Series the salonen series

Esa-Pekka Salonen has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra since 2008, and first conducted the orchestra in 1983.

His bold programming, vigorous and precise conducting style, and warm rapport with the players make his concerts a memorable highlight of every season.

His musical menu for the coming months is typically rich and compelling. The season opens with the continuation of his series Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis.

He returns in January to launch the orchestra’s 75th anniversary year with a concert of music composed in 1945, and the world premiere of a horn concerto commissioned by the Philharmonia from Mark Anthony Turnage.

In March 2020 he leads a recreation of Beethoven’s most famous concert, and he closes the 2019/20 season with music by Mozart and Mahler.

Tuesday 14 Jan 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin


Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Stravinsky The Firebird


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Thursday 16 Jan 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Richard Watkins horn

Allan Clayton tenor


Programme to include:

Weber Overture, Der Freischütz, Turnage Horn Concerto, Towards Alba, Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings


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Sunday 19 Jan 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Tom Blomfield oboe


Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 6

Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto

Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements


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Sunday 15 Mar 2020, 2pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Andreas Haefliger, Golda Schultz, Clare Presland, Stuart Jackson, Ashley Riches, Philharmonia Voices ...


Programme to include:

Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, Beethoven Concert aria, Ah! Perfido!, Beethoven Mass in C: Gloria


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Thursday 19 Mar 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Lise Davidsen soprano


Mahler Blumine

Mahler Humoresken (Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Schumann Symphony No. 3, Rhenish


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Thursday 11 Jun 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Olena Tokar, Rebecca Nelsen, Wallis Giunta, Ed Lyon, Roderick Williams, Philharmonia Voices


Mozart Der Schauspieldirektor

Mahler Das klagende Lied


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