Introducing Shakespeare 400

The centrepiece of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015/16 concert season at Royal Festival Hall is Shakespeare400, a festival of concerts, talks and exploratory events celebrating the musical legacy of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

For four and a half centuries, the most admired playwright and poet in history has inspired music both intimate and grand, devastating and uplifting. Shakespeare’s body of plays and poems has exercised more influence over composers and musicians than anything else in literature bar the Bible, and continues to inspire across the generations of today.

In collaboration with some of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational institutions, the London Philharmonic Orchestra joins Shakespeare400 with a celebration of the Bard’s love of music, and his influence on it. Join the LPO at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in 2016 for a celebration of creativity and collaboration, and dive into a musical world born of the words of the legendary William Shakespeare.