Residencies

The 2017/18 season is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 21st as Resident Orchestra at De Montfort Hall in Leicester.

Over two decades the Philharmonia has made a second home in Leicester and we continue to bring the best of our work to the city. Over seven concerts in 2017/18 the Orchestra performs an expansive range of repertoire, featuring music as varied as Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Mahler’s First Symphony with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Once again the Philharmonia collaborates with both major international artists and emerging talent, as in the opening concert of the season (7 Oct), in which Principal Guest Conductor Jakub Hrůša conducts Smetana’s Má Vlast and three-time Grammy award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn performs Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. Elsewhere Philharmonia at the Movies returns with a romantic film score evening, and the pre-concert talks series offers new perspectives on the music performed.

We remain ever grateful to Leicester City Council and the many supporters – especially our new Principal Partner, De Montfort University – who continue to make possible the work the Philharmonia brings to De Montfort Hall and the city’s wider communities.

De Montfort University is the Principal Partner of the Philharmonia’s De Montfort Hall residency

Friday 26 Oct 2018, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Clemens Schuldt conductor


Kit Armstrong piano


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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


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Friday 16 Nov 2018, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Anthony Weeden conductor


Programme to include:

Williams Jaws, Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Newman Bridge of Spies...


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Wednesday 5 Dec 2018, 6.15pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Santtu-Matias Rouvali in conversation with a Philharmonia panel. 
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Wednesday 5 Dec 2018, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Sophie Bevan soprano


Strauss Suite, Der Rosenkavalier

Strauss Four Last Songs

Strauss An Alpine Symphony


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Saturday 19 Jan 2019, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Martyn Brabbins conductor


Laurent Ben Slimane clarinet


Programme to include:

Elgar Introduction and Allegro, Geoffrey Gordon Prometheus, Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis...


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Friday 29 Mar 2019, 6.15pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Xian Zhang in conversation with John Florance.
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Friday 29 Mar 2019, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Xian Zhang conductor


Alina Pogostkina violin


Brahms Violin Concerto

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5


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Sunday 12 May 2019, 3pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Paavo Järvi conductor


Viktoria Mullova violin


Programme to include:

Beethoven Overture, Egmont, Pärt Fratres, Pärt Passacaglia...


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Saturday 1 Jun 2019, 6.15pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Pablo Heras-Casado in conversation with John Florance.
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Saturday 1 Jun 2019, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Nicola Benedetti violin


Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides

Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4


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