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Royal Festival Hall 2016/17

  • Please note that a transaction fee of £1.75 will be added to each order made online.
  • Tickets booked fewer than five working days before the date of the concert will be available for collection at the ticket office from 6.30pm on the day of the performance.
  • Concessions: 50% off all ticket prices for full-time students, benefit recipients (Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit) and under-16s (maximum 4 per transaction. Not applicable to Family Concerts) only. Limited availability; appropriate cards will be checked on admission.
  • Visitors with a disability can join Southbank Centre's free Access List. You may be eligible for tickets at concessionary prices and to bring a companion who can assist you during your visit. Visit our Access page for full access information relating to our concerts.
  • Please note that we are unable to take payment by Amex.
  • The right is reserved to substitute artists and vary programmes if necessary, and to adjust ticket price allocations according to demand.

Premium seats £65
The very best seats in the stalls, ensuring you the finest acoustic and view, are available as Premium seats.

Book more, pay less

Book 3-4 concerts and receive a 10% discount
Book 5-7 concerts and receive a 15% discount
Book 8-10 concerts and receive a 20% discount
Book 11-14 concerts and receive a 25% discount
Book 15 or more concerts and receive a 30% discount

Series discounts are automatically calculated online.  Series discounts are available on full price tickets only.

Only nine tickets per concert can be bought online. Bookings of ten or more seats for the same concert are eligible for the group booking discount of 20%. Please call the London Philharmonic Orchestra Group Booking Line on 020 7840 4205 for further details.

Offline booking

London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office: 020 7840 4242
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. £2.75 transaction fee

Southbank Centre ticket office: 0844 847 9920
Daily 9.30am-8pm. £2.75 transaction fee. All ticketing staff at Southbank Centre can take typetalk calls.
In person at Southbank Centre: no transaction fee.

Minimum age

7.30pm concerts are not recommended for children of five years and under, and Southbank Centre staff reserve the right to refuse entry to young children for these events. We recommend our FUNharmonics concerts for children aged 6-11.

Can I exchange my tickets?

You may exchange your tickets for another concert in the Orchestra's 2016/17 season or exchange for a credit note, provided the tickets are returned to the London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office, and arrive at least two working days before the concert. We do not offer refunds unless a concert is cancelled.

Hymn to joy

Belief and Beyond Belief: Society

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

Magnus Lindberg Two Episodes*
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral)†

Kazushi Ono conductor*
Gweneth-Ann Rand soprano*
Justina Gringyte mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip tenor
Jihoon Kim bass
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra

*Unfortunately conductor Christoph Eschenbach and soprano Susanna Hurrell had to withdraw from this performance due to illness. We are grateful to Kazushi Ono and Gweneth-Ann Rand for replacing them at short notice.

Beethoven’s Ninth has never been just another symphony – it’s an experience with the power to change lives. And from tragic opening to climactic, world-embracing ‘Ode to Joy’, every live-performance is a special occasion. A team of outstanding young soloists will turn this symphony into a hymn to optimism and renewal – coupled with a freshly-minted work by the Orchestra’s Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg. As Beethoven puts it, ‘Here’s a kiss for all the world’: we can’t imagine a more uplifting conclusion to the season.

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Please note there will be no interval during this performance.

*Commissioned by BBC Radio 3, London Philharmonic Orchestra with the generous support of the Boltini Trust, Helsinki Festival and Casa da Música, Porto.

† Generously supported by an anonymous donor.

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