Series music of today

Get closer to contemporary classical music in the Philharmonia Orchestra's Music of Today series, programmed by composer Unsuk Chin.

Hear the orchestra live in all Southbank Centre's venues: the Royal Festival Hall auditorium, The Clore Ballroom, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.

Many of these concerts are free - book your place and dive into the music of Augusta Read Thomas, Gérard Pesson, or the Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.
 

Friday 5 Apr 2019, 6pmQueen Elizabeth Hall, London

Jonathan Stockhammer conductor


Wu Wei sheng


Jukka Tiensuu Hehkuu for sheng and ensembleUK premiere

Guoping Jia The Wind Sounds in the Sky for sheng, cello & percussion

Ondřej Adámek Lost Prayer Book for sheng and ensembleUK premiere


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18/19
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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


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Thursday 13 Jun 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Titus Engel conductor


Martin Smolka Hats in the SkyUK premiere

Martin Smolka En tractantUK premiere


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18/19
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Thursday 24 Oct 2019, 6pmPurcell Room, London

Kwamé Ryan conductor


Gérard Pesson Carmagnole pour ensemble

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


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19/20
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Thursday 28 Nov 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Claire Booth soprano


Augusta Read Thomas Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals)

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


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Thursday 5 Mar 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Roland Kluttig conductor


Xenakis Evryali (for solo piano)

Aribert Reimann Piano Concerto No.2


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Thursday 19 Mar 2020, 6pmPurcell Room, London

Shiyeon Sung conductor


Rinnat Moriah soprano


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

Helena Tulve Stream 2

Esa-Pekka Salonen Five Images after Sappho


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Thursday 14 May 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Michael Francis conductor


Colin Currie percussion


Bedford New work


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