LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
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, charting the 20th century’s key works in music and their relationship to the political turmoil of the century.
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, Lorin Maazel conducting two all-Russian programmes, Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting two concerts featuring music by Shostakovich, Mahler, and Britten, and Andris Nelsons leading two concerts centred on the music of Beethoven and Richard Strauss.
London Sinfonietta makes, performs and presents new music and the Music Programme 2012/13 continues this mission. Be among the first to see world premieres from artists including Steve Reich. Other major events include performances as part of Ether, Southbank Centre’s festival of innovation, art, technology and cross-arts experimentation. You can also see New Music Show 3, which showcases new music and art from the very best emerging talent from the UK and abroad.
ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
Audiences are always at the heart of what the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment does, and the new 2012/13 season of concerts is no exception. At the heart of the season is the series of 7pm concerts, which feature some of classical music's biggest names, including Principal Artist Sir Simon Rattle, András Schiff and Marin Alsop. A fascinatingly varied line-up of music is on offer, including the four-event series Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers which celebrates some of opera's stand-out female roles.