The orchestra has announced it will return to the Royal Festival Hall to present a full Autumn season of concerts.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has confirmed details for its Autumn season of concerts to be filmed at the Royal Festival Hall, titled In the Stream of Life.

Taking place from the 30th September to the 30th December, the orchestra is aiming to perform these concerts in front of a live audience and will mark the first symphonic concerts to take place at the Royal Festival Hall since March.

International audiences will also be able to experience each of the concerts via Marquee TV. The concerts will be filmed and imaginatively envisioned in high-quality cinematic style by production team Silent Studios, making a virtue of an empty Royal Festival Hall to provide both a sense of space and intimate detail that is not normally possible. 

The line up for the concerts are as follows:

Wednesday 30 September 2020
TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH
8.00pm
JÖRG WIDMANN Con brio
SIBELIUS (ORCH. RAUTAVAARA) In the Stream of Life
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
Edward Gardner conductor (Chair supported by Mrs Christina Lang Assael)
Gerald Finley bass-baritone

Wednesday 7 October 2020
VISIONS OF ECSTASY
8.00pm
MESSIAEN Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
Edward Gardner conductor (Chair supported by Mrs Christina Lang Assael)

Wednesday 14 October 2020
2011: STORMING THE HEAVENS [2020 vision]
8.00pm
JULIAN ANDERSON Van Gogh Blue*
NIELSEN Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
John Storgårds conductor
Simone Lamsma violin

Wednesday 21 October 2020
2012: RAPTURE AND REVELRY [2020 vision]
8.00pm
ANNA CLYNE Prince of Clouds
R STRAUSS Suite, Le bourgeois gentilhomme
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8
Karina Canellakis conductor
Pieter Schoeman violin (Chair supported by Neil Westreich)
Tania Mazzetti violin (Chair supported by Countess Dominique Loredan)

Wednesday 28 October 2020
2013: POEMS OLD AND NEW [2020 vision]
8.00pm
SIBELIUS The Bard
MAGNUS LINDBERG Cello Concerto No. 2 (UK premiere)
RAVEL Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 1
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
Anssi Karttunen cello
Sally Matthews soprano

Wednesday 4 November 2020
2014: MEMORY AND RENEWAL [2020 vision]
8.00pm
VIVALDI La stravaganza, Op. 4, Concerto No. 1 in B flat major
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 2
THOMAS LARCHER Ouroboros for cello and orchestra
REGER Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 132
Thierry Fischer conductor
Pieter Schoeman violin (Chair supported by Neil Westreich)
Kristina Blaumane cello (Chair supported by Bianca and Stuart Roden)

Wednesday 11 November 2020
CELEBRATIONS AND REVOLUTIONS
8.00pm
CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES Overture, L’amant anonyme
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
BEETHOVEN Ah! Perfido
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
Daniele Rustioni conductor
Nicolas Namoradze piano
Sophie Bevan soprano

Wednesday 25 November 2020
2015: THE MIDNIGHT SUN [2020 vision]
8.00pm
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3
PENDERECKI Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra
LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI Verdigris (London premiere)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
Hannu Lintu conductor
Gábor Boldoczki trumpet

Wednesday 2 December 2020
2016: BACH TO THE FUTURE [2020 vision]
8.00pm
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 (Classical)
HILLBORG Bach Materia
SCHUBERT Overture in B flat major, D.470
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5
Thomas Søndergård conductor
Pekka Kuusisto violin

Saturday 5 December 2020
2017: GAVRYLYUK PLAYS PROKOFIEV [2020 vision]
8.00pm
RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6
JONATHAN DOVE Vadam et circuibo civitatem (a cappella)
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
Thomas Søndergård conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano
London Philharmonic Choir

Wednesday 9 December 2020
2018: JUROWSKI CONDUCTS ENESCU [2020 vision]
8.00pm
J S BACH Orchestral Suite No. 1
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Piano Concerto No. 3 (European premiere)
ENESCU Decet, Op. 14
ENESCU Chamber Symphony
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano

Wednesday 16 December 2020
2019: ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE [2020 vision]
8.00pm
J S BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
BRETT DEAN The Players, for accordion and orchestra (UK premiere)
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella (complete)
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Pieter Schoeman violin (Chair supported by Neil Westreich)
Juliette Bausor flute
Catherine Edwards harpsichord
James Crabb accordion
Angharad Lyddon soprano
Sam Furness tenor
David Soar bass

Wednesday 30 December 2020
2020: INTERRUPTED STORIES [2020 vision]
8.00pm
VIVALDI Overture, La verità in cimento
SPOHR Symphony No. 2
HONEGGER Pastorale d’été
BLISS Rout
JAMES MACMILLAN Sinfonietta
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Mary Bevan soprano

Commenting on the news the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Chief Executive David Burke said: ‘London’s role as the Cultural Capital of the World will not be diminished by this pandemic. The return of the London Philharmonic to its home at the Royal Festival Hall and the presentation of a full Autumn season shows that London’s fabled spirit is as alive as ever.’

Throughout lockdown, the orchestra has still been providing entertainment for audiences through its LPOnline digital output, reaching thousands of people with free performances (such as the Summer Sessions chamber concerts from the Orchestra’s rehearsal venue Henry Wood Hall), insight videos and Lean In and Listen, an Instagram series focussed on wellbeing which saw the Orchestra work with celebrities such as Dermot O’Leary, Fearne Cotton and Russell Brand.

For more information about the newly announced concerts visit: https://www.lpo.org.uk/what-s-on/2020-autumn-concerts.html