Music Of Today

Get closer to contemporary classical music in the Philharmonia's Music of Today series. This season, join us as we dive into the sound of the 21st century, with live film screenings, beatboxing flute, a showcase of the Chinese sheng, and much more. Hear us live across all Southbank Centre's venues - at Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Clore Ballroom, and Royal Festival Hall.

Unsuk Chin

Unsuk Chin is the Artistic Director of our Music of Today series.

Unsuk Chin was born in 1961 in Seoul, South Korea.  She studied with Sukhi Kang in Seoul and with György Ligeti in Hamburg, and she has lived in Germany since 1985. Her music has attracted international conductors including Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kent... Read More

Mailing List

Sign-up to receive the Music of Today e-newsletter and regular updates.

Supported by...

an anonymous donor

The Philharmonia Orchestra gratefully acknowledges Esa-Pekka Salonen’s support of Music of Today

Upcoming Concerts

Sunday 2 Jun 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Geoffrey Paterson conductor


Chia-Ying Lin Rubato

Alex Woolf Octet for mixed ensemble

Benjamin Ashby Some Mad Ideas


Part of
18/19
LONDON SEASON

FREE

Thursday 13 Jun 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Titus Engel conductor


Martin Smolka Hats in the SkyUK premiere

Martin Smolka En tractantUK premiere


Part of
18/19
LONDON SEASON

FREE

Thursday 24 Oct 2019, 6pmPurcell Room, London

Jonathan Berman conductor


Gérard Pesson Carmagnole pour ensemble

Gérard Pesson 12 Transformations du menuet K.355 de Mozart (excerpts)


Part of
19/20
LONDON SEASON

BOOK

Thursday 28 Nov 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pascal Rophé conductor


Claire Booth soprano


Augusta Read Thomas Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals)

Augusta Read Thomas Of Being is a Bird (Emily Dickinson settings)


Part of
19/20
LONDON SEASON

FREE

Thursday 5 Mar 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Roland Kluttig conductor


Nicolas Hodges piano


Xenakis Evryali (for solo piano)

Aribert Reimann Piano Concerto No.2


Part of
19/20
LONDON SEASON

FREE

Thursday 19 Mar 2020, 6pmPurcell Room, London

Shiyeon Sung conductor


Rinnat Moriah soprano

Sara Hershkowitz soprano


Esa-Pekka Salonen Floof (Songs of a Homeostatic Homer)

Helena Tulve Stream 2

Esa-Pekka Salonen Five Images after Sappho


Part of
19/20
LONDON SEASON

BOOK

Thursday 14 May 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Michael Francis conductor


Colin Currie percussion


Philippe Hurel Quatre Variations for vibraphone and ensemble

Bedford New work


Part of
19/20
LONDON SEASON

FREE