Season 19/20 london

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Welcome to our 2019/20 London Season at Southbank Centre.

Join us for brilliant music-making and artistic adventure in the heart of London: experience epic symphonies, bold collaborations, fresh takes on some of the defining stories in classical music, and thrilling new scores, all live at Southbank Centre.

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Thursday 2 Apr 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Yukiko Ogura, Nicholas Bootiman, William Bender, Sylvain Séailles, Linda Kidwell, Cheremie Hamilton-Miller ...


Programme to include:

Bowen Fantasy for Four Violas, Op.41, Bach Chaconne in D minor, BWV. 1004 arr. for four violas by Ichiro Nodaira, Schubert Der Erlkönig arr. for eight violas by Max Baillie


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Thursday 2 Apr 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Daniel Kharitonov piano


Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


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Sunday 19 Apr 2020, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Paavo Järvi conductor


Zhang Zuo piano


Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2

Mahler Symphony No. 5


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Sunday 26 Apr 2020, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jakub Hrůša conductor


Steven Isserlis cello


Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain

Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade


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Thursday 30 Apr 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Annabelle Meare, Nicholas Bootiman, Deirdre Cooper, Tim Gibbs, Heidi Krutzen


Edgar Meyer Concert Duo for Bass and Violin

R. Murray Schafer Theseus for Harp and String Quartet


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Thursday 30 Apr 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Xian Zhang conductor


Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano

Andreas Schager tenor


Mozart Symphony No. 25, K.183

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde


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Sunday 10 May 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Soloists include:

Eunsley Park, Emma Oldfield, William Bender, Yaroslava Trofymchuk


Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Webern Langsamer Satz


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Sunday 10 May 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Juraj Valčuha conductor


Alexander Gavrylyuk piano


Glazunov Concert Waltz No. 1

Grieg Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


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Thursday 14 May 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Michael Francis conductor


Colin Currie percussion


Philippe Hurel Quatre Variations for vibraphone and ensemble

Luke Bedford Staggered Nocturneworld premiere


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Thursday 14 May 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Joana Carneiro conductor


Esther Yoo violin


Programme to include:

Steven Stucky Radical Light, Barber Violin Concerto, Copland Appalachian Spring Suite


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Thursday 21 May 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Jean Thorel conductor


Hollie Harding What was scatteredworld premiere

Jocelyn Campbell Clubland: X-treme Euphoriaworld premiere

Joel Järventausta New Workworld premiere


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Thursday 21 May 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Nemanja Radulović violin


Kodály Háry János Suite

Khachaturian Violin Concerto

Sibelius Symphony No. 5


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Friday 5 Jun 2020, 7pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Ludwig Wicki conductor


Eleanor Grant soprano


Yared The English Patient


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Thursday 11 Jun 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


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Thursday 11 Jun 2020, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


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Olena Tokar, Rebecca Nelsen, Wallis Giunta, Ed Lyon, Roderick Williams, Philharmonia Voices


Mozart Der Schauspieldirektor K.486

Mahler Das klagende Lied (original version 1880)


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