Firm Favourites

Enjoy classical favourites performed live on stage by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Firm Favourites

Part of the 2018/19 season at Royal Festival Hall

Experience the wonder of live orchestral music with us this season. Enjoy Orff’s thrilling Carmina Burana, get emotional with heart-on-sleeves music from Tchaikovsky or be transported to Paris with Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Read on for our selection of concerts that feature some of the best-loved classical music around. Or, you can browse all our London concerts here.

Dido and Aeneas | 30 January 2019

Roger Norrington conducts a fabulous cast in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, telling the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage’s destiny, and cementing Purcell as a truly great opera composer. Before, hear Handel’s gloriously extravagant Water Music – written to entertain Londoners in 1717 and just as much fun in 2019.

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Spirit of romance | 8 February 2019

Chopin has a claim to being the world’s favourite creator of gorgeous piano music, and tonight’s concert is a chance to discover the timeless romance of his First Piano Concerto. But you won’t stay dewy-eyed for long – in the second half experience the joyful rush of Elgar’s Second Symphony, a rip-roaring shout of delight from Britain’s best-loved composer.

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Beethoven Piano Concertos | 22-23 February 2019

Critics from around the world have been queuing up to praise Javier Perianes’s charisma and ‘utter brilliance’ (The Sunday Times). Beethoven’s five piano concertos demand every quality that a truly great pianist possesses: Perianes has them all. Over two extraordinary concerts, Perianes presents nothing less than a portrait-in-the-round of Beethoven as revolutionary, poet and virtuoso.

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Romantic dreams | 27 February 2019

Be transported to the sunny slopes of the Austrian Alps in Brahms’s deeply heartfelt Symphony No. 2, a piece filled with lullabies, folk songs and great bursts of passion. Just as it is among the great gems of symphonic music, so too is Weber’s Clarinet Concerto one of the most celebrated works for clarinet and orchestra, full of brooding intensity and romance

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Legends of the north | 5 April 2019

Thrillingly bombastic and astoundingly virtuosic, it’s easy to hear why Grieg’s firecracker of a Piano Concerto has become one of the most enduringly popular of all concert pieces. Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 is another postcard from Scandinavia, but one which presents an entirely different scene: this is music to stir the soul, steadily building to a uniquely beautiful finale inspired by a flight of swans at sunset.

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Janine Jansen plays Brahms | 3 May 2019

Brahms wrote his Violin Concerto while on a summer holiday in the Austrian Alps – and you can definitely tell. Few living violinists make it sing (and dance) quite like Janine Jansen. Enjoy it here alongside Bruckner’s Third symphony, itself an Alpine landscape in sound.

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Book more, pay less

Book 3–4 concerts and receive a 10% discount on ticket prices.
Book 5–7 concerts and receive a 15% discount on ticket prices.
Book 8-10 concerts and receive a 20% discount on ticket prices.
Book 11-14 concerts and receive a 25% discount on ticket prices.