The latest news about our concerts, recordings, concert streams and Education & Community programme.


The big three ballets – trailer

Watch our trailer for the first three Stravinsky ballets we are performing as part of Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey.

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Concerts – Part Three: Exile?

September 1939. The unthinkable becomes reality as Germany invades Poland and Britain and France enter a war that would see the deaths of over 50 million people. Stravinsky, survivor of one world war, takes a steamer boat to Manhattan. He would not set foot in Europe for a decade. Filled with new inspirations and sounds we explore what impact the United States had on our émigré celebrity.

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Concerts – Part Two: Paris

Ah, Paris in the 1920s. Stravinsky was on the rise and rise. But did his vanity outweigh his virtuosity? Either way, his music proved a fertile group for collaboration with the artists and designers of the moment including Coco Chanel, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

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2018/19 season launch press release

Today we announced our 2018/19 season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. Highlights include year-long celebration of 300 years of British music & continuation of Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey.

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Concerts – Part One: Revolution

Russia 1908. Teetering between revolutions, St Petersburg plays host to a concert featuring two works by a young composer. In the audience was critic and showman Serge Diaghilev. So begins a relationship which will create a musical revolution.

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Bach Toccata and Fugue Remixtape

Given the popularity of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, it’s not surprising that over the years it has been performed in a huge variety of arrangements. To compare what’s out there, we’ve put together this playlist of our favourite creative (or just plain wacky) versions of this familiar work. 

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Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey – Trailer


Hear Vladimir Jurowski, artistic director of Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey, talk about Stravinsky and his style in our new festival trailer.

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