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 2016/17 the Orchestra performs an expansive range of repertoire. Appropriately for a venue in the heart of the country, English music features strongly across two concerts (30 Nov and 22 Apr) with pieces by Vaughan Williams, Walton, Elgar and Holst.
Once again the Philharmonia collaborates with both major international artists and emerging talent, as in the opening concert of the season (18 Oct), in which Ben Gernon conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and young Armenian virtuoso violinist Sergey Khachatryan performs Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. Elsewhere Philharmonia at the Movies returns with a John Barry evening and 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.