Performances 2011-2012

2011-12 Season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall

Season highlight: In Vladimir Jurowski's festival Prokofiev: Man of the People, the London Philharmonic Orchestra explored symphonies, concertos, chamber music and film and ballet scores by Sergei Prokofiev.

Programme books are available online for all Royal Festival Hall concerts in this season.

Wednesday 21 September 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain (original)
Mussorgsky (orch. Zimmermann) In the Village; On the Southern Shore of the Crimea
Zimmermann Stille und Umkehr (orchestral sketches)
Alexander Raskatov A White Night's Dream (Homage to Mussorgsky) for orchestra (world première)*
Mussorgsky (orch. Raskatov) Songs and Dances of Death (UK première)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Sergei Leiferkus baritone

Saturday 24 September 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus (excerpts)
Matthias Pintscher Mar'eh for Violin and Orchestra (UK première)*
Liszt Prometheus
Scriabin Prometheus, Poem of Fire

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Julia Fischer violin
Igor Levit piano
London Philharmonic Choir
Lucy Carter lighting designer

Friday 7 October 2011 | 7.30pm
JTI Friday Series
Royal Festival Hall

J Strauss II Overture, Die Fledermaus
Korngold Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

Vassily Sinaisky conductor
Vadim Gluzman violin

Wednesday 12 October 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Sir Thomas Beecham Anniversary Concert

Weber Overture, Oberon
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, K466
Schubert Symphony No. 9 (Great)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Aldo Ciccolini piano

This concert is dedicated to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's founder Sir Thomas Beecham in the 50th anniversary year of his death in 1961.

Saturday 15 October 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Rossini Stabat Mater

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Eri Nakamura soprano
Ruxandra Donose mezzo soprano
Ji-Min Park tenor
Matthew Rose bass
London Philharmonic Choir

Wednesday 19 October 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Mozart Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)
Mark-Anthony Turnage On Opened Ground for viola and orchestra
R Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

Markus Stenz conductor
Lawrence Power viola

Friday 21 October 2011 | 7.30pm
JTI Friday Series
Royal Festival Hall

Sibelius The Dryad
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 2

Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
Thomas Zehetmair violin

Wednesday 26 October 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8

Jaap van Zweden conductor
Rafal Blechacz piano

Friday 28 October 2011 | 7.30pm
JTI Friday Series
Royal Festival Hall

R Strauss Don Juan
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G K.453
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

James Gaffigan conductor
Jonathan Biss piano

Wednesday 2 November 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello
Bruckner Symphony No. 7

Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Wednesday 16 November 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Bruckner Symphony No. 4

Osmo Vänskä conductor
Janine Jansen violin

Friday 25 November 2011 | 7.30pm
JTI Friday Series
Royal Festival Hall

Antonio José Suite, The Muleteer
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Falla Suites Nos. 1 and 2, The Three-Cornered Hat
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition

Eduardo Portal conductor
Craig Ogden guitar

Wednesday 30 November 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Matthias Pintscher towards Osiris
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Bruckner Symphony No. 1 (Linz edition)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Lars Vogt piano

Saturday 3 December 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Julian Anderson Fantasias
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Janine Jansen violin

Wednesday 14 December 2011 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Wagner Overture, Tannhäuser
R Strauss Four Last Songs
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Renée Fleming soprano

Friday 13 January 2012 | 7.30pm
JTI Friday Series
Royal Festival Hall
PROKOFIEV: MAN OF THE PEOPLE?

Prokofiev Suite, Lieutenant Kijé
Prokofiev Cello Concerto, Op. 58
Prokofiev Symphony No. 7

Alexander Vedernikov conductor
Danjulo Ishizaka cello

Wednesday 18 January 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
PROKOFIEV: MAN OF THE PEOPLE?

Prokofiev Symphonic Song, Op. 57
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 5
Prokofiev Symphony No. 6

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Steven Osborne piano

Wednesday 25 January 2010 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
PROKOFIEV: MAN OF THE PEOPLE?

Prokofiev Chout (excerpts)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 4 (for the left hand)
Prokofiev Cinderella (excerpts)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Leon Fleisher piano

Saturday 28 January 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
PROKOFIEV: MAN OF THE PEOPLE?

Prokofiev Excerpts from Incidental Music of Egyptian Nights (play)
Prokofiev (arr. Atovmyan) Ivan the Terrible (world première of this version)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Ewa Podles contralto
Andrey Breus baritone
Simon Callow narrator
Miranda Richardson narrator
London Philharmonic Choir

Wednesday 1 February 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
PROKOFIEV: MAN OF THE PEOPLE?

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 (Classical)
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Janine Jansen violin

Saturday 4 February 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Bruckner Christus factus est
Bruckner Symphony No. 9
Bruckner Te Deum

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Christine Brewer soprano
Mihoko Fujimura mezzo soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Franz-Josef Selig bass
London Philharmonic Choir

Wednesday 8 February 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Martinů Symphony No. 6 (Fantaisies symphoniques)
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Marin Alsop conductor
Stephen Hough piano

Friday 10 February 2012 | 7.30pm
JTI Friday Series
Royal Festival Hall

Kodály Concerto for Orchestra
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 7

Marin Alsop conductor
Lukáš Vondráček piano

Tuesday 14 February 2012 | 7.30pm
Friday 17 February 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Kreisler (arr. Rachmaninoff/orch. Leytush) Liebesleid (European première)
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Neeme Järvi conductor
Boris Giltburg piano

Wednesday 22 February 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Mozart Symphony No. 32
Brahms Violin Concerto
Zemlinsky Psalm 23, Op. 14
Szymanowski Symphony No. 3 (The Song of the Night)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Joshua Bell violin
Jeremy Ovenden tenor
London Philharmonic Choir

Saturday 24 March 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Julian Anderson The Discovery of Heaven (world première)*
Delius Sea Drift
Elgar Symphony No. 1

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor*
Roderick Williams baritone
London Philharmonic Choir

Wednesday 28 March 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3
Mahler Symphony No. 9 *

Matthew Coorey conductor *
Lisa Batiashvili violin

Friday 13 April 2012 | 7.30pm
JTI Friday Series
Royal Festival Hall

Mozart Symphony No. 35 (Haffner)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2*
Julian Anderson Past Hymns
Stravinsky Symphony in C

The International Conductors' Academy of the Allianz Cultural Foundation: Thomas Blunt (Mozart), Domingo Hindoyan (Beethoven/Anderson), Ward Stare (Stravinsky).
John Lill piano

Wednesday 18 April 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Schumann Overture, Genoveva
Kalevi Aho Sieidi. Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra (world première)*
Brahms Symphony No. 1

Osmo Vänskä conductor
Colin Currie percussion

Saturday 28 April 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Messiaen Les Offrandes oubliées
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor
Hong Xu piano

Wednesday 2 May 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Janáček Suite, The Cunning Little Vixen
Dvořák Piano Concerto
Suk Symphonic Poem, Ripening

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Martin Helmchen piano
London Philharmonic Choir

Sunday 23 October 2011 | 12.00pm
Royal Festival Hall
FUNharmonics Family Concert

Nutcrackers!

Nicholas Collon conductor
Chris Jarvis presenter

Sunday 19 February 2012 | 12.00pm
Royal Festival Hall
FUNharmonics Family Concert

The Jungle Book

David Angus conductor
Chris Jarvis presenter

Sunday 13 May 2012 | 12.00pm
Royal Festival Hall
FUNharmonics Family Concert

The Cunning Little Vixen

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Hannah Conway presenter