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Royal Festival Hall 2018/19

  • Please note that a transaction fee of £1.75 will be added to each order made online.
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  • The right is reserved to substitute artists and vary programmes if necessary, and to adjust ticket price allocations according to demand.

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7.30pm concerts are not recommended for children of seven 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 aged 6-11.

Can I exchange my tickets?

You may exchange your tickets for another concert in the Orchestra's 2018/19 season or exchange for a credit note, provided the tickets are returned to the London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office, and arrive at least two working days before the concert. For ‘Print at Home’ tickets, forward them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a covering email. We do not offer refunds unless a concert is cancelled. The right is reserved to substitute artists and vary programmes if necessary, and to adjust ticket price allocations according to demand. We do not offer refunds unless a concert is cancelled.

The Emperor

Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycle

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)

Juanjo Mena conductor
Javier Perianes piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven never actually called his Fifth Piano Concerto the ‘Emperor’. It just seemed to fit. But what’s beyond question is that this most majestic of all piano concertos is one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution: a concerto on the scale of a great symphony, written for a pianist of truly heroic stamina and skill. It’s the only possible way for Javier Perianes to crown his complete Beethoven concerto cycle with Juanjo Mena and the LPO. But first, a flashback to the unbridled joie de vivre of Beethoven’s youthful Piano Concerto No. 1: music as pure sonic sunshine.

Javier Perianes’s Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycle is generously supported by an anonymous donor.

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