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Classical Music 2014/15

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Contents Our season at Southbank Centre

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Take Your Pick

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Looking for suggestions on where to start?

The Concerts

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A chronological listing of all the events this season.

Features Dig deeper into the artists, projects and composers this season.

Darbar Festival

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The Indian classical music festival.

Premieres 12 Go on a voyage of discovery with these new works.

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Rachmaninoff: Inside Out

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Vladimir Jurowski on the orchestra’s composer focus.

Philharmonia Orchestra

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The orchestra on their new season exploring Paris from 1900 to 1950.

Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival

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Currie talks about the concerts and new works he’s performing in his festival.

The London Residency: Berliner Philharmoniker

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Sir Simon Rattle and the legendary orchestra return.

The Barenboim Project 2015

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Daniel Barenboim’s series of concerts at Southbank Centre.

Try something new

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Broaden your palate with these suggestions.

Index 68 Visiting Us

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Booking Information

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Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela are performing at Royal Festival Hall on 8 & 9 January 2015 © Jennifer Taylor


Welcome Every season at Southbank Centre we strive to blend the rich repertoire of our Resident Orchestras and ensembles with the widest range of complimentary projects and concert experiences. In this 2014/15 season, we hope you will find programmes that are both stimulating and demanding.

The festival we have created with Colin Currie – Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival – has grown from our long standing relationship with him as an Artist in Residence. This season, we are pleased to announce that Alison Balsom joins us as an Artist in Residence to develop her own ideas and projects, which will come to fruition the following season.

This year’s classical season at Southbank Centre has a focus on the new, with major commissions from Terry Riley to Sir Harrison Birtwistle, from James MacMillan to Anna Clyne and many others. The newly-refurbished Royal Festival Hall organ has inspired composers, as has virtuoso percussionist Colin Currie, whose Metal Wood Skin festival demonstrates that percussion has come of age and deserves a repertoire as great as that of strings, winds and keyboards. Young audiences feature strongly in the new music commissions, with a work for teenagers by Unsuk Chin and a collaboration for a children’s audience between composer Colin Matthews and writer Michael Morpurgo (The Pied Piper of Hamelin). Our Resident Orchestras present big ideas in music, with the Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen celebrating the cultural frenzy of Paris in the early 20th century with City of Light: Paris 1900 – 1950, and Vladimir Jurowski leading the London Philharmonic Orchestra through well known and rarely-explored aspects of the musical giant Sergei Rachmaninoff. The Barenboim Project celebrates a six-decade relationship between Royal Festival Hall and one of the world’s great cultural figures, and we welcome back major soloists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Maurizio Pollini and Renaud Capuçon. Among new relationships is the extraordinary Orchestre et Choeur Symphonique Kimbanguiste from Kinshasa in Congo (see flyer insert on page 19) who perform great music against unimaginable odds, demonstrating the power of music and art in the most extreme circumstances.

Jude Kelly OBE

Gillian Moore MBE

This year we welcome back the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and their charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Lauded across the globe for their thrilling performances, they hold a particular resonance for us here at Southbank Centre. The story of how this orchestra grew out of Venezuela’s El Sistema – the musical revolution which has been encouraging young people to find a structure in their lives through music – remains a vivid beacon highlighting just how successfully the arts can change lives. This is core to all the work we do here: from the revelations outstanding musicians such as Daniel Barenboim and Sir Simon Rattle can bring in performance, to the education work we do with thousands of people from all backgrounds. You can witness this is action during our Berliner Philharmoniker residency, taking place at both Southbank Centre and the Barbican, when young musicians become part of the orchestras.

Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director

Southbank Centre’s Head of Classical Music

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Philharmonia Orchestra Š Benjamin Ealovega

Our season at Southbank Centre

Our classical music season welcomes performers from all over the world from autumn through to the summer.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Works Š Joe Plommer

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Resident Orchestras Four world-class orchestras call Southbank Centre their home. Together they play over 150 concerts here each season: Philharmonia Orchestra London Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment London Sinfonietta

Festivals and Projects

For a full list of all our Resident Orchestras’ performances see the index on page 74.

Southbank Centre is a site bursting with creativity in which different art forms collide and our indoor and outdoor spaces buzz with activity. Central to this are a number of festivals:

Annual Series

Annual festivals include Meltdown, Alchemy, Imagine Children’s Festival and WOW – Women of the World.

Look out for the concerts in this guide that are part of our four concert series: International Orchestra Series features the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. International Chamber Music Series champions the best chamber-music performers and repertoire. International Piano Series remains one of the most significant platforms for solo piano recitals. International Organ Series features top performers playing the recently refurbished Royal Festival Hall organ. For more details on these series see the index on page 76.

One-off experiences, created just for this season, include Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival and The Barenboim Project 2015, featuring conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. Find out more about concerts in these festivals on our website southbankcentre.co.uk

Resident Artists Our Artists in Residence work closely with us and our audiences to explore new directions and offer their insight. We are very proud to have the following musicians amongst our creative family: conductor Marin Alsop, percussionist Colin Currie (whose own percussion festival – Metal Wood Skin – takes place this season), soprano Elizabeth Watts, cellist Oliver Coates and composer/performer Mica Levi. Find out when and where they are performing in the index on page 68. Philharmonia Orchestra © Benjamin Ealovega

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Take Your Pick We have selected some highlights for you to explore.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle © Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL

Family Friendly Around the World with the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

A special one-hour concert for children and their families with narration. Suitable for ages 3 – 11 Sunday 15 February 2015 (page 44)

London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics

Concerts for all the family with free musical activities throughout the day. Presented by Chris Jarvis. Suitable for children ages 3 – 11 Sunday 26 October 2014 (page 18) Sunday 3 May 2015 (page 58)

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Hear Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and composer Colin Matthews’ new take on this familiar tale played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Suitable for children ages 7+ Sunday 8 February 2014 (page 40)

OAE Tots

Concerts for the very youngest music lovers. Suitable for ages 2 – 6 Sunday 19 October 2014 (page 17) Saturday 21 February 2015 (page 44) Sunday 12 April 2015 (page 52)

BBC Blue Planet in concert

HD footage from the TV show plus live orchestral music from the Philharmonia Orchestra. Suitable for ages 7+ Thursday 22 January 2015 (page 37)

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LPO FUNharmonics © Graeme Findlay

Composers In Focus Rachmaninoff: Inside Out

A year-long exploration of the composer’s life and music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (full listings on page 74).

Sibelius Series

Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy marks the composer’s 150th anniversary with the Philharmonia Orchestra (full listings on page 75).

Schubert Piano Sonata Cycle

Daniel Barenboim presents a cycle of Schubert piano sonatas across four recitals in The Barenboim Project 2015 (full listings on page 77).

Birtwistle

A weekend celebrating Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday featuring the London Sinfonietta (full details on page 30 and 31).

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Works © Joe Plommer

Do Something Different Youth Orchestra of Bahia

Colin Currie performs body percussion with vibrant New York city street beats. Wednesday 17 September 2014 (page 8)

The Works

Your guided tour of the classics by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Monday 24 November 2014 (page 25) Tuesday 3 February 2015 (page 38)

The Night Shift

Classical music performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a relaxed, late-night setting with a DJ in the foyer bar. Monday 24 November 2014 (page 25)

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela & Gustavo Dudamel

Wherever they go the press and the public adore their energy and musical vitality. Thursday 8 & Friday 9 January 2015 (pages 35 & 36)

Free Friday Lunch

Come down to Royal Festival Hall at 1pm every Friday to enjoy a free performance at the Level 2 Central Bar.

Friday Tonic

Wind down at the end of the working week and experience some great music for free, whatever the style. Check our website for details on locations.

Pre- and post- concert talks and recitals

Get to know the music or hear something new before and after concerts in these free events.

Voicelab

Why not participate in Southbank Centre’s vocal initiative? Everyone is invited to explore their voice by singing in festivals, performances and workshops throughout the year. Sign up to the mailing list at southbankcentre.co.uk/voicelab

Rachmaninoff at Ivanovka in 1913 © Heritage Image Partnership / Alamy 5


Jyoti Hedge © Sandeep Virdee

Darbar Festival

Indian classical music’s rich and expressive tradition contains a number of schools and styles – all of which can be explored at the Darbar Festival. Now a regular part of our classical music season, Darbar Festival returns to Southbank Centre bringing the best of Indian classical music to London. Here, Sandeep Virdee, the Darbar Festival’s Artistic Director, and Jameela Siddiqi, the expert who runs the festival’s Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course, explain some of the main styles you’ll hear this year.

Raga ‘All Indian classical music is raga based,’ explains Virdee. ‘A raga uses a series of musical notes upon which a melody is constructed. The way the notes are approached and rendered in the musical phrases – and the mood they convey – are more important in defining a raga than the notes themselves. In the Indian musical tradition, ragas are associated with different times of the day, or with seasons. A raga also has an identity or persona, just like a person with various traits. A good example of a senior vocalist is Dr Prabha Atre's concert – her return to the UK after 30 years.’ Prabha Atre performs at Best Then, Better Now: Legendary Prabha Atre on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall (page 10).

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Khayal ‘This is the most popular classical Hindustani (North Indian) music,’ explains Sandeep. The Khayal vocal style is based on a repertoire of short songs which the singer uses as the raw material for a longer improvisation. Usually they are accompanied by a harmonium or bowed string instrument, such as the sarangi, which takes inspiration from the vocalist’s melody line, alongside tablas and a drone. ‘Pandit Vinayak Torvi's concert on Saturday morning will enable you to hear morning ragas (melodies) not often heard, as most concerts take place in the evening,’ says Sandeep. Pandit Vinayak Torvi performs in Magical Morning Ragas on Saturday 20 September 2014 at 10am, Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall (page 9).

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Dhrupad

Carnatic vs. Hindustani Music

‘This is the oldest vocal classical music from India,’ explains Sandeep Virdee. ‘It is now very rare and there are very few exponents of the genre left, so we ensure that we feature dhrupad at the Darbar Festival.’

‘The two kinds of Indian Classical music, Hindustani (North) and Carnatic (South) descended from the same parent tradition, which had its roots in ancient worship rituals,’ explains Jameela Siddiqi. ‘Many differences between the two traditions come from the fact the languages of the North and South belong to two entirely different language groups so the same musical concepts are often known by entirely different names. But the largest musical differences stem from Muslim rule in North India from the 12th to the middle of the 19th century which resulted in many Turko-Persian elements being introduced, while South Indian music remained relatively free from external influences.’

The style originates from the Hindustani (North Indian) tradition and is performed by a solo singer – or a small number of singers in unison – to the beat of a pakhawaj (a barrel-shaped, two-headed drum), rather than the tabla. Accompanying the vocalist are usually two tanpuras (a long necked plucked instrument that provides a drone) or maybe a rudra veena (a plucked instrument that has sympathetic strings which provide the familiar resonant buzz of some Indian classical instruments). ‘The Friday night concert by Prem Kumar Mallick and his son Prashant Mallick is one not to miss,’ adds Sandeep. Prem Kumar Mallick and Prashant Mallick perform in the second half of Bansuri And The Fast Side Of Dhrupad on Friday 19 September 2014 at 6.30pm, Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall (page 9).

Sandeep Virdee continues: ‘The Darbar Festival is one of the only festivals globally that bring together the two traditions. We have programmed Hindustani and Carnatic double bills to give audiences a flavour of both.’ Hindustani and Carnatic double bills: Dhrupad And Shock Of The New on Saturday 20 September 2014 at 6.30pm, Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall (page 10); Anticipate The Unexpected on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 1pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall (page 10).

Subhankar Banerjee © Sandeep Virdee

Niladri Kumar

Tabla This familiar small drum played with the hand has the ability to create a great variety of sounds – including a change in pitch. Often played in pairs, the performance technique involves the use of fingers and the palms of the hands – to dazzling effect when carried out by a virtuoso. Although traditionally used as an accompaniment in the Hindustani classical traditions, it is now also performed as a solo instrument. ‘The Darbar Festival was born out of a tribute to Bhai Gurmit Singh Virdee, a tabla player,’ explains Sandeep Virdee. ‘As a result, we always feature a tabla solo for our avid tabla fans. This year Pandit Subhankar Banerjee performs the tabla solo on Saturday afternoon.’ Hear a tabla solo at Tabla Rhythms Unleashed on Saturday 20 September 2014 at 2.30pm, Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall (page 9). Also visit Heaven and Earth, a multi-screen video installation in which visual artist Hetain Patel presents a unique way to access the complex time cycles from rare footage of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri’s solo tabla performance at the Darbar Festival. From 18 – 21 September 2014, Festival Village underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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The Concerts

This is a chronological listing of our classical music events in the 2014/15 season. If you are looking for something specific, try the index starting on page 68. monday 15 september 2014

Wednesday 17 September 2014

IGUDESMAN & JOO: BIG Nightmare Music

Youth Orchestra of Bahia

Aleksey Igudesman violin Hyung-ki Joo piano London Philharmonic Orchestra

Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival

Irrepressible classical comedy duo Igudesman and Joo perform the UK premiere of their live comedy show with full orchestra: BIG Nightmare Music. Transforming well-loved classical works with their own unique twist. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16* Wednesday 17 September 2014

Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course Darbar Festival Run by the award-winning broadcaster, journalist, novelist and critic Jameela Siddiqi, this course aims to demystify the traditions and practices of this ancient music tradition. Some sessions feature live musicians. Session 1: Wednesday 17 September (Level 5 Function Room) Session 2: Thursday 25 September (Sunley Pavilion) Session 3: Friday 3 October (Sunley Pavilion) Session 4: Tuesday 14 October (J.P. Morgan Pavilion) Session 5: Wednesday 22 October (Sunley Pavilion) Various venues at Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50* (for all five sessions) Royal Festival Hall © Sam Peach

Colin Currie © Linda Nylind

Ricardo Castro conductor Colin Currie percussion Julia Wolfe riSE and fLY (Percussion Concerto) Mahler Symphony No.1 Inspired by New York City street beats and the rhythms of American work song, Julia Wolfe’s dazzling new work is composed especially for Colin Currie. Played on his mic’d-up body, the piece is an evocation of street drummers, accordionists, singers, Chinese stringed erhus and body percussion. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £20 £15 £10* Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm. Pre-concert talk – Gillian Moore chairs a discussion with conductor Ricardo Castro and percussionist Colin Currie about the concert and the social impact of music. Free Thursday 18 September 2014

London Beckons: Indian Ragas Darbar Festival Bharat Bhushan Goswami sarangi Prabhu Edouard tabla –Interval – Debashish Bhattacharya sarod Subhankar Banerjee tabla

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The annual four-day Darbar Festival of Indian classical music opens with two outstanding debut UK performers. Bharat Bhushan Goswami is a master of the sarangi, skilfully performing traditional temple music. He is accompanied by the exuberant rhythms of tabla maestro Prabhu Edouard. Debashish Bhattacharya follows on the sarod, accompanied by Subhankar Banerjee. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6.30pm £28 £18*

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Saturday 20 September 2014

Sitar Talk With Maestro Niladri Kumar

Instruments Of The Gurus Darbar Festival

Darbar Festival A chance to hear one of India’s sitar virtuosos talk candidly about his early years in conversation. Maestro Niladri Kumar describes his eventful path from child prodigy to classical star. (Niladri also appears in concert on Sunday 21 September, Queen Elizabeth Hall at 1pm.) Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 1pm £10*

Kirpal Panesar taus Surdarshan Channa jori From the Punjab in northern India come two incredibly rare instruments used by the Sikh gurus. The taus projects a deep, full tone, while the jori is a percussion instrument that predates the tabla. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 10am £21*

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Escape Into Carnatic Ragas Khayal Talk With Legendary Dr Prabha Atre Darbar Festival Darbar Festival

Manorama Prasad Carnatic vocal Akkarai S Subhalakshmi violin VV Ramanamurthy mridangam G Guruprasanna kanjira An intimate performance by Manorama Prasad, one of the UK’s finest Carnatic vocalists, who performs music by three South Indian composers. The works explore a range of extraordinary emotions, from the inward calm of the opening, to the heights of drama.

Dr Prabha Atre © Sandeep Virdee

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £21* Friday 19 September 2014

Bansuri And The Fast Side Of Dhrupad Darbar Festival

Get a flavour of the past six decades of Indian classical music, with the help of one of India’s foremost vocalists in conversation. Dr Prabha Atre is a performer, composer and teacher of music in the kirana vocal style. (Prabha performs in concert on Sunday 21 September, Queen Elizabeth Hall at 7.30pm.)

Nityanand Haldipur Indian flute Kousic Sen tabla – Interval – Prem Kumar Mallick dhrupad vocal Prashant Mallick dhrupad vocal Surdarshan Channa jori

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 12.30pm £10*

A performance featuring one of India’s most senior flautists, Nityanand Haldipur, a master of stylistic and emotional control. Followed by two performers singing in the dhrupad vocal style.

Darbar Festival

Saturday 20 September 2014

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6.30pm £28 £18* Saturday 20 September 2014

Magical Morning Ragas

Subhankar Banerjee tabla Ajay Joglekar harmonium nagma A performance from one of India’s most remarkable tabla maestros, Subhankar Banerjee. He demonstrates his improvisational dexterity, which is based on his formidable depth of knowledge of the instrument. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2.30pm £21 £16*

Darbar Festival Pandit Vinayak Torvi khayal vocal Bharat Bhushan Goswami sarangi Ajay Joglekar harmonium Kousic Sen tabla

Saturday 20 September 2014

Curious Carnatic Notes

Torvi makes his UK debut performance with a pulsating concert of morning ragas (melodies), where the whole range of raga colour is celebrated with rhythm and energy. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 10am £21 £16*

Tabla Rhythms Unleashed

Darbar Festival Akkarai S Subhalakshmi violin VV Ramanamurthy mridangam G Guruprasanna kanjira Violinist Akkarai S Subhalakshmi makes her solo UK debut, demonstrating her vast repertoire of rich and expressive ragas (melodies). Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 6pm £21*

Resident Orchestra

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International Organ Series

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Saturday 20 September 2014

Sunday 21 September 2014

Dhrupad And Shock Of The New

Carnatic Music Demystified

Darbar Festival

Darbar Festival

Jyoti Hegde rudra veena Surdarshan Channa jori – Interval – Abhishek Raghuram Carnatic vocal Akkarai S Subhalakshmi violin VV Ramanamurthy mridangam G Guruprasanna kanjira

Abhishek Raghuram

A special double bill concert moving from the melodious to the fast and furious, through India’s Hindustani and Carnatic traditions.

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 12.30pm £10*

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6.30pm £28 £18* Sunday 21 September 2014

Facing The Modern Timeless Bansuri Darbar Festival

One of South India’s most sought-after Carnatic vocalists, Abhishek Raghuram demystifies the complex Carnatic tradition in conversation. This session explores a typical Carnatic concert. (Abhishek performs in concert on Saturday 20 September in the Purcell Room at 6.30pm.)

SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2014

Anticipate The Unexpected Darbar Festival Shashank Subramanium Carnatic flute Akkarai S Subhalakshmi violin VV Ramanamurthy mridangam G Guruprasanna kanjira – Interval – Niladri Kumar sitar Subhankar Banerjee tabla Improvisation lies at the heart of Indian classical music. This double bill features two of India’s most maverick musicians who present the epitome of improvisation: Shashank, a household name in South India, followed by Niladri on the sitar. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1pm £28 £18* Sunday 21 September 2014

Unreported Ragas Darbar Festival Nityanand Haldipur © Sandeep Virdee

Nityanand Haldipur Indian flute (bansuri) Prabhu Edouard tabla A performance from Nityanand Haldipur, one of India’s most senior flautists, and a master of stylistic and emotional control. Please arrive at 7.30am for a free cup of tea and a snack. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 8am £21* Sunday 21 September 2014

Morning Raga Addiction Darbar Festival Chandra Chakraborty khayal vocal Ajay Joglekar harmonium Sanju Sahai tabla Based in London, Chakraborty is a rising star in both khayal and light classical-Indian vocals. Let her immerse you into an atmospheric world of morning ragas (melodies). Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 10.30am £21*

Pandit Vinayak Torvi khayal vocal Bharat Bhushan Goswami sarangi Ajay Joglekar harmonium Kousic Sen tabla Representing the vocal khayal traditions of Gwalior and Kirana, Torvi brings to life early morning ragas (melodies). Goswami, Joglekar and Sen provide support for this magical concert. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 5pm £21* SUNDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2014

Best Then, Better Now: Legendary Prabha Atre Darbar Festival Dr Prabha Atre khayal vocal Bharat Bhushan Goswami sarangi Ajay Joglekar harmonium Sanju Sahai tabla Hear India’s legendary classical luminary, Prabha Atre, who for six decades has sustained a career of exceptional musicianship combined with an unwavering commitment to the future of classical music. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £18*

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Cole Porter Classics

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Featuring Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag

Shostakovich’s Vision Of War

London Concert Orchestra Richard Balcombe conductor Anton du Beke ballroom dancer Erin Boag ballroom dancer Capital Voices

Vladimir Jurowski © Roman Gontcharov

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Sunday 28 September 2014

Wednesday 24 September 2014

‘Anything goes’ in this afternoon of song and dance celebrating the genius of Cole Porter, with music taken from musicals including Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes and Midnight in Paris. Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag perform as special guests.

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £49.50 £42.50 £32.50 £27.50 £24.50 £19.50 Premium seats £55*

Lindberg Chorale Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 Shostakovich Symphony No.8 in C minor

Sunday 28 September 2014

Orchestra of St Paul’s

The London Philharmonic Orchestra launches its new season with Shostakovich, Prokofiev and a contemporary masterpiece. Chorale is a luminous work written by the Orchestra’s new Composer in Residence, one of the greatest orchestral craftsmen alive. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm – Magnus Lindberg conducts the LPO’s Foyle Future Firsts in the London premiere of his piece Souvenir, described as ‘shivering, diaphanous and pungent’. Free

Milhaud, Stravinsky, Ives and Adams Ben Palmer conductor Milhaud La Création du monde Suite Stravinsky L’Histoire du soldat Suite Ives The Unanswered Question (Contemplation No.1) Adams Son of Chamber Symphony A jazz-tinged programme bringing together one of the masterpieces of the 21st century with three 20th-century classics. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.15pm £18 £15 £12*

Thursday 25 September 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall auditorium © Sam Peach

Salonen conducts Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Sébastien Droy tenor Gloucester Choral Society Bristol Choral Society Philharmonia Voices Berlioz Grande messe des morts (Requiem), Op.5 Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Berlioz’s dramatic and spine tingling Requiem. The composer unleashes an awesome range of expression, from the merest vocal and instrumental whispers to the all-engulfing ‘Tuba mirum’, which features eight pairs of timpani and four additional brass ensembles. Please note there is no interval.

