What's On October 2019

Highlights this October with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall include Thomas Ades interpretation of Holst's The Planets, Elgar's Cello Concerto performed by Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Verdi's Requiem conducted by Edward Gardner, our Principal Conductor Designate. Join us this Autumn to experience the joy and wonder of live orchestral music.

To the summit | 2 October 2019

Waterfalls, glaciers and an ear-splitting storm – experience Strauss’s vast hymn to nature, alongside Elgar’s profoundly romantic Violin Concerto, performed by Nicola Benedetti.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar | 5 October 2019

Join us as Susanna Mälkki conducts two Sibelius masterpieces – his warmest tone-poem, The Oceanides, and his gentlest Symphony No. 6, and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, performs Elgar’s much-loved Cello Concerto.

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The Inextinguishable | 9 October 2019

‘Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable’. Edward Gardner conducts Nielsen’s depiction of the struggle of life itself (Symphony No. 4) alongside Bartók’s fiery Dance Suite and Walton’s Violin Concerto with James Ehnes.

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Verdi's Requiem | 12 October 2019

Drums thunder, trumpets blast and a massed chorus cries out in terror. Verdi brings his dramatic power to bear on a story of tragedy, redemption, and the end of time. The result is one of the mightiest of all choral masterpieces in the repertoire.

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Romance and adventure | 13 October 2019

Join us in Eastbourne for an evening of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

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The Resurrection | 19 October 2019

Mahler’s choice to tackle the subject of life itself may have indicated hubris, but the work he composed put any doubt to rest and gave us one of the grandest and breathtaking symphonies to date. From a funeral march to a world reborn; not a concert to miss.

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Holst's The Planets | 23 October 2019

The celestial sounds of Holst’s The Planets are endlessly iconic. It takes an imposing figure to take on such an astronomically grand work; Thomas Adès conducts alongside premiering his new Piano Concerto in the UK with Kirill Gerstein. Experience musical history as it’s made.

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The Apostles | 26 October 2019

As close as Elgar ever came to writing an opera, The Apostles delivers the story of early Christianity as a trilogy of stunning choral works, rich with heartfelt emotion.

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Zog | 27 October 2019

Follow the adventures of the eager, but accident-prone young dragon Zog, as the LPO performs René Aubry’s lively score to a big screen projection of the film.

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See our full listings to explore other concerts this season.

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