A series of electrifying concerts bringing the world’s most renowned orchestras, conductors and soloists to London. Experience first-hand the rich sound of Europe’s great orchestras, honed over more than a century and a half, as the Vienna Philharmonic and musicians from the Berliner Philharmoniker make welcome return visits.
In 2012/13 the London Philharmonic Orchestra proudly celebrates its 80th-anniversary season. Throughout 2013 the orchestra is collaborating with Southbank Centre on a festival based on Alex Ross’s book, The Rest Is Noise.
Philharmonia Orchestra 2012/13
Highlights include: Woven Words: Lutosławski 2013, Esa-Pekka Salonen opening the season with Beethoven’s epic Choral Symphony, a special afternoon at the Viennese operetta and Lorin Maazel conducting two all-Russian programmes.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 2012/13
Highlights include: some of classical music's biggest names, including Principal Artist Sir Simon Rattle, András Schiff and Marin Alsop and the four-event series Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers which celebrates some of opera's stand-out female roles.
The 2012/13 International Chamber Music Season presents an invigorating array of musical talent – both established and emerging – in 11 concerts that demonstrate the breadth and depth of chamber music.
This is your chance to experience the piano world’s brightest new talents alongside some of its best-loved stars. Highlights include Mitsuko Uchida, Stephen Kovacevich, Angela Hewitt and Yundi.