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Unsuk Chin © Eric Richmond/ArenaPAL

Premieres If you enjoyed Southbank Centre’s awardwinning festival The Rest Is Noise, continue your voyage of discovery this season. Southbank Centre’s Head of Classical Music, Gillian Moore, suggests five premieres to look out for. Jonny Greenwood ‘Jonny Greenwood is best known, of course, as the guitarist from Radiohead and perhaps as the member of the group who has brought some of the more avant-garde aspects to Radiohead’s music. What’s less well known is that, in parallel with his Radiohead career, he has made a very strong name for himself as a composer – and that he has an interest in late 20th-century music. I’m really excited to see what Jonny’s going to come up with for the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Jonny has a very keen ear for musical colour and in his other works you can hear the wonderful sound clusters of Penderecki and sometimes the lush harmonies of Messiaen. I think you’ll hear all sorts of influences in this new piece.’ Water is performed by Australian Chamber Orchestra, Saturday 4 October 2014, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm. See page 14.

Magnus Lindberg ‘Magnus Lindberg is one of the most important composers alive today. He’s got a strong association with Southbank Centre and was Director of Meltdown in 1996. He has a really wide set of musical tastes but he has said that his favourite instrument is the orchestra. He is a master of orchestral sound. He’s been commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra to write this new work for the soprano Barbara Hannigan – an artist who has also got a very strong association with us at Southbank Centre. I’m so excited to see what he’s going to do with a soprano. Music is a language that Lindberg has refined and refined; his work is so lush and warm and inviting – and Barbara is somebody who can do anything with her voice. I think this new piece will be hugely appealing to a very wide audience.’ The new work for soprano and orchestra (world premiere) is performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wednesday 28 January 2015, Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm. See page 38.

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Magnus Lindberg © Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL

Terry Riley ‘Terry Riley is a legendary figure in music. He could be said to be the inventor of what’s called Minimalism because in the 1960s, he wrote a piece called In C where very small fragments of music get repeated, mostly using the white notes at the piano. This and subsequent works such as A Rainbow in Curved Air seemed to encapsulate 1960s West Coast counter-culture. The premiere of his Organ Concerto is with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by André de Ridder, and they’re performing it in a programme with other American music. It’s exciting as we don’t know what we’re going to get, but I think there will be a very strong element of the old Terry Riley sound.’ Organ Concerto (At the Royal Majestic) (UK premiere) is performed by BBC Concert Orchestra, Saturday 18 October 2014, Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm. See page 17.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle

‘Sir Harrison Birtwistle is an extraordinary, towering figure in British music and worldwide, one of our most celebrated composers. His music sounds as if it has existed since the beginning of time but is also utterly fresh and new. It’s got this ancient monolithic quality. It doesn’t try to ingratiate itself but, for me, it communicates very, very powerfully.’ Responses: Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano and orchestra (UK premiere) is performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Saturday 6 December 2014, Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm. See page 30. New Work (world premiere) is performed by the London Sinfonietta, Friday 5 December 2014, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm. See page 30.

Unsuk Chin

‘Unsuk Chin is from Korea, and I think she’s one of the most exciting composers writing today. Her music is very colourful, rich and complex but it’s often extremely witty. The piece she is premiering is being played by the National Youth Orchestra and is aimed at the teenagers in the audience, so that’s really exciting. We don’t know exactly what to expect but I think that the orchestra won’t be sitting entirely still!’ New work (world premiere) performed by National Youth Orchestra, Saturday 11 April 2015, Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm. See page 52. Jonny Greenwood © Jason Evans 13


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Thursday 2 October 2014

International Organ Recital: Jennifer Bate

Philharmonia Orchestra DohnÁnyi 85th Birthday Concert Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Frank Peter Zimmermann violin Beethoven Overture, Leonore No.3 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No.5 Beethoven changed the face of music forever. From his Fifth Symphony’s obsession with its famous opening rhythm to his epic Leonore Overture No.3, audiences had never heard anything like it before. By comparison, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto seems to float free of gravity. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Friday 3 October 2014

Jennifer Bate

Mendelssohn Sonata in A, Op.65 No.3 Bach Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV.544 Messiaen Chants d’oiseaux (No.4 of Livre d’orgue) Franck Choral No.3 in A minor Duruflé Suite, Op.5 International virtuoso Jennifer Bate returns to Royal Festival Hall to launch International Organ Recitals, Southbank Centre’s new celebrity organ recital series. Her programme includes some of the cornerstones of the organ repertoire. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £15*

London Philharmonic Orchestra RachmaninoFF: Inside Out Vladimir Jurowski conductor Alexander Ghindin piano Rachmaninoff The Isle of the Dead; Piano Concerto No.1 (vers. orig.); Symphonic Dances The spirit of Russia permeated everything Rachmaninoff wrote, even after his final exile to America. It was there, in 1940, that the composer wrote his last orchestral score, the Symphonic Dances. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Saturday 4 October 2014

Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Pre-concert talk. Southbank Centre organ curator, William McVicker, interviews Jennifer Bate about her busy concert career. Free

Richard Tognetti & Australian Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Richard Tognetti lead violin, artistic director Steven Osborne piano

Daniil Trifonov, piano Bach work to be announced Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op.111 Liszt 12 Études d’exécution transcendante, S.139

Haydn Symphony No.83 (La Poule) Mozart Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 Jonny Greenwood Water (UK premiere) Mozart Symphony No.29 in A

One of today’s brightest young stars makes his Royal Festival Hall recital debut. Since taking top prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, aged 20, the Russian pianist has won an international cult following.

A sell-out last time they performed at Southbank Centre, the Australian Chamber Orchestra show off their impressive artistry by presenting a diverse concert of 18th century classics and a 21st-century premiere, written by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £30 £20 £10 Premium seats £55* Student Platform Seats £7*

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £32 £25 £20 £15 Premium seats £40*

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Thursday 9 October 2014

Asko | Schönberg

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival

Flying the Flag: L’amour Jonathan Williams conductor Cast includes: Anna Dennis soprano Matthew Brook baritone Choir of the Enlightenment

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Sunday 5 October 2014

Rameau Pigmalion – opera in 1 act; Anacréon – opera in 1 act Tansy Davies © Rikard Österlund

Clark Rundell conductor Colin Currie percussion Tansy Davies neon for chamber ensemble Louis Andriessen Tapdance for percussion & large ensemble (UK premiere) Anna Clyne Secret garden for solo drum kit, marimba & pre-recorded sounds (world premiere) Louis Andriessen Hoketus for 2 groups of 5 instruments The UK premiere of Louis Andriessen’s Tapdance and the world premiere of a new work by Anna Clyne. Programme includes a discussion between Louis Andriessen, Colin Currie and Gillian Moore on the new work. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 3pm £22 £15 £10* Wednesday 8 October 2014

London Sinfonietta Fausto Romitelli: An Index of Metals

A double bill of short operas by one of the Baroque’s great composers. A radical innovator, later accepted as a true French great, Rameau’s music still speaks to audiences with incredible directness and clarity today. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9 Premium seats £50* Thursday 9 October 2014

A Night Under The Stars Latin Spirit

Orion Orchestra Toby Purser conductor Miloš Karadaglić guitar Duncan Rock bass-baritone Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano Charlie Siem violin Ksenija Sidorova accordion Streetwise Opera Bizet Prelude from Carmen Saint-Saëns Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Bizet Habanera and Toréador Song from Carmen Rodrigo Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar & orchestra; Canario from Fantasia para un gentilhombre Piazzolla Libertango; Oblivion Ravel Boléro A gala evening of Latin-inspired music in aid of The Passage. The London-based charity provides the resources to encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives. Please note there is no interval. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50 £40 £30 £20 £12 Premium seats £60*

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London Sinfonietta © Kevin Leighton

Fausto Romitelli An Index of Metals – video opera for soprano, ensemble, multi-media projection & electronics The London premiere of a 21st-century masterpiece that ‘plunges the spectator into a magma of flowing sounds, shapes and colours. An experience of total perception... rather like the light shows of the 1960s or today’s rave parties...’ (Romitelli). Please note seating is unreserved and on a first-come-first-served basis. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 8pm £15* (unreserved seating) Resident Orchestra

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Sunday 12 October 2014

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First World War Commemoration Concert Nicholas Collon conductor Alisa Weilerstein cello Lucy Crowe soprano Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Elgar Cello Concerto Vaughan Williams Symphony No.3 (Pastoral) Three masterworks composed within just a few years of each other that meditate upon the appalling carnage of the First World War. They range from Ravel’s tantalising Neo-Classical restraint, to the impassioned nostalgia of Elgar and haunting eloquence of Vaughan Williams. Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Sunday 12 October 2014

Colin Currie Group & Steve Reich Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Rolando Villazón Opera Gala Guerassim Voronkov conductor Rolando Villazón tenor Pumeza Matshikiza soprano Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Arias and duets from French and Italian operas and Spanish zarzuelas. One of the most captivating singers to grace opera houses and concert stages around the world, tenor Rolando Villazón makes a welcome return to Royal Festival Hall. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £75 £68 £58 £42 £32 £20 Premium seats £85* Wednesday 15 October 2014

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PHILHARMONIA AT THE MOVIES: SCI-FI James Shearman conductor Programme includes music from Star Wars, E.T., Blade Runner and Star Trek Music from some of the best sci-fi films ever made. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Wednesday 15 October 2014

Sound of Soul Saudha, Society of poetry and Indian Music Chandra Chakraborty

Colin Currie and Steve Reich © Ben Larpent

Reich Clapping Music; Sextet for percussion & keyboards; Mallet Quartet for 2 marimbas & 2 vibraphones; Quartet for 2 vibraphones & 2 pianos (world premiere) Hear four captivating Steve Reich scores, including a world premiere, performed by Colin Currie and his group. The concert highlights Reich’s interest in tuned percussion instruments, such as marimbas and vibraphones, which have been a feature of his compositions since the early 1970s. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 3pm & 7.30pm Please note the 3pm performance is repeated at 7.30pm. £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm – pre-concert talk. Gillian Moore in conversation with Steve Reich. Free

A concert that connects Indian classical music with haunting verses of oriental and occidental poetry as well as kathak dance. Featuring one of the maestros of the North-Indian classical vocal style, Chandra Chakraborty, acclaimed tabla player Sanju Sahai, violinist Kamalbir Nandra, kathak dancer Sandip Mallik, performance-poet Siobhan Mac Mahon and reciter Leesa Gazi. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12

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saturday 18 october 2014

Mitsuko Uchida, piano

The Six Brandenburg Concerti Martin Feinstein recorder, flute, director Mark Baigent oboe David Blackadder natural trumpet Rodolfo Richter violin, piccolo violin Robin Bigwood harpsichord The Feinstein Ensemble on period instruments

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Thursday 16 October 2014

Bach 6 Brandenburg Concerti

Mitsuko Uchida © Decca/Justin Pumfrey

Beethoven 33 Variations on a waltz by Diabelli, Op.120 Schubert 4 Impromptus, D.935 Mitsuko Uchida brings Beethoven’s last, towering keyboard masterpiece to Royal Festival Hall – his Diabelli Variations. Alongside this, she performs some of Schubert’s poetic and other-worldly Impromptus.

The acclaimed Feinstein Ensemble perform all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, which represent the highest point of Bach’s secular writing. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £24 £20 £16 £12* Sunday 19 October 2014

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50 £35 £20 £10 Premium seats £65* Student Platform Seats £7*

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s always-popular events for the under six’s and their families returns.

Saturday 18 October 2014

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 10am & 11.30am Tots £1 Adults £9 *

BBC Concert Orchestra Cameron Carpenter

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Flying the Flag: The French Beethoven François-Xavier Roth conductor Berlioz Overture, Béatrice et Bénédict Onslow Symphony No.1 in A, Op.41 No.1 Beethoven Symphony No.3 (Eroica) This concert touches on three nationalities, two radicals (Berlioz and Beethoven) and one lost genius – George Onslow. Today little known, this British-born composer, adopted as their own by the French, was a huge figure in his time, indeed nicknamed ‘The French Beethoven’. André de Ridder conductor Cameron Carpenter organ

Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9 Premium seats £60*

Ives Symphony No. 3 (The Camp Meeting); The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No. 2 (Concord) Terry Riley Organ Concerto (At the Royal Majestic) (UK premiere) John Luther Adams Dark Waves Philip Glass The Light

Thursday 23 October 2014

The BBC Concert Orchestra, with maverick organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter, perform the UK premiere of Terry Riley’s Organ Concerto – a Southbank Centre commission – in an all-American programme of musical pioneers. Includes a special performance of The Alcotts from Ives’ Piano Sonata No.2 performed by Carpenter on the Hall’s organ.

A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund

Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £34*

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Thursday 23 October 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra Dvořák’s New World Symphony Krzysztof Urbanski conductor Jan Lisiecki piano

Sunday 26 October 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics The Toad and the Snail

Smetana Vltava from Má vlast Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 Dvořák Symphony No.9 (From the New World) Bohemia could have wished for no finer musical torchbearers than Smetana and Dvořák; between them they put their beloved home country on the map with these two enchantingly lyrical scores. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Friday 24 October 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra Pires Plays Beethoven Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor Maria João Pires piano Augustin Dumay violin Antonio Meneses cello Wagner Prelude to Act 1 from Lohengrin Beethoven Triple Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 An evening of Romantic symphonic masterpieces from Wagner, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

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LPO FUNharmonics © Graeme Findlay

Benjamin Wallfisch conductor Chris Jarvis presenter Wallfisch The Toad and the Snail (on Roald Dahl’s text) Benjamin Wallfisch has written some new music to accompany Roald Dahl’s hilarious masterpiece of absurd verse. Presented by CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis. At one hour long, the concerts are the very best way to introduce your family to the wonders of orchestral music. For ages 3 – 11. Royal Festival Hall, 12 noon Adults £18 £16 £14 £12 £10* Children £9 £8 £7 £6 £5* Various venues across Royal Festival Hall from 10am – 2pm. Free musical events around the building: have a go at playing an orchestral instrument and join music-making workshops. Post concert on The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall. A guest ensemble of young musicians entertains after the concert. Free

Southbank Centre, viewed from the river © Belinda Lawley

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Tuesday 28 October 2014

Mozart Requiem

Arcadi Volodos, piano

English Chamber Orchestra Dominic Wheeler conductor Jayson Gillham piano Mary Bevan soprano Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano Joshua Mills tenor Duncan Rock baritone The Bach Choir

Schubert Sonata in C, D.279 (unfinished); Allegretto in C, D.346 Brahms 6 Pieces for piano, Op.118 Schumann Kinderszenen, Op.15; Fantasie in C, Op.17 The Russian virtuoso Arcadi Volodos makes a rare visit to London. After opening with enchanting pieces by the youthful Schubert, he continues the first half with Brahms’ Klavierstücke, six exquisitely-wrought short works that explore different moods.

Mozart Overture, The Magic Flute; Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467; Requiem Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a sublime evening of his greatest works. Young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham, Commonwealth Musician of the Year 2012, performs Mozart’s enchanting Piano Concerto, K.467. Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £48 £42 £29.50 £22.50 £16.50 £14.50*

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Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £30 £20 £10 Premium seats £55* Wednesday 29 October 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra RachmaninoFF: Inside Out

Monday 27 October 2014

Zukerman conducts double orchestra in Beethoven’s Choral Symphony

Vassily Sinaisky conductor Pavel Kolesnikov piano Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.2 The Orchestra continues its journey into Rachmaninoff’s much-loved music, including his Second Symphony, a work that brims with flowing themes, vital rhythms and sumptuous textures. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert event. Acclaimed film director Tony Palmer discusses the enduring popularity of Rachmaninoff’s music. Free Thursday 30 October 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

Pinchas Zukerman © Paul Labelle

Pinchas Zukerman conductor and soloist Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Lisa Milne soprano Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano Barry Banks tenor Matthew Best bass London Philharmonic Choir

Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free Thursday 30 October 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra Sokhiev conducts Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

Bach Erbarme dich, mein Gott from St Matthew Passion Malcolm Forsyth A Ballad of Canada for chorus & orchestra (UK premiere) Beethoven Symphony No.9 (Choral)

Tugan Sokhiev conductor Khatia Buniatishvili piano

Pinchas Zukerman, Music Director of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the RPO, brings together these two renowned orchestras to perform one of the grestest works of all time – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £45 £38 £30 £25 £20 £15 £10 Premium seats £58* Resident Orchestra

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Beethoven Overture, Coriolan Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 in A Berlioz Symphonie fantastique A captivating fantasy programme that offsets Berlioz’s groundbreaking Symphonie fantastique with Beethoven’s overture Coriolan. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48*

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Rachmaninoff composing his Third Piano Concerto © RIA Novosti / Alamy

‘Rachmaninoff: Inside Out is the name of the festival we are dedicating to what is probably one of the most famous composers of the 20th century,’ explains conductor Vladimir Jurowski. ‘We will see Rachmaninoff’s progression in the search for beauty during times when beauty was largely neglected,’ he adds, explaining how Rachmaninoff’s Romantic soundworld was increasingly at odds with the rest of the musical establishment in thrall with the rise of Modernism. ‘We will also present composers whose music was developing along the same lines as Rachmaninoff’s, for instance Szymanowski (1882 – 1937) and George Enescu (1881 – 1955). I somehow believe that their music and Rachmaninoff’s music is made of the same material... very traditional composers looking for new ways in the music and new colours.’ Of the various concerts being performed by the Orchestra, there is one that means the most to Jurowski on a more personal level. ‘These are the ten songs by Rachmaninoff which have been arranged for the orchestra by my grandfather, whose name I’m bearing – exactly the same name, Vladimir Jurowski. For him, Rachmaninoff represented the world which was long forbidden. That’s something people often don’t realise. Because of Rachmaninoff’s émigré status his music was not allowed to be performed in the Soviet Union until after the Second World War.’ Luckily for us, there are no restrictions on the composer’s music today, and audiences at Royal Festival Hall can enjoy 11 concerts with six conductors, led by Jurowski, presiding over this exciting journey through Rachmaninoff’s major works.

Where & When Rachmaninoff: Inside Out The most extensive celebration of Rachmaninoff’s music ever undertaken in a season, including the complete symphonies and piano concertos, the opera The Miserly Knight, choral masterpieces, orchestral songs and other much-loved and rare orchestral works. For details on each concert see the index on page 74.

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Rachmaninoff in 1918


Vladimir Jurowski © Roman Gontcharov

Rachmaninoff: Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

This season, the London Philharmonic Orchestra explores the work of the much-loved Russian composer – as the orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor explains.

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Saturday 1 November 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra Van Zweden Conducts Mahler Jaap van Zweden conductor Elizabeth Watts soprano Alice Coote mezzo-soprano London Philharmonic Choir Mahler Symphony No.2 (Resurrection) Epic forces of choir and orchestra combine to perform Mahler’s mighty Symphony No.2, which for many is a supreme vision of human suffering, despair, hope and elation. Please note there will be no interval during this performance. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Sunday 2 November 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra SUNDAY MATINEE SERIES Jakub Hrůša conductor Julia Fischer violin Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Lyudmila Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2 (Little Russian) An all-Russian concert, overflowing with striking instrumental colours featuring Glinka, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky. Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Tuesday 4 November 2014

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Opera Rara Donizetti’s Les Martyrs

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Alexandre Tharaud, piano Schubert 6 Moments Musicaux, D.780 Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No.5 transc. Tharaud Couperin 5 Pieces Ravel Miroirs The acclaimed French pianist performs a varied programme, including some of Schubert’s best-loved piano pieces; delicate, ornamental Baroque music of Couperin, and Ravel’s five imaginative and characterful sound pictures. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Wednesday 5 November 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra Vänskä Conducts Sibelius Osmo Vänskä conductor Alexandra Soumm violin Sibelius The Bard, Op.64; Violin Concerto; Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22 One of the greatest living exponents of Sibelius’ music, Osmo Vänskä conducts works by his compatriot including the four Lemminkäinen ‘legends’ imbued with a sense of light and momentum, alongside the dark, melodic Violin Concerto. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm – Pre-concert event. Musicians from the LPO join students from London Music Masters’ innovative musiceducation programme, the Bridge Project, for a musical celebration. Free Thursday 6 November 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra: Music of Today The Philharmonia’s innovative Music of Today series offers the chance to hear new music. The composer is usually present to introduce and discuss their work. Hear their insight into the music played and the process of composition. Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free

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Sir Mark Elder conductor Bryan Hymel tenor, Polyeucte Joyce El-Khoury soprano, Pauline David Kempster baritone, Sévère Brindley Sherratt tenor, Félix Clive Bayley bass, Callisthènes Wynne Evans tenor, Néarque Opera Rara Chorus Donizetti Les Martyrs – opera in 4 acts A rare chance to hear Donizetti’s grand opera, a fascinating mix of Italian and French styles and a work of high drama. Concert performance, sung in French. Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9 Premium seats £70*

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Renaud Capuçon & Frank Braley

Philharmonia Orchestra Bringuier conducts Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

The Beethoven Sonatas (2)

Lionel Bringuier conductor Simon Trpčeski piano

Renaud Capuçon violin Frank Braley piano

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Beethoven Sonatas: Op.24 in F (Spring); Op.30 No.1 in A; Op.30 No.2 in C minor

Debussy and Bartók discovered strikingly different solutions to the problem of composing contemporary music that captivated general audiences. In his Prélude Debussy gently suspended time by loosening the bonds of musical convention, while Bartók’s Concerto is a blazing virtuoso orchestral showpiece. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Thursday 6 November 2014

Renaud Capuçon & Frank Braley

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Renaud Capuçon and Frank Braley continue their Beethoven violin sonata cycle with the Spring Sonata, so named because of the opening movement’s rejuvenating spirit. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Saturday 8 November 2014

Yuri Temirkanov, Maxim Vengerov & St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

The Beethoven Sonatas (1) Renaud Capuçon violin Frank Braley piano Beethoven Sonatas: Op.12 No.1 in D; Op.12 No.2 in A; Op.12 No.3 in E flat; Op.23 in A minor Renaud Capuçon and Frank Braley open their three-concert Beethoven series with a programme of early masterworks. The three Op.12 sonatas constantly dazzle and amaze with their daring, fearlessly entering into previously unexplored avenues of musical expression. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Maxim Vengerov © Naim Chidiac

Friday 7 November 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuri Temirkanov conductor Maxim Vengerov violin

RachmaninoFF: Inside Out

Lyadov Kikimora Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Shostakovich Symphony No.10 in E minor

Osmo Vänskä conductor Nikolai Lugansky piano Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.4 (final version) Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1 (Winter Daydreams)

Repertoire to stir the soul and musicians with the magic touch – the best of Russia comes to Southbank Centre. Big tunes and rich intensity fill this programme of classics including Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – a deeply felt work full of melodic vitality, soul and virtuosic brilliance.

