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.

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.


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Thursday 5 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Matthew Coorey conductor


Robin O'Neill bassoon


Programme to include:

Daugherty Mermaid Avenue, European premiere Daugherty Walk the WalkEuropean premiere...


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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. 


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Sunday 8 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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


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Thursday 12 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Series consultant Martin Sixsmith introduces Battleship Potemkin. FREE admission


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Saturday 14 Oct 2017, 7pmAll Saints Church, Bedford

Join us for the culmination of this season’s Hear and Now project, the Philharmonia’s flagship major intergenerational community creative project based in the Queens Park area of Bedford. Participants from Fusion Youth Singing, the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4 Me

Tuesday 17 Oct 2017, 6.15pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

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


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Thursday 19 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Richard Waters, Karen Stephenson, Richard Birchall, Timothy Rundle


Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major

Arensky String Quartet No. 2 Op. 35


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Thursday 26 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

An introduction to the evening's programme with broadcaster and Royal College of Music professor, Ivan Hewett. Accompanying the talk, students from the Royal College of Music will perform a selection of chamber works:

Scriabin Two Poèmes, Op. 3


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Thursday 2 Nov 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Fabrizio Falasca, Adrián Varela, Jan Regulski, Gijs Kramers, Ella Rundle...


Prokofiev Sonata for two violins, Op. 56

Piazzolla Estaciones Porteñas


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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


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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


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Wednesday 31 Jan 2018, 6.15pmButterworth Hall, Warwick 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

Thursday 1 Feb 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Lulu Fuller, Eugene Lee, Yukiko Ogura, Eric Villeminey, Michael Fuller


Dvořák String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77


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Thursday 8 Feb 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Roland Kluttig conductor


Irvine Arditti violin


Sciarrino Three pieces from Sei Capricci for solo violin

Cattaneo Violin concertoUK premiere


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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


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Thursday 8 Mar 2018, 6.15pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Carl Davis in conversation with John Florance. FREE admission 


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Wednesday 21 Mar 2018, 6.30pmThe Anvil, Basingstoke

Series consultant Martin Sixsmith introduces the evening's programme. FREE admission, ticket required. 

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


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Thursday 22 Mar 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Series consultant Martin Sixsmith in conversation with Professor of Music History, Marina Frolova-Walker. FREE admission


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Sunday 8 Apr 2018, 6.15pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

Carl Davis in conversation. FREE admission, ticket required. 


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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. 


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Thursday 12 Apr 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Eleanor Wilkinson, Amanda Verner, Eric Villeminey, Helen Crayford


Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25


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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


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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


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Sunday 3 Jun 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Tamás Sándor, Emily Davis, Yukiko Ogura, Richard Birchall, Heidi Krutzen, Laurent Ben Slimane


Programme to include:

Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Debussy Danses Sacrées et Profanes...


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Thursday 7 Jun 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Anna-Maria Helsing conductor


Programme to include:

Austin Leung title to be announced, World premiere Freya Waley-Cohen title to be announcedWorld premiere...


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Friday 15 Jun 2018, 6.15pmThe Marlowe, Canterbury

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


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Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

An introduction to the evening's programme. FREE admission 


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