on Smetana's Má Vlast. FREE admission. 

Please note early start time of 6pm. 


Part of
17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Sunday 8 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša in conversation with Hannah Nepil on Smetana's Má Vlast. FREE admission


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Thursday 12 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

An introduction to the evening's programme. FREE admission


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017, 6:15pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Alpesh Chauhan and Elena Urioste in conversation with Erica Buurman. FREE entry, ticket required. 


Part of
17/18
CANTERBURY SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Saturday 4 Nov 2017, 6:30pmThe Anvil, Basingstoke

Edward Gardner and Joseph Phibbs in conversation with Mark van de Wiel, Principal Clarinet. FREE admission, ticket required. 

NB this talk will take place in The Forge at The Anvil


Part of
17/18
BASINGSTOKE SEASON

MORE

Music of Today: Beat Furrer

Sunday 5 Nov 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Clement Power conductor


Nicolas Hodges piano


Furrer Linea dell'orizzonteLondon premiere

Furrer Concerto for piano and ensembleUK premiere of ensemble version


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

FREE MORE

Insights Talk

Wednesday 31 Jan 2018, 6:15pmWarwick Arts Centre, Coventry

A panel of Philharmonia players in conversation with Paul McGrath. FREE admission, ticket required. 

NB this talk will take place in the Helen Martin Studio

Music of Today: Irvine Arditti

Thursday 8 Feb 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Brad Lubman conductor


Irvine Arditti violin


Sciarrino Three pieces from Sei Capricci for solo violin

Cattaneo Violin concertoUK premiere


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

FREE MORE

Insights Talk

Sunday 11 Feb 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Dr Jeremy Barham on Mahler. Arcadia revisited: heavenly musical landscapes in Mendelssohn, Strauss and Mahler. FREE admission


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Thursday 8 Mar 2018, 6:15pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Carl Davis in conversation with John Florance. FREE admission 


Part of
17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Wednesday 21 Mar 2018, 6:30pmThe Anvil, Basingstoke

An introduction to the evening's programme. FREE admission, ticket required. 

NB this talk will take place in The Forge at The Anvil


Part of
17/18
BASINGSTOKE SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Thursday 22 Mar 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

An introduction to the evening's programme. FREE admission


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Sunday 8 Apr 2018, 6:15pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Carl Davis in conversation. FREE admission, ticket required. 


Part of
17/18
CANTERBURY SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Tuesday 10 Apr 2018, 6:15pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Esa-Pekka Salonen in conversation with John Florance. FREE admission. 

Please note this talk will take place in the Garden Suite. 


Part of
17/18
LEICESTER SEASON

MORE

Music of Today: Vito Žuraj

Sunday 15 Apr 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Joana Mallwitz conductor


Nika Gorič soprano


Žuraj Aftertouch for ensembleUK premiere

Žuraj Ubuquity - farces for soprano and ensembleWorld premiere of English version


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

FREE MORE

Music of Today: Christian Mason

Thursday 24 May 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Gergely Madaras conductor


Anu Komsi soprano


Mason Layers of Love

Mason Man Made for soprano and chamber orchestraWorld premiere


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

FREE MORE

Insights Talk

Friday 15 Jun 2018, 6:15pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Han-Na Chang in conversation with Dr Robert Rawson. FREE admission, ticket required. 


Part of
17/18
CANTERBURY SEASON

MORE

Insights Talk

Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

An introduction to the evening's programme. FREE admission 


Part of
17/18
LONDON SEASON

MORE