Delve into Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto, alongside dreamy works by Tchaikovsky and Vaughan Williams.

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £55 £38 £25 £15 Premium seats £75*

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Tuesday 11 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday: Britten’s War Requiem

Colin Currie & Aurora Orchestra

Marin Alsop and the Royal Academy of Music Benjamin Britten courtesy of britten100.org

A Tribute to Steve Martland / Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival Nicholas Collon conductor Colin Currie percussion Martland Starry night for marimba & string quartet John Adams Chamber Symphony Dave Maric Trilogy Purcell Fantasia ‘Upon one note’ Martland Horses of instruction

Marin Alsop conductor Britten War Requiem Marin Alsop and the young musicians of the Royal Academy of Music perform Benjamin Britten’s towering War Requiem. The concert forms part of a day that marks the 100th anniversary of World War One. For £5 more your ticket gives you access to talks and workshops earlier in the day. Further details to be announced. Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £15 (concert and talks) £10 (concert only)*

Colin Currie joins Aurora Orchestra under Nicholas Collon for a concert dedicated to the memory of his friend the composer Steve Martland. Drawing on musical influences that ranged from Henry Purcell to Steve Reich via jazz and rock, Martland’s was a compelling, unique and iconoclastic musical voice. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £22 £15 £10* Wednesday 12 November 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra Colourful French Favourites

Sunday 9 November 2014

Katia & Marielle Labèque © Umberto Nicoletti

Renaud Capuçon & Frank Braley The Beethoven Sonatas (3) Renaud Capuçon © Briony Campbell

Juanjo Mena conductor Katia Labèque piano Marielle Labèque piano Renaud Capuçon violin Frank Braley piano Beethoven Sonatas: Op.30 No.3 in G; Op.47 in A (Kreutzer); Op.96 in G Renaud Capuçon and Frank Braley conclude their Beethoven concert series with three violin sonatas of startlingly different hues. The carefree high spirits of Op.30 No.3 are swept aside by the emotional power of the Kreutzer Sonata, before concluding with the radiant lyricism of Op.96.

Pierné Overture & Suite from Ramuntcho Poulenc Concerto in D minor for 2 pianos Ravel Rapsodie espagnole Debussy La mer Spaniard Juanjo Mena conducts four French works, with the odd glance over to Spain. The surging currents and surface spray of Debussy’s La mer stand in total contrast to the punchy, knockabout attitude of Poulenc’s acerbic Concerto for two pianos. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

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Wednesday 19 November 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra JÄrvi NIELSEN CYCLE

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Paavo Järvi conductor Viktoria Mullova violin

Nézet-Séguin Conducts Brahms And Strauss Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor Lars Vogt piano

Haydn Symphony No.82 (The Bear) Beethoven Violin Concerto Nielsen Symphony No.1 in G minor Tonight’s concert celebrates the work of three great symphonists at the height of their creative powers. Nielsen’s First Symphony was memorably described by one critic as ‘a child playing with dynamite,’ and if Haydn’s The Bear finds the old Master composing with a youthful pizzazz and energy, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto possesses a radiant lyrical expansiveness. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert talk. Free

Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 Schubert Symphony No.8 in B minor (Unfinished) Strauss Don Juan

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A tour-de-force of Romantic orchestral classics from Brahms, Schubert and Richard Strauss, including Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, for many his ultimate musical summation of human civilisation. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Monday 24 November 2014

The Works

Sunday 16 November 2014

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Emerson String Quartet

The Works © Joe Plommer

Emerson Quartet © Lisa Mazzucco

Richard Tognetti violin Presenter to be announced Dvořák Serenade for strings Grieg Erotik (Love poem), Op.43 No.5 arr. Tognetti for orchestra Elgar Sospiri The OAE’s series giving you a guided tour of selected masterpieces returns, this time looking at pieces by Dvořák, Grieg and Elgar.

Haydn String Quartet in G, Op.33 No.5 Ravel String Quartet in F Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op.130 vers. with Grosse Fuge, Op.133

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm £25 £15 £2.50 (children over 11) *

The multiple award-winning Emerson String Quartet perform three classic works. Opening with one of Haydn’s lively quartets, Ravel’s everpopular work follows – shifting between playful moments and serene melodies. The concert ends with Beethoven’s magnum opus. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 3pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35*

International Piano Series

The Night Shift Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Night Shift is London’s unique classical night, putting great classical music into a relaxed and contemporary late-night setting. There is also a post-show DJ until midnight.

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Monday 24 November 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 9.30pm £9 (advance) £12 (on the day)* The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at 9pm – pre-show music in the bar. Free

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City of Light: Paris 1900 – 1950: Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra

Paris in all its creative glory is the subject of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new series of concerts led by Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.

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Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, 1927 © Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library / Alamy

It’s fair to say that, between the start of the 20th century and 1950, Paris held the imagination of the world. It embraced Modernism in the form of Art Nouveau, cubism and beyond. It took the jazz age to its heart. It attracted some of the world’s greatest writers and artists, including Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and James Joyce. And it also saw the development of a new way to write for the orchestra that emphasised different textures and effects. The rich cultural history of this city during this period is the focus of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s series City of Light: Paris 1900 – 1950. ‘If you think of the musical history of the 20th century, Paris is the sort of parallel universe to Vienna and the German speaking world,’ explains Esa-Pekka Salonen. ‘There are two different kinds of revolutions happening roughly at the same time and going in very different directions. When we look back to that era now I think that the latter is a closed chapter. It’s a historic period that came to an end and something else came to replace it, whereas a lot of the Parisian thing seems to be still going today.’

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Ealovega

Talking about the Philharmonia’s focus, David Whelton, the Orchestra’s Managing Director, says: ‘Paris was the crossroads of Europe, particularly between 1900 to 1950, and I think this project is all about exploring what it was that made it so immensely fascinating. You had, at the beginning of that period, Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande which was one of the most significant operas ever written. It became, in a sense, a lodestone for so many French composers after that. And at the other end of the period you had Messiaen’s TurangalîlaSymphonie in 1949. You then have the impact of the First World War, and the beginning of the jazz age in Paris and – as a result of the collapse of ‘empire’ – so many people from around the world coming into this city, which received everybody in a way which allowed them to blossom and create. Alongside the musical interaction there was also great literature, extraordinary painting and great drama. So, what we’d like to do is try and take [audiences] on a journey from La Belle Epoque to the beginnings of post-war cultural life in France.’

When & Where Concert & Talks From performances of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande to Messiaen’s dazzling TurangalîlaSymphonie, see the full listing of all the City of Light: Paris 1900 – 1950 series in the index on page 75.

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Tuesday 25 November 2014

The Bach Choir: John Tavener A Celebration Philharmonia Orchestra David Hill conductor Elin Manahan Thomas soprano Benjamin Hulett tenor Raphael Wallfisch cellist John Tavener O where, tell me where? (UK premiere); The Protecting Veil for cello & strings; Song for Athene; Requiem The Bach Choir leads a musical tribute to the late Sir John Tavener, one of the most popular composers of his generation. The evening includes Song for Athene, which was sung at the funeral of Princess Diana and the UK premiere of one of his last works, a meditation on three Scottish songs, commissioned by The Bach Choir.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Alexei Volodin, piano Schubert Sonata in B flat, D.960 Chopin Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47 Schumann Carnaval, Op.9 A chance to hear the increasingly acclaimed Russian pianist Alexei Volodin in a programme of Romantic favourites. His programme includes Schumann’s Carnaval, a series of whimsical musical portraits in which the composer imagines an array of his friends as characters at a masked ball. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Thursday 27 November 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra City of Light: Paris 1900-1950

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £48 £40 £34 £29.50 £22.50 £16.50 £10* Tuesday 25 November 2014

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Lord of the Strings

Philharmonia Orchestra © Benjamin Ealovega

Richard Tognetti violin, director Mozart Divertimento in F, K.138 Mendelssohn String Symphony No.10 in B minor Haydn Violin Concerto in C, Hob.VIIa/1 Grieg Erotik (Love poem), Op.43 No.5 arr. Tognetti for orchestra Elgar Sospiri Dvořák Serenade for strings This all-strings programme, led by Richard Tognetti from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, explores a wide range of music from the inventiveness of Mozart through to the rich sonorities and melancholic beauty of Dvořák’s Serenade. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9*

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Monica Bacelli soprano, Mélisande Stéphane Degout baritone, Pelléas Laurent Naouri baritone, Golaud Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano, Geneviève Darren Jeffery baritone, A Physician Philharmonia Voices Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande – opera in 5 acts A performance of Debussy’s magical operatic masterpiece, opening the Philharmonia’s major series exploring the music and culture of Paris in the first half of the 20th century. Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Friday 28 November 2014

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm Free, but ticket required

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London Philharmonic Orchestra RachmaninoFF: Inside Out David Zinman conductor Behzod Abduraimov piano Wagner Overture, Tannhäuser Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 The Orchestra continues its Rachmaninoff exploration alongside glorious works by Tchaikovsky and Wagner. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

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Wednesday 3 December 2014

Beethoven – The Sonatas for Piano and Violoncello

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Joy Lisney and James Lisney

RachmaninoFF: Inside Out

Joy Lisney cello James Lisney piano

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Igor Levit piano

Beethoven Cello Sonatas: No.1 in F, Op.5 No.1; No.2 in G minor, Op.5 No.2; No.3 in A, Op.69; No.4 in C, Op.102 No.1; No.5 in D, Op.102 No.2

Szymanowski Concert Overture, Op.12 Scriabin Piano Concerto in F sharp minor Rachmaninoff Symphony No.1

A performance of Beethoven’s five Cello Sonatas, works that together illustrate all of Beethoven's three major creative periods.

The Orchestra performs sublime music by Rachmaninoff and his contemporary Scriabin.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.15pm £15 £12.50 £10*

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Monday 1 December 2014

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Pre-concert event. Professor Stephen Downes, a specialist in 20th century repertoire, looks at the often overlooked influence of Scriabin. Free

Monday 1 December 2014

Huawei Winter Concert In Support of the Prince's Trust An evening of music and song in support of the Prince's Trust, starring Katherine Jenkins with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis, with special guests Jack Topping and the Tiffin Boys’ Choir. Royal Festival Hall, 8pm £75 £65 £45 £35 £25*

Thursday 4 December 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra: Music of Today Kevin John Edusei conductor Magnus Holmander clarinet Anders Hillborg Peacock Tales for clarinet and tape; Six Pieces for wind quintet; Vaporized Tivoli for wind ensemble

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Kyung-Wha Chung – The Return to London

A portrait of one of Sweden’s leading composers, Anders Hillborg. Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free Thursday 4 December 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra ValČuha conducts Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier Juraj Valčuha conductor Jonathan Biss piano Olena Tokar soprano Tara Erraught mezzo-soprano Strauss Don Juan Mozart Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K.271 Humperdinck Excerpt from Hansel and Gretel Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite A programme of breakthrough pieces that finds all three composers achieving new heights of creative genius.

Kyung-Wha Chung

Kyung-Wha Chung violin Kevin Kenner piano Mozart Violin Sonata in G, K.379 Prokofiev Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.80 Bach Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004 Franck Sonata in A

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48*

One of the supreme violinists of the last 50 years, Kyung-Wha Chung returns to the Royal Festival Hall for her first UK appearance in over a decade. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £33 £25 £20 £15 £10*

Resident Orchestra

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Friday 5 December 2014

Friday 5 December 2014

Vivaldi Gloria

Tarang

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge Andrew Nethsingha conductor English Chamber Orchestra Julia Doyle soprano Daniela Lehner mezzo-soprano Stephanie Gonley violin John Mills violin

A New Beginning

Handel Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1); Excerpts from The Water Music Suites Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G Handel The King shall rejoice (Coronation Anthem No.3); Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Bach Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, BWV.1043 Vivaldi Gloria Following a sell-out performance in 2013, the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform a programme of popular classics including Vivaldi’s sublime choral masterpiece. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £48 £42 £29.50 £22.50 £16.50 £14.50* Friday 5 December 2014

London Sinfonietta Sir Harrison Birtwistle at 80

Tarang is an ensemble of brilliant young British musicians setting out to redefine Indian classical music. Featuring a range of instruments from across the Indian subcontinent, the ensemble plays contemporary classical music that aims to capture the essence of India. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12 £10* Saturday 6 December 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra Jurowski Conducts Stravinsky And Messiaen Vladimir Jurowski conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments (vers. orig, 1920) Birtwistle Responses: Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano & orchestra (UK premiere)* Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques Stravinsky Orpheus (ballet) When Olivier Messiaen’s teacher suggested he listen to birdsong, he unlocked a careerlong obsession. This reached a culmination in Oiseaux exotiques. The programme also includes the first UK performance of Harrison Birtwistle’s Piano Concerto. *Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk Musica Viva, Casa da Musica Porto, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The London Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation.

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

Sir Harrison Birtwistle © Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall at 6pm – Free pre-concert event. The LPO’s creative ensemble for teenagers, The Band, plays its first set of the season. Taking tonight’s composers as inspiration The Band works alongside LPO musicians to create and perform their own original music. Free

David Atherton conductor Programme includes: Birtwistle Virelai; New work (world premiere); Theseus Game The London Sinfonietta celebrates its longstanding relationship with Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Recent commissions are re-lived and the ensemble looks to the future with the world premiere of a new work. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £20 £15 £8* Premium seats £28*, including a brand new Birtwistle CD released in spring 2015

Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival Christmas Market © Belinda Lawley

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Monday 8 December 2014

Colin Currie & Tamara Stefanovich

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund

Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival

A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

Tamara Stefanovich © Tim Cochrane

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm Free, but ticket required

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Sunday 7 December 2014

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Handel’s Messiah Robert Howarth director Sophie Bevan soprano John Mark Ainsley tenor Ashley Riches baritone Catherine Wyn Rogers mezzo-soprano Choir of the Enlightenment Handel Messiah Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah is the perfect start to the festive season, with it’s thrilling vocal and orchestral score.

Colin Currie percussion Tamara Stefanovich piano Birtwistle The Axe Manual for piano & percussion Messiaen Cantéyodjayâ for piano; Île de feu 1 and 2 from 4 Études de rythme Ligeti Études: No.2 (Cordes à vide); No.3 (Touches bloquées); No.8 (Fém); No.15 (White on white); No.10 (Der Zauberlehrling); No.11 (En suspens); No.12 (Entrelacs); No.13 (L’escalier du diable)

In collaboration with the Royal College of Organists

Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday celebrations continue with a performance of The Axe Manual. Described as ‘invigorating’ and ‘volatile’, the work’s musical landscape encompasses a slow middle section, full of ethereal mystery. Also includes piano works by Messiaen and Ligeti.

Edward Bairstow Sonata in E flat Simon Holt The Legend of Melusine for boy treble & organ (world premiere)† Bach Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV.547 Widor Organ Symphony No.6 in G minor, Op.42 No.2

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 3pm £22 £15 £10*

An opportunity to hear a new work by Simon Holt, commissioned in 2014 by Southbank Centre to celebrate the return of the Royal Festival Hall organ and by the Royal College of Organists to mark its 150th anniversary.

Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9 Premium seats £60* Wednesday 10 December 2014

International Organ Recital: Martin Baker

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at 1.30pm. Gillian Moore in conversation with Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Free Sunday 7 December 2014

National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain Winter Concert - Main and Under 13 Orchestras The National Children’s Orchestra’s main and under-13 orchestras share the bill in their final concert of 2014. The nation’s most talented young musicians have captivated audiences throughout the UK. Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £28 £23 £18 £13 £10*

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† Southbank Centre gratefully acknowledges financial support from PRS for Music Foundation for new works by Simon Holt.

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £15* Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert talk. Composer Simon Holt and organist Martin Baker, in conversation with Andrew McCrea, explore the inspiration for Holt’s new work. Free

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Colin Currie © Linda Nylind

Metal Wood Skin:

The Colin Currie Percussion Festival

This festival showcases the physicality, dynamism and raw talent of Southbank Centre’s Artist in Residence Colin Currie. ‘Being a percussionist allows you access to the widest variety of music,’ Colin Currie explains. ‘In this festival you’ll see pieces that are extremely diverse. The style available to the percussionist knows no limits.’ With performances that see him using everything from mallets, drums, gongs and even his own mic’d-up body as a percussion instrument, Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival (page 77) is a dynamic overview of the percussion art form today. As well as showcasing recent classic works, there are a number of new commissions being performed, highlighting Currie as the percussionist of choice for many leading composers. ‘Together [all the works] represent the new wave of percussion repertoire; exceptionally high quality and serious works that show the art form to be rather dignified instead of just being a collection of utensils and a circus act,’ says Currie. ‘This festival really celebrates an art form coming of age. This is what this festival represents to me; that percussion has arrived. The novelty aspect is in the past and the art form has earned its stripes. We’re now looking at something that is thriving.’

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Julia Wolfe © Peter Sterling

When & Where Julia Wolfe: riSE and fLY (Percussion Concerto)

Steve Reich: Quartet for 2 Vibraphones & 2 Pianos (World Premiere)

Wednesday 17 September 2014 (page 8)

Sunday 12 October 2014 (page 16)

‘Julia came across some American folk music in which the musicians were simply using parts of their body and their hands – clapping, clicking and tapping things. And that led her, in a lateral move, to the discovery of more recent body percussion works which use hip-hop rhythms. It’s a fabulous piece.’

‘I approached Steve Reich about writing a piece and I asked him, what would be your favourite thing to write? He said, if he was going to a desert island and was asked what four musicians he wanted to take, it would be two vibraphone players and two pianists. And that’s why he’s writing a quartet. It’s his instrumental utopia.’

Anna Clyne: Secret Garden (World Premiere)

James MacMillan: Percussion Concerto No.2

Sunday 5 October 2014 (page 15)

Thursday 11 December 2014 (page 34)

‘Anna asked me why my parents had decided to call me Colin. It’s from one of the main characters in the book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. She got me to recite some rather nice lines from the book. From that she made a backing track that was based on my voice but led to musical developments which I play live in the concert situation. So the listener will hear quite a lot of my voice, which has been altered significantly.’

‘James MacMillan’s Veni, Veni, Emmanuel [percussion concerto] is arguably the most successful piece of music written in this era. It’s been performed hundreds of times and it’s a work that I myself have performed nearly 140 times. Somehow instinctively, two or three years ago, it felt like it might be the moment to ask him if he would consider writing me another piece, which has led to this commission. The music is recognisably Jimmy, but it is rather a different animal to his first concerto.’

Colin Currie and Steve Reich © Ben Larpent

Louis Andriessen: Tapdance for percussion & large ensemble Sunday 5 October 2014 (page 15) ‘I’d always wanted a work from Louis Andriessen. When writing Tapdance he was very influenced by the very earliest percussion concerto, written by Darius Milhaud in the 1930s. He loved this work and its rather unusual structure, where it starts with a lot of energy but becomes gradually more and more melancholy and even despairing as the piece unfolds. The title refers to Charleston rhythms, which are used at the beginning of the work.’

Plus: Enjoy free performances and talks with the composers. See southbankcentre.co.uk for updates.

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Thursday 11 December 2014

Friday 12 December 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra

The Sixteen at Christmas

Colin Currie performs a UK premiere / Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival

O Great and Wondrous Mystery

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor Colin Currie percussion

Gardner When Christ was born of Mary free Palestrina Kyrie from Missa O magnum mysterium Holst In the bleak midwinter Palestrina O solis ortu cardine Christmas Carol O Little Town of Bethlehem Victoria O magnum mysterium Warlock Bethlehem Down Morten Lauridsen O magnum mysterium Palestrina Gloria from O magnum mysterium Christmas Carol Angels from the realms of glory Ireland The Holy boy Ives A Christmas Carol Will Todd My Lord has come Palestrina Motet, O magnum mysterium Walford Davies O little town of Bethlehem Palestrina Magnificat quarti toni

Kodály Dances of Galánta James MacMillan Percussion Concerto No.2 (UK premiere) Prokofiev Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 The Philharmonia is proud to present James MacMillan’s latest exhilarating masterwork played by its dedicatee Colin Currie. The work is performed alongside two popular choreographic classics that distil the bracing dance rhythms of Hungary and Russia into musical gold. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm – Pre-concert talk. Free Thursday 11 December 2014

Dejan Lazić, piano CPE Bach Fantasia in D, Wq.117/14; La Boehmer in D, Wq.117/26; Sonata in D minor, Wq.69 Britten Holiday Diary suite, Op.5 D Scarlatti Sonatas: Kk.9 in D minor; Kk.430 in D; Kk.135 in E; Kk.380 in E; Kk.420 in C; Kk.82 in F Bartók 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm from Mikrokosmos; Funeral march from Kossuth; 3 Rondos on Slovak folktunes, Sz.84 This young Croatian pianist performs a typically adventurous programme. The evocative musical pictures of Benjamin Britten’s Holiday Diary features alongside music by CPE Bach, JS Bach’s most-gifted son, whose 300th birthday anniversary is celebrated in 2014.

