28 Sep 2017 – 28 Jun 2018 The Salonen Series
Principal conductor Esa-pekka Salonen opens the season with two Sibelius symphonies and new works by Daníel Bjarnason and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. He also conducts three Mahler symphonies, a major new work by Unsuk Chin and Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder.
12 Oct 2017 – 20 May 2018 Voices of Revolution
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts five concerts exploring the impact of the Russian Revolution, with music by Prokofiev, Mosolov, Shostakovich and Glière. A screening of Battleship Potemkin, talks, chamber music and an Insights Day complete the series.
5, 8 Oct 2017 Rouvali and Hru˚ a
Meet the Philharmonia’s new principal guest conductors. Santtu-matias Rouvali brings his irrepressible energy to Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Jakub Hru˚ a conducts Smetana’s Má Vlast and Dvorˇák’s Violin Concerto, with Hilary Hahn as soloist.