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The Virtual Orchestra: Live in Concert

Saturday 1 Oct 2016, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Marcus du Sautoy presenter


Programme to include:

Holst Jupiter, The Planets, Holst Mars, The Planets, Sibelius Movement III, Symphony No. 5...

Damian Iorio: Holst's The Planets

Friday 14 Oct 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Damian Iorio conductor


Ronan O'Hora piano


Wagner Overture, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

Holst The Planets

Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde

Sunday 16 Oct 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Josep Pons conductor


Robert Dean Smith tenor

Matthias Goerne baritone


Schubert Symphony No. 8, Unfinished

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde


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Philharmonia Chamber Players: Brahms & Schubert

Thursday 20 Oct 2016, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Karin Tilch, Fiona Cornall, Samuel Burstin, Cheremie Hamilton-Miller, Richard Birchall, Anne Baker


Brahms String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18

Schubert Quartettsatz No. 12 in C minor, D.703


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Temirkanov conducts Tchaikovsky

Thursday 20 Oct 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Yuri Temirkanov conductor


Sergey Khachatryan violin


Glazunov Valse No. 2

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor (Op. 64)


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Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition

Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Krzysztof Urbański conductor


Nikolai Lugansky piano


Grieg Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1

Grieg Piano Concerto

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)


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German Romantics: Part I

Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor


Arabella Steinbacher violin


Beethoven Overture, Leonore No. 3

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Brahms Symphony No. 2


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Walton Belshazzar's Feast

Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

David Hill conductor


Soloists include:

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Mark Stone, The Bach Choir


Programme to include:

Stanford Song to the Soul, Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending, Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra...

Edward Gardner: Verdi Requiem

Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Edward Gardner conductor


Soloists include:

Lise Davidsen, Karen Cargill, René Barbera, Alexander Vinogradov, Rodolfus Choir, Philharmonia Voices


Verdi Requiem


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Napoleon: Live Cinema

Sunday 6 Nov 2016, 2pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Carl Davis conductor


Davis Napoleon


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Music of Today: Early & New

Thursday 10 Nov 2016, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Anna-Maria Helsing conductor


Programme to include:

Schöllhorn Fantasia, (UK première) Birtwistle Virelai (Sus une fontayne), Finnis in situ...


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Nielsen Series: Paavo Järvi

Thursday 10 Nov 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Leonidas Kavakos violin


Haydn Symphony No. 102

Brahms Violin Concerto

Nielsen Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments


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Philharmonia Chamber Players: Russian Chamber Music

Thursday 17 Nov 2016, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Sarah Oates, Julian Milone, Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, Gideon Robinson, Amanda Verner, Richard Waters...


Programme to include:

Borodin String Sextet in D minor (unfinished), Prokofiev Waltz, War and Peace, Schnittke Prelude in Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich...


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Ashkenazy: Rachmaninov Project

Thursday 17 Nov 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Alice Sara Ott piano


Borodin Overture, Prince Igor

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1


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Bartók & Shostakovich: From The East

Thursday 24 Nov 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Juraj Valčuha conductor


Frank Peter Zimmermann violin


Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich Symphony No. 8


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Pre-War Soundscapes

Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Nicholas Collon conductor


Francesco Piemontesi piano


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Walton Symphony No. 1


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Tchaikovsky: Winter Tales

Sunday 4 Dec 2016, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jac van Steen conductor


Veronika Dzhioeva soprano

Tommi Hakala baritone


Programme to include:

Tchaikovsky Polonaise, Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky Letter Scene, Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky Waltz, Eugene Onegin...


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Christmas Classics

Sunday 11 Dec 2016, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

David Hill conductor


Ailish Tynan soprano

The Bach Choir choir


Programme to include:

Anderson A Christmas Festival, Vaughan Williams O little town of Bethlehem, Traditional I saw three ships...


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The Joy of Christmas

Thursday 15 Dec 2016, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Andrew Lumsden conductor


Soloists include:

Erica Eloff, Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Winchester Cathedral Choir


Programme to include:

Handel 'Zadok the Priest' from Coronation Anthems, Traditional The First Nowell, Pearsall In dulci jubilo...


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Music of Today: Bernd Richard Deutsch

Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jean-Philippe Wurtz conductor


Deutsch Mad Dog(UK première)

Deutsch Red Alert! (from Dr Futurity)(UK première)


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Pre-concert talk

Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Exploring Anton Bruckner's life and work. FREE admission


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Nelsons: Bruckner - Symphony No. 9

Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Andris Nelsons conductor


Paul Lewis piano


Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27, K595

Bruckner Symphony No. 9


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Pre-concert talk

Thursday 2 Feb 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Journalist Andrew Mellor on Carl Nielsen. FREE admission

Nielsen Series: Paavo Järvi

Thursday 2 Feb 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Soloists include:

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt


Haydn Symphony No. 101, The Clock

Beethoven Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

Nielsen Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice


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Spielberg At 70

Sunday 5 Feb 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Anthony Weeden conductor


Barry Norman presenter


Programme to include:

Williams Jaws, The Shark Theme, Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Suite, Newman Bridge of Spies...