Harry Christophers conductor

The Sixteen’s ever-popular annual Christmas concert features much-loved works by Holst, Lauridsen, Palestrina and Victoria. This is the perfect way to enter into the spirit of Christmas. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £45 £36 £28 £20 £16 £12* The Front Room at Royal Festival Hall at 9.15pm – post concert event. Join The Sixteen for carols. Free Saturday 13 December 2014

The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf The Snowman © Penguin

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert talk. Dejan Lazić discusses the programme. Free

Orchestra of St Paul’s Ben Palmer conductor narrator to be confirmed Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf Howard Blake The Snowman Festive entertainment for all ages. A performance of Prokofiev’s much-loved introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, told through the story of the brave boy Peter and his quest to capture the Wolf. Next, classic animated film The Snowman is shown on the big screen, with Howard Blake’s score played live by the Orchestra of St Paul’s. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1.30pm & 4pm £30 £25 £20 £15* Christmas market at Southbank Centre © Belinda Lawley

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Monday 5 January 2015

Messiah By Candlelight

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series

Mozart Festival Orchestra in full 18th-century costume Oliver Gooch conductor Keri Fuge soprano Anna Huntley mezzo-soprano Nico Darmanin tenor Charles Rice baritone The Bach Choir

The Future Starts Here! Enjoy the annual display of Britain’s brilliant young talent in five compelling and imaginative programmes, each created around an important contemporary composer: David Matthews, Joseph Horovitz, Paul Patterson, Krysztof Penderecki and Robert Saxton.

Handel Messiah The Mozart Festival Orchestra perform Handel’s choral masterpiece in an evocative candle-lit style setting. They are joined by four acclaimed soloists as they return to the Royal Festival Hall resplendent in full period costume. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £48 £42 £29.50 £22.50 £16.50 £14.50*

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Saturday 13 December 2014

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12 £9.50 £7* Tuesday 6 January 2015

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series The Future Starts Here! Enjoy the annual display of Britain’s brilliant young talent. See Monday 5 January 2015.

Sunday 14 December 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12 £9.50 £7*

SUNDAY MATINEE SERIES Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor Vilde Frang violin

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series

Smetana Šárka (from Má vlast) Brahms Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite

The Future Starts Here!

A festive favourite and a violin classic performed by acclaimed soloist Vilde Frang. Tchaikovsky’s Christmas ballet favourite embraces some of his most ravishing miniature gems, including the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance and Waltz of the Flowers. Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Monday 15 December 2014

Enjoy the annual display of Britain’s brilliant young talent. See Monday 5 January 2015. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12 £9.50 £7* Thursday 8 January 2015

Dudamel & Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Corinthian Orchestra

Gustavo Dudamel © Adam Latham

Paul Hoskins conductor Kate Whitley piano Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 Stravinsky The Firebird, Suite (1945) The Corinthian Orchestra returns with conductor Paul Hoskins for an evening of festive Russian music featuring the up-and-coming young composer and pianist Kate Whitley for Shostakovich’s enchanting Piano Concerto No.2. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £22 £18 £15*

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Gustavo Dudamel conductor Beethoven Symphony No.5 Wagner Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold; Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, Death and Funeral March from Gotterdammerung; Forest Murmurs from Siegfried; Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre The first of two performances by this celebrated orchestra. Made up of 200 vibrant, charismatic and brilliant performers between the ages of 17 and 30, the orchestra is the flagship of Venezuela’s El Sistema orchestral education programme and is led by Gustavo Dudamel. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £65 £45 £28 £15 Premium seats £85*

Resident Orchestra

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International Organ Series

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Thursday 8 January 2015

Thursday 15 January 2015

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Future Starts Here!

Flying the Flag: Images of Russia

Enjoy the annual display of Britain’s brilliant young talent. See Monday 5 January 2015. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12 £9.50 £7* Friday 9 January 2015

Dudamel & Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Gustavo Dudamel conductor Julian Orbón 3 Versiones sinfónicas Mahler Symphony No.5 The flagship of Venezuela’s El Sistema orchestral academic programme, this brilliant young orchestra is led by Gustavo Dudamel, who is currently in his 15th season as their Music Director. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £65 £45 £28 £15 Premium seats £85* Thursday 9 January 2015

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series The Future Starts Here! Enjoy the annual display of Britain’s brilliant young talent. See Monday 5 January 2015. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12 £9.50 £7* Interval drinks at Royal Festival Hall

Vladimir Jurowski © Sheila Rock

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Sergei Leiferkus baritone Mussorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain (vers. orig.); Coronation scene, Clock scene, Funeral bell & Death of Boris from Boris Godunov Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1 (Winter Daydreams) An all-Russian programme, in both programme and soloists. Scenes from Mussorgsky’s dark-hued opera Boris Godunov form the centrepiece of the concert, featuring star baritone Sergei Leiferkus. Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9 Premium seats £60* Sunday 18 January 2015

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Study Day This year’s OAE study day examines and explores the Flying the Flag series which runs throughout the season. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 10.30am & 2pm £12* Tuesday 20 January 2015

Denis Matsuev, piano

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Tchaikovsky Selection from The Seasons, Op.37b Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1 Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op.42; Etude-tableau in A minor, Op.39 No.2; Prelude in G sharp minor, Op.32 No.12; Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (vers. rev. 1931) Winner of the 1998 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow and showered with awards in his native Russia, Denis Matsuev has established himself as a remarkable pianistic force. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £30 £20 £10 Premium seats £55*

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Saturday 24 January 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachmaninoff: Inside Out

Jurowski Conducts Verdi’s Requiem

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Vsevelod Grivnov tenor, Albert Maxim Mikhailov bass, Servant Viacheslav Voynarovskiy tenor, Moneylender Albert Shagidullin bass-baritone, The Duke Sergei Leiferkus baritone, The Baron Annabel Arden director

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Maija Kovalevska soprano Ildiko Komlosi mezzo-soprano Dmtryo Popov tenor Vyacheslav Pochapsky bass London Philharmonic Choir Orfeón Pamplonés

Wagner Orchestral excerpts from Das Rheingold Rachmaninoff The Miserly Knight – opera in 3 scenes

Stravinsky Requiem Canticles Verdi Requiem

Vladimir Jurowski conducts a semi-staged performance of The Miserly Knight. Pushkin’s story of a stifled son pushing against his selfish father compelled Rachmaninoff to write some of his richest, most atmospheric and emotionally fascinating music. Sung in Russian with English surtitles. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

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Hear two contrasting visions of Requiem music. Verdi’s highly charged Requiem was forthright and hard-hitting in its expression of grief, faith and judgment, whereas Stravinsky’s Requiem Canticles focused on ritual rather than expression. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Sunday 25 January 2015

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Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert event. Director Annabel Arden discusses her semi-staging of The Miserly Knight. Free

Sunday Matinee Concert John Wilson conductor Steven Isserlis cello

Thursday 22 January 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra

Bax Tintagel Walton Cello Concerto Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5 in D

BBC Blue Planet in Concert

Hear three British classics of hypnotic poetic intensity. The concert opens with Bax’s magical distillation of the Cornish landscape, inspired by the imposing presence of Tintagel Castle, and includes the improvisatory musings of Walton’s favourite of his three concertos.

Still from Blue Planet © Michael Pitts

Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Tuesday 27 January 2015

Charles Dutoit conducts Bluebeard’s Castle Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Charles Dutoit conductor Marc-André Hamelin piano Andrea Meláth mezzo-soprano Bálint Szabó baritone Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

George Fenton conductor, composer A special event for all the family combining live orchestral music with stunning HD footage from the BBC series Blue Planet. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £45 £35 £29 £24 £15 Premium seats £55*

Berlioz Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 Bartók Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Acclaimed pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Liszt’s lyrical Second Piano Concerto. A masterpiece of 20th-century opera, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle is a haunting tale of a duke whose dark secrets are gradually unveiled by his new wife. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £45 £38 £30 £25 £20 £15 £10 Premium seats £58*

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Monday 2 February 2015

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International Organ Recital: Ann-Elise Smoot

Lindberg World Premiere with Barbara Hannigan Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas

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Vladimir Jurowski conductor Barbara Hannigan soprano Debussy Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, symphonic fragments Magnus Lindberg New work for soprano & orchestra (world premiere)* Wagner Prelude to Act 1 from Tristan und Isolde Scriabin Le poème de l’extase, Op.54 The world premiere of a new work by the LPO’s Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg. This is paired with music by the musical visionary Alexander Scriabin, featuring his extraordinary symphonic vision of ‘the soaring flight of the spirit’.

Brahms Prelude and Fugue in G minor Liszt Orpheus symphonic poem transc. for organ, S.672a Franz Schmidt O, wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen, No.3 of 4 Choral Preludes Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV.582 Elgar Sonata in G, Op.28 American-born concert organist Ann-Elise Smoot makes her debut at Royal Festival Hall performing Elgar’s mighty four-movement Sonata in G. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £15*

*Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Pre-concert talk. Ann-Elise Smoot discusses tonight’s programme with Southbank Centre Organ Curator, William McVicker. Free

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

Monday 2 February 2015

Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Pre-concert event. Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg talks about his new role with the Orchestra and his latest work premiered this evening. Free thursday 29 January 2015

Louis Lortie, piano Fauré Prélude from Pelléas et Mélisande Suite transc. piano; 9 Préludes, Op.103 Scriabin 24 Preludes, Op.11; 5 Preludes, Op.74 Louis Lortie performs Scriabin’s vividly imagined preludes with pieces in the same form by Gabriel Fauré. The French composer’s cool-tempered music contrasts strongly with his Russian colleague’s, yet the pair were both initially inspired by Chopin.

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm Free, but ticket required Tuesday 3 February 2015

The Works Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Presenter to be announced

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35*

The OAE’s series giving you a guided tour of selected masterpieces returns, this time looking at Mozart.

Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert talk. Louis Lortie discusses the programme. Free

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm £25 £15 £2.50 (children under 11)*

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Thursday 5 February 2015

The Bach Choir: Carmina Burana

Philharmonia Orchestra Gatti conducts Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

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Philharmonia Orchestra David Hill conductor Grace Davidson soprano Tenor to be announced Gareth John bass Kodály Missa brevis Orff Carmina Burana

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Carmina Burana is one of the most iconic choral works of the 20th century. Composed in 1936, Orff based the work on a series of 24 secular medieval poems, which cover a range of subjects including the perils of drinking, gluttony and lust. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £48 £40 £34 £29.50 £22.50 £16.50 £10*

Philharmonia Orchestra: Music of Today

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48*

Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra Shi-Yeon Sung conductor Soloist to be announced

Saturday 7 February 2015

Marc-André Dalbavie Tactus for nonet; Les Marches des Transitoires for oboe & ensemble

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Andrei Bondarenko baritone London Philharmonic Choir

Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free

Rachmaninoff 3 Russian Folksongs, Op.41; Spring Cantata, Op.20 Enescu Symphony No.3

Thursday 5 February 2015

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Huge forces of orchestra and choir combine for a feast of Rachmaninoff and Enescu. George Enescu’s emotionally intense Third Symphony is a brooding, heroic and triumphant work for huge symphony orchestra and wordless chorus written at the height of the First World War.

Flying the Flag: The Bohemians Mozart Serenade in B flat for wind, K.361 (Gran Partita) Mysliveček Wind Octet No.2 in E flat Mozart Excerpts from Don Giovanni A chance to enjoy the distinctive sonorities and colours of the OAE’s period wind instruments. The concert begins with Mozart’s masterpiece for 12 wind instruments (plus a rogue double bass), known especially for its heart-melting adagio.

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London Philharmonic Orchestra RachmaninoFF: Inside Out

A portrait of acclaimed French composer Marc-André Dalbavie.

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Mendelssohn Overture, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mahler Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn Beethoven Symphony No.6 (Pastoral) Two exultant gems inspired by the wonders of the natural world. If the Pastoral Symphony is Beethoven’s ultimate musical response to nature, Mahler’s delight in rusticity and musical folklore is captured in a stunning collection of songs.

Thursday 5 February 2015

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9*

Daniele Gatti conductor Markus Werba baritone

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 4pm – Rex Lawson and Denis Hall, of the Pianola Institute, give a unique performance of Rachmaninoff piano rolls. Free

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Sunday 8 February 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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Vladimir Jurowski conductor Colin Matthews / Michael Morpurgo The Pied Piper of Hamelin (world premiere) Hear the Orchestra perform a new version of this familiar legend written especially for families. Michael Morpurgo, one of the UK’s greatest living authors, and Colin Matthews, regarded as one of today’s most exciting living composers, team up to present this timeless tale. For ages 7+. Royal Festival Hall, 12 noon Adults £18 £14 Children (under 16) £9 £7* Sunday 8 February 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra Nelsons conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 Andris Nelsons conductor Paul Lewis piano Mozart Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503 Bruckner Symphony No.3 (vers. 1888-9, ed. Novak) A concert featuring the last of Mozart’s great Viennese concertos and a titanic symphonic masterpiece. Bruckner’s mighty symphonies unfold gradually with an awesome sense of inevitability, unleashing an all-engulfing emotional power unlike anything else in music. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48*

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Lukáš Vondráček, piano Graham Lack 6 Preludes Schumann Etudes symphoniques, Op.13 vers. without Op.posth. variations Liszt Vallée d’Obermann from Années de pèlerinage; Hungarian Rhapsody No.19 in D minor (Lento) Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op.42 The Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček made his London debut in 2002 aged only 16. His recital begins with some enchanting preludes by the British composer Graham Lack and includes a look at the impassioned world of Liszt and Rachmaninov. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert talk. Lukás Vondráček discusses the programme. Free Wednesday 11 February 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra RachmaninoFF: Inside Out Vasily Petrenko conductor Jorge Luis Prats piano Anna Samuil soprano Daniil Shtoda tenor Alexander Vinogradov bass London Philharmonic Choir Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2; The Bells (Choral Symphony) Rising star Vasily Petrenko conducts a concert of Russian greats including Rachmaninoff’s The Bells. A setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name, the vast choral symphony depicts the brightness of birth, the dark stillness of death and the muted serenity of peace through death. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Free pre-concert event. LPO musicians have been working with GCSE music students from south-east London to explore the music of Rachmaninoff. They perform their own new works for ensemble Rachmaninoff out of Rotherhithe! Free Bryn Terfel on Riverside Terrace, in front of Royal Festival Hall

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Philharmonic Octet Berlin

City of Light: Paris 1900-1950

The London Residency 2015

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Nielsen Serenata in vano for clarinet, horn, bassoon, cello & double bass Franz Berwald Septet in B flat Schubert Octet

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Barbara Hannigan soprano, The Princess Mitsuko Uchida piano cast to be announced children’s choir to be announced Philharmonia Voices

Hear musicians from the world-famous Berliner Philharmoniker perform in an intimate chamber setting. The concert opens with two rare treats Carl Nielsen’s Serenata, a mellow work full of warm melodies, followed with Franz Berwald’s Septet before we hear Schubert’s poignant Octet.

Dutilleux Correspondances - song-cycle for soprano & orchestra Ravel Piano Concerto in G; L’enfant et les sortilèges - opera in 1 act A concert brimming with early 20th century Parisian flair. Paris was one of the most influential musical hot-beds of the 20th century, and composers came to work there just to keep abreast of the latest developments. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48*

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £35 £25 £18 £12 Premium seats £45* Saturday 14 February 2015

Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker The London Residency 2015

Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert talk. Free

Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus

Friday 13 February 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra RachmaninoFF: Inside Out Vasily Petrenko conductor Alexander Ghindin piano Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.4 (original vers.) Shostakovich Symphony No.4 in C minor Vasily Petrenko contrasts Shostakovich with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.4 played by Alexander Ghindin. Written in the mid-1930s Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony is one of his more unusual symphonies. Deeply personal, Mahler-inspired sentiments were spiked by grotesque marches and gallops. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

Lachenmann Tableau for orchestra Mahler Symphony No.2 (Resurrection)

Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert event. Vasily Petrenko explores the impact of the composer Rachmaninoff on a Russian conductor. Free

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Sir Simon Rattle conductor Kate Royal soprano Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano London Symphony Chorus City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Composed a century apart, these two works share an intense engagement with the natural and imagined world. The alluring textures of Lachenmann’s virtuosic piece – vaulting brass, cross-hatched strings, darting woodwind and splintered metallic percussion – provide a suitable prelude to the climax of Rattle’s London Residency. Please note there is no interval. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £70 £50 £35 £25 Premium seats £95*

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Sir Simon Rattle & the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker return in February 2015 for a landmark London residency, which sees Southbank Centre and the Barbican join forces.

Where & When Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker: The London Residency 2015 Five orchestral concerts take place from Tuesday 10 to Sunday 15 February 2015 at Southbank Centre and the Barbican. See the index on page 77 for more details. Keep checking our website for more information on the other activities and performances involving local young musicians. 42 tickets 0844 847 9915 southbankcentre.co.uk/classical


‘When you see Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker performing, it’s like one big organism on the stage,’ says Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre’s Head of Classical Music. ‘They seem to breathe together and move together. You see waves of movement going through the orchestra. It’s got a feeling of ensemble, which is extremely powerful.’ Always a sell-out when they come to Southbank Centre, this time the Berliner Philharmoniker is taking part in a unique London residency. As well as performing five concerts at both Southbank Centre and the Barbican with conductor Sir Simon Rattle, the orchestra is undertaking citywide work with school children. There are also family concerts – part of Southbank Centre’s Imagine children’s festival – and chamber music. On top of all this Rattle is marking his 60th birthday. So, even if you don’t get the chance to see one of the five concerts, there are still many other ways to experience this incredible group of musicians. ‘We're working over a long period of time with young people in the run-up to the festival,’ says Gillian Moore. ‘In the week of the residency, there will be young musicians playing on stage at the start of one of the Berliner Philharmoniker concerts at the Barbican. That group will grow and enlarge until on the final day, Sir Simon Rattle will conduct a giant orchestra in The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall.’

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Thursday 19 February 2015

Around the World with the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

City of Light: Paris 1900-1950

The London Residency 2015 / Imagine Children’s Festival © Sam Peach

Philharmonia Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano Camilla Nylund soprano Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte; Shéhérazade; Piano Concerto for the left hand Stravinsky The Firebird, complete ballet (1910) The Franco-Russian connection in the early 1900s, epitomised by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, produced orchestral music of unmatched luxuriant colour. Stravinsky’s ballet music, composed for Diaghilev, is paired with Ravel’s lush song cycle and the dark colours of his Piano Concerto for the left hand. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm- Pre-concert performance. Free Saturday 21 February 2015

OAE Tots Programme includes: Purcell Suite from Abdelazer and The Fairy Queen arr. Brett Dean Shostakovich Waltz No.2 from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra Schumann Winterzeit II from Album für die Jugend, Op.68 The 12 cellists of one of the world’s most famous and wonderful orchestras perform a very special one-hour concert for children and their families, with narration.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Imagine Children’s Festival The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s ever-popular event for young children and their families. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 10am & 11.30am Adults £9 Children £1* Saturday 21 February 2015

Royal Festival Hall, 12 noon £14*

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Sunday 15 February 2015

Alsop conducts Beethoven

Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker

Marin Alsop © Rachel Cherry

The London Residency 2015 Sir Simon Rattle conductor Kate Royal soprano Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano London Symphony Chorus City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus Lachenmann Tableau for orchestra Mahler Symphony No.2 (Resurrection) Composed a century apart, these two works share an intense engagement with the natural and imagined world. Mahler’s dramatic symphonic epic features everything from plainchant, pastoral dance, teeming fish, a rose, a nightingale and primal light, to off-stage brass, transcendent solo voices and a vast choir. Please note there is no interval. (Concert repeated on Saturday 14 February.) Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £70 £50 £35 £25 Premium seats £95*

Marin Alsop conductor David Fray piano Beethoven Overture, Leonore No.3; Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.7 Marin Alsop oversees an evening of Beethoven including his radiant Third Piano Concerto. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert event. Animate Orchestra is run by the LPO with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and four boroughs from southeast London. They play dance music created by the Orchestra inspired by Beethoven’s Symphony No.7. Free

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Wednesday 25 February 2015

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Nelsons conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 5

Ray Chen plays Mendelssohn

Andris Nelsons conductor Håkan Hardenberger trumpet

Ray Chen

HK Gruber Aerial (Trumpet Concerto) Mahler Symphony No.5

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A rare opportunity to see Swedish trumpet virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger perform Gruber’s thrilling concerto. The work requires the soloist to play the cowhorn, trumpet and piccolo trumpet, as well as perform with trumpet slides removed, not to mention sing and play simultaneously. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014)

Christoph Eschenbach conductor Ray Chen violin Beethoven Overture, Egmont Schumann Overture, Scherzo & Finale Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No.5

Royal Festival Hall at 6pm- Pre-concert talk. Free Tuesday 24 February 2015

Ivo Pogorelich, piano Liszt Après une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi sonata from Années de pèlerinage Schumann Fantasie in C, Op.17 Stravinsky 3 Movements from Petrushka transc. for piano Brahms 28 Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op.35 A rare chance to hear the legendary pianist Ivo Pogorelich, in his first recital in Royal Festival Hall since 1999. His concert opens with two grand-scale Romantic masterpieces – Liszt’s so-called Dante Sonata, a magnificent evocation of the poet’s powerful visions of heaven and hell, and Schumann’s tender Fantasie.

