The latest news about our concerts, recordings, concert streams and Education & Community programme.



Concerts – Part Three: Exile?

September 1939. The unthinkable becomes reality as Germany invades Poland and Britain and France enter a war that would see the deaths of over 50 million people. Stravinsky, survivor of one world war, takes a steamer boat to Manhattan. He would not set foot in Europe for a decade. Filled with new inspirations and sounds we explore what impact the United States had on our émigré celebrity.

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Concerts – Part Two: Paris

Ah, Paris in the 1920s. Stravinsky was on the rise and rise. But did his vanity outweigh his virtuosity? Either way, his music proved a fertile group for collaboration with the artists and designers of the moment including Coco Chanel, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

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2018/19 season launch press release

Today we announced our 2018/19 season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Highlights include year-long celebration of 300 years of British music & continuation of Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey.

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Concerts – Part One: Revolution

Russia 1908. Teetering between revolutions, St Petersburg plays host to a concert featuring two works by a young composer. In the audience was critic and showman Serge Diaghilev. So begins a relationship which will create a musical revolution.

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Bach Toccata and Fugue Remixtape

Given the popularity of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, it’s not surprising that over the years it has been performed in a huge variety of arrangements. To compare what’s out there, we’ve put together this playlist of our favourite creative (or just plain wacky) versions of this familiar work. 

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Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey – Trailer


Hear Vladimir Jurowski, artistic director of Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey, talk about Stravinsky and his style in our new festival trailer.

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We're off to China! - Music Map

Right after Christmas we'll be heading off to China! Teaming up with Vasily Petrenko and Andreas Brantelid for 10 busy days of concerts in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. Click on the map below to check out the route and check back on our social media channels for all the latest news from our adventures abroad. 

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