The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's finest symphony orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the UK's most adventurous and forward-looking orchestras.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in London since it opened in 1951, becoming Resident Orchestra there in 1992

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An American In Paris London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

Royal Festival Hall


Be whisked back to the golden age of Hollywood with Gershwin’s An American in Paris, the original jazz-infused orchestral masterpiece that inspired the Broadway musical, ballet, and iconic film of the same name. Gershwin’s Parisian fairytale is just one part of a programme full of French delights, which also includes a beautiful set of French folk song arrangements, Canteloube’s ravishing Songs of the Auvergne.
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Dancing on the Edge London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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French composer Pascal Dusapin is the first to admit that it’d be crazy to try and re-tell Flann O’Brien’s novel At Swim-Two-Birds in music. Instead, fascinated by the book’s ‘formal and narrative extravagance’, he’s written a double concerto like no other, wildly eccentric and inspired by the larger-than-life musical personalities of soloists
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Dido and Aeneas London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

Royal Festival Hall


‘Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate.’ Dido, Queen of Carthage, learned that destiny is stronger than even the deepest love, and Henry Purcell turned her tragedy into what might be the first truly great opera in the English language.
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Emperor London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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Beethoven never actually called his Fifth Piano Concerto the ‘Emperor’. It just seemed to fit. But what’s beyond question is that this most majestic of all piano concertos is one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution: a concerto on the scale of a great symphony, written for a pianist of truly heroic stamina and skill.
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Hayden's Seasons London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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Joseph Haydn was born in an era when nature touched every part of life, and he died in an age of revolution. It’s all there in his final masterpiece The Seasons: an irresistibly tuneful panorama of 18th-century life and love in all its bustling, earthy exuberance.
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Jurowski conducts Bruckner London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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‘Truly spectacular’ was how The Arts Desk described Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO’s performance of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony in 2017, going on to hail ‘a performance of conviction, power and compelling insight from start to end’.
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Landscapes of heart and soul London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

Royal Festival Hall


Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
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Life Out of Death Borodin Quartet & London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

Royal Festival Hall


Fourteen trumpets line up across the stage: Janáček’s Sinfonietta might have started as a colourful portrait of his hometown of Brno, but it goes out in a blaze of raw, untamed glory.
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Little Solemn Mass London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir Tickets

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Gioachino Rossini was a good Catholic, but he was also a showman. ‘Oh Lord’ he prayed, ‘Thou knowest well that I was born to write comic opera.’ So when he came to write his ‘Solemn Mass’, he couldn’t help filling it with cheerful rhythms, brilliant operatic solos and tune after irresistibly hummable tune.
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Music and Silence London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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For Mahler ‘a symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything’, and sure enough his youthful First Symphony welcomes in a breathtaking array of influences from birdsong to a certain well-known nursery rhyme, creating a musical adventure of mind-boggling cosmic brilliance.
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Pictures at an Exhibition London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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Step inside the magical world of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, a series of stunningly imaginative miniatures bursting with orchestral colour.
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Poetry and Passion London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

Royal Festival Hall


Beethoven’s five piano concertos are the ultimate adventure for a virtuoso pianist and a full symphony orchestra. But they’re also a musical self-portrait, and to hear them played by a truly great interpreter is as close as we can get to hearing Beethoven himself at the keyboard.
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Puccini's Le Villi London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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Before Turandot and Tosca, there was Le Villi. Puccini’s first opera is a sumptuous supernatural melodrama: a story of seasons, spirits and a love stronger than death – and as you’d expect from Puccini, it’s bursting with glorious melodies.
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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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An all-Russian programme of full-throttle emotions and heart-stopping melodies, including Tchaikovsky’s unashamedly passionate Fifth Symphony. Surrender to the romance and drama of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and it’s not hard to hear why it’s been a firm audience favourite for over a century.
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Romantic Dreams London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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Be transported to the sunny slopes of the Austrian Alps in Brahms’s deeply heartfelt Symphony No. 2, a piece filled with lullabies, folksongs and great bursts of passion.
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Symphonie Fantastique London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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Never one for understatement, Berlioz’s crazily entertaining Symphonie Fantastique really is just that: an opium-fuelled phantasmagoria full of witchcraft and star-crossed romance, and complete with a notorious musical depiction of a public beheading
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The Eternal Flame London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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One hundred years after WW1’s guns fell silent, we hear four composers’ surveys of a world in turmoil: and they might not be what you expect.
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The Rake's Progress London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

Royal Festival Hall


Tom Rakewell is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and we all know how that ends … don’t we? Outrageous, uproarious and laced with pitch-black humour, professional stagings are still relatively rare: so with Vladimir Jurowski conducting an unbeatable cast, this one-off concert performance makes an offer you’d be mad to refuse.
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The Swinging Sixties London Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets

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Imagine a symphony that takes everything a symphony has been and everything a symphony could be: an orchestral showpiece that’s simultaneously a protest, a celebration, and an outrageous postmodern prank from the heart of 60s counterculture.
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