London Philharmonic Orchestra

22.02.24 - 27.02.24

about the tour.

Appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra since the 2020/21 season, US-American Karina Canellakis is coming to Europe for the second time on tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Programm 1:
Modest Mussorgsky: Prelude "Morgendämmerung über der Moskwa" aus der Oper "Chowanschtschina" (Orchestrierung: D. Schostakowitsch)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Konzert für 2 Klaviere und Orchester Es-Dur KV 365 (316a)


Peter I. Tschaikowsky: Symphonie Nr. 4 f-Moll op. 36

Programm 2:
Modest Mussorgsky: Prelude "Morgendämmerung über der Moskwa" aus der Oper "Chowanschtschina" (Orchestrierung: D. Schostakowitsch)

Dmitrij Schostakowitsch: Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 1 a-Moll op. 99 (op. 77)


Johannes Brahms: Symphonie Nr. 4 e-Moll op. 98






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An Orchestra full of experience.

Biography – about the orchestra.

One of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra balances a long and distinguished history with its reputation as one of the UK’s most forward-looking ensembles. As well as its concert performances, the Orchestra also records film soundtracks, has a thriving record label, and reaches thousands of people every year through activities for families, schools and local communities.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1932, and has since been headed by many great conductors including Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In September 2021 Edward Gardner became the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor, succeeding Vladimir Jurowski, who became Conductor Emeritus in recognition of his transformative impact on the Orchestra as Principal Conductor from 2007-2021. Karina Canellakis is the Orchestra’s current Principal Guest Conductor and Tania León Composer-in-Residence.

The Orchestra is resident at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London. It also enjoys flourishing residencies in Brighton, Eastbourne and Saffron Walden, and performs regularly around the UK. Each summer the Orchestra takes up its annual residency at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where it has been Resident Symphony Orchestra for over 50 years. The Orchestra also tours internationally, performing to sell-out audiences worldwide, with a new residency at the Concertgebouw in Bruges from the 2023/24 season.

The Grammy-winning London Orchestra has recorded many blockbuster film scores, from The Lord of the Rings trilogy to Lawrence of Arabia, East is East, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Thor: The Dark World. It also broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and in 2005 established its own record label, which now numbers over 120 releases. It is the world’s most-streamed orchestra, with 15 million plays of its content globally each month, and its innovative digital and social media content led to it being named runner-up in the 2020 Digital Classical Music Awards.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians: its dynamic and wide-ranging Education and Community programme provides first musical experiences for children and families; offers creative projects and professional development opportunities for schools and teachers; inspires talented teenage instrumentalists to progress their skills; and develops the next generation of professional musicians. Notable are its respected schemes developing the talent pipeline, with recent additions specifically for young artists from communities under-represented in UK orchestras, and programmes for adults and young people with disabilities or special educational needs.

During its 2023/24 season, the Orchestra continues to offer digital streams of selected live concerts through its partnership with Marquee TV. Principal Conductor Edward Gardner opens the season in September 2023 with Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony, and returns for 11 more concerts, including Holst’s The Planets and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. April 2024 sees the long-awaited conclusion of Conductor Emeritus Vladimir Jurowski’s Wagner Ring Cycle, Götterdämmerung. The centrepiece of the season is the spring 2024 festival The Music in You, which embraces all kinds of expression – dance, music theatre, and audience participation. As well as performing in various settings across London, the Orchestra will collaborate with artists from across the creative spectrum, including jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph, and choreographer Wayne McGregor in a boundary-defying ballet project. Other premieres include exciting new works by Daniel Kidane, Victoria Vita Polevá, Luís Tinoco and John Williams. Rising stars making their debuts with the Orchestra in 2023/24 include conductors Tianyi Lu, Oksana Lyniv, Jonathon Heyward and Natalia Ponomarchuk, accordionist João Barradas and organist Anna Lapwood, while established artists making welcome returns include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Robin Ticciati, Paavo Järvi, Christian Tetzlaff and Danielle de Niese.

SEASON 2023/2024


Karina Canellakis

Karina Canellakis © Mathias Bothor

Internationally acclaimed for her emotionally charged performances, technical command and interpretive depth, Karina Canellakis has become one of the most in-demand conductors of her generation. She is the Chief Conductor of Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (RFO), the Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 

This season, Karina will be the featured Artist-in-Residence at Vienna’s famed Musikverein, conducting four different orchestras; the Wiener Symphoniker, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. The four programmes present a range of iconic repertoire including Shostakovich’s powerful 8th symphony, Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. 

Karina’s 2023/24 guest engagements include her debut with the New York Philharmonic as well as return engagements with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and NDR Elbphilharmonie. Following last season’s highly successful tour of Germany with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Daniil Trifonov, Karina again leads the orchestra to Munich, Athens and Vienna. She presents exciting contemporary pieces and commissions as well as well-known masterpieces at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Particular highlights include a concert performance of Wagner’s "Siegfried" as part of the prestigious Zaterdag Matinee series. 

After the great successes of “Kat’a Kabánova” and “The Cunning Little Vixen” with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in previous seasons, she continues her series of Janáček operas with “ The Makropulos Case”. She will also conduct “Der Rosenkavalier” for Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2024.  Her concert performances of acts of Wagner’s “Die Walküre”, “Tristan und Isolde”, and “Siegfried” have been met with tremendous critical praise, and she has conducted critically acclaimed productions of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, “Die Zauberflöte”, “Le nozze di Figaro”, David Lang’s “the loser” and Peter Maxwell Davies’ “The Hogboon”. 

April 2023 saw the start of a multi-album collaboration between Karina, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Pentatone with their debut release; Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Four Orchestral Pieces. Karina and the RFO were also featured artists for the launch of Apple Classical in a recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 1 with Alice Sara Ott. 

Since winning the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award in 2016 Karina has become a guest conductor with leading orchestras around the world, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, LA Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Wiener Symphoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. She recently finished a four-year appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. 

She was the first woman to conduct the "First Night of the BBC Proms" in London in 2019, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and returned to the Proms in 2022. She was also the first woman to ever conduct the Nobel Prize Concert with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. 

Already known to many in the classical music world for her virtuoso violin playing, Karina was initially encouraged to pursue conducting by Sir Simon Rattle while she was playing regularly in the Berliner Philharmoniker for two years as a member of their Orchester-Akademie. She performed for many years as a soloist, guest leader, and chamber musician, spending her summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, until conducting eventually became her focus. Karina was born and raised in New York City. 



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