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This season is packed with premieres. Be the first to hear them live.

Tania León

Cuban-American composer Tania León ‘changed the sound of being American’. She has won numerous awards, including a Kennedy Center Honor in 2022, and is about to begin two years as the LPO’s Composer-in-Residence. In October, we’ll give the UK premiere of her piece Horizons and in March, we’ll give the world premiere of a brand new work – join us to be one of the very first to hear it.

Death and Transfiguration | 25 October 2023 | London

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Dance Re-imagined | 6 March 2024 | London

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A Polevá premiere

Few living composers write with more beauty, power or unsparing emotional honesty than Ukrainian composer Victoria Vita Polevá. A Polevá premiere is a major event, so we can’t wait to be joined by cellist Inbal Segev for the first UK performance of her Cello Concerto in February.

Oksana Lyniv conducts Dvořák | 9 February 2024 | London

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A touch of flamenco

February brings another world first as pianist Javier Perianes premieres a brand new concerto from one of Spain’s most imaginative young composers, Francisco Coll. Inspired by Spanish flamenco, his piece Ciudad sin sueño (‘City That Does Not Sleep’) was written for Perianes, who is a champion of and ambassador for Spanish music.

Colour and Fantasy | 9 February 2024 | London

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Accordion and orchestra

It’s not often that the accordion gets to take centre stage with a full orchestra. João Barradas is one of the most boundary-defying accordionists in Europe, working between classical, jazz and improvised music. In March, he joins us for the UK premiere of a brand new piece by Portuguese composer Luís Tinoco at London’s Battersea Arts Centre. It’s going to be something special!

Seven Deadly Sins | 13 March 2024 | London

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A world first

Julia Fischer is one of the world’s leading violinists. In March, she gives life to a brand new concerto written specially for her by young British composer Daniel Kidane – be the first in the world to hear it! 

The Gift of Youth | 16 March 2024 | London

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