Next season – 2019/2020

Our 2019/2020 season includes

Beethoven  Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II  Vladimir Jurowski
Busoni  Piano Concerto  Sir Antonio Pappano
Elgar  The Apostles  Sir Mark Elder
Fauré  Requiem  Bertrand de Billy
Holst  The Planets  Thomas Adès
Holst  The Planets  Christopher Warren-Green
Janáček  Glagolitic Mass  Edward Gardner
Mahler  Symphony No. 2  Vladimir Jurowski
Poulenc  Seven Tenebrae Responses  Bertrand de Billy
Verdi  Requiem  Edward Gardner
Walton  Belshazzar’s Feast  Marin Alsop


Verdi  Requiem
Saturday 12 October 2019
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Edward Gardner  conductor
Elza van den Heever  soprano
Ekaterina Gubanova  mezzo-soprano
Arsen Soghomonyan  tenor
Gábor Bretz  bass-baritone

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Verdi  Requiem

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Mahler  Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)
Saturday 19 October 2019
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Vladimir Jurowski  conductor
Sofia Fomina  soprano
Sarah Connolly  mezzo-soprano

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Colin Matthews  Metamorphosis
Mahler  Symphony No. 2 in C minor (Resurrection)

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Holst  The Planets
Wednesday 23 October 2019
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Thomas Adès  conductor
Kirill Gerstein  piano

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ladies of the London Philharmonic Choir

Sibelius  Night Ride and Sunrise
Thomas Adès  Piano Concerto (UK première)
Holst  The Planets

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Elgar  The Apostles
Saturday 26 October 2019
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Sir Mark Elder  conductor
Lucy Crowe  The Angel Gabriel / The Blessed Virgin Mary
Alice Coote  Mary Magdalene / Narrator 2
Allan Clayton  John / Narrator 1
Roderick Williams  Jesus
David Stout  Peter
Brindley Sherratt  Judas

London Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Philharmonic Choir

Elgar  The Apostles

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Walton  Belshazzar’s Feast
Saturday 9 November 2019
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Marin Alsop  conductor
Roderick Williams  baritone

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Butterworth  A Shropshire Lad
Elgar  Enigma Variations
Walton  Belshazzar’s Feast

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Holst  The Planets
Sunday 1 December 2019
3.00 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Christopher Warren-Green  conductor
Ivana Gavric  piano

Philharmonia Orchestra
Ladies of the London Philharmonic Choir

Wagner  The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – Overture
Rachmaninov  Piano Concerto No. 2
Holst  The Planets

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Poulenc  Seven Tenebrae Responses
Fauré Requiem

Saturday 18 January 2020
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Bertrand de Billy  conductor
James O’Donnell  organ
Katerina Tretyakova  soprano
Stéphane Degout  baritone

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Poulenc  Sept répons des ténèbres
Poulenc  Organ Concerto
Fauré  Requiem

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Beethoven  Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II
Saturday 4 April 2020
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Vladimir Jurowski  conductor
Soloists to include:
Lise Davidsen  soprano
Angharad Lyddon  mezzo-soprano

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Beethoven  King Stephen Overture
Beethoven  Grosse Fuge
Beethoven  Ah! Perfido
Beethoven  Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II

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Janáček  Glagolitic Mass
Saturday 25 April 2020
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Edward Gardner  conductor
Sara Jakubiak  soprano
Madeleine Shaw  mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton  tenor
James Creswell  bass

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Sibelius  Pohjola’s Daughter
Lutosławski  Concerto for Orchestra*
Janáček  Glagolitic Mass

* Generously supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute through the Polska Music Programme.

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Busoni  Piano Concerto
Friday 01 May 2020
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Sir Antonio Pappano  conductor
Igor Levit  piano

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Gentlemen of the London Philharmonic Choir

Bach (arr. Respighi)  3 Chorales
Bach (arr. Stokowski)  Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Busoni  Piano Concerto

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