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John Wilson: In London Town

Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

John Wilson conductor


Lawrence Power viola


Elgar Cockaigne (In London Town)

Walton Viola Concerto

Vaughan Williams A London Symphony


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German Romantics: Part II

Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor


David Fray piano


Mendelssohn Overture, Ruy Blas

Schumann Piano Concerto

Brahms Symphony No. 3


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Pre-concert talk

Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

An introduction to the evening's concert. FREE admission

Inspirations: Ligeti & Ravel

Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Philharmonia Voices, Rodolfus Choir


Ligeti Clocks and Clouds

Ligeti Piano Concerto

Ravel Daphnis et Chloé (complete)


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Inspirations: Strauss & Beethoven

Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nigel Black, Katy Woolley, Kira Doherty, Carsten Williams


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Davies Concerto for Four Horns and Orchestra(London Première)

Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra


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Music of Today: Isang Yun

Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pascal Rophé conductor


Yeree Suh soprano


Yun Pièce concertante(UK première)

Yun Teile dich Nacht

Kang Mutatio perpetua(UK première)


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Stravinsky: The Firebird

Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Javier Perianes piano


Ravel Alborada del gracioso

de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Stravinsky The Firebird (Complete Ballet, 1910)


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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

Sunday 5 Mar 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Tugan Sokhiev conductor


Edgar Moreau cello


Dvořák Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


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Prokofiev & Rachmaninov

Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Rafael Payare conductor


Frank Peter Zimmermann violin


Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, Classical

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances


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Ashkenazy: Elgar Symphony No. 1

Thursday 16 Mar 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Veronika Eberle violin

Antoine Tamestit viola


Schubert Overture, Rosamunde

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K364

Elgar Symphony No. 1


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Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Choral

Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Benjamin Zander conductor


Mei-Yi Foo piano


Beethoven Overture, Coriolan

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Choral

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Dvořák & Hindemith

Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Peter Smith, Lulu Fuller, Eugene Lee, Yukiko Ogura, Eric Villeminey, Michael Fuller


Hindemith Sonata for Tuba

Dvořák String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77


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Jakub Hrůša conducts Brahms

Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Rudolf Buchbinder piano


Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms Symphony No. 4


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Music of Today: Bent Sørensen

Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Kwamé Ryan conductor


Sørensen The Deserted Churchyards

Sørensen The Weeping White Room

Sørensen Minnelieder - Zweites Minnewater


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Jakub Hrůša conducts Dvořák

Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Sergey Khachatryan violin


Brahms (orch Dvořák) Hungarian Dances (Nos.12-21)

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G (Op. 88)


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Holst: The Planets

Sunday 23 Apr 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Alban Gerhardt cello


Smetana Vltava from Má Vlast

Elgar Cello Concerto

Holst The Planets


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BRAHMS, Ein deutsches Requiem

Monday 1 May 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jeremy Backhouse conductor


Soloists include:

Claire Seaton, Sarah Fryer, Gareth Brynmor John, Vivace Chorus, The London Chorus


Pott Cantus Maris

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

Inspirations: Debussy & Boulez

Thursday 4 May 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano


Programme to include:

Debussy Iberia, Boulez Notations, Debussy Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra...


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Inspirations: Mahler & Bartók

Sunday 7 May 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Tamara Stefanovich piano


Bartók Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion

Mahler Symphony No. 6


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Philharmonia Chamber Players: Beethoven Septet

Thursday 25 May 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Jan Regulski, Gijs Kramers, Eric Villeminey, Tim Gibbs, Laurent Ben Slimane, Luke Whitehead...


Beethoven Septet in E flat major, Op. 20


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Blomstedt conducts Beethoven

Thursday 25 May 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Herbert Blomstedt conductor


Martin Helmchen piano


Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Beethoven Symphony No. 7


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Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Thursday 1 Jun 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Gustavo Gimeno conductor


Lawrence Power viola


Ligeti Concert Românesc

Bartók Viola Concerto

Mahler Symphony No. 1


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Philharmonia Chamber Players: Debussy & Ravel

Sunday 4 Jun 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Nathaniel Anderson-Frank, Yukiko Ogura, Timothy Walden, Mark van de Wiel, Samuel Coles...


Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Ravel Introduction et Allegro

Heath Forest


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Requiems: Duruflé & Fauré

Sunday 4 Jun 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jérémie Rhorer conductor


Soloists include:

Jean-Sébastien Bou, Rodolfus Choir, Philharmonia Voices


Duruflé Requiem

Fauré Requiem


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Music of Today: Mei Yi Foo

Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jonathan Stockhammer conductor


Mei-Yi Foo piano


Various Composers Musical Toys

Abrahamsen Piano Concerto


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Dohnányi conducts Schumann

Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor


Till Fellner piano


Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, K466

Schumann Symphony No. 2


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Music of Today: Composers' Academy

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Patrick Bailey conductor


Illean New work(world première)

Moorcraft New work(world première)

Shin New work(world première)


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Russian Masterworks

Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Yuri Temirkanov conductor


Denis Kozhukhin piano


Liadov Kikimora

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5


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