Residencies southbank centre

The Philharmonia Orchestra presents a full season of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall each season, our home since 1996.

The London Season encompasse major projects with our Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Esa-Pekka Salonen; Sunday matinees; Philharmonia at the Movies; and free pre-evening concert series Music of Today and the Philharmonia Chamber Players.

Thursday 23 Nov 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Long Yu conductor


George Li piano


Programme to include:

Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmila, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2...


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Sunday 3 Dec 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Krzysztof Urbański conductor


Simon Trpčeski piano


Programme to include:

Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1...


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Thursday 7 Dec 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Vilde Frang violin


Programme to include:

Sibelius Finlandia, Sibelius Violin Concerto...


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Sunday 10 Dec 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

David Hill conductor


Soloists include:

Neal Davies, The Bach Choir, The Young Singers


Programme to include:

Bach Christmas Oratorio, Part I: Jauchzet, frohlocket, Traditional Good King Wenceslas...


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Thursday 14 Dec 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Stephen Bell conductor


Soloists include:

Susanna Hurrell, The London Chorus, Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs, Sir Tony Robinson


Programme to include:

Traditional Masters in This Hall, Traditional The First Nowell...


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Sunday 21 Jan 2018, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano


Programme to include:

Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Ravel Piano Concerto in G...


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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 1 Feb 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Gautier Capuçon cello


Programme to include:

Dvořák Carnival Overture, Dvořák Cello Concerto...


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Thursday 8 Feb 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Roland Kluttig conductor


Irvine Arditti violin


Sciarrino Sei Capricci for solo violin

Cattaneo Violin concertoUK premiere


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Thursday 8 Feb 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Juraj Valčuha conductor


Evgeni Bozhanov piano


Programme to include:

Kodály Dances of Galánta, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3...


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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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Sunday 11 Feb 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Lahav Shani conductor


Chen Reiss soprano


Programme to include:

Mendelssohn Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Strauss Wiegenlied (Op.41 No.1)...


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Thursday 15 Feb 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Piotr Anderszewski piano


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Mahler Symphony No. 5


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Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Long Yu conductor


Serena Wang piano

Xiaoshuijing Farmers' Choir


Programme to include:

Li Spring Festival Overture, Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1...

Sunday 4 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Carl Davis conductor


Davis The Divine Woman

Davis The Mysterious Lady


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Friday 16 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Brian Wright conductor


Soloists include:

Tom Poster, Claire Rutter, Christine Rice, Peter Auty, James Rutherford, Goldsmiths Choral Union


Programme to include:

Beethoven Overture, Egmont, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor...

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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Thursday 22 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Ailish Tynan soprano

Behzod Abduraimov piano


Programme to include:

Mosolov The Iron Foundry, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3...


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Sunday 25 Mar 2018, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor


Soloists include:

Elsa Dreisig, Michael Kraus, Philharmonia Chorus


Brahms Clarinet Quintet

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem


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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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Thursday 12 Apr 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


David Fray piano


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

Mahler Symphony No. 1


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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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Sunday 15 Apr 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Philharmonia Voices

Trinity Boys Choir


Programme to include:

Biber Battalia, Beethoven Symphony No. 2...


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Sunday 29 Apr 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


James Ehnes violin


Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich Symphony No. 4


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Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Adrian Partington conductor


Soloists include:

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Eleanor Dennis, Gloucester Choral Society, Oxford Bach Choir


Programme to include:

Parry I was glad, Elgar Cello Concerto...


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Sunday 20 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Soloists include:

Pekka Kuusisto, David Butt Philip, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Voices, Students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


Programme to include:

Prokofiev Seven, they are Seven, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1...


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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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Thursday 24 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Daniele Gatti conductor


Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian

Brahms Symphony No. 2


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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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Sunday 3 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Denis Kozhukhin piano


Programme to include:

Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3...


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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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Thursday 7 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor


Arabella Steinbacher violin


Programme to include:

Haydn Symphony No. 12, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, K219...


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Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Han-Na Chang conductor


Sunwook Kim piano


Programme to include:

Rossini Overture, William Tell, Grieg Piano Concerto...


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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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Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Alwyn Mellor, Michelle DeYoung, Robert Dean Smith, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, David Soar, Barbara Sukowa


Schoenberg Gurrelieder


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A short film about Play On, a unique project bringing together pupils and staff from Hounslow and Kingston music services and musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra which culminated in a performance on 12 June 2012 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Ce