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



New video: introducing Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

Patrick Bailey introduces Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' Symphony, a deeply passionate work that runs the gamut of human experience. See us perform Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall at the final evening concert of the London season on Saturday 26 April

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New video: introducing Zimmermann's Photoptosis

In this short film Patrick Bailey introduces Zimmermann’s intriguing 1968 composition Photoptosis, inspired in part by the work of Yves Klein. See the piece performed live on Wednesday 16 April alongside Brahms's Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, performed with Mitsuko Uchida.

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New video: introducing Bruckner's Symphony No. 8

Watch a short video introducing one of the great blockbusters of the 19th Century, Bruckner's Symphony No. 8. See the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform this piece live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 9 April.

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Thank you! £15,000 raised so far for Tickets Please!

This season we have been asking our loyal audience members to support our schools’ concerts through Tickets Please! So far the appeal has raised over £15,000, allowing over 1,600 children from south London to attend for free. For many of these children it will be their first opportunity to see a live orchestra.

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The Band: spring course, April 2014

Do you know any young people aged 15-19 who are interested in creating their own music and working with professional musicians?

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New video: introducing Mahler's Symphony No. 9

In 1907 the ‘three blows of fate’ that Mahler had prophesised in his Sixth Symphony became a reality. Ill, exhausted and very nearly defeated, Mahler faced spiritual and physical annihilation. He countered it by throwing himself into life with renewed passion and insistence. In this short video, Patrick Bailey introduces Mahler's ultimate Symphony - his Symphony No. 9. 

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New video: introducing Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

Watch a short video introduction to Saint-Saëns's Organ Symphony, which we perform on Wednesday 26 October in our concert celebrating the restoration, and 60th birthday, of the Royal Festial Hall organ, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Part of Southbank Centre’s festival Pull Out All the Stops

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