The Orchestra performs firm favourites from the classical period. Impassioned overtures by Beethoven and Schumann open the concert, before Ray Chen performs Mendelssohn’s much-loved concerto. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2015

Ragas Take Centre Stage Shashwati Mandal Paul © Arnhel de Serra

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Shashwati Mandal Paul khayal & tappa vocal Chinmay Kolhatkar harmonium Gurdain Rayatt tabla

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Paul – a leading exponent of khayal, tappa and thumri vocal styles – returns to London after her jaw-dropping performance at the Darbar Festival in 2008. Tappa is light form of brisk, energetic, rhythmical classical music originating from the songs of the camel drivers of northern India and Pakistan. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £25 £17*

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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Sunwook Kim, piano Bach Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV.826 Beethoven Sonata in C, Op.53 (Waldstein) Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Sunwook Kim makes his debut in the International Piano Series, performing three essential classics of the piano repertoire. His recital begins with Bach’s brilliantly contrapuntal Partita No.2 and ends with Mussorgsky’s colourful and evocative Pictures at an Exhibition. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert event. Sunwook Kim discusses the programme. Free Wednesday 4 March 2015

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Flying the Flag: Best of Both

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Mozart Requiem Hackney Singers & Lewisham Choral Society Mark Shanahan conductor Forest Philharmonic Orchestra Brahms Nänie for chorus & orchestra, Op.82; Variations on a theme by Haydn (St Anthony) Mozart Requiem One of the most enigmatic pieces of music ever composed, Mozart’s Requiem is sung by a 300-strong choir uniting voices from North and South London. It is paired with two Brahms works including the rarely-performed Nänie ‘burial song’. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £32 £28 £24 £18 £12* Wednesday 11 March 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra Enduring English Treasures Andrew Manze conductor Piers Lane piano Elgar Introduction and Allegro Ireland Piano Concerto in E flat Walton Symphony No.1 in B flat minor An evening of British music full of charm from the early 20th century. Andrew Manze conducts the emotional outpouring that is William Walton’s First Symphony and Elgar’s poised Introduction and Allegro for strings. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

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Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert event. Andrew Manze directs the LPO’s Foyle Future Firsts in more English music. Henry Purcell’s music is arranged and recreated by George Benjamin, Oliver Knussen, Peter Maxwell Davies and Manze himself. Free

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Thursday 12 March 2015

Smetana Overture, The Bartered Bride Brahms Violin Concerto in D Dvořák Symphony No.9 (From the New World)

Sokhiev conducts Brahms’ Symphony No.4

This concert straddles the Atlantic and in doing so offers audiences the best of both worlds, old and new. The concert is rounded off with Dvořák’s Symphony, written in the USA but expressing the composers longing for home. Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9 Premium seats £70*

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Philharmonia Orchestra Tugan Sokhiev conductor Katy Woolley horn Beethoven Overture, Egmont Strauss Horn Concerto No.2 Brahms Symphony No.4 Three German masterworks of stunning intensity. Katy Woolley, the Philharmonia’s brilliant Joint Principal horn, plays Richard Strauss’ ravishing Second Concerto, alongside Brahms’ valedictory Fourth Symphony, which climaxes in a variation finale of awesome power. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014) Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert talk. Free

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Saturday 14 March 2015

Beethoven’s Ninth

Bach Weekend 2015: Chamber Concerti Bach and the Concerto

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Andrew Greenwood conductor Ailish Tynan soprano Catherine Carby mezzo-soprano Timothy Robinson tenor Neal Davies bass Ji Liu piano Royal Choral Society Philharmonia Orchestra

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Beethoven Overture, Coriolan; Piano Concerto No.4; Symphony No.9 (Choral) An all-Beethoven concert, which is crowned by the monumental Choral Symphony and its climactic ‘Ode to Joy’. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £54.50 £44.50 £34.50 £29.50 £19.50 £16.50* Friday 13 March 2015

Bach Weekend 2015: The Violin Concerti

The Feinstein Ensemble: Martin Feinstein recorders Katharina Spreckelsen oboe Catherine Manson violin Miki Takahashi violin Christopher Suckling cello Robin Bigwood harpsichord Telemann Concerto in D minor for recorder, 2 violins & continuo Handel Trio Sonata in C minor, Op.2 No.1a Telemann Concerto in G minor for recorder, 2 violins & continuo Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for recorder, 2 violins & continuo, RV.108 Telemann Concerto in A minor for recorder, oboe, violin & continuo The Feinstein Ensemble introduces and performs a selection of spectacular and colourful chamber concertos by both Vivaldi and Telemann.

Bach and the Concerto Catherine Manson violin Miki Takahashi violin Sarah Moffatt violin Katharina Spreckelsen oboe The Feinstein Ensemble

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 11.30am £18* (includes a choice of coffee or sherry served during the interval) SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2015

Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV.1041; Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, BWV.1043; Concerto in C minor for violin & oboe (reconstructed from Concerto in C minor for 2 harpsichords, BWV.1060); Violin Concerto in E, BWV.1042; Concerto in D for 3 violins (reconstructed from Concerto in C for 3 harpsichords, BWV.1064) This year’s Bach Weekend explores how the concerto found its way into every area of Bach’s composition, including his Cantatas or ‘Sunday Concertos’, as he described them. The weekend kicks off with a performance of the sublime violin concertos, including a rare chance to hear a reconstruction of the Concerto for Three Violins in D. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £21 £20*

Bach Weekend 2015: The Italian Concerto Bach and the Concerto Steven Devine harpsichord Bach Concerto in D for keyboard, BWV.972 (transc. from Vivaldi Violin Concerto, RV.230); Concerto in G for keyboard, BWV.973 (transc. from Vivaldi Violin Concerto, RV.299); Concerto in G minor for keyboard, BWV.975 (transc. from Vivaldi Violin Concerto, RV.316); Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV.971 Bach’s Italian Concerto has remained one of the composer’s most popular harpsichord works since its first performance. Written in the Italian style made famous by Vivaldi, it recalls Bach’s beautiful transcriptions of Vivaldi’s own concertos, also heard in this programme. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 3pm £18* (includes a choice of tea or coffee and biscuits in the interval)

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Bach Weekend 2015: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons

Bach Weekend 2015: The Concerto in France

Bach and the Concerto

Bach and the Concerto

Catherine Manson violin Martin Feinstein recorder, flute Robin Bigwood harpsichord The Feinstein Ensemble Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Vivaldi Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C, RV.443 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G Vivaldi The Four Seasons Vivaldi’s brilliantly programmatic The Four Seasons is regarded as his masterpiece. It sits comfortably alongside Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos.4 and 5, which were strongly influenced by Vivaldi. The programme also includes one of Vivaldi’s most skillfully written virtuoso works – the famous Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £24 £20 £16 £12* Saturday 14 March 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra Jurowski conducts Ravel and Anderson

Annabel Knight © Robert Piwko

Pasacaglia: Annabel Knight recorder, flute Louise Bradbury recorder Oliver Webber violin Robin Bigwood harpsichord Drouard de Bousset Concerto en trio No.5 Rameau 5me Concert from Pièces de clavecin en concerts Corrette Concerto comique No.25 for 3 treble instruments & continuo (Les Sauvages et la Furstemburg) Couperin Concert No.2 for treble instrument & continuo Boismortier Gentillesse No.5, Op.45 Bach and Vivaldi’s blossoming concerto design must have been observed in France with some amazement. But the French masters produced their own brand of thrilling instrumental works in the same virtuoso vein. Passacaglia explores this concertante repertoire in a programme of chamber-scale gems. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 11.30am £18* (includes a choice of coffee or sherry served during the interval) Sunday 15 March 2015

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Vladimir Jurowski conductor Carolin Widmann violin London Philharmonic Choir Julian Anderson Violin Concerto (world premiere)* Ravel Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

Bach Weekend 2015: Cantatas – The Sunday Concertos Bach and the Concerto London Bach Singers: Faye Newton soprano Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano Nicholas Hurndall Smith tenor Ben Davies bass The Feinstein Ensemble Martin Feinstein director

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Ravel’s sumptuous Daphnis et Chloé, one of the composer’s most magnificent scores, and the world premiere of a new violin concerto by Julian Anderson.

Bach Cantata No.115 ‘Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit’; Sinfonia from Cantata No.21 ‘Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis’; Cantata No.9 ‘Es ist das Heil uns kommen her’

*Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The London Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges financial support from PRS for Music Foundation and the Boltini Trust.

Bach rarely used the word Cantata to describe his weekly choral works – Sunday Concerto was the much more usual description. Martin Feinstein introduces and directs a concert featuring these wonderful works. The Feinstein Ensemble is joined by The London Bach Singers.

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Pre-concert event. Julian Anderson discusses his new Violin Concerto. Free

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 3pm £21 £20* (includes a choice of tea or coffee and biscuits in the interval)

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Monday 16 March 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund

Gardner conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega

A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

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Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm Free, but ticket required Tuesday 17 March 2015

Maurizio Pollini, piano Edward Gardner conductor Sunwook Kim piano Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Mozart Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491 Mahler Symphony No.1 (vers. standard in 4 movements) A concert featuring two stirring evocations of the natural world. Mendelssohn’s ever-popular overture is one of a number of art works inspired by Fingal’s Cave, Scotland, whilst Mahler’s depiction of nature awakening follows, replete with bird-calls and the sound of a marching town band. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014)

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Programme to be announced Sunday 15 March 2015

Bach Weekend 2015: The Harpsichord Concerti Bach and the Concerto Robin Bigwood

Tonight marks the return of Maurizio Pollini, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest pianists of our time, to his London home. Since he shot to fame after winning the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1960, he has remained consistently among the most sought-after artists in the world. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50 £35 £20 £10 Premium seats £65* Student Platform Seats £7* Thursday 19 March 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Robin Bigwood harpsichord Steven Devine harpsichord The Feinstein Ensemble

A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV.1052; Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV.1056; Concerto in C minor for 2 harpsichords, BWV.1062; Harpsichord Concerto in A, BWV.1055; Concerto in C for 2 harpsichords, BWV.1061 A concert of Bach’s extraordinary harpsichord concerti – works which became the model for solo keyboard concerti for the next 200 years.

Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free

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Wednesday 25 March 2015

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Ashkenazy Sibelius Series Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders

RachmaninoFF: Inside Out Ilyich Rivas conductor Dmitry Mayboroda piano Mozart Symphony No.36 (Linz) Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.1 (later vers.) Dvořák Symphony No.8 Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony is the most blissful symphony he wrote – a work overflowing with joyous fanfares and the beauty of the natural world. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Thursday 26 March 2015

Midori, violin Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor Vadim Repin violin Sibelius Finlandia; Violin Concerto; Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22 Vladimir Ashkenazy opens his landmark Sibelius series marking the composer's 150th birthday. Sibelius was initially determined to become a world-class violinist, but instead became a composer. This glorious Violin Concerto was composed for the virtuoso he never became. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014) Saturday 21 March 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra Jurowski conducts colourful Russian ballet scores Vladimir Jurowski conductor Yefim Bronfman piano Prokofiev Excerpts from Chout (The Tale of the Buffoon), Op.21 Magnus Lindberg Piano Concerto No.2 (UK premiere) Stravinsky Petrushka (1911)

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Bach Partita No.3 in E, BWV.1006; Sonata No.3 in C, BWV.1005; Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV.1001; Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004 Midori returns to Southbank Centre with four of Bach’s sublime works for solo violin. These pieces are miracles of compression, creating vast emotional worlds from a single line of music. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35*

Jurowski conducts colourful ballet music by the Russian masters Prokofiev and Stravinsky. In the haunting ballet Petrushka, Stravinsky depicts his homeland with ‘quick tempos, major keys, smells of Russian food, sweat and glistening leather boots’. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm – Pre-concert event. Dame Monica Mason, former Director of the Royal Ballet, discusses the golden age of Russian ballet. Free

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Friday 27 March 2015

Saturday 28 March 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Russian Masters Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Danny Driver piano Timothy Henty conductor

Evocative Russian Classics Jaime Martín conductor David Pyatt horn John Ryan horn James Thatcher horn Richard Watkins horn Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo & Juliet James Horner New work for 4 horns & orchestra Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Be captivated by Rimsky-Korsakov’s sultry, dramatic and captivating portrayal of the young Sultana Scheherazade, alongside Tchaikovsky’s own slice of orchestral fantasy and a new work by James Horner, the double Oscar-winning composer for Titanic. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert talk. The young musicians of In Harmony Lambeth and musicians from the LPO present a performance of new and familiar orchestral repertoire. Free. Saturday 28 March 2015

Crazy for Gershwin

Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Lyudmila Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Tchaikovsky Marche Slave Mussorgsky The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra showcases works by great Russian masters, including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £48 £42 £32.50 £27.50 £19.50 £16.50* Sunday 29 March 2015

Bach: St Matthew Passion The Bach Choir Florilegium David Hill conductor Evangelist to be announced Matthew Best Christ Elizabeth Watts soprano Counter-tenor to be announced Allan Clayton tenor Mark Stone baritone Bach St Matthew Passion The Bach Choir’s annual tradition of performing Bach’s St Matthew Passion in English dates back to 1930. A choir of children drawn from schools in and around London join the performance. Please note there is a long lunch interval between Parts I and II. Part II begins at 2.15pm. Royal Festival Hall, 11am £52 £44 £37 £30 £24 £17.50 £10* Tuesday 31 March 2015

Jonathan Biss, piano Berg Sonata, Op.1 Schoenberg 6 Little pieces, Op.19 Schumann Waldscenen, Op.82 Beethoven Sonatas: Op.79 in G; Op.57 in F minor (Appassionata)

George Gershwin © US Library of Congress

London Concert Orchestra Richard Balcombe conductor Jonathan Scott piano Plus ballroom duo and two tap dancers Back by popular demand, this all-Gershwin extravaganza of song and dance returns to Royal Festival Hall. Enjoy an afternoon bursting with Broadway glamour and toe-tapping tunes, including songs from Girl Crazy, Shall We Dance, Porgy and Bess and Lady, Be Good. Royal Festival Hall, 2.30pm £48 £42 £32.50 £24.50 £19.50 £16.50*

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Internationally respected pianist Jonathan Biss performs Berg’s intensely emotional Sonata Op.1, which is followed by Schoenberg’s adventurous and imaginative miniatures and classic works by Romantic favourites Schumann and Beethoven. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35*

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Sunday 12 April 2015

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Philharmonia Orchestra

Bach’s St Matthew Passion Sophie Bevan soprano Paula Murrihy mezzo-soprano Mark Padmore Evangelist, director Stephan Loges Christus Mary Bevan soprano Robin Blaze counter-tenor Andrew Tortise tenor Matthew Brook baritone Soloists from the Choir of the Enlightenment Bach St Matthew Passion One of the great pieces of the classical canon, Bach’s St Matthew Passion still retains its huge emotional impact. Performed on period instruments to reveal the original colours and textures of the music. The singers are led by the great Bach interpreter Mark Padmore.

JÄrvi Nielsen CYCLE Paavo Järvi conductor Martin Helmchen piano Haydn Symphony No.88 in G Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor) Nielsen Symphony No.4 (The Inextinguishable) Paavo Järvi’s Nielsen series continues with The Inextinguishable, a bracing celebration of the ‘elemental will to live’. The work climaxes in a thrilling duel between two sets of timpani. Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014) Monday 13 April 2015

Yundi, piano

Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9 Premium seats £70* Saturday 11 April 2015

National Youth Orchestra

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Yundi

Ilan Volkov conductor

Programme to be announced

Grainger The Warriors (Music to an imaginary ballet) for 3 pianos & orchestra; Unsuk Chin New work (world premiere) Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

The young Chinese pianist became the youngest-ever winner of the International Chopin Competition in Poland in 2000. Since then he has made it his mission to attract more young people to classical music.

The UK’s premiere youth orchestra performs a concert including a brand new work written especially for them by Unsuk Chin.

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50 £35 £20 £10 Premium seats £65* Student Platform Seats £7*

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £26 £23 £19 £16 £12.50 £8 £6 (Under 25s £5)*

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Sunday 12 April 2015

OAE Tots Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s popular concert for children aged under six and their families. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 10am & 11.30am Adults £9 Children £1*

Pinchas Zukerman performs Elgar’s Violin Concerto Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christoph König conductor Pinchas Zukerman violin Beethoven Overture, Coriolan; Symphony No.6 (Pastoral) Elgar Violin Concerto The Royal Philharmonic is joined by Pinchas Zukerman to play Elgar’s Violin Concerto, a work of great lyricism and power, with a solo part that combines virtuosity and emotional depth. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £45 £38 £30 £25 £20 £15 £10 Premium seats £58*

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Friday 17 April 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Ticciati conducts Beethoven and Bruckner

FrÜhbeck de Burgos conducts Brahms

Robin Ticciati conductor Menahem Pressler piano

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor Augustin Hadelich violin

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Bruckner Symphony No.4 (Romantic)

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Lalo Symphonie espagnole for solo violin & orchestra Brahms Symphony No.1

An evening of Romantic melodies with Beethoven and Bruckner. Bruckner’s most engaging symphony is a work charged as much with the thrust of heartfelt human impulse as with supreme spiritual fulfilment. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

Enjoy contrasting symphonies by Lalo and Brahms. Every moment of Brahms’ music portrays his anguished love for Clara Schumann – a total contrast to the freshness, lightness and purity of Lalo’s violin concerto disguised as a symphony.

WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2015

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

Indian Rhythm Essentials Pandit Nayan Ghosh tabla solo Murad Ali sarangi nagma Pandit Nayan Ghosh, one of India’s most remarkable tabla and sitar masters, presents a rare tabla solo in remembrance of the tenth anniversary of Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee’s death. The Darbar Festival was set up in 2006 in Virdee’s memory. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £25 £17* Thursday 16 April 2015

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Pre-concert event. French music expert Roger Nichols explores the music of Edouard Lalo. Free Sunday 19 April 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

Philharmonia Orchestra: Music of Today

Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free

Clement Power conductor Mei-Yi Foo piano

Sunday 19 April 2015

Olga Neuwirth Un posto nell'acqua; locus . . . doublure. . . solus

MaAzel conducts Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony

A portrait of Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, recently described by The Guardian as a ‘remarkable creator of...astonishing sound’ (Tom Service, August 2012).

Lorin Maazel conductor Eric Silberger violin

Philharmonia Orchestra

Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free

Mozart Overture, The Magic Flute; Violin Concerto No.5 Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony Tchaikovsky’s gripping Manfred Symphony was inspired by Lord Byron’s poem. The story tells the tale of a guilt-ridden mountain dweller who summons seven spirits in the vain hope they might help him forget the past.

Thursday 16 April 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra MaAzel conducts Respighi’s Pines of Rome

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014)

Lorin Maazel conductor Ingrid Fliter piano Respighi Fountains of Rome Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain for piano & orchestra Respighi Feste romane; Pines of Rome Tonight’s concert provides a rare opportunity to hear Respighi’s exuberant Roman trilogy of symphonic poems. Each one paints in striking hues and colours the essence of Rome and her imperial splendour.

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Barenboim rehearsing for his first London show at Royal Festival Hall, aged 13, in 1956 Š Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy

The Barenboim Project 2015 Almost sixty years after Daniel Barenboim made his Royal Festival Hall debut, he is back with a very special series of concerts, called The Barenboim Project 2015. Daniel Barenboim conducting Š David Levene

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Daniel Barenboim holds the Olympic flag at the London 2012 games © Rex

If there is anyone who deserves the title ‘Maestro’ it’s Daniel Barenboim. A colossus of the music world, his career has taken him from child piano prodigy to conducting Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the BBC Proms, as well as forming the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an ensemble made up of musicians from Israel and the Arab world. He also holds an unusually highprofile role beyond the world of classical music, which has seen him, among other honours, play the role of flag bearer at the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. Southbank Centre audiences have wholeheartedly embraced Barenboim’s most recent projects here – the Beethoven Piano Sonata cycle in 2008 and the Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with Staatskapelle Berlin in 2010. Returning in 2015, he plays the cycle of Schubert Piano Sonatas in Royal Festival Hall, as well as conducting works with the celebrated Staatskapelle Berlin, including Elgar’s intimate Symphony No.2. As Gillian Moore, Head of Music at Southbank Centre, says: ‘Barenboim’s musicianship is so poetic, it really draws you in. If you think of the Beethoven cycle he did here in 2008, there was this rapt silence. People concentrated over a period of eight concerts – a lot of them coming back again and again – just drawn into this one musician and his keyboard.

Daniel Barenboim in 1966 © Getty Images

‘But the other side of Daniel Barenboim is that he is a figure in the world. He’s not someone who thinks that music has no relevance. He’s never someone who would say music and politics, music and human rights, or music and life don’t mix. He has thrown himself right into the centre.’

Where & When Schubert Piano Sonatas Over four concerts hear Daniel Barenboim perform Schubert’s Piano Sonatas in Royal Festival Hall: Wednesday 27 May, Friday 29 May, Sunday 31 May & Tuesday 2 June 2015 (see index on page 77).

Beethoven Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 is performed by Martha Argerich with Daniel Barenboim conducting Staatskapelle Berlin: Monday 20 April 2015 (page 56).

Elgar A second concert with Daniel Barenboim conducting Staatskapelle Berlin featuring Elgar’s Symphony No.2: Tuesday 21 April 2015 (page 56). Daniel Barenboim with Sir Adrian Boult © Reg Wilson / Rex

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Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin

Jerusalem Quartet

The Barenboim Project 2015 Daniel Barenboim conductor Martha Argerich piano Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 Strauss Ein Heldenleben Daniel Barenboim returns to his London home to perform with Martha Argerich and the orchestra of the Berlin State Opera. Barenboim applies his extraordinary musicianship to Richard Strauss’ orchestral tone poem. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £65 £45 £28 £15 Premium seats £85* Tuesday 21 April 2015

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin

Mozart String Quartet in G, K.387 Janáček String Quartet No.2 (Intimate Letters) Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D.810 (Death & the Maiden) The concert features Janáček’s musical confession of a forbidden love, and Schubert’s farewell to love in the wake of discovering his terminal illness. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Saturday 25 April 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra Netopil Conducts JanáČek’s Glagolitic Mass

The Barenboim Project 2015 Lisa Batiashvili © Anja Frers / DG

Daniel Barenboim conductor Lisa Batiashvili violin Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Elgar Symphony No.2 Consistently voted an audience favourite, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – a deeply felt work full of melodic vitality, soul and virtuosic brilliance – is performed by Lisa Batiashvili. Elgar’s moving Second Symphony follows. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £65 £45 £28 £15 Premium seats £85* Friday 24 April 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra PHILHARMONIA AT THE MOVIES: THE GENERAL Carl Davis conductor Carl Davis One Week (film score); The General (film score) Two of Buster Keaton’s most celebrated films accompanied by Carl Davis’ brilliantly inventive music, conducted live by the composer. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014)

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Tomáš Netopil conductor Andrea Danková soprano Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano Kor-Jan Dusseljee tenor Jochen Schmeckenbecher baritone London Philharmonic Choir Orfeó Català Wagner Overture, Der fliegende Holländer Beethoven Symphony No.4 Janáček Glagolitic Mass In his masterful Glagolitic Mass, Janáček set about creating a celebration of the God he glimpsed in the physical world around him. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

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Stephen Hough, piano

Temirkanov conducts Dvořák’s Symphony No.8

Debussy La plus que lente; Estampes Chopin Ballades: No.2 in F, Op.38; No.1 in G minor, Op.23; No.3 in A flat, Op.47; No.4 in F minor, Op.52 Debussy Children’s Corner; L’isle joyeuse

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Sunday 26 April 2015

Celebrated British pianist Stephen Hough performs some of Debussy’s best-loved piano works alongside Chopin’s four fantastical Ballades. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £30 £20 £10 Premium seats £55* Student Platform Seats £7* Wednesday 29 April 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra RachmaninoFF: Inside Out Vladimir Jurowski conductor Vsevelod Grivnov tenor

Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta

Yuri Temirkanov conductor Daniil Trifonov piano

Rachmaninoff 4 movements from piano works orch. Butsko; 10 Songs arr. Jurowski; Symphony No.3

Berlioz Overture, Benvenuto Cellini Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.1 Dvořák Symphony No.8 An evening of Romantic masterpieces from three of the era’s most celebrated talents. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014)

The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents the last concert of its season-long Rachmaninoff focus with his Symphony No.3. A deep sadness colours his final symphony, but the work also finds moments of dignity and optimism, brilliance and vitality. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65* Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Pre-concert event. Keeping it in the family: Vladimir Jurowski looks at his grandfather’s arrangement of the songs heard tonight. Free

Monday 27 April 2015

International Organ Recital: Thomas Trotter Stanford Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, Op.57 Bach Sonata No.1 in E flat, BWV.525 James MacMillan Le tombeau de Georges Roualt Saint-Saëns Fantaisie in E flat (1857) Dupré Symphonie-Passion, Op.23 Thomas Trotter returns to Southbank Centre to perform an eclectic recital of music spanning 400 years on the Royal Festival Hall Organ. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £15* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert talk. Thomas Trotter discusses Marcel Dupré’s Symphonie-Passion with Southbank Centre Organ Curator, William McVicker. Free

Thursday 30 April 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra Tchaikovsky and the Mighty Five Series Jakub Hrůša conductor Philharmonia Voices Borodin Overture, Prince Igor César Cui Overture, Le flibustier (The Buccaneer) Rimsky-Korsakov Overture on Russian Themes, Op.28 Mussorgsky Excerpts from Boris Godunov Four of Russia’s finest composers combine forces in a programme bookended by music from blockbuster operas.

