Introduction to the LPO's 2017/18 London season


Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017/18 season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

There’s something for everyone in this new season, from star performers to thought-provoking programmes. We perform a range of music from Bach to Thomas Adès, and celebrate the 10th season of our Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski.

Our Belief and Beyond Belief festival in partnership with Southbank Centre continues to the end of 2017 with concerts exploring the themes of ‘Judgement’, ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Rituals and Seasons’. Then in 2018, we explore the life and music of Stravinsky in our new festival Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey.

2017/18 Season Trailer

Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017/18 season at Royal Festival Hall

Find out about the concerts in these festivals and more by browsing our listings below or visiting our events pages to search for specific composers or soloists.

September - December 2017

23 September 2017

Enescu – Oedipe
Vladimir Jurowski conductor

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27 September 2017

Britten – Cello Symphony
Silvestrov – Symphony No. 3
Janáček – Taras Bulba
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Jan Vogler cello

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30 September 2017

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20
Bruckner – Symphony No. 5
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Richard Goode piano

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21 October 2017

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3
Rossini – Stabat Mater
Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor; Hannes Minnaar piano

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25 October 2017

Shostakovich – Cello Concerto No. 1
Pēteris Vasks – Dona nobis pacem
Gregorian Chant – Dies Irae
Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; István Várdai cello

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27 October 2017

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 7
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; Inon Barnatan piano

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4 November 2017

Bruckner – Symphony No. 8
Lawrence Renes conductor

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8 November 2017

Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
Schumann – Violin Concerto
Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
Alain Altinoglu conductor; Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

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22 November 2017

Bridge – Summer
Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 1
Michail Jurowski conductor; Beatrice Rana piano

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24 November 2017

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Kabalevsky – Spring
Glazunov – The Seasons
Marius Stravinsky conductor; Pieter Schoeman director/violin

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29 November 2017

Respighi – Autumn Poem
Chausson Poème
Marx – An Autumn Symphony
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Julia Fischer violin

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4 December 2017

Meow Meow
More Pandemonium ... with a festive twist

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16 December 2017

J S Bach – Christmas Oratorio
Vladimir Jurowski conductor

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17 January 2018

Khachaturian – Adagio from Spartacus
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4
Mikhail Agrest conductor; Andrey Gugnin piano

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19 January 2018

Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 (Organ)
Fauré – Pavane
Jongen – Symphonie Concertante
Dirk Brossé conductor; James O'Donnell organ

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27 January 2018

Wagner – Das Rheingold
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
A Golden Gala Evening in celebration of Vladimir Jurowski's 10 years as Principal Conductor.

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10 February 2018

Liadov – Baba Yaga; The Enchanted Lake; Kikimora
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky – Petrushka
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Ray Chen violin

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21 February 2018

Debussy – Printemps
Ravel – Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Delius – Idylle de Printemps
Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring
Juanjo Mena conductor; Benedetto Lupo piano

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23 February 2017

Stravinsky – The Song of the Nightingale
Elgar – Cello Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
Vasily Petrenko conductor; Andreas Brantelid cello

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28 February 2018

Stravinsky – Pulcinella (Suite)
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto
Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé (Suites Nos. 1 & 2)
Vasily Petrenko conductor; Sergej Krylov violin

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3 March 2018

Elgar – In the South
R Strauss – Four Last Songs
Brahms – Symphony No. 2
Sir Antonio Pappano conductor; Diana Damrau soprano

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17 March 2018

Tchaikovsky (arr. Stravinsky) – Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky – The Fairy's Kiss
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Daniil Trifonov piano

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21 March 2018

Stravinsky – Apollon musagète; Capriccio for piano and orchestra
Weber – Konzertstück for piano and orchestra
Schubert – Symphony No. 3
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; Peter Donohoe piano

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24 March 2018

Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
Stravinsky – Violin Concerto; Credo; Ave Maria; Pater Noster; Symphony of Psalms
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

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11 April 2018

Thomas Adès – Suite from Powder Her Face
Gerald Barry – Organ Concerto
Stravinsky – Perséphone
Thomas Adès conductor; Thomas Trotter organ

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13 April 2018

Stravinsky – Jeu de cartes
Bryce Dessner – Concerto for two pianos
Rachmaninoff – Symphony No. 3
John Storgårds conductor; Katia and Marielle Labèque piano

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18 April 2018

Stravinsky – Symphony in C
Stravinsky – Tango
Debussy – Fantaisie
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 6
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes piano

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21 April 2018

Anders Hillborg – Homage to Stravinsky
Falik – Requiem for Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky – Ode
Beethoven – Violin Concerto
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Gil Shaham violin

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25 April 2018

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2
Mahler – Symphony No. 5
Robert Trevino conductor; Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev piano

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27 April 2018

Debussy – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák – Symphony No. 8
Alondra de la Parra conductor; Luca Buratto piano

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2 May 2018

Panufnik – Heroic Overture
Krzysztof Penderecki – Violin Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5
Łukasz Borowicz conductor; Anne-Sophie Mutter violin

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Season brochure

Season brochure

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Concert listing

Concert listing

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