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philly 23 oct

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

Tuesday 23rd October, 7.30 pm

Conductor Clemens Schuldt opens the season with a piece chosen by you, the audience, and Beethoven’s mighty Emperor Concerto. Then it’s time to set sail on Sinbad’s ship as we hear Scheherazade’s tales from the Arabian Nights, told in music by Rimsky-Korsakov. 

philly 20 nov

Youth & Beauty

Tuesday 20th November, 7.30 pm

The harp takes centre stage in English composer William Alwyn’s magical concerto, Lyra Angelica (Angels’ Songs), performed by award-winning harpist Oliver Wass. At the heart of the concert there is the opportunity to hear Haydn’s Symphony No. 64, and Haydn’s influence can then be heard in Schubert’s Symphony No. 3.

philly 22nd jan

Sibelius & Ravel

Tuesday 22nd January, 7.30 pm

In 2016, Bachtrack hailed “Alice Sara Ott’s startling performance with the Philharmonia, a barnstorming rendition which gripped from first note until last.” She returns to perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, composed after a concert tour of the USA in 1928 and woven through with the sounds of the jazz he encountered there.

philly 19th feb

Herreweghe conducts Mozart & Bach

Tuesday 19th February, 7.30 pm

Conductor Philippe Herreweghe, celebrated for his interpretations of Bach’s music, brings a special performance of Bach’s elegant Orchestral Suite No. 3 to the Corn Exchange stage. Bertrand Chamayou plays one of Mozart’s finest works for piano and orchestra, the radiant Concerto No. 23, and the programme concludes with his extraordinary Jupiter Symphony.

philly 28th march

Beethoven & Brahms

Thursday 28th March, 7.30 pm

Rising-star conductor Xian Zhang leads a performance of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, alongside Brahms’s heartfelt Violin Concerto. Celebrated for her “deeply moving” performances, Alina Pogostkina plays the Brahms Violin Concerto, with its dramatic first movement, delicious Adagio, and vibrant finale.

philly 29 April

Ashkenazy conducts Elgar

Monday 29th April, 7.30 pm

Celebrated as one of the world’s greatest conductors, Vladimir Ashkenazy directs the Philharmonia in an unmissable programme of depth and passion. Glinka’s Overture to his opera based on Pushkin’s poem, Ruslan and Ludmila, glitters with memorable melodies and orchestral colour.

Tickets from £14.00 - £35.00

Tickets are available to book online, by calling our box office on 01234 718044, or in person from our box office in the Harpur Suite, open 10am - 4pm weekdays and 10am - 1pm Saturdays.

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