Monday 27 April 2015

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014)

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund

Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert talk. Free

A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm Free, but ticket required Resident Orchestra

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Friday 1 May 2015

Thursday 7 May 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra: Music of Today

Guerrero conducts Berlioz Giancarlo Guerrero conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan cello

Pierre-André Valade conductor Irvine Arditti violin Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra

Dvořák Cello Concerto Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Giacinto Scelsi Anahit for violin and ensemble; I Presagi

Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Berlioz’s dramatic Symphonie fantastique, a work that is passionate, witty, enraged, high-spirited, sardonic, tormented and proud.

A portrait of Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, whose unique compositions have recently featured on the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island.

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £39 £33 £27 £21 £16 £12 £9 Premium seats £65*

Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free

Sunday 3 May 2015

Thursday 7 May 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics

Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 10

That’s all Folk! USA! Stuart Stratford conductor Joe Townsend violin Chris Jarvis presenter Come and join us on our toe-tapping musical journey across the USA! Presented by Chris Jarvis. Suitable for children aged 3 to 11. From 10am-2pm there are free musical events around the building; have a go at playing an orchestral instrument of your choice, and join our musicmaking workshops on The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall. A guest ensemble of young musicians perform after the concert. Royal Festival Hall, 12 noon Adult £18 £16 £14 £12 £10 Children £9 £8 £7 £6 £5* Various venues across Royal Festival Hall from 10am – 2pm. Free musical events around the building: have a go at playing an orchestral instrument and join music-making workshops on The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall. Post concert on The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall. A guest ensemble of young musicians entertain after the concert. Free Wednesday 6 May 2015

Tadaaki Otaka conducts Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Tadaaki Otaka conductor Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano Neal Davies baritone The Bach Choir Elgar Overture, Cockaigne (In London Town); Sea Pictures Walton Belshazzar’s Feast A concert of English masterworks opening with Elgar’s vivid depiction of a day in London, and culminating in Walton’s magnificent Belshazzar’s Feast.

Philharmonia Orchestra Vasily Petrenko conductor Till Fellner piano Mozart Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 Mahler Symphony No.10 (compl. Cooke) Hear two works written towards the climax of their respective composer’s careers. Plagued by increasing physical frailty and severe emotional problems, Mahler set to work on his apocalyptic Tenth Symphony, but only managed to complete the devastating opening movement. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014) Sunday 10 May 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra Petrenko conducts Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony Vasily Petrenko conductor Mark Padmore tenor Schubert Symphony No.8 in B minor (Unfinished) Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Shostakovich Symphony No.5 in D minor A concert of key works by Schubert, Britten and Shostakovich. The two completed movements of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony ushered in the Romantic style, which can be heard resonating in Britten’s hauntingly beautiful song cycle. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014)

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Thursday 14 May 2015

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Philharmonia Orchestra Rhorer conducts Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

The Rough with the Smooth

Jérémie Rhorer conductor Francesco Piemontesi piano

Kati Debretzeni violin, director Chi-Chi Nwanoku double bass Telemann Overture (Suite) in B flat, (Ouverture burlesque) Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for viola d’amore & lute, RV.540 Wishart Concerto à double entendre (world premiere) Handel Concerto in B flat, Op.4 No.6 for lute & harp; Concerto in B flat for violin & orchestra, HWV.288 (Sonata a 5); Concerto grosso in G, Op.6 No.1 At the centre of this concert is a brand new piece by the acclaimed composer Stevie Wishart. Her track record encompasses both early music and cutting-edge electronics, and this concerto, unusually, puts the double bass centre stage, in a piece inspired by the Baroque concerto grosso. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm £38 £24 £9

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Dukas Overture, Polyeucte Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 (Italian) The perfect opportunity to contrast the dreamlike romance of Schumann and Mendelssohn’s neo-classical sparkle. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014) Sunday 17 May 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra Ashkenazy Sibelius Series Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor Daniil Trifonov piano Sibelius Nightride and Sunrise Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 Sibelius Symphony No.5 in E flat

Wednesday 13 May 2015

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob.XVI/32 Beethoven 6 Bagatelles, Op.126 Tchaikovsky Nocturne (Andante cantabile), Op.10 No.1 Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.1; Mazurka in B flat minor, Op.24 No.4 Scriabin Mazurka in E minor, Op.25 No.3; Sonata No.9 in F, Op.68 (Black Mass) Saint-Saëns Danse macabre arr. Sudbin for piano (based on Liszt/Horowitz transcriptions) The young Russian star performs an expressive sonata by Haydn, and the startling late Bagatelles Op.126 by Haydn’s pupil, Beethoven. The programme also includes two of Chopin’s exquisite short pieces and Scriabin’s hairraising Sonata No.9.

Vladimir Ashkenazy’s landmark Sibelius series continues, opening with the tone poem Nightride and Sunrise, as experienced from a speeding horse-drawn sleigh, and ending with the composer’s Fifth Symphony. Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Monday 18 May 2015

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin, piano Takács Quartet © Karen Robinson

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Thursday 14 May 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra: Martin Musical Scholarship Fund A recital by a winner of an award from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free

Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op.10; Préludes, Bk.2 Nos. 4,5,6,7,11,12; Franck Piano Quintet in F minor The Takács return to Southbank Centre with a concert of French masterworks. They share the stage with Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin in Franck’s rarely-heard Piano Quintet, an impassioned score inspired by his infatuation with a young woman. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35*

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Try Something New Do you love the classics but want to explore further? Try one of these concerts from our 2014/15 season.

Stravinsky © Grant Grantham Bain Collection

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Stravinsky So try:

Tansy Davies (born 1973 )

Tansy Davies © Rikard Österlund

Why? Imagine the menace of The Rite of Spring filtered through an avant-garde funk band. Tansy’s powerful music is also inspired by Zaha Hadid's futuristic architecture. When: Sunday 5 October 2014, Asko | Schönberg (page 15) What? Neon for chamber ensemble

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Chopin So try:

Scriabin (1872 – 1915) Chopin © Ernst Burger

Scriabin

Why? Known for his mystical tendencies, Scriabin’s early music was influenced by Frédéric Chopin and has the lyrical charm of Grieg mixed with blazing orchestral colours. When: Wednesday 3 December 2014, London Philharmonic Orchestra (page 29) What? Piano Concerto

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Beethoven

George Onslow Beethoven

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George Onslow (1784 – 1853) Why? Although British born, he found fame in France, eventually becoming known as the French Beethoven. Schumann thought his chamber works as fine as Mozart and Beethoven, but since the start of the 20th century, he has strangely dropped off the radar. When: Wednesday 22 October 2014, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (page 17) What? Symphony No.1 in A

Mozart © Dirk V Mallinckrodt / Alamy

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Debussy

Josef Mysliveček (1737 – 1781) Why? A friend of the Mozart family in the early 1770s, Josef's music contributed to the formation of late 18th-century Classicism in music. Largely ignored now, his music is full of brilliance and melodic vitality. When: Thursday 5 February 2015, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (page 39)

Dutilleux © Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library / Alamy

What? Wind Octet No.2 in E flat

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Dutilleux (1916 – 2013) Why? While those around him said that Serialism was the only way, Dutilleux forged his own path which drew from the legacy of Debussy and Ravel’s sensuous orchestration and harmony.

Josef Mysliveček © Matěj Bat’ha

When: Thursday 12 February 2015, Philharmonia Orchestra (page 41) What? Correspondances Philip Glass © Pasquale Salerno

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Nico Muhly (born 1981)

Nico Muhly © Matthew Murphy

Why? Nico is a young American composer whose work is inspired by American Minimalism, although he has gone on to forge his own path. His works have found a popular audience. When: Friday 5 June 2015, Yannick Nézét-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra (page 63) What? New work (UK Premiere) 61


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Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra

Thursday 28 May 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra City of Light: Paris 1900-1950 Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano Samuel Coles flute Sophie Bevan soprano Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano Philharmonia Voices (Ladies) Debussy Syrinx for solo flute; La damoiselle élue Messiaen Turangalîla-symphonie The Turangalîla-symphonie is an ecstatic outburst of love and rejoicing without equal in 20th-century music. Messiaen embraces everything from the erotic mysticism of Scriabin and Gershwin’s seductive nocturnal jazz, to Christian plainchant, Indian ragas and birdsong.

Maria João Pires © Eduardo Gageiro

Iván Fischer conductor Maria João Pires piano Mozart Overture, The Magic Flute; Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K.271 Brahms Symphony No.1 The Budapest Festival Orchestra, celebrated for its spontaneity and fiery intensity, perform Mozart’s joyful, bubbling Overture to his opera The Magic Flute before Pires takes to the piano for the composer’s delicate, delightful Piano Concerto No.9.

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert talk. Free Friday 29 May 2015

Daniel Barenboim, piano Schubert Piano Sonatas (2) / The Barenboim Project 2015 Daniel Barenboim © Monika Rittershaus

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50 £35 £20 £10 Premium seats £65* Wednesday 27 May 2015

Daniel Barenboim, piano Schubert Piano Sonatas (1) / The Barenboim Project 2015

Schubert Sonatas: D.575 in B; D.894 in G; D.958 in C minor

Schubert Sonatas: D.537 in A minor; D.664 in A; D.959 in A

Daniel Barenboim continues his cycle of Schubert piano sonatas with ‘a ghost dance’ and other delights. Schubert’s startling ability to change mood and direction in an instant – yet maintain a compelling sense of expressive unity – is especially potent in D.575.

Daniel Barenboim opens his Schubert cycle with three works exploring startlingly different moods. Each one is distinctly memorable for its wealth of melodic invention. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50 £35 £20 £10 Premium seats £65* Student Platform Seats £7*

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50 £35 £20 £10 Premium seats £65* Students’ Platform Seats £7* Sunday 31 May 2015

Daniel Barenboim, piano Schubert Piano Sonatas (3) / The Barenboim Project 2015 Schubert Sonatas: D.568 in E flat; D.784 in A minor; D.850 in D From ‘cries of pain’ to ‘uncontainable exuberance’, Barenboim explores the emotional terrain of Schubert’s richly rewarding piano sonatas. The Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, which opens during the summer months. © Belinda Lawley

Royal Festival Hall, 3pm £50 £35 £20 £10 Premium seats £65*

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Sunday 7 June 2015

Daniel Barenboim, piano

The Bach Choir: Elijah

Schubert Piano Sonatas (4) / The Barenboim Project 2015

David Hill conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Simon Keenlyside baritone Sarah Fox soprano Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano Andrew Tortise tenor

Schubert Sonatas: D.845 in A minor; D.960 in B flat Daniel Barenboim concludes his series of Schubert’s piano sonatas with two towering masterworks. The bittersweet simplicity of Schubert’s final sonata, D.960, is the secret of its devastating impact – tragically Schubert died less than a month after signing off the manuscript. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £50 £35 £20 £10 Premium seats £65* Students’ Platform Seats £7*

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Mendelssohn Elijah The Bach Choir present Mendelssohn’s Elijah, an oratorio which owes much to the Baroque composers Bach and Handel, whom Mendelssohn greatly admired. Singing the title role is Simon Keenlyside, one of Britain’s most charismatic singers. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £48 £40 £34 £29.50 £22.50 £16.50 £10*

Friday 5 June 2015

Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Tuesday 9 June 2015 The Philadelphia Orchestra Natasha Paremski Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor performs Brahms’ Piano Lisa Batiashvili violin Concerto No.1 Nico Muhly New work (UK premiere) Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 Rachmaninov Symphony No.3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Natasha Paremski © Andrea Joynt

Hear one of America’s top orchestras perform Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and a UK premiere by Nico Muhly. Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto was suppressed by the composer in fear that its emotional power might be too much for the Soviet censors. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £55 £38 £25 £15 Premium seats £75* Saturday 6 June 2015

Yannick Nézet-Séguin & The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Natasha Paremski piano Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 Schubert Symphony No.9 in C (Great)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor Emanuel Ax piano Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 Emanuel Ax visits London to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with one of America’s top orchestras. A staple of the piano concerto repertoire, the stormy first movement is followed by the calm of the sublime second, before the third concludes with an exhilarating finale. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £55 £38 £25 £15 Premium seats £75*

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Both Brahms and Schubert combined the elegance of Classical music with the emotional power of the Romantic. Celebrated pianist Natasha Paremski performs Brahms’ rich and dramatic Piano Concerto No.1, before the Orchestra plays Schubert’s Great Symphony, which shows the composer at the peak of his powers. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £45 £38 £30 £25 £20 £15 £10 Premium seats £58*

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Ashkenazy Sibelius Series

Temirkanov conducts Brahms’ Symphony No.2

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor Helena Juntunen soprano Sibelius Pelléas et Mélisande Suite; Luonnotar; Songs with orchestral accompaniment; Symphony No.2 in D Vladimir Ashkenazy closes his Sibelius series with a spectacular finale. The concert features Luonnotar, an arresting tone poem based on Norse legend. The Second Symphony was inspired by the composer’s complete immersion in the rugged landscapes of northern Finland. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* Royal Festival Hall at 6pm - Pre-concert event. Free Thursday 11 June 2015

Alice Sara Ott & Francesco Tristano, pianos

Yuri Temirkanov conductor Nikolai Lugansky piano Weber Overture, Der Freischütz Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Brahms Symphony No.2 Two landmark works by two of Germany’s most acclaimed composers. When working on his sublime Second Symphony, Brahms wrote contentedly to a friend, ‘The melodies flow so freely that one must be careful not to tread on them.’ Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014) Sunday 28 June 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra: Music of Today Patrick Bailey conductor Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra Programme to be announced A recital of new works conducted by Patrick Bailey as part of the Young Composers Academy. Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Free Sunday 28 June 2015

Philharmonia Orchestra DohnÁnyi closes 2014/15 season Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud

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Ravel Boléro arr. Tristano for 2 pianos Debussy 3 Nocturnes transc. Ravel for 2 pianos Ravel La valse Tristano A Soft Shell Groove Suite Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (for two pianos) An exceptional young duo take to the stage at Southbank Centre for the first time. Superstar pianist Alice Sara Ott joins forces with Francesco Tristano, a pianist and composer who unusually has made as much of an impact in the club scene as in the classical world. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £28 £21 £15 £10 Premium seats £35* Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm - Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano discuss the programme. Free

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Christoph von Dohnányi conductor Arabella Steinbacher violin Lawrence Power viola Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, K.364 Beethoven Symphony No. 7 The closing concert of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2014/15 season features Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a work which broke new ground and redefined the duo concerto. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £40 £31 £25 £20 £15 £12 £9 Premium seats £48* (On sale Monday 29 September 2014)

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Index

PERFORMERS Abduraimov, Behzod

28

17

Fellner, Till

58

Castro, Ricardo 8

Fenton, George

37

Ainsley, John Mark

Chakraborty, Chandra

Fischer, Adam

46

31

Ali, Murad

53

Alsop, Marin

24, 44

Arditti, Irvine

58

Argerich, Martha

56

Ashkenazy, Vladimir

50, 59, 64

Atherton, David

30

Atre, Dr Prabha

10

Aurora Orchestra

24

Australian Chamber Orchestra 14 Ax, Emanuel

63

Bacelli, Monica The Bach Choir

28

19, 28, 35, 39, 51, 58, 63

Baigent, Mark

17

Bailey, Patrick

64

Baker, Martin

31

Balcombe, Richard

11, 51

Banerjee, Subhankar

8, 9, 10

Banks, Barry

19

Bardon, Patricia

15, 19

Barenboim, Daniel

56, 62, 63

Bate, Jennifer

14

Batiashvili, Lisa

56, 63

Bavouzet, Jean-Efflam

11

Bayley, Clive

22

BBC Concert Orchestra

17

Berliner Philharmoniker

41, 44

Berliner Philharmoniker (12 Cellists) 44 Best, Matthew

19, 51

Bevan, Mary Bevan, Sophie

52 31, 52, 62

Bhattacharya, Debashish Bigwood, Robin Biss, Jonathan

8

17, 47, 48, 49 29, 51

Blackadder, David

17

Blaze, Robin

52

Bondarenko, Andrei

39

Bradbury, Louise

48

Braley, Frank

23, 24

Bringuier, Lionel

23

Bristol Choral Society

11

Bronfman, Yefim

50

Brook, Matthew

15, 52

Budapest Festival Orchestra

62

Buniatishvili, Khatia

19

Channa, Surdarshan

10 9, 10

Fischer, Iván

62

45

Fischer, Julia

22

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge 30

Fliter, Ingrid

53

Choir of the Enlightenment 15, 31

Foo, Mei-Yi

53

Fox, Sarah

63

Chen, Ray

Choir of the Enlightenment (soloists) 52 Christophers, Harry

34

Chung, Kyung-Wha

29

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus 41, 44 Clayton, Allan

51

Coles, Samuel

62

Colin Currie Group

16

Collon, Nicholas

16, 24

Connolly, Sarah

58

Coote, Alice

22

Crowe, Lucy

16

Currie, Colin

8, 15, 24, 31, 34

Danková, Andrea

56

Darmanin, Nico

35

Dausgaard, Thomas

63

Davidson, Grace

39

Davies, Ben

48

Davies, Neal

47, 58

Davis, Carl

56

De Ridder, André

17

Debretzeni, Kati

59

Degout, Stéphane

28

Dennis, Anna

15

Devin, Anna

19

Devine, Steven

47, 49

Dohnányi, Christoph von

14, 64

Doyle, Julia

30

Driver, Danny

51

Droy, Sébastien

11

Dudamel, Gustavo

35, 36

Forest Philharmonic Orchestra 46 Frang, Vilde

35

Fray, David

44

Frühbeck de Burgos, Rafael 53 Gardner, Edward

49

Gatti, Daniele

39

Ghindin, Alexander

14, 41

Ghosh, Pandit Nayan

53

Gillham, Jayson

19

Gloucester Choral Society 11 Gonley, Stephanie

30

Gooch, Oliver

35

Goswami, Bharat Bhushan 8, 9, 10 Greenwood, Andrew

47

Grivnov, Vsevelod

37, 57

Guerrero, Giancarlo

58

Guruprasanna, G

9, 10

Hackney Singers

46

Hadelich, Augustin

53

Hakhnazaryan, Narek

58

Haldipur, Nityanand

9, 10

Hamelin, Marc-André

37, 59

Hannigan, Barbara

38, 41

Hardenberger, Håkan

45

Hedge, Jyoti

10

Helmchen, Martin

52

Hill, David

28, 39, 51, 63

Holmander, Magnus

29

Hoskins, Paul

35

Hough, Stephen

57

18

Dusseljee, Kor-Jan

56

Dutoit, Charles

37

Hrůša, Jakub Hulett, Benjamin

28

8, 10

Huntley, Anna

35

Hurndall Smith, Nicholas

48

Hymel, Bryan

22

Edouard, Prabhu Edusei, Kevin John

29

El-Khoury, Joyce

22

Elder, Sir Mark

22

Emerson String Quartet

25

English Chamber Orchestra 19, 30 Erraught, Tara

29

Eschenbach, Christoph

45

Capital Voices

Evans, Wynne

22

11

Florilegium 51

Dumay, Augustin

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra 19 Capuçon, Renaud

68

Carpenter, Cameron

Aimard, Pierre-Laurent 30, 44, 62

23, 24

Carby, Catherine

47

Feinstein, Martin

Cargill, Karen

56

The Feinstein Ensemble

17, 47, 48 17, 47, 48, 49

Howarth, Robert

Igudesman, Aleksey Isserlis, Steven Järvi, Paavo

31 22, 57

8 37 25, 52

Jeffery, Darren

28

Jenkins, Katherine

29

Jerusalem Quartet Joglekar, Ajay John, Gareth

56 9, 10 39


Johnston, Jennifer

63

Joo, Hyung-ki

8

Juntunen, Helena Jurowski, Vladimir

64 11, 14, 29, 30,

36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 48, 50, 57

Nethsingha, Andrew

30

Sahai, Sanju

Netopil, Tomáš

56

Salonen, Esa-Pekka

Newton, Faye

48

Nézet-Séguin, Yannick

25, 63

Nwanoku, Chi-Chi

59

Nylund, Camilla

44

Karadaglić, Miloš

15

Keenlyside, Simon

63

Opera Rara Chorus 22

Kempster, David

22

Orchestra of St Paul’s

Kenner, Kevin

29

Orfeó Català

56

Kim, Sunwook

46, 49

Orfeón Pamplones

37 15

11, 34

Knight, Annabel

48

Orion Orchestra

Kolesnikov, Pavel

19

Osborne, Steven

14

Kolhatkar, Chinmay

45

Otaka, Tadaaki

58

Komlosi, Ildiko

37

Ott, Alice Sara

64

König, Christoph

52

Kovalevska, Maija

37

Kožená, Magdelena

41, 44

Padmore, Mark

52, 58

Palmer, Ben

11, 34

Kumar, Niladri

10

Palmer, Felicity

Labèque, Katia

24

Paremski, Natasha

28

Panesar, Kirpal

9 63

Labèque, Marielle

24

Park Lane Group

Lane, Piers

46

Passacaglia 48

Lazić, Dejan

34

Paul, Shashwati Mandal

30

Petrenko, Vasily

Lehner, Daniela Leiferkus, Sergei

36, 37

35, 36 45 40, 41, 58

The Philadelphia Orchestra

63

Levit, Igor

29

Philharmonia Voices 11, 28, 41, 57

Lewis, Paul

40

Philharmonia Voices (Ladies) 62

Lewisham Choral Society 46

Philharmonic Octet Berlin 41

Liesiecki, Jan

18

Piemontesi, Francesco

Lisney, James

29

Pires, Maria João

Lisney, Joy

29

Pochapsky, Vyacheslav

37

Liu, Ji

47

Pogorelich, Ivo

45

Loges, Stephan

52

59 18, 62

Pollini, Maurizio

49

London Bach Singers 48

Popov, Dmtryo

37

London Concert Orchestra 11, 51

Power, Clement

53

London Philharmonic Choir 19, 22, 37, 39, 40, 48, 56

Power, Lawrence

64

London Symphony Chorus 41, 44 Lortie, Louis Lugansky, Nikolai Maazel, Lorin

38 23, 64 53

Mallick, Prashant

9

Mallick, Prem Kumar

9

Manson, Catherine

48

Manze, Andrew

46

Martín, Jaime

51

Matshikiza, Pumesa

16

Matsuev, Denis

36

Mayboroda, Dmitry

50

Meléth, Andrea

37

Mena, Juanjo

24

Meneses, Antonio

18

Midori

50

Mikhailov, Maxim

37

Mills, John

30

Mills, Joshua

19

Milne, Lisa

19

Moffatt, Sarah

47

Mozart Festival Orchestra 35 Mullova, Viktoria

25, 46

Murrihy, Paula

52

Naouri, Laurent

28

National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain 31 National Youth Orchestra Nelsons, Andris

