Introduction to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015/16 Royal Festival Hall season

We're celebrating Shakespeare this season, as part of the rich variety of music presented in our Royal Festival Hall concert series. We hope you enjoy exploring.

Season introduction

We look forward to introducing you to our imaginative concerts with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski, and a fascinating series of Shakespeare inspired concerts and events as part of the worldwide Shakespeare anniversary celebrations in 2016. We also warmly welcome the Orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor, Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

Booking is now open.

September 2015 / May 2016

The London Philharmonic Orchestra's main series of concerts is held at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London.  Most concerts are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with Family concerts during the day at weekends.

We hope you'll enjoying exploring this new season's concerts, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Royal Festival Hall.

Tickets start from £9, and you can save up to 30% by building your own series of concerts. Our online transaction fee is just £1.75 per booking (£2.75 if you book by phone).

Highlights of the season

  • Shakespeare400: In 2016 we celebrate the legacy of Shakespeare 400 years since his death. The celebrations include a gala evening of music and readings on the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, seven Shakespeare-themed concerts and numerous supporting talks and free events

    Eleven concerts with Vladimir Jurowski, the Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, who continues his Mahler and Bruckner Symphony Cycles as well as bringing us his hallmark imaginative programming of works by Zemlinsky, Szymanowski and Scriabin.
    Read more about Vladimir Jurowski

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts two concerts in his first season as Principal Guest Conductor, and previous Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns to conduct two concerts in February 2016
    Read more about Andrés Orozco-Estrada

    Premieres of commissioned works include Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto No. 2; Alexander Raskatov's Green Mass with an all-star cast; Krzysztof Penderecki's Harp Concerto (conducted by the composer) and Marc-André Dalbavie's new work for baritone Matthias Goerne

    We offer the chance to hear familiar and popular works including Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 & 4; Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Firebird Suite; concertos by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Dvořák and Beethoven

    Our Sibelius 150 celebrations include Symphony Nos. 1 and 2, the Violin Concerto with Leonidas Kavakos and excerpts from The Tempest

    Distinguished visiting conductors include Krzysztof Penderecki, Thierry Fischer, Markus Stenz, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Alondra de la Parra, Robin Ticciati, Susanna Mälkki, Enrique Mazzola, Jaap van Zweden, Osmo Vänskä, Vasily Petrenko, Christoph Eschenbach and Jaime Martín

    Oustanding singers joining the LPO this season include Soile Isokoski, Iestyn Davies, Toby Spence, Anne Sofie von Otter, Javier Camarena, Matthias Goerne, Kate Royal, Allison Bell and Simon Keenlyside

    Three weekend FUNharmonics family concerts explore storytelling through music. With free activities throughout the day, don't miss the chance to introduce your children to some new music

Explore what's on

I hope you'll join us for our 2015-16 season of concerts.

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

Season brochure

Season brochure

Our 2015-16 Royal Festival Hall brochure

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Concert listing

Concert listing

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