New Worlds

Explore 20th and 21st-century music with the LPO this season

New worlds

Part of the 2016/17 season at Royal Festival Hall

The LPO's 2016/17 features groundbreaking new music alongside contemporary classics from John Adams, Steve Reich and more. Hear the premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis's Flute Concerto, before the LPO Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg showcases his Second Cello Concerto in the UK for the first time. 

Hear well-loved contemporary favourites from at home and abroad, including John Adams's Harmonielehre and Dr Atomic Symphony and Gavin Bryars's Jesus' blood never failed me yet.

Giya Kancheli | 25 January

Mourned by the Wind
PLUS
Martinů - Memorial to Lidice
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 9

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John Adams | 28 January

Harmonielehre
PLUS
Rebel - Les élémens (Simphonie nouvelle)
Milhaud - La Création du monde

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Aaron Jay Kernis | 11 February

Flute Concerto (UK premiere)
PLUS
Philip Glass - The Light
Ives - The Unanswered Question
John Adams - Doctor Atomic Symphony

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Krzysztof Penderecki | 4 March

St Luke Passion

Vladimir Jurowski - conductor; Omar Ebrahim - narrator; Elizabeth Atherton - soprano; Dietrich Henschel - baritone; Tomasz Konieczny - bass-baritone

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Gavin Bryars & Steve Reich | 15 March

Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic
Gavin Bryars - Jesus' blood never failed me yet
Steve Reich - Music for Eighteen Musicians

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Magnus Lindberg | 22 March

Cello Concerto (UK premiere)
PLUS
Bruckner - Symphony No. 9

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Book more, pay less

Book 3–4 concerts and receive a 10% discount on ticket prices.
Book 5–7 concerts and receive a 15% discount on ticket prices.