52 40, 45

Prasad, Manorama

9

Prats, Jorge Luis

40

Pressler, Menahem

53

Purser, Toby

15

Pyatt, David

51

Raghuram, Abhishek

10

Ramanamurthy, VV

9, 10

Rattle, Sir Simon

41, 44

Rayatt, Gurdain

45

Reich, Steve

16

Repin, Vadim

50

Rhorer, Jérémie

59

Rice, Charles

35

Riches, Ashley

31

Richter, Rodolfo

17

Rivas, Ilyich

50

Rock, Duncan

15, 19

Rogers, Wyn Rogers

31

Roth, François-Xavier

17

Rouvali, Santtu-Matias

34, 35

Royal, Kate

41, 44

Royal Academy of Music

24

Royal Choral Society

47

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

16

19, 37, 58, 63

Rudge, Kathryn

19

Rundell, Clark

15

Ryan, John

51

10 11, 28, 41, 44, 62

Samuil, Anna

40

Saraste, Jukka-Pekka

18

Schmeckenbecher, Jochen

56

Scott, Jonathan

51

Sen, Kousic

9, 10

Shagidullin, Albert

37

Shanahan, Mark

46

Shearman, James

16

Sherratt, Brindley

22

Shtoda, Daniil

40

Sidorova, Ksenija

15

Siem, Charlie

15

Silberger, Eric

53

Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuala

35, 36

Sinaisky, Vassily

19

The Sixteen

34

Smoot, Ann-Elise

38

Sokhiev, Tugan

19, 46

Soumm, Alexandra

22

Spreckelsen, Katharina

47

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

23

Staatskapelle Berlin 56 Stefanovich, Tamara

31

Steinbacher, Arabella

64

Stéphany, Anna

62

Stone, Mark

51

Stratford, Stuart

58

Streetwise Opera

15

Subhalakshmi, Akkarai S

9, 10

Subramanium, Shashank

10

Suckling, Christopher

47

Sudbin, Yevgeny

59

Sung, Shi-Yeon

39

Szabó, Bálint

37

Takács Quartet

59

Takahashi, Miki

47

Tarang 30 Temirkanov, Yuri Tharaud, Alexandre

23, 57, 64 22

Thatcher, James

51

Thomas, Elin Manahan

28

Ticciati, Robin Tognetti, Richard Tokar, Olena Tortise, Andrew Torvi, Pandit Vinayak

53 14, 25, 28 29 52, 63 9, 10

Townsend, Joe

58

Trifonov, Daniil

14, 57, 59

Tristano, Francesco

64

Trotter, Thomas

57

Trpčeski, Simon

23

Tynan, Ailish Uchida, Mitsuko

47 17, 41

Urbanski, Krzysztof

18

Valade, Pierre-André

58

Valčuha, Juraj

29

Van Zweden, Jaap Vänskä, Osmo Vengerov, Maxim

22 22, 23 23

Villazón, Rolando

16

Vinogradov, Alexander

40

69


Vogt, Lars

25

Watkins, Richard

51

Volkov, Ilan

52

Watts, Elizabeth

22, 51

Volodin, Alexei

28

Webber, Oliver

Volodos, Arcadi

19

Weilerstein, Alisa

Vondráček, Lukáš

40

Vorkonkov, Guerassim

16

Voynarovskiy, Viacheslav

37

Whitley, Kate

35

Zimmermann, Frank Peter

14

Widmann, Carolin

48

Zinman, David

28

Wilkinson, Clare

48

Zukerman, Pinchas

Wallfisch, Benjamin

18, 28

Williams, Jonathan

15

Wilson, John

37

48

Woolley, Katy

46

16

Youth Orchestra of Bahia 8

Werba, Markus

39

Yundi

Wheeler, Dominic

19

52

19, 52

composerS Adams, John Chamber Symphony Son of Chamber Symphony Adams, John Luther Dark Waves

24 11 17

Anderson, Julian Violin Concerto (world premiere) 48 Andriessen, Louis Hoketus for 2 groups of 5 instruments 15 Tapdance for percussion & large ensemble 15 Bach 6 Brandenburg Concerti

17

Cello Sonata No.4 in C, Op.102 No.1

29

Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV.1052 49

Cello Sonata No.5 in D, Op.102 No.2

29

Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV.826 46

Overture, Coriolan

19, 47, 52

Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004

50

Overture, Egmont

45, 46

50

14, 44

Partita No.3 in E, BWV.1006

Overture, Leonore No.3

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV.582 38 Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV.544

14

Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV.547

31

Sinfonia from Cantata No.21 ‘Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis’

48

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G 30

Sonata No.1 in E flat, BWV.525 57

Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G 4 8

Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV.1001

50

Cantata No.9 ‘Es ist das Heil uns kommen her’ 48

Sonata No.3 in C, BWV.1005

50

Cantata No.115 ‘Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit’ 48

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV.1041 47

Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004 29

Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D 48

Concerto in C for 2 harpsichords, BWV.1061 49 Concerto in C minor for 2 harpsichords, BWV.1062 Concerto in C minor for violin and oboe (reconstructed from Concerto in C minor for 2 harpsichords, BWV.1060) Concerto in D for keyboard, BWV.972 (transc. from Vivaldi Violin Concerto, RV.230)

49

47

51, 52

St Matthew Passion

23

Sonata Op.12 No.2 in A

23

Sonata Op.12 No.3 in E flat

23

Sonata Op.23 in A minor

23

Sonata Op.24 (Spring) in F

23

Sonata Op.30 No.1 in A

23

Sonata Op.30 No.2 in C minor

23

Sonata Op.30 No.3 in G

24

51

Bach, CPE La Boehmer in D, Wq.117/26

Sonata Op.79 in G

51

Sonata Op.96 in G

24

Sonata Op.111 in C minor

14

34

Fantasia in D, Wq.117/14

34

Sonata in D minor, Wq.69

34

Bairstow, Edward Sonata in E flat

31

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

23, 52

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Funeral March from Kossuth 3 Rondos on Slovak folktunes, Sz.84

34

Bax Tintagel

37

Beethoven 6 Bagatelles, Op.126

59

49

Sonata Op.12 No.1 in D

Sonata Op.57 in F minor (Appassionata)

Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, BWV.1043 30, 47

Harpsichord Concerto in A, BWV.1055

47, 53, 64

Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor) 52

Violin Concerto in E, BWV.1042 47

64

Erbarme dich, mein Gott from St Matthew Passion 19

Piano Concerto No.4

24

34

47

44, 63

46

Divertimento for String Orchestra

Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV.971

56

Piano Concerto No.3

Sonata Op.53 in C (Waldstein)

Concerto in D for 3 violins (reconstructed from Concerto in C for 3 harpsichords, BWV.1064) 47

Concerto in G minor for keyboard, BWV.975 (transc. from Vivaldi Violin Concerto, RV.316) 47

Piano Concerto No.1

Sonata Op.47 in A (Kreutzer)

6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm from Mikrokosmos

47

Concerto in G for keyboard, BWV.973 (transc.from Vivaldi Violin Concerto, RV.299) 47

70

Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, BWV.1056 49

String Quartet in B flat, Op.130 vers. with Grosse Fuge, Op.133 25 Symphony No.3 (Eroica)

17

Symphony No.4

56

Symphony No.5

14, 35, 45

Symphony No.6 (Pastoral)

39, 52

Symphony No.7

44, 64

Symphony No.9 (Choral)

19, 47

37

33 Variations on a waltz by Diabelli, Op.120

17

34

Triple Concerto

18

Violin Concerto

25

Berg Sonata, Op.1

51

Berlioz Grande messe des morts (Requiem), Op.5

11

Cello Sonata No.1 in F, Op.5 No.1 29

Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust 37

Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5 No.2

29

Overture, Béatrice et Bénédict 17

Cello Sonata No.3 in A, Op.69

29

Overture, Benvenuto Cellini

57


Symphonie fantastique

19, 58

Berwald, Franz Septet in B flat

41

Birtwistle, Harrison The Axe Manual for piano & percussion

31

New work (world premiere)

30

Responses: Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano & orchestra (UK premiere) 30 Theseus Game

30

Virelai

30

Bizet Habanera and Toréador Song from Carmen

15

Prelude from Carmen

15

Blake, Howard The Snowman

34

Boismortier Gentillesse No.5, Op.45

48

Borodin Overture, Prince Igor

57

Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

51

Brahms Nänie for chorus & orchestra, Op.82 46

Corrette Concerto comique No.25 for 3 treble instruments & continuo (Les Sauvages et la Furstemburg)

48

Couperin Concert No.2 for treble instrument & continuo 48 5 Pieces

22

Cui, César Overture, le flibustier (The Buccaneer)

57

Dalbavie, Marc-André Les marches des Transitoires for oboe and ensemble 39 Tactus for nonet

39

Davies, Tansy neon for chamber ensemble

15

Davies, Walford O Little Town of Bethlehem

34

Davis, Carl The General (film score)

56

One Week (film score)

34

57

La damoiselle élue

62

Gershwin Various

51

Estampes

57

Glass, Philip The Light

17

38

6 Pieces, Op.118

19

Le martyre de Saint Sébastien, symphonic fragments 38

Symphony No.1

53, 62

Symphony No.2

64

Symphony No.4

46

La mer

24

3 Nocturnes transc. Ravel for 2 pianos 64 Pelléas et Mélisande Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

28 23, 53

28 Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op.35

45

Violin Concerto

35

Violin Concerto in D

46

Syrinx for solo flute

62

Britten Holiday Diary Suite, Op.5

34

Donizetti Les Martyrs

22

Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

58

Drouard de Bousset Concerto en trio No.5

48

War Requiem

24

Dukas Overture, Polyeucte

59

Dupré Symphonie-Passion, Op.23

57

Duruflé Suite, Op.5

14

Ballade No.2 in F, Op.38

57

Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47 28, 57 Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52 57 Mazurka in B flat minor, Op.24 No.4 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.1 Piano Concerto No.1

Preludes, Bk. Nos. 4,5,6,7,11,12 59 String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 59

Dutilleux Correspondances – song-cycle for soprano & orchestra 41 Dvořák Cello Concerto

58 25, 28

59

Symphony No.8

50, 57

59

Symphony No.9 (From the New World)

18, 46

18

Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82 22 Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Lyudmila

Elgar Cello Concerto

16

22, 51

Grainger The Warriors (Music to an imaginary ballet) for 3 pianos & orchestra

52

Greenwood, Jonny Water

14

Grieg Erotik (Love poem), Op.43 No.5 arr. Tognetti for orchestra 25, 28 Gruber, HK Aerial (Trumpet Concerto)

45

Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

30

Concerto grosso in G, Op.6 No.1 59 Concerto in B flat, Op.4 No.6 for lute & harp

59

Concerto in B flat for violin & orchestra, HWV.288 (Sonata a 5) 59 The King shall rejoice (Coronation Anthem No.3) Messiah

Serenade for strings

Clyne, Anna Secret garden for solo drum kit, marimba & pre-recorded sounds 15

37

Forsyth, Malcolm A Ballad of Canada for chorus & orchestra (UK premiere) 19

Debussy Children's Corner

Prelude and Fugue in G minor

57

Fenton, George The Blue Planet

Gardner When Christ was born of Mary free

57

Chopin Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

38

56

57

52

9 Préludes, Op.103

29

La plus que lente for piano

Chin, Unsuk New work (world premiere)

Fauré Prélude from Pelléas et Mélisande Suite transc. piano 38

Sonata in A

L'isle joyeuse

53

39

Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain for piano & orchestra 53

14

25

Symphony No.4 (Romantic)

Enescu Symphony No.3

59

63

40

52

Piano Quintet in F minor

Piano Concerto No.1

Bruckner Symphony No.3 (vers. 1888-9, ed.Novak)

56

Violin Concerto

Franck Choral No.3 in A minor

Piano Concerto No.2

Variations on a theme by Haydn (St Anthony) 46

Symphony No.2

30 31, 35

Trio sonata in C minor, Op.2 No.1a

47

Water Music Suite (excerpts)

30

Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No.1)

30

Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob.XVI/32

59

String Quartet in G, Op.33 No.5 25

Introduction and Allegro

46

Overture, Cockaigne (In London Town)

58

Symphony No.83 (La Poule)

14

Sea Pictures

58

Symphony No.88 in G

52

38

Violin Concerto in C, Hob.Vlla/1 28

Sonata in G, Op.28 Sospiri

Symphony No.82 (The Bear)

25

25, 28

71


Hillborg, Anders Peacock Tales for Clarinet and Tape

29

Mephisto Waltz No.1

Six Pieces for Wind Quintet

29

Orpheus symphonic poem transc. for organ, S.672a 38

Hungarian Rhapsody No.19 in D minor (Lento) 40

Vaporized Tivoli for Wind Ensemble

29

Holst In the bleak midwinter

34

Holt, Simon The Legend of Melusine for boy treble & organ (world premiere) 31 Horner, James New work for 4 horns & orchestra

51

Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Suite (excerpt)

29

Ireland The Holy Boy

34

Piano Concerto in E flat

46

Ives The Alcotts from Piano Sonata No.2 Concord 17

19

12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139

Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 14, 58

14

Requiem

Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage

40

Serenade in B flat for wind, K.361 (Gran Partita)

Lyadov Kikimora

23

14

Percussion Concerto No.2 (UK premiere)

Violin Concerto No.5

53

Violin Sonata in G, K.379

29

Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No.5 transc. Tharaud 22

Muhly, Nico New work (UK premiere)

63

Des Knaben Wunderhorn (selections) 39

Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (excerpts)

57

Clock Scene from Boris Godunov

36

Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov

36

Death of Boris from Boris Godunov

36

34

8

Symphony No.1

The Unanswered Question (Contemplation No.1)

Symphony No.5

36, 45

11

Kodály Dances of Galánta

34

Missa Brevis

39 41, 44

Lack, Graham 6 Preludes Lalo Symphonie espagnole for solo violin & orchestra Lauridsen, Morten O magnum mysterium Ligeti Étude No.2 (Cordes à vide)

40

53 34 31

Étude No.3 (Touches bloquées) 31 Étude No.8 (Fém)

31

56 50

22, 41, 44

51

String Quartet in G, K.387 Symphony No.36 (Linz)

Symphony No.2 (Resurrection)

Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus

39

Sinfonia Concertante for violin & viola, K.364 64 Symphony No.29 in A

17

56

19, 46

MacMillan, James Le tombeau de Georges Roualt 57

Symphony No.3 ‘The Camp Meeting’

String Quartet No.2 (Intimate Letters)

40

37

Symphony No.1 (vers. standard in 4 movements) 49

56

49

Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503

Piano Concerto No.2 in A

34

Janáček Glagolitic Mass

19

Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491

Piano Concerto No.2

A Christmas Carol

Lachenmann Tableau for orchestra

Funeral bell from Boris Godunov 36

Symphony No.10 (compl. Cooke)

58

Maric, Dave Trilogy

24

Martland Horses of instruction

24

Starry night for marimba & string quartet

24

Matthews, Colin The Pied Piper of Hamelin (with Michael Morpurgo) (world premiere)

40

Mendelssohn Elijah

63

The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

51

A Night on the Bare Mountain (ver.orig.)

36

Pictures at an Exhibition

46

Mysliveček Wind Octet No.2 in E flat

39

Neuwirth, Olga locus ... doublure ... solus

53

Un posto nell'acqua

53

Nielsen Serenata in vano for clarinet, horn, bassoon, cello & double bass

41 25 52

Overture, A Midsummer Night's Dream

39

Symphony No.1 in G minor

Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)

49

Symphony No.4 (The Inextinguishable)

Sonata in A, Op.65 No.3

14

String Symphony No.10 in B minor

28

Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 (Italian)

59

Onslow Symphony No.1 in A, Op.41 No.1 17 Orbón, Julian 3 Versiones sinfónicas

36

Orff Carmina Burana

39

Chants d'oiseaux (No.4 of Livre d'orgue) 14

Palestrina Gloria from Missa O magnum mysterium

34

14, 45

Violin Concerto Messiaen Cantéyodjayâ for piano

Étude No.10 (Der Zauberlehrling)

31

Étude No.11 (En suspens)

31

Étude No.12 (Entrelacs)

31

Étude No.13 (L'escalier du diable)

Île de feu 1 and 2 from 4 Études de rythme

31

Kyrie from Missa O magnum mysterium 34

31

Oiseaux exotiques

30

Magnificat quarti toni

34

Étude No.15 (White on White)

31

Turangalîla-symphonie 62

Motet, O magnum mysterium

34

O solis ortu cardine

34

11

38

Mozart Divertimento in F, K.138

Piazzolla Libertango

15

28

Oblivion

15

50

Don Giovanni (excerpts)

39

Pierné Overture and Suite, Ramuntcho 24

Lindberg, Marcus Chorale New work for soprano & orchestra (world premiere) Piano Concerto No.2 (UK premiere) Liszt Après une lecture de Dante Fantasia quasi sonata from Années de pèlerinage

72

36

Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467

11

Milhaud La Création de monde Suite

Overture, The Magic Flute 45

31

19, 53, 62

Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K.271 29, 62


Porter 11

Various

Poulenc Concerto in D minor for 2 pianos 24 Prokofiev Chout (The Tale of the Buffoon), Op.21 (excerpts) 50 34

Peter and the Wolf

11, 23

Piano Concerto No.3 Romeo and Juliet Op.64 (excerpts) Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.80

Rapsodie espagnole

24

Sonata in C minor, D.958

Shéhérazade

44

Sonata in D, D.850

62

String Quartet in F

25

Sonata in E flat, D.568

62

Le tombeau de Couperin

16

Sonata in G, D.894

62

La Valse

64

Reich, Steve Clapping Music

String Quartet in D minor, D.810 (Death & the Maiden) 56

16

Mallet Quartet for 2 marimbas and 2 vibraphones

34

Quartet for 2 vibraphones & 2 pianos (world premiere)

29

Sextet for percussion & keyboards

Purcell The Fairy Queen arr. Brett Dean 44

16 16 16

Respighi Feste romane

53

Fantasia ‘Upon one note’

24

Fountains of Rome

53

Suite from Abdelazer

44

Pines of Rome

53

Rachmaninoff see Rachmaninov *There are several ways Rachmaninoff’s name can be translated from the Russian into English. These include ‘Rachmaninoff’ and ‘Rachmaninov’. Rachmaninov The Bells (Choral Symphony)

40

Étude-tableau in A minor, Op.39 No.2 36

Riley, Terry Organ Concerto (At the Royal Majestic) (UK premiere)

17

Rimsky-Korsakov Overture on Russian Themes, Op.28

57

Scheherazade

51

Rodrigo Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar & orchestra

Symphony No.8 in B minor (Unfinished)

62

25, 58

Symphony No.9 in C (Great)

63

Schumann Carnaval, Op.9

28

Études symphoniques, Op.13 vers. without Op. posth. variations Fantasie in C, Op.17

40 19, 45

Kinderszenen, Op.15

19

Overture, Scherzo & Finale

45

Piano Concerto in A minor

59

Waldscenen, Op.82

51

Winterzeit II from Album für die Jugend, Op.68 44 Scriabin Mazurka in E minor, Op.25 No.3 59 Piano Concerto in F sharp minor 29 Le poème de l'extase, Op.54

38

5 Preludes, Op.74

38

24 Preludes, Op.11

38

15

Sonata No.9 in F, Op.68 (Black Mass)

59 35

The Isle of the Dead

14

The Miserly Knight

37

Piano works, 4 movements (orch. Butsko)

