Introduction to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2016-17 London season

Join us at London's Royal Festival Hall from September 2016

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2016-17 series of concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.  Whether you are looking for well-known classics, new musical juxtapositions, or simply the chance to hear one of the world's great orchestras, we hope you enjoy exploring our new season.

Most of our concerts in 2017 are part of Belief and Beyond Belief - a festival in partnership with Southbank Centre which explores the music, art, culture, science, ideology, ritual and traditions that have swirled around, informed and debated religion in its many guises.

Browse the complete season below, or visit our events search page for options to search for specific composers, conductors and soloists.


September - December 2016

23 September 2016

Debussy - Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune
Szymanowski - Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Bartók - Suite, The Miraculous Mandarin
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Nicola Benedetti violin

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28 September 2016

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 1
Bruckner - Symphony No. 4
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Valery Afanassiev piano

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8 October 2016

Sibelius - Suite, King Kristian II
Panufnik - Violin Concerto
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
Thomas Søndergård conductor; Sergej Krylov violin

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12 October 2016

Haydn - Overture, The Apothecary
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24
Mahler - Symphony No. 4
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Lucas Debargue piano; Sofia Fomina soprano

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15 October 2016

Stravinsky - Symphonies of Wind
Instruments; Variations
Zimmermann - Violin Concerto
Henze - Symphony No. 7
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Thomas Zehetmair violin

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19 October 2016

Sibelius - Karelia Suite
Britten - Violin Concerto
Sibelius - Symphony No. 1
Osmo Vänskä conductor; Simone Lamsma violin

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21 October 2016

Sibelius - Symphony No. 3
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
Osmo Vänskä conductor; Yu-Chien Tseng violin

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26 October 2016

Elgar - Cello Concerto
Sibelius - Symphony No. 4
Sibelius - Symphony No. 5
Osmo Vänskä conductor; Raphael Wallfisch cello

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28 October 2016

Sibelius - The Oceanides
Walton - Violin Concerto
Sibelius - Symphony No. 6
Sibelius - Symphony No. 7
Osmo Vänskä conductor; Tasmin Little violin

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1 November 2016

Meow Meow’s Pandemonium
Thomas M. Lauderdale piano; Iain Grandage conductor

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5 November 2016

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis
Sir Mark Elder conductor

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9 November 2016

Beethoven - Violin Concerto
Dvorák - Symphony No. 9
Robin Ticciati conductor; Anne-Sophie Mutter violin

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30 November 2016

Barber - Overture, The School for Scandal
Wayne Shorter - Clarinet Concerto
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Ravel - Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; Julian Bliss clarinet

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2 December 2016

Weber - Overture, Euryanthe
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; Hilary Hahn violin

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7 December 2016

Glinka - Spanish Overtures
Prokofiev - Cello Concerto
Dargomyzhsky - BabaYaga
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Steven Isserlis cello

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14 December 2016

Glinka - Waltz Fantasy
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Jan Lisiecki piano

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January - May 2017

13 January 2017

Brahms - Violin Concerto
Brahms - Symphony No. 1
Manfred Honeck conductor; Ray Chen violin

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21 January 2017

Beethoven - Fidelio
Vladimir Jurowski conductor

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25 January 2017

Giya Kancheli - Mourned by the Wind
Martinu - Memorial to Lidice
Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 9
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Isabelle van Keulen viola

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28 January 2017

Rebel - Les élémens
Milhaud - La Création du monde
John Adams Harmonielehre
Vladimir Jurowski conductor

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4 February 2017

Haydn - The Creation
Sir Roger Norrington conductor

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10 February 2017

Haydn - Symphony No. 22
Poulenc - Organ Concerto
Ligeti - Atmosphères
R Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; James O’Donnell organ

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11 February 2017

Philip Glass - The Light
Aaron Jay Kernis - Flute Concerto
Ives - The Unanswered Question
John Adams - Doctor Atomic Symphony
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor; Marina Piccinini flute

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22 February 2017

Denisov - Symphony No. 2
Berg - Violin Concerto
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 15
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

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4 March 2017

Krzysztof Penderecki - St Luke Passion
Vladimir Jurowski conductor

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15 March 2017

Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic
Gavin Bryars - Jesus’ blood never failed me yet
Steve Reich - Music for Eighteen Musicians

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22 March 2017

Magnus Lindberg - Cello Concerto No. 2
Bruckner - Symphony No. 9
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor; Anssi Karttunen cello

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25 March 2017

R Strauss - Death and Transfiguration
Mozart - Requiem
Nathalie Stutzmann conductor

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8 April 2017

Tallis - Spem in Alium
Mahler - Symphony No. 8
Vladimir Jurowski conductor

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26 April 2017

Wagner - Overture, The Flying Dutchman
Wagner - Die Walküre, Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music
Bruckner - Symphony No. 7
Marek Janowski conductor; Egils Silins bass-baritone

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28 April 2017

Bach (arr. Schoenberg) - Prelude & Fugue in E flat major
Hindemith - Suite, Nobilissima Visione
Wagner (arr. Stokowski) - Parsifal, Act III (excerpts)
R Strauss - Four Last Songs
John Mauceri conductor; Angel Blue soprano

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6 May 2017

Magnus Lindberg - New work
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
Christoph Eschenbach conductor

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Season brochure

Season brochure

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Concert listing

Concert listing

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