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Classical Season

There’s nothing quite like experiencing a concert at the home of classical music.Travel the world, delve into the mysteries of the universe or see your favourite films afresh in our 2016/17 Classical Music season. With over 200 concerts, from the intimate to the epic, you'll find plenty to entice you.

Our 2016/17 Classical Music Season encompasses a rich variety of performances from the world's best artists who travel to the heart of London to perform. 

  • Explore humanity’s search for meaning through music, art and debate at Belief and Beyond Belief, a year-long festival presented in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Watch cult and classic movies such as Hitchcock’s Psycho with live orchestral soundtracks in our Film Scores Live series.
  • Join Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they delve into the music, from Beethoven to Boulez, that intrigues, touches and inspires them both, in the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Inspirations series.

    Discover the best 21st-century classical music in concerts from the London Sinfonietta.

    Hear the likes of Bach and Berlioz performed on period instruments by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Let the Colin Currie Group transport you to Ghana and Israel with performances of Steve Reich’s Drumming and Tehillim – part of our International Chamber Music Series.

    Hear Sir Antonio Pappano conduct the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome, written for the same ensemble a century ago.

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29 Mar 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 29 Mar 2017
International Chopin Competition winner Yulianna Avdeeva performs piano works by Beethoven and Lizst

1 Apr 2017

Classical music
Performance
7:30 pm, 1 Apr 2017
Witness a fitting celebration of the iconic film scores of John Williams.

2 Apr 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
11:00 am, 2 Apr 2017
The Bach Choir presents its annual performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion, sung in English

4 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 4 Apr 2017
A screening of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, accompanied by the London Sinfonietta

6 Apr 2017

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
6:00 pm, 6 Apr 2017
The inimitable style of great Danish composer Bent Sørensen comes to life in this performance
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 6 Apr 2017
Jakub Hrůša joins Sergey Khachatryan for the dazzling feat of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

7 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 7 Apr 2017
Britten-Pears Orchestra performs with conductor Marin Alsop and soloist Colin Currie

8 Apr 2017

audience at a discussion group

Free

Classical music
5:15 pm, 8 Apr 2017
Stephen Johnson and David Constantine discuss Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 8 Apr 2017
Multiple choirs, world-class soloists and the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Mahler's Eighth

10 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 10 Apr 2017
The Duet Philharmonic Orchestra performs Mahler's Fifth Symphony

11 Apr 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 11 Apr 2017
Yuja Wang rose to prominence as a teen, championed by conductors Claudio Abbado and Gustavo Dudamel

13 Apr 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 13 Apr 2017
Vasily Petrenko takes the helm to conduct Verdi's momentous Requiem in this RPO concert

17 Apr 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 17 Apr 2017
Eight of the world's leading youth choirs perform Jonathan Dove's humanist cantata There Was A Child

18 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:00 pm, 18 Apr 2017
Star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart's violin concertos and Haydn's Symphony No.49

19 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 19 Apr 2017
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra explores the innocent realms of childhood fairy tales

23 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
3:00 pm, 23 Apr 2017
The haunting beauty of Elgar's Cello Concerto sits alongside Holst's planetary masterpiece

26 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 26 Apr 2017
Hear music by Wagner and Bruckner's Symphony No.7 at this concert, conducted by Marek Janowski

27 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 27 Apr 2017
Hear George Haas' "in vain", an extraordinary work where darkness and light collide

28 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 28 Apr 2017
From JS Bach to Richard Strauss, the LPO performs transcendence-seeking works inspired by faith

29 Apr 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
12:00 pm, 29 Apr 2017
Explore two masterworks from Steve Reich, which were inspired by human rituals
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
12:00 pm, 29 Apr 2017
Explore two masterworks from Steve Reich, which were inspired by human rituals
Classical music
Gigs
2:30 pm, 29 Apr 2017
Celebrate the late, great Frank Sinatra at this afternoon of music, song and dance
Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 29 Apr 2017
An evening of popular classics, crowned with a jubilant flag-waving Proms Finale

30 Apr 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
12:00 pm, 30 Apr 2017
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents FUNharmonics, especially for children aged 6 and up
Classical music
Orchestra
10:15 am, 30 Apr 2017
Join us for a morning of events for youngsters, from the musicians of the OAE.

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