Performances 2012-2013

2012-13 Season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall

Season highlights: The Orchestra celebrated its 80th anniversary season. Vladimir Jurowski conducted concerts on the theme of War and Peace, including a joint concert of the LPO and Russian National Orchestra.  All concerts in 2013 formed part of the Southbank Centre festival The Rest Is Noise, a chronological look at music of the 20th century and its relationship to world events of its time.

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

Wednesday 26 September 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

R Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten (excerpts)
Zemlinksy A Florentine Tragedy (One-act opera)
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Heike Wessels Bianca
Sergei Skorokhodov Guido Bardi
Albert Dohmen Simone

Saturday 29 September 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Denisov Bells in the Fog
Miaskovsky Silentium
Rodion Shchedrin Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 (The Chimes)
Rachmaninoff The Bells (Choral Symphony)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Tatiana Monogarova soprano
Sergei Skorokhodov tenor
Vladimir Chernov baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
London Symphony Chorus

Wednesday 3 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Walton Viola Concerto
Prokofiev War and Peace (excerpts)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Lawrence Power viola
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 4 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 6
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Russian National Orchestra

Friday 5 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
Britten Lachrymae for viola and orchestra, Op. 48a
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Lawrence Power viola
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Russian National Orchestra

Friday 12 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 (Classical)
Elgar Cello Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Vassily Sinaisky conductor
Sol Gabetta cello

Wednesday 17 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Beethoven Overture, Leonore No. 3
Carl Vine Piano Concerto No. 2 (UK premiere)*
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

Vassily Sinaisky conductor
Piers Lane piano

Saturday 20 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Mendelssohn Overture, Ruy Blas
Schumann Cello Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Kurt Masur conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello

Wednesday 24 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
Bruckner Symphony No. 7

Stanisław Skrowaczewski conductor
Hilary Hahn violin

Friday 26 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Bruckner (arr. Skrowaczewski) Adagio from String Quintet in F
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1

Stanisław Skrowaczewski conductor
Garrick Ohlsson piano

Wednesday 31 October 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3
Nielsen Symphony No. 6, Sinfonia semplice

Osmo Vanska conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin

Friday 2 November 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Nielsen Pan and Syrinx
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3

Osmo Vanska conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin

Wednesday 14 November 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Schumann Overture,The Bride of Messina
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Schumann Symphony No. 2

Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Baiba Skride violin
Daniel Muller-Schott cello
Lars Vogt piano

Wednesday 21 November 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Haydn Symphony No.44 (Trauer)
Haydn Cello Concerto No.2
R Strauss Don Quixote

Yannick Nezet-Seguin conductor
Lawrence Power viola
Truls Mørk cello

Saturday 24 November 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Haydn Nelson Mass
R Strauss Ein Heldenleben

Yannick Nezet-Seguin conductor
Sarah-Jane Brandon soprano
Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano
Robin Tritschler tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann bass-baritone
London Philharmonic Choir

Wednesday 28 November 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Beethoven Overture, Fidelio
Nono Julius Fuˇcik
Schoenberg Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte
Schoenberg Survivor from Warsaw
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Robert Hayward narrator
Annabel Arden director
Gentlemen of the London Philharmonic Choir

Saturday 1 December 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Zimmermann Ecclesiastical Action, for two speakers, bass and orchestra (semi-staged)
Brahms A German Requiem

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Miah Persson soprano
Dietrich Henschel bass-baritone
Annabel Arden director
London Philharmonic Choir

Wednesday 12 December 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Grisey Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil
Mahler Symphony No. 5

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Allison Bell soprano

Friday 14 December 2012 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Brahms Tragic Overture
Wagner (arr. Henze) Wesendonck Lieder
Bruckner Symphony No. 1 (1877 Linz edition)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Anna Larsson contralto

Saturday 19 January 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

R Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
R Strauss Four Early Songs, Op. 33
R Strauss Notturno, Op. 44 No. 1
R Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils and Final Scene from Salome

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Karita Mattila soprano
Thomas Hampson baritone

Wednesday 23 January 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Webern Im Sommerwind
Schoenberg Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Ekaterina Gubanova mezzo soprano
Paul Groves tenor

Saturday 26 January 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano
Paul Groves tenor
Brindley Sherratt bass
London Philharmonic Choir
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Friday 1 February 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Debussy Iberia (from Images pour orchestre)
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 4

Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
Henning Kraggerud violin

Saturday 9 February 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Respighi Fountains of Rome
Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Respighi Il tramonto
Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole

Enrique Mazzola conductor
Javier Perianes piano
Maria Luigia Borsi soprano

Friday 15 February 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Mikhail Agrest conductor
Simon Trpčeski piano

Saturday 16 February 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Ravel Mother Goose
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Mikhail Agrest conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin

Wednesday 20 February 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Anon Spirituals – a cappella
Dvorˇak Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)
Milhaud La Creation du monde
Varèse Ameriques

Marin Alsop conductor
London Adventist Chorale

Friday 22 February 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Ives Three Places in New England
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Copland Piano Concerto
Joplin (arr. Schuller) Treemonisha Suite

Marin Alsop conductor
Garrick Ohlsson piano

Saturday 2 March 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Weill The Threepenny Opera

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Mark Padmore Macheath
Sir John Tomlinson J J Peachum
Dame Felicity Palmer Mrs Peachum
Allison Bell Polly Peachum
Nicholas Folwell Tiger Brown
Gabriela Istoc Lucy Brown
Meow Meow Jenny
Max Hopp narrator
Ted Huffman director

Saturday 6 April 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Orff Carmina Burana

Hans Graf conductor
Sally Matthews soprano
Andrew Kennedy tenor
Rodion Pogossov baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
Trinity Boys Choir

Saturday 27 April 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Webern Variations Op. 30
Berg Lulu Suite
Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste
MartinŮ Double Concerto for Two String
Orchestras, Piano and Timpani

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Barbara Hannigan soprano

Wednesday 1 May 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 4
Tippett A Child of our Time

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
Claire Booth soprano
Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo soprano
Ben Johnson tenor
Matthew Rose bass
London Philharmonic Choir

Friday 17 May 2013 | 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No. 6

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

FUN harmonics – Concerts for all the family
Royal Festival Hall

Sunday 21 October 2012 12.00 noon – 1.00pm
That's All Folk!

Sunday 10 February 2013 12.00 noon – 1.00pm
The Roaring Twenties

Saturday 11 May 2013 12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf