Music Of Today

The Philharmonia's free, early evening Music of Today series offers audiences the chance to hear new music. The composer is usually present to introduce and discuss their work, offering insight into the music performed and the process of composition. If you think new music isn’t for you, come and give Music of Today a try, and see if we can change your mind. 

Unsuk Chin

Unsuk Chin is the Artistic Director of our Music of Today series.

Unsuk Chin was born in 1961 in Seoul, Korea. She began to teach herself piano and music theory at a very early age and subsequently studied composition at the Seoul National University with Sukhi Kang.

Chin appeared as pianist at the Pan Music Festivals. In 1984... Read More

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The Philharmonia Orchestra gratefully acknowledges Esa-Pekka Salonen’s support of Music of Today

Upcoming Concerts

Music of Today: Michael Daugherty

Thursday 5 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Matthew Coorey conductor


Robin O'Neill bassoon


Programme to include:

Daugherty Mermaid Avenue, European premiere Daugherty Sing Sing: J Edgar Hoover for string quartet and tape...


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Music of Today: Beat Furrer

Sunday 5 Nov 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Clement Power conductor


Nicolas Hodges piano


Furrer Linea dell'orizzonteLondon premiere

Furrer Concerto for piano and ensembleUK premiere of ensemble version


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Music of Today: Irvine Arditti

Thursday 8 Feb 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Brad Lubman conductor


Irvine Arditti violin


Sciarrino Three pieces from Sei Capricci for solo violin

Cattaneo Violin concertoUK premiere


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Music of Today: Vito Žuraj

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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Music of Today: Christian Mason

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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