Introduction to the LPO's 2018/19 London season


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

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

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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

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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

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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

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3 November 2018

Stravinsky – The Rake's Progress

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Toby Spence; Sophia Burgos; Matthew Rose; Patricia Bardon; Clive Bayley; Kim Begley; Marie McLaughlin; London Voices

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7 November 2018

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

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Borodin Quartet

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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

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14 November 2018

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

Oleg Caetani conductor; Roberto Prosseda pedal piano

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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

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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

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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

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5 December 2018

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

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Alena Baeva violin

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8 December 2018

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

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; The Swingles; London Philharmonic Choir

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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

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27 January 2019

Wagner – Die Walküre

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

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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

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2 February 2019

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

Robin Ticciati conductor; Christian Tetzlaff violin

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8 February 2019

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

David Parry conductor; Vanessa Benelli Mosell piano

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22 February 2019

Beethoven – Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 and 4

Juanjo Mena conductor; Javier Perianes piano

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23 February 2019

Beethoven – Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5

Juanjo Mena conductor; Javier Perianes piano

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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

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2 March 2019

Haydn – The Seasons

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

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23 March 2019

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

Edward Gardner conductor; Kian Soltani cello

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27 March 2019

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

Vasily Petrenko conductor; George Li piano

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29 March 2019

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

Sascha Goetzel conductor; Juan Diego Flórez tenor

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5 April 2019

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

Osmo Vänskä conductor; Jan Lisiecki piano

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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

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27 April 2019

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

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Yefim Bronfman piano

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3 May 2019

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

Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Janine Jansen violin

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Season brochure

Season brochure

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Concert listing

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Royal Festival Hall

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