Purcell Room

Purcell Room
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
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12 Ensemble x Keaton Henson

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis. Composer Keaton Henson presents an evening of works, including reworks of Six Lethargies, the musician’s most involved project to date. Drawing on emotion, deep thought and intricate work, Six Lethargies is the culmination of…

Thu 5 Nov

Cancelled / 0844 875 0073

Fri 6 Nov

Cancelled / 0844 875 0073

Arditti Quartet: New Sounds

New music aficionados the Arditti Quartet present world premieres by fresh voices and Clara Maïda’s endlessly unravelling tangle …das spinnt. For 45 years, the Arditti Quartet has shown London and the world what the future of the string quartet will sound like. In this concert, part of our biennial SoundState…

Sat 27 Feb 2021

£15–£25 / 0844 875 0073

Beverley Craven: Strings Attached

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. The singer-songwriter behind heartbreak ballad ‘Promise Me’ bares her soul and music onstage, performing with a string quartet ensemble. Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To…

Wed 28 Apr 2021

£35 / 0844 875 0073

A Century of Chamber Music by Women

A feast of chamber music by exceptional women from the British Isles includes sidelined figures of the past and lauded composers of the here and now. London Chamber Ensemble’s selection culminates in the work of Grace Williams. Born in Barry in 1906, Williams’ talent brought her into contact with the leading…

Mon 8 Mar 2021

£12–£20 / 0844 875 0073

City Central: An Express Tour of Europe

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. All aboard for an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of unseen Europe in its premiere performance, using music and words, images and film to light up the continent in all its diversity.

Tue 9 Mar 2021

£15 / 0844 875 0073

Claude Vivier: Songs of a Maverick

Written straight from the heart, Vivier’s songs give voice to his longing for love and reveal the unparalleled brilliance of his musical imagination. The composer lived a colourful and often bizarre life before he was tragically murdered in Paris in 1983, a year after moving to the city from his native Montréal. As…

Fri 14 May 2021

£12 / 0844 875 0073

Collocutor

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis. Drawing influences from across the globe, this five-piece jazz ensemble is the brainchild of saxophonist Tamar Osborn. The project grew from her wish to simply write the music that wanted to be written, rather than focusing on a…

Tue 8 Dec

Cancelled / 0844 875 0073

Diana Jones

This event is cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis. US singer-songwriter Diana Jones is known for her gritty, literary, Appalachian-influenced songs. Adopted as an infant and raised in Long Island, NY, the fact that Diana couldn’t get enough of her brother’s Johnny Cash records finally…

Sun 22 Nov

Cancelled / 0844 875 0073

An Evening with Rumi

Rumi’s spiritual journey finds new expression in Indian music, poetry and dance, with the London Sitar Ensemble. The 13th-century mystic Jelaluddin Rumi is still one of the most popular poets in the world. His writings are brought to life by sitarist Sanjay Guha (a disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar) and readings of…

Sun 28 Mar 2021

£15 / 0844 875 0073

Extinction Manifesto

The London Sinfonietta and composer Laura Bowler stand with Extinction Rebellion in this setting of their manifesto. ‘Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars, and they are lining up now to write rebellion across the skies.’ As a backdrop to the performance, they display photographs submitted by the public…

Fri 30 Apr 2021

£20 / 0844 875 0073

Gigi Masin

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. The Venetian ambient musician presents his new album: Calypso, music of the gods, goddesses and heroes, capturing the celestial beauty of an epic saga. The LP is inspired by the mythical…

Sat 28 Nov

£15 / 0844 875 0073

Gigi Masin

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. The Venetian ambient musician presents his new album: Calypso, music of the gods, goddesses and heroes, capturing the celestial beauty of an epic saga. The LP is inspired by the mythical…

Sun 25 Apr 2021

£15 / 0844 875 0073

Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy, Jamie Safir - What's New

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. Listen out for three leading solo artists collaborating to share the best of popular songwriting as they launch their new album. Big-hitter vocalist Ian Shaw, urbane saxophonist and…

Fri 28 May 2021

£23 / 0844 875 0073

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante

This event is cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis. The guitarist, producer and composer adds a new collaboration to his astonishing global collection, which includes working as a creator of wonders with Robert Plant in the Sensational Space Shifters. His production on landmark albums…

Sun 22 Nov

Cancelled / 0844 875 0073

Karim Said: Fantasies and Dances

Karim Said weaves his way through formal music from Elizabethan England and modernist Vienna, sprinkling piano fantasies from down the ages in between. The radical pianist returns to Southbank Centre for this exploration of dances and fantasias from throughout keyboard history. Context is key. Dances underpin the…

