One of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham. Since then, its Principal Conductors have included Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2007 Vladimir Jurowski became the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming Resident Orchestra in 1992. It also has residencies in Brighton and Eastbourne, and performs regularly around the UK. The Orchestra frequently tours abroad: highlights of the 2014/15 season include appearances across Europe, including Iceland, and tours to the USA (West and East Coasts), Canada and China.
The Orchestra broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and has recorded soundtracks for numerous films including The Lord of the Rings. In 2005 it began releasing live, studio and archive recordings on its own CD label.
The all-Beethoven programme comprises his Symphony No.7, Leonore Overture and Piano Concerto No.3 with pianist David Fray. Alsop writes:
“I'm so looking forward to touring with LPO and David Fray, one of my favorite orchestras with one of my favorite soloists! Besides great music making, they are people who know how to enjoy life and each other. It doesn't get much better than that: great music and lots of fun!”
17 February 2015
De Oosterpoort, Groningen
18 February 2015
Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht
19 February 2015
20 February 2015
They perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor. The programme also includes the Die Flerdermaus Overture by Johann Strauss II and Dvorak Symphony No.8.
4 October 2011
Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht
5 October 2011
Muziekcentrum Fritz Phillips, Eindhoven
Marin Alsop conducts the Orchestra in Pamplona, Zaragoza, Castellón and Barcelona with programmes including Brahms Symphony No.4, Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and soloist Jonathan Biss performing Brahms Piano Concerto No.1.
Marin Alsop and Jonathan Biss will give a concert with the Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London in mid-January in a programme of Mozart, Stravinsky and Ravel.
26 January 2009
Auditorio Baluarte, Pamplona
27 January 2009
Auditorio de Zaragoza
28 January 2009
29 January 2009
Auditorio de Castellon