2018/19 concert season at Royal Festival Hall
We continue to present new and unusual music this season, with premieres from composers including Helen Grime and Pascal Dusapin. Vladimir Jurowski's fascinating programming includes a performance of all-Czech music for string quartet and orchestra, and a thought-provoking programme marking the end of World War One.
Thomas Adès – In Seven Days
Thomas Adès conducts his own concerto for piano, performed by Kirill Gerstein. Plus music by Stravinsky and Lutosławski.
Borodin Quartet performs Czech music
The Borodin Quartet joins forces with the LPO to perform 20th-century Czech music from Klein, Schulhoff, Martinů and Janáček.
Magnus Lindberg – Triumph to Exist
Hear the world premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Triumph to Exist in this programme marking the end of WW1.
Pascal Dusapin – At Swim-Two-Birds
Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley perform Dusapin's double concerto's UK premiere.
Berio – Sinfonia
50 years after its premiere, The Swingles perform Berio's extraordinary Sinfonia, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.
Helen Grime – Percussion Concerto
Colin Currie performs the world premiere of Helen Grime's Percussion Concerto in a concert of firsts from Arne Gieshoff, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Louis Andriessen and Anders Hillborg.