The latest news about our concerts, recordings, concert streams and Education & Community programme.
- Published: 14 April 2014
In this short film Patrick Bailey introduces Zimmermann’s intriguing 1968 composition Photoptosis, inspired in part by the work of Yves Klein. See the piece performed live on Wednesday 16 April alongside Brahms's Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, performed with Mitsuko Uchida.
- Published: 09 April 2014
Watch a short video introducing one of the great blockbusters of the 19th Century, Bruckner's Symphony No. 8. See the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform this piece live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 9 April.
- Published: 04 April 2014
This season we have been asking our loyal audience members to support our schools’ concerts through Tickets Please! So far the appeal has raised over £15,000, allowing over 1,600 children from south London to attend for free. For many of these children it will be their first opportunity to see a live orchestra.
- Published: 01 April 2014
- Published: 27 March 2014
In 1907 the ‘three blows of fate’ that Mahler had prophesised in his Sixth Symphony became a reality. Ill, exhausted and very nearly defeated, Mahler faced spiritual and physical annihilation. He countered it by throwing himself into life with renewed passion and insistence. In this short video, Patrick Bailey introduces Mahler's ultimate Symphony - his Symphony No. 9.
- Published: 24 March 2014
Watch a short video introduction to Saint-Saëns's Organ Symphony, which we perform on Wednesday 26 October in our concert celebrating the restoration, and 60th birthday, of the Royal Festial Hall organ, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Part of Southbank Centre’s festival Pull Out All the Stops.
- Published: 10 March 2014
Few composers do exaltation or glorification as well as Richard Strauss. In this video Patrick Bailey introduces Strauss's glorious 'tone-poem in reverse', Death and Transfiguration, which we perform at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 19 March.