Introduction to the 2014/15 Royal Festival Hall season

With an extensive celebration of Rachmaninoff's orchestral music, we encourage you to explore the music which the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall this season

Season introduction

September 2014 / May 2015

Each year the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs its main series of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London.  We hope you'll be able to join us for this music-making, and that you enjoy exploring the detail of our season below.

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Introducing the 2014-15 season

Vladimir Jurowski introduces the 2014-15 season

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Season highlights include:

  • Rachmaninoff: Inside Out is the most extensive celebration of Rachmaninoff's music ever undertaken in a season with 11 concerts including the complete symphonies & piano concertos (in all versions), the opera The Miserly Knight, the choral masterpiece The Bells, rare performances of the cantata Spring and orchestral songs as well as a selection of other much-loved and rare orchestral works

    Ten concerts with Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, including several premieres and many programmes focussed on Rachmaninoff and his contemporaries
    Read more about Vladimir Jurowski

    We are pleased to announce Magnus Lindberg as our new Composer in Residence with premieres of two important new works, including a specially-commissioned piece for soprano Barbara Hannigan and a second piano concerto
    Read more about Magnus Lindberg

    Other major commissions and premieres are by out-going Composer in Residence Julian Anderson, Harrison Birtwistle (in his 80th birthday year), double-Oscar winner James Horner, BASCA winner Colin Matthews and Emmy-nominated Benjamin Wallfisch.
    Read more about Julian Anderson

    Distinguished visiting conductors include Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrew Manze, Juanjo Mena, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vasily Petrenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Vassily Sinaisky and Osmo Vänskä

    Robin Ticciati makes his LPO debut at the Royal Festival Hall consolidating the Orchestra's relationship with the new Music Director of Glyndebourne

    Distinguished pianists include Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Yefim Bronfman, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Piers Lane, Nikolai Lugansky, Maria João Pires, Lars Vogt and nonagenarian master Menahem Pressler

    Outstanding young talent includes pianists Behzod Abduraimov, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Pavel Kolesnikov and Igor Levit; violinists Alexandra Soumm and Ray Chen; and conductor Ilyich Rivas
  • Author Michael Morpurgo and composer Colin Matthews team up for a major new work for children, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, conducted by Jurowski, plus other brand new works for children by Benjamin Wallfisch on Roald Dahl's Dirty Beasts

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I hope you'll join us for a sparkling season of concerts.

Timothy Walker AM, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Season brochure

Season brochure

Our 2014-15 Royal Festival Hall brochure

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Concert listing

Concert listing

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Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

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