In 2012/13 the London Philharmonic Orchestra – one of Southbank Centre’s Resident Orchestras – 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.
Season highlights include thought-provoking programmes from Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski. He conducts rarely heard treasures by Zemlinksy, Schoenberg, Shchedrin and musical-theatre master, Kurt Weill, as well as three concerts based around the theme of War and Peace, one each with the LPO and Russian National Orchestra and one concert of the two orchestras together.
Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Haydn and Richard Strauss; Marin Alsop concentrates on the 20th-century American musical landscape and the orchestra also welcome back much-loved regular artists including Sir Mark Elder, Christoph Eschenbach, Osmo Vanska, Christian Tetzlaff and Lawrence Power. New music is also championed by the orchestra, who give the UK premiere of Carl Vine’s Second Piano Concerto with Piers Lane.