Provocation & rebellion

Patrick Bailey introduces music of provocation and rebellion in the LPO's 15/16 season.

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In Memoriam

Patrick Bailey introduces some of the pieces in our 15/16 season that focus on remembrance and redemption.

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Booking Info

Royal Festival Hall 2015/16

  • Please note that a transaction fee of £1.75 will be added to each order made online.
  • Tickets booked fewer than five working days before the date of the concert will be available for collection at the ticket office from 6.30pm on the day of the performance.
  • Concessions: 50% off all ticket prices for full-time students, benefit recipients (Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit) and under-16s (maximum 4 per transaction. Not applicable to Family Concerts) only. Limited availability; appropriate cards will be checked on admission.
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London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office: 020 7840 4242
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In person at Southbank Centre: no transaction fee.

Minimum age

7.30pm concerts are not recommended for children of five years and under, and Southbank Centre staff reserve the right to refuse entry to young children for these events. We recommend our FUNharmonics concerts for children.


Penderecki conducts Penderecki

UK premieres of new Penderecki works

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Krzysztof Penderecki Adagio for Strings (UK premiere)
Krzysztof Penderecki Horn Concerto 'Winterreise' (UK premiere)*
Krzysztof Penderecki Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
Shostakovich Symphony No. 6

Krzysztof Penderecki conductor
Radovan Vlatković horn*
London Philharmonic Orchestra

*Please note change of repertoire and soloist to originally advertised

After waves of enthusiasm greeted his Fifth Symphony, Dmitri Shostakovich had the dubious honour of being fully ‘rehabilitated’ into Soviet life by the authorities. As he focused on film music in 1938, a new symphony began to form in Shostakovich’s mind. It started as a vocal hymn to Lenin, but it became a wordless orchestral canvas rocked by imbalance and confusion. After an opening movement stalked by darkness and anguish, the Symphony gives way to brittle, short-lived jollification – forced and hollow, Shostakovich’s acerbic reflection of his political predicament. Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki conducts Shostakovich’s Sixth here, after the UK premiere of his own Horn Concerto, Adagio for Strings and his profound Threnody.

Supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music Programme.


Are you a student or under 26?

You can benefit from discounted tickets to this concert through our NOISE scheme. Students are eligible for £4 tickets and under 26 year olds are eligible for £8 tickets (ID required). Plus, join us after the concert for a free beer, courtesy of the Orchestra’s Principal Beer Sponsor, Heineken.

Call the box office on 0207 840 4242 for details and to book tickets (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

Find out more about the scheme and sign up.

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