Residencies leicester

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 25 Oct 2019, 6pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Elim Chan in conversation with John Florance.
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Friday 25 Oct 2019, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Elim Chan conductor


Sol Gabetta cello


Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2, Little Russian


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Wednesday 20 Nov 2019, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Philippe Herreweghe conductor


Thomas Zehetmair violin


Beethoven Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Schubert Symphony No. 5


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Tuesday 14 Jan 2020, 6pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Esa-Pekka Salonen in conversation with John Florance.
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Tuesday 14 Jan 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin


Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Stravinsky The Firebird


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Sunday 1 Mar 2020, 2pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Robin O'Neill conductor


Lucy Drever presenter

Angie Newman sign language interpreter



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Sunday 1 Mar 2020, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Alpesh Chauhan conductor


Valentina Lisitsa piano


Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, The Tempest (Op. 18) (Burya)

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms Symphony No. 1


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Wednesday 1 Apr 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Daniel Kharitonov piano


Boulanger D'un soir triste

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


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Friday 1 May 2020, 6pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Gergely Madaras in conversation with John Florance.
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Friday 1 May 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Gergely Madaras conductor


Andrei Ioniță cello


Mendelssohn Overture in C Major

Dvořák Cello Concerto

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)


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Friday 22 May 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Nemanja Radulović violin


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Khachaturian Violin Concerto

Sibelius Symphony No. 5


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