Introduction to the LPO's 2018/19 London season

18-19

Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2018/19 season of classical music concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

Browse our concerts below or visit our events pages to search for specific composers or soloists.

September 2018 - May 2019

26 September 2018

Stravinsky – Symphony in Three Movements
Thomas Adès – In Seven Days
Lutosławski – Symphony No. 3

Thomas Adès conductor; Kirill Gerstein piano

More info

29 September 2018

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 27, K595
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Mitsuko Uchida piano; Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano; Stuart Skelton tenor

More info

6 October 2018

Beethoven – The Creatures of Prometheus
Stravinsky – Orpheus

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

More info

10 October 2018

Sibelius – Pohjola's Daughter
Dvořák – Piano Concerto
Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra

Karina Canellakis conductor; Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

More info

13 October 2018

Poulenc – Stabat Mater; Orff – Carmina Burana

Jérémie Rhorer conductor; Louise Alder soprano; Toby Spence tenor; Simon Keenlyside baritone; London Philharmonic Choir; Tiffin Boys’ Choir

More info

19 October 2018

Glinka – Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Alondra de la Parra conductor; Benjamin Grosvenor piano

More info

24 October 2018

Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture; Canteloube – Selection from Songs of the Auvergne; Bizet – Symphony in C; Gershwin – An American in Paris

Enrique Mazzola conductor; Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano

More info

27 October 2018

Rossini – Petite messe solennelle

Gustavo Gimeno conductor; Elizabeth Watts soprano; Sara Mingardo contralto; Kenneth Tarver tenor; Luca Pisaroni bass-baritone; London Philharmonic Choir

More info

3 November 2018

Stravinsky – The Rake's Progress

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

More info

7 November 2018

Klein – Partita for Strings; Schulhoff – Concerto for String Quartet; Martinů – Concerto for String Quartet; Janáček – Sinfonietta

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Borodin Quartet

More info

10 November 2018

Debussy – Berceuse héroïque; Magnus Lindberg – Triumph to Exist (world premiere); Stravinsky – Requiem Canticles; Janáček – The Eternal Gospel

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; London Philharmonic Choir

More info

14 November 2018

Messiaen – Hymne
Gounod – Concerto for Pedal Piano
Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique

Oleg Caetani conductor; Roberto Prosseda pedal piano

More info

21 November 2018

Bizet – L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1; Verdi – Ballet music from Macbeth; Puccini – Le Villi

Sir Mark Elder conductor; Ermonela Jaho soprano; Fabio Sartori tenor; Brian Mulligan baritone; Opera Rara Chorus

More info

28 November 2018

Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No. 1; Pascal Dusapin – At Swim-Two-Birds; Martinů – Symphony No. 4; Ravel – La valse
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; Viktoria Mullova violin; Matthew Barley cello

More info

30 November 2018

Blacher – Orchestral Variations on a Theme by Paganini; Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1; Liadov – Kikimora; The Enchanted Lake; Baba Yaga; Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel) – Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; Ray Chen violin

More info

5 December 2018

Weber – Overture, Der Freischütz
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto
Bruckner – Symphony No. 2 (1877 revised version)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Alena Baeva violin

More info

8 December 2018

Stravinsky – Variations (Aldous Huxley in Memoriam); Threni; Tango; Berio – Sinfonia

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; The Swingles; London Philharmonic Choir

More info

16 January 2019

Gieshoff – Burr; Tüür – Solastalgia for piccolo and orchestra; Grime – Percussion Concerto; Andriessen – Agamemnon; Hillborg – Concerto for Orchestra
Marin Alsop conductor; Stewart McIlwham piccolo; Colin Currie percussion

More info

27 January 2019

Wagner – Die Walküre

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

More info

30 January 2019

Handel – Water Music, Suites 1 & 2
Purcell – Dido and Aeneas

Sir Roger Norrington conductor; Marie-Claude Chappuis Dido; Lucy Crowe Belinda; Benjamin Appl Aeneas

More info

2 February 2019

Sibelius – Violin Concerto
Bruckner – Symphony No. 7 (Nowak edition)

Robin Ticciati conductor; Christian Tetzlaff violin

More info

8 February 2019

Mendelssohn – Ruy Blas Overture
Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1
Elgar – Symphony No. 2

David Parry conductor; Vanessa Benelli Mosell piano

More info

22 February 2019

Beethoven – Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 and 4

Juanjo Mena conductor; Javier Perianes piano

More info

23 February 2019

Beethoven – Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5

Juanjo Mena conductor; Javier Perianes piano

More info

27 February 2019

Wagner – Overture, Tannhäuser; Weber – Clarinet Concerto No. 1; Smith – Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra; Brahms – Symphony No. 2

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Andreas Ottensamer clarinet

More info

2 March 2019

Haydn – The Seasons

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Sophie Bevan soprano; Mark Padmore tenor; London Philharmonic Choir

More info

23 March 2019

Beethoven – Egmont Overture
Elgar – Cello Concerto
Mahler – Symphony No. 1

Edward Gardner conductor; Kian Soltani cello

More info

27 March 2019

Khachaturian – Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1
Walton – Symphony No. 1

Vasily Petrenko conductor; George Li piano

More info

29 March 2019

Popular tenor arias from world-famous operas by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Massenet and Offenbach

Sascha Goetzel conductor; Juan Diego Flórez tenor

More info

5 April 2019

Bax – Tintagel
Grieg – Piano Concerto
Sibelius – Symphony No. 5

Osmo Vänskä conductor; Jan Lisiecki piano

More info

10 April 2019

Debussy – Iberia from Images; Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto No. 5 (Egyptian); Ravel – Mother Goose Suite; Debussy – La mer

Edward Gardner conductor; Stephen Hough piano

More info

27 April 2019

Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 2
Elgar – Falstaff
R Strauss – Till Eulenspeigel's Merry Pranks

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Yefim Bronfman piano

More info

3 May 2019

Brahms – Violin Concerto
Bruckner – Symphony No. 3 (1877 revised version)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Janine Jansen violin

More info
Season brochure

Season brochure

Our 2018-19 Royal Festival Hall brochure

Browse now
Concert listing

Concert listing

Search the season by artist or repertoire

Read more
Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Views of the stage from different areas of the hall

Read More