Maestro Riccardo Muti discusses conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra

Tonight Philharmonia Orchestra, Resident at Southbank Centre, and Riccardo Muti perform  two of Beethoven’s finest works including Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Joshua Bell at Royal Festival Hall. Returns Only.

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Psaphha presents Trouble in Tahiti

Production shots of the upcoming (Friday 26 March) exciting performance of Bernstein’s one-act operatic masterpiece Trouble in Tahiti by Psappha, one of UK’s leading new music ensembles. Buy tickets here >>

Psappha also performs Arias and Barcarolles, a piece Bernstein wrote in response to President Einsenhower, after he declared to Bernstein: ‘I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles,’ Don’t miss them this Friday (26 March)! Buy tickets here >>

Watch Philharmonia Orchestra’s video on The Rite Of Spring

In this video conductor Tugan Sokhiev discusses Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

Philharmonia Orchestra, Resident at Southbank Centre, perform this work with Sokhiev on Thursday 15 April at Royal Festival Hall.

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London Sinfonietta: Alpine Adventures

This Wednesday London Sinfonietta, Resident at Southbank Centre, perform a programme of two unconventional tales of long distance love from Gerald Barry and Richard Ayres. This concert is the Saturday Time’s Pick Of The Week, and below the Guardian comment on Ayres’ music:

‘His surreal amalgam of styles, plundering the whole of western music, is combined with a personal mythology of imaginary characters, all with weird and wonderful histories.’ Andrew Clements, The Guardian.

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Upcoming Event: A Tribute to Jacqueline du Pré

On Sunday 21st March renowned filmmaker and broadcaster Christopher Nupen comes to Southbank Centre to share his films and memories of Jacqueline du Pré from a close friendship that lasted for 26 years.

Some of his material is world famous, some of it has been seen by very few, but all of it will be presented in new contexts.

This fundraising event on behalf of the charity The London Cello Society, we present an intimate tribute to an artist who remains gloriously vibrant in the public mind.

An extract from of Christopher Nupen’s film ‘Remembering Jacqueline du Pré’

‘What Christopher Nupen has done to keep the spirit of Jacqueline du Pre alive in the world is a benediction, and what he has to say about her is deeply revealing, historically important and quite remarkable.’ – Lady Evelyn Barbirolli

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A life in music: Mariss Jansons

‘Art was important and valued in the Soviet Union. Likewise friendship, because there were things that united us. Now money dominates everything.’

BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND MARISS JANSONS perform at Royal Festival Hall tomorrow ‘in their only UK concert this year… they perform Shostakovich’s 10th symphony, which marks a return to Jansons’s roots.’ (Nicholas Wroe, The Guardian)

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