Wed 3 Mar 2021

£15–£20 / 0844 875 0073

Kenny Broberg: Chopin & Debussy

The American pianist won the Silver Medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In 2019, he was awarded the Bronze Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. He has since won major prizes including Hastings, Sydney, Seattle and New Orleans. He continues to build a reputation for…

Mon 18 Jan 2021

£10–£75 / 0844 875 0073

Laurence Crane: Simple Gifts

Canada’s leading string quartet Quatuor Bozzini places Laurence Crane in context with an attentively curated evening of new music. Crane’s music is deliciously simple. It uses chords, intervals, scales and patterns we all know, gently shaping them with new contexts and a dash of irony. Crane’s is music of beguiling…

Fri 21 May 2021

£12–£20 / 0844 875 0073

Lessons from the Past

A world premiere by Luke Bedford brings voices from the literary past into the present, with the London Sinfonietta. British tenor Mark Padmore joins the orchestra in the intimate setting of Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall. ‘I begin with the desire to speak to the dead,’ wrote literary critic Stephen…

Tue 19 Jan 2021

£20 / 0844 875 0073

Music of Today: Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Be swept away by a musical world of beauty and tension in this concert from the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Music of Today series. They present three radiant works by American composer Sky Macklay and Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Delicate balance and stormy contrasts lie at the heart of each. The ethereal…

Thu 29 Oct

Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

Music of Today: Bryce Dessner

Venture into the haunting, graceful music of enigmatic composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner with members of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Dessner's music draws on many ideas and influences, from his song-writing as part of rock band The National to his work on film scores including The Revenant and The Two Popes. Take…

Thu 4 Mar 2021

Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

Musicians of Tomorrow

The new generation of musicians has arrived – hear them live, presented by the London Sinfonietta. After a course of exploration and tuition with the orchestra’s Principal Players, the young musicians showcase the results, in a performance of new music. ‘It’s been very stimulating and I’ve got so much out of it,…

Wed 7 Jul 2021

£5 / 0844 875 0073

The Parkhouse Award Presents Lux Trio

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. Hear stunning performances of piano trio repertoire from the Lux Trio, the latest ensemble to win the biennial Parkhouse Award. The Trio was formed in 2014 in Berlin by pianist Eunyoo An…

Sat 30 Jan 2021

£10–£25 / 0844 875 0073

The Percussion Collective European Debut

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. Set off on an ocean voyage at a performance of Garth Neustadter’s Seaborne, a reverent piece that evokes the play of light on water. The 30-minute tour de force is accompanied by…

Sun 14 Mar 2021

£20–£30 / 0844 875 0073

Pianist Luka Okros: Bach & Rachmaninov

The London-based Georgian pianist performs Bach’s inventive Preludes and Rachmaninov’s supremely demanding Piano Sonata No.2. Luka Okros has won eight first prizes in international competitions and performed in more than 40 countries, in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. He opens with Bach’s…

Thu 8 Jul 2021

£18–£23 / 0844 875 0073

Sangam: Shashank Subramaniam & Friends

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. The best of three worlds: musicians from India, Germany and Africa perform together in a soul-stirring collaboration. African grooves, South Indian melody and rhythm and Western harmony…

Tue 13 Jul 2021

£15–£20 / 0844 875 0073

Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. The comedian reprises his notorious alter ego, bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior. Once the most radical, now the only radical, Alan returns with the old gold, the old truths, and…

Fri 9 Apr 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Thu Le: Music from Vietnam, Europe & South America

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. Bridge continents with the Hanoi-born classical guitarist who marries technical brilliance with rich emotion. Thu Le’s musical talent and versatile style has seen her master music by…

Tue 23 Feb 2021

£15 / 0844 875 0073

Tunday Akintan

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. Serious grooving is in store at a performance of rare Yoruful music from the Yorubeat pioneer. Tunday Akintan returns to Southbank Centre with his intoxicating blend of soul, funk and…

Mon 25 Jan 2021

£12 / 0844 875 0073

Warm Digits

This event has been rescheduled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis: all tickets are valid for the new date. Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory, or Gang of Four jamming with Giorgio Moroder on Jupiter? Warm Digits, a thunderous motorik…

Wed 21 Apr 2021

£13.50 / 0844 875 0073

What You Need To Know: Wagner's Ring - Part 2

The second of our study days offers new insights into a passion-inspiring opera experience. Join us to mark the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski's star-studded, semi-staged productions of the complete Ring Cycle at Royal Festival Hall. Over the course of a weekend, discover the…

Sun 24 Jan 2021

£25 / 0844 875 0073

Young Artists Concert

Marvel at the prodigious musical skill of young soloists and ensembles from the Royal College of Music Junior Department. This concert showcases performances from some of the college’s leading soloists together with the winners of the Junior Department’s 2021 Chamber Music Prize. The junior department of the Royal…

Sun 4 Jul 2021

£20 / 0844 875 0073

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