Canario from Fantasia para un gentilhombre

15

57

Piano Concerto No.1

57

Romitelli, Fausto An Index of Metals

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2

15

Symphony No.4 in C Minor

41

Symphony No.5 in D Minor

58

Piano Concerto No.1 (later vers.) 50 Piano Concerto No.1 (vers.orig.) 14 Piano Concerto No.2

40, 51

Piano Concerto No.3

19, 59

Saint-Saëns Danse macabre arr. Sudbin for piano (based on Liszt/Horowitz transcriptions) 59

Symphony No.8 in C Minor

11

Symphony No.10 in E minor

23

Violin Concerto No.1

63

Fantaisie in E flat (1857)

57

Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

15

Prelude in G sharp minor, Op.32 No.12 36

Scarlatti Sonata Kk.9 in D minor

34

Finlandia 50

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Sonata Kk.82 in F

34

28

Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22 22, 50

Sonata Kk.135 in E

34

3 Russian Folksongs, Op.41

39

Luonnotar

Sonata Kk.380 in E

34

Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (vers.rev.1931) 36

Nightride and Sunrise

59

Sonata Kk.420 in C

34

Pelléas et Mélisande Suite

64

Sonata Kk.430 in D

34

Songs with orchestral accompaniment

64

Symphony No.2 in D

64

Piano Concerto No.4 (final version)

23

Piano Concerto No.4 (vers.orig.) 41

10 Songs, arr. Jurowski

57

Spring Cantata, Op.20

39

Symphonic Dances

14

Symphony No.1

29

Symphony No.2

19

Symphony No.3

57, 63

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op.42 Rameau Anacréon

36, 40 15

Scelsi, Giacinto Anahit for violin and ensemble 58 I Presagi Schmidt, Franz O, wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen, No.3 of 4 Choral Preludes

58

38

Schoenberg 6 Little Pieces, Op.19

51 19

Waltz No.2 from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra 44 Sibelius The Bard, Op.64

22

64

59

Symphony No.5 in E flat Violin Concerto

22, 50

Smetana Overture, The Bartered Bride

46

Šárka (from Má Vlast)

35

Vitava from Má Vlast

18

Stanford Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, Op.57 57

5me Concert from Pièces de clavecin en concerts

48

Schubert Allegretto in C, D.346

Pigmalion

15

4 Impromptus, D.935

17

Octet

41

Strauss Don Juan

6 Moments Musicaux, D.780

22

Ein Heldenleben

56

Sonata in A, D.664

62

Horn Concerto No.2

46

Ravel Boléro

15

Boléro arr. Tristano for 2 pianos 64

25, 29

48

Sonata in A, D.959

62

Der Rosenkavalier Suite

29

L'enfant et les sortilèges

41

Sonata in A minor, D.537

62

Miroirs

22

Sonata in A minor, D.784

62

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Sonata in A minor, D.845

63

Stravinsky The Firebird , complete ballet (1910)

44

44

Sonata in B, D.575

62

The Firebird, Suite (1945)

35

28, 63

L'Histoire du soldat Suite

11

Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

Piano Concerto for the left hand 44 Piano Concerto in G

41

Sonata in B flat, D.960

Sonata in C, D.279 (unfinished) 19

73


3 Movements from Petrushka transc. for piano

45

Orpheus (ballet)

30

Petrushka (1911)

50

Requiem Canticles

37

The Rite of Spring (for 2 pianos) 64 Symphonies of Wind Instruments (vers.orig.1920) 30 Symphony in Three Movements 40 Szymanowksi Concert Overture, Op.12

29

Telemann Concerto in A minor for recorder, oboe, violin & continuo 47

Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold

Concerto in D minor for recorder, 2 violins & continuo 47

Overture, Der fliegende Holländer

56

Concerto in G minor for recorder, 2 violins & continuo 47

Overture, Tannhäuser

28

Overture (Suite) in B flat (Ouverture burlesque) Todd, Will My Lord has come

59 34

Tristano, Francesco A Soft Shell Groove Suite

64

28

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

23

Requiem

28

Symphony No.3 (Pastoral)

16

Song for Athene

28

Symphony No.5 in D

37

51

Verdi Requiem

37

Victoria O magnum mysterium

34

Tavener O where, tell me where? (UK premiere)

28

The Protecting Veil for cello & strings

Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet

35, 51

Manfred Symphony

53

Marche Slave

51

Nocturne (Andante cantabile), Op.10 No.1 59 The Nutcracker Suite (excerpts) 35 The Seasons, Op.37b (selections) Symphony No.1 (Winter Daydreams)

36 23, 36

Symphony No.2 (Little Russian) 22 Symphony No.4

28

Symphony No.5

18, 63

Violin Concerto

23, 56

Vivaldi Concerto in A minor for recorder, 2 violins & continuo, RV.108 47 Concerto in D minor for viola d'amore & lute, RV.540

59

The Four Seasons

48

Gloria

30

Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C, RV.443

48

Wagner Death and Funeral March from Gotterdammerung 35

35

Forest Murmurs from Siegfried 35

Prelude to Act 1 from Lohengrin 18 Prelude to Act 1 from Tristan und Isolde

38

Das Rheingold (orchestral excerpts)

37

Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre

35

Siegfried's Rhine Journey

35

Wallfisch, Benjamin The Toad and the Snail (from Roald Dahl's text)

18

Walton Belshazzar's Feast

58

Cello Concerto

37

Symphony No.1 in B flat minor 46 Warlock Bethlehem Down

34

Weber Overture, Der Freischütz

64

Widor Organ Symphony No.6 in G minor, Op.42 No.2 31 Wishart, Stevie Concerto à double entendre (world premiere)

59

Wolfe, Julia riSE and fLY (Percussion Concerto)

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RESIDENT ORCHESTRAS Please note some series savings are available when booking multiple Resident Orchestra concerts. See page 80 for details. London Philharmonic Orchestra Igudesman, Joo / 15 Sep 2014

8

Jurowski, Bavouzet / Lindberg, Prokofiev, Shostakovich / 24 Sep 2014 11 Saraste, Pires, Dumay, Meneses / Wagner, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky / 24 Oct 2014 18 Van Zweden, Watts, Coote, London Philharmonic Choir / Mahler / 1 Nov 2014

22

Vänskä, Soumm / Sibelius / 5 Nov 2014

22

Mena, Katia Labèque, Marielle Labèque / Pierné, Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy / 12 Nov 2014 24 Nézet-Séguin, Vogt / Brahms, Schubert, Strauss / 19 Nov 2014 25 Jurowski, Aimard / Stravinsky, Birtwistle, Messiaen / 6 Dec 2014 30 Jurowski, Kovalevska, Komlosi, Popov, Pochapsky, London Philharmonic Choir, Orfeón Pamplonés / Stravinsky, Verdi / 24 Jan 2015 37 Jurowski, Hannigan / Debussy, Lindberg, Wagner, Scriabin / 28 Jan 2015 38

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Jurowski / Colin Matthews, Michael Morpurgo / 8 Feb 2015 40

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Alsop, Fray / Beethoven / 21 Feb 2015

Jurowski, Ghindin / Rachmaninoff / 3 Oct 2015

14

Sinaisky, Kolesnikov / Rachmaninoff / 29 Oct 2014

19

Vänskä, Lugansky / Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky / 7 Nov 2014

23

44

Eschenbach, Chen / Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn / 25 Feb 2015 45 Manze, Lane / Elgar, Ireland, Walton / 11 Mar 2015

46

Jurowski, Widmann, London Philharmonic Choir / Julian Anderson, Ravel / 14 Mar 2015 48 Jurowski, Bronfman / Prokofiev, Marcus Lindberg, Stravinsky / 21 Mar 2015 50 Martín, Pyatt, Ryan, Thatcher, Watkins / Tchaikovsky, James Horner, Rimsky-Korsakov / 27 Mar 2015 Ticciati, Pressler / Beethoven, Bruckner / 15 Apr 2015

51 53

Frühbeck de Burgos, Hadelich / Debussy, Lalo, Brahms / 17 Apr 2015 53 Netopil, Danková, Cargill, Dusseljee, Schmeckenbecher, London Philharmonic Choir, Orfeó Català / Wagner, Beethoven, Janáček / 25 Apr 2015 56 Guerrero, Hakhnazaryan / Dvořák, Berlioz / 1 May 2015

58

Rachmaninoff: Inside Out

Zinman, Abduraimov / Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky / 28 Nov 2014 28 Jurowski, Levit / Szymanowski, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff / 3 Dec 2014 29 Jurowski, Grivnov, Mikhailov, Voynarovskiy, Shagidullin, Leiferkus, Arden / Wagner, Rachmaninoff / 21 Jan 2015

37

Jurowski, Bondarenko, London Philharmonic Choir / Rachmaninoff, Enescu / 7 Feb 2015

39

Petrenko, Prats, Samuil, Shtoda, Vinogradov, London Philharmonic Choir / Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff / 11 Feb 2015 40 Petrenko, Ghindin / Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich / 13 Feb 2015

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Rivas, Mayboroda / Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák / 25 Mar 2015

50

Hrůša, Philharmonia Voices / Borodin, Cui, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky / 30 Apr 2015 57

Jurowski, Grivnov / Rachmaninoff / 29 Apr 2015

57

Petrenko, Fellner / Mozart, Mahler / 7 May 2015

London Philharmonic Orchestra FUNharmonics Family Concerts Wallfisch / Benjamin Wallfisch / 26 Oct 2014 18 Stratford, Townsend / 3 May 2015

58

Philharmonia Orchestra Salonen, Droy, Gloucester Choral Society, Bristol Choral Society, Philharmonia Voices / Berlioz / 25 Sep 2014 11 Dohnányi, Zimmermann / Beethoven, Mendelssohn / 2 Oct 2014

Urbanski, Liesiecki / Smetana, Chopin, Dvořák / 23 Oct 2014 18

Hrůša, Fischer / Glinka, Glazunov, Tchaikovsky / 2 Nov 2014

Rhorer, Piemontesi / Dukas, Schumann, Mendelssohn / 14 May 2015 Temirkanov, Lugansky / Weber, Beethoven, Brahms / 25 Jun 2015 Dohnányi, Steinbacher, Lawrence Power / Bartók, Mozart, Beethoven / 28 Jun 2015

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Bringuier, Trpčeski / Debussy, Prokofiev, Bartók / 6 Nov 2014 23 Järvi, Mullova / Haydn, Beethoven, Nielsen / 13 Nov 2014 25 Valčuha, Biss, Tokar, Erraught / Strauss, Mozart, Humperdinck / 4 Dec 2014 29 Rouvali, Currie / Kodály, James MacMillan, Prokofiev / 11 Dec 2014 34 Rouvali, Frang / Smetana, Brahms, Tchaikovsky / 14 Dec 2014

35

Fenton / George Fenton / 22 Jan 2015

37

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Howarth, Sophie Bevan, Ainsley, Riches, Choir of the Enlightenment/ Handel / 9 Dec 2014

50

Sophie Bevan, Murrihy, Padmore, Loges, Mary Bevan, Blaze, Tortise, Brook, Soloists from the Choir of the Enlightenment / Bach / 2 Apr 2015 52

Ashkenazy, Trifonov / Sibelius, Rachmaninov / 17 May 2015 59 Ashkenazy, Juntunen / Sibelius / 11 Jun 2015 64 Philharmonia Orchestra Salonen, Bacelli, Degout, Naouri, Palmer, Jeffery, Philharmonia Voices / Debussy / 27 Nov 2014 28 Salonen, Hannigan, Uchida, Philharmonia Voices / Dutilleux, Ravel / 12 Feb 2015 41 Salonen, Aimard, Nylund / Ravel, Stravinsky / 19 Feb 2015 44 Salonen, Aimard, Coles, Bevan, Stéphany, Philharmonia Voices (Ladies) / Debussy, Messiaen / 28 May 2015 62 Philharmonia Orchestra 22

Edusei, Holmander / Anders Hillborg / 4 Dec 2014

29

Gatti, Werba / Mendelssohn, Mahler, Beethoven / 5 Feb 2015 39

Sung / Dalbavie / 5 Feb 2015

39

Clement Power, Foo / Olga Neuwirth / 16 Apr 2015

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40 45

31

Debretzeni, Nwanoku / Telemann, Vivaldi, Wishart, Handel / 12 May 2015 59 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Williams, Dennis, Brook, Choir of the Enlightenment / Rameau / 9 Oct 2014

15

Roth / Berlioz, Onslow, Beethoven / 22 Oct 2014

17

18 Jan 2015

36

Jurowski, Leiferkus / Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky / 15 Jan 2015 36 Mozart, Mysliveček / 5 Feb 2015

39

Adam Fischer, Mullova / Smetana, Brahms, Dvořák / 4 Mar 2015

46

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Music of Today 6 Nov 2014

Nelsons, Hardenberger / HK Gruber, Mahler / 22 Feb 2015

22

Flying the Flag

Wilson, Isserlis / Bax, Walton, Vaughan Williams / 25 Jan 2015 37

Nelsons, Lewis / Mozart, Bruckner / 8 Feb 2015

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Tognetti / Mozart, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Grieg, Elgar, Dvořák / 25 Nov 2014 28

City of Light: Paris 1900 – 1950 22

15

Atherton / Harrison Birtwistle / 5 Dec 2014 30

59

Ashkenazy Sibelius Series Ashkenazy, Repin / Sibelius / 19 Mar 2015

Fausto Romitelli / 8 Oct 2014

Elder, Hymel, El-Khoury, Kempster, Sherratt, Bayley, Evans, Opera Rara Chorus / Donizetti / 4 Nov 2014

Philharmonia Orchestra 14

Collon, Weilerstein, Crowe / Ravel, Elgar, Vaughan Williams / 12 Oct 2014 16

Sokhiev, Buniatishvili / Beethoven, Liszt, Berlioz / 30 Oct 2014

58

Petrenko, Padmore / Schubert, Britten, Shostakovich / 10 May 2015 58

London Sinfonietta

The Night Shift 24 Nov 2014

25

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment OAE Tots

Valade, Arditti / Giacinto Scelsi / 7 May 2015 58

19 Oct 2014

17

21 Feb 2015

44

64

12 Apr 2015

52

Bailey / 28 Jun 2015

Sokhiev, Woolley / Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms / 12 Mar 2015 46

Philharmonia Orchestra

Gardner, Kim / Mendelssohn, Mozart, Mahler / 15 Mar 2015

23 Oct 2014

17

The Works

30 Oct 2014

19

25 Nov 2014

28

Tognetti / Dvořák, Grieg, Elgar / 24 Nov 2014

25

Mozart / 3 Feb 2015

38

Järvi, Helmchen / Haydn, Beethoven, Nielsen / 12 Apr 2015

49

52

Maazel, Fliter / Respighi, Falla / 16 Apr 2015 53

Martin Musical Scholarship Fund

8 Dec 2014

31

2 Feb 2015

38

16 Mar 2015

49

53

19 Mar 2015

49

Davis / Carl Davis / 24 Apr 2015 56

19 Apr 2015

53

Temirkanov, Trifonov / Berlioz, Rachmaninov, Dvořák / 26 Apr 2015

27 Apr 2015

57

14 May 2015

59

Maazel, Silberger / Mozart, Tchaikovsky / 19 Apr 2015

57

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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YEAR LONG series Please note series savings are available when booking for three or more concerts in our annual series (or two or more events in our International Organ Series). See page 80 for details. International Chamber Music Series Colin Currie Group & Steve Reich / Steve Reich / 12 Oct 2014 16 Renaud Capuçon & Frank Braley / Beethoven / 6 Nov 2014 23 Renaud Capuçon & Frank Braley / Beethoven / 7 Nov 2014 23 Renaud Capuçon & Frank Braley / Beethoven / 9 Nov 2014 24 Emerson String Quartet / Haydn, Ravel, Beethoven / 16 Nov 2014 25 Colin Currie & Tamara Stefanovich / Harrison Birtwistle, Messiaen, Ligeti / 7 Dec 2014 31 Philharmonic Octet Berlin / Nielsen, Franz Berwald, Schubert / 13 Feb 2015 Midori, violin / Bach / 26 Mar 2015 Jerusalem Quartet / Mozart, Janáček, Schubert / 24 Apr 2015 Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin, piano / Debussy, Franck / 18 May 2015 Alice Sara Ott & Francesco Tristano / Ravel, Debussy, Tristano, Stravinsky / 11 Jun 2015

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International Orchestra Series

International Piano Series

Richard Tognetti & Australian Chamber Orchestra / Haydn, Mozart, Jonny Greenwood / 4 Oct 2014

Daniil Trifonov / Bach, Beethoven, Liszt / 30 Sep 2014 14 14

Yuri Temirkanov , Maxim Vengerov & St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Lyadov, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich / 8 Nov 2014 23 Dudamel & Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela / Beethoven, Wagner / 8 Jan 2015 35 Dudamel & Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela / Orbón, Mahler / 9 Jan 2015

36

Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker / Lachenmann, Mahler / 15 Feb 2015 44 Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin / Beethoven, Strauss / 20 Apr 2015 56

56

Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra / Mozart, Brahms / 20 May 2015 62

19

Alexandre Tharaud / Schubert, Mahler, Couperin, Ravel / 4 Nov 2014 22 Alexei Volodin / Schubert, Chopin, Schumann / 26 Nov 2014 28

Denis Matsuev / Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Rachmaninov / 20 Jan 2015

36

Louis Lortie / Fauré, Scriabin / 29 Jan 2015

38

Lukáš Vondráček / Graham Lack, Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninov / 10 Feb 2015 40 Ivo Pogorelich / Liszt, Schumann, Stravinsky, Brahms / 24 Feb 2015 45 Sunwook Kim / Bach, Beethoven, Mussorgsky / 3 Mar 2015 46 Maurizio Pollini / 17 Mar 2015

49

Jonathan Biss / Berg, Schoenberg, Schumann, Beethoven / 31 Mar 2015 51

Yannick Nézet-Séguin & The Philadelphia Orchestra / Nico Muhly, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov / 5 Jun 2015

63

Steven Hough / Debussy, Chopin / 28 Apr 2015 57

Yannick Nézet-Séguin & The Philadelphia Orchestra / Beethoven, Tchaikovsky / 6 Jun 2015

63

Yevgeny Sudbin / Haydn, Beethoven Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Scriabin, Saint-Saëns / 13 May 2015 59

Yundi / 13 Apr 2015 51

International Organ Series Jennifer Bate / Mendelssohn, Bach, Messiaen, Franck, Duruflé / 29 Sep 2014 14 BBC Concert Orchestra / Ives, Terry Riley, John Luther Adams, Philip Glass / 18 Oct 2014 17 Martin Baker / Edward Bairstow, Simon Holt, Bach, Widor / 10 Dec 2014 31 Ann-Elise Smoot / Brahms, Liszt, Franz Schmidt, Bach, Elgar / 2 Feb 2015 38 Thomas Trotter / Stanford, Bach, James MacMillan, Saint-Saëns, Dupré / 27 Apr 2015 57

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Arcadi Volodos / Schubert, Brahms, Schumann / 28 Oct 2014

Dejan Lazić / CPE Bach, Britten, Scarlatti, Bartók / 11 Dec 2014 34

Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker / Lachenmann, Mahler / 14 Feb 2015 41

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin / Tchaikovsky, Elgar / 21 Apr 2015

Mitsuko Uchida / Beethoven, Schubert / 16 Oct 2014

Alice Sara Ott & Francesco Tristano / Ravel, Debussy, Tristano, Stravinsky / 11 Jun 2015 64


festivals and major projects The Barenboim Project 2015

Darbar Festival

The London Residency

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin / Beethoven, Strauss / 20 Apr 2015 56

Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course / 17 Sep 2014

8

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin / Tchaikovsky, Elgar / 21 Apr 2015 56

Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course / 25 Sep 2014

Full details of the Barbican concerts in this series at southbankcentre.co.uk/ thelondonresidency

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Daniel Barenboim, piano / Schubert / 27 May 2015

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Daniel Barenboim, piano / Schubert / 29 May 2015

Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course / 3 Oct 2014

Philharmonic Octet Berlin / Nielsen, Franz Berwald, Schubert / 13 Feb 2015

8

62

Daniel Barenboim, piano / Schubert / 31 May 2015

62

Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course / 14 Oct 2014

Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker / Lachenmann, Mahler / 14 Feb 2015 41

8

Daniel Barenboim, piano / Schubert / 2 Jun 2015

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Indian Classical Music Appreciation Course / 22 Oct 2014

8

Around the World with the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker / Purcell, Shostakovich, Schumann / 15 Feb 2015

London Beckons Indian Ragas / 18 Sep 2014

8

Sitar Talk with Maestro Niladri Kumar / 19 Sep 2014

9

Escape into Carnatic Ragas / 19 Sep 2014

9

Bansuri and the fast side of Dhrupad / 19 Sep 2014

9

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44

Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker / Lachenmann, Mahler / 15 Feb 2015 44 Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival Youth Orchestra of Bahia / Julia Wolfe, Mahler / 17 Sep 2014

8

Magical Morning Ragas / 20 Sep 2014

9

Instruments of the Gurus / 20 Sep 2014

Asko | Schönberg / Tansy Davies, Louis Andriessen, Anna Clyne / 5 Oct 2014 15

9

Khayal Talk with Legendary Dr Prabha Atre / 20 Sep 2014

Colin Currie Group & Steve Reich / Steve Reich / 12 Oct 2014 16

9

Tabla Rhythms Inleashed / 20 Sep 2014

9

Colin Currie & Aurora Orchestra / Martland, John Adams, Dave Maric, Purcell / 11 Nov 2014 24

Curious Carnatic Notes / 20 Sep 2014

9

Dhrupad and Shock Of The New / 20 Sep 2014 10 Facing the Modern – Timeless Bansuri / 21 Sep 2014

10

Morning Raga Addiction / 21 Sep 2014

10

Carnatic Music Demystified / 21 Sep 2014

10

Anticipate the Unexpected / 21 Sep 2014

10

Colin Currie & Tamara Stefanovich / Harrison Birtwistle, Messiaen, Ligeti / 7 Dec 2014 31 Philharmonia Orchestra / Kodály, MacMillan, Prokofiev / 11 Dec 2014 34

Unreported Ragas / 21 Sep 2014 10 Best Then, Better Now: Legendary Prabha Atre / 21 Sep 2014

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