Esa-Pekka Salonen: the finale I

Esa-Pekka Salonen: the finale I

The Philharmonia’s first live London concerts for over a year are also Esa-Pekka Salonen’s last as the orchestra’s Principal Conductor.




Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1


More recently, Newton Howard has composed several works for the concert hall. His violin concerto is a lyrical, elegiac work. And British cellist Andrew Shulman, a former member of the Philharmonia, is the soloist in the cello concerto, which he premiered in spring 2019. The Los Angeles Times describes it as “a sequence of scenes, each with a different colour or mood”, with the cello as the central character.

Esa-Pekka Salonen – conductor
James Newton Howard – conductor
Violinist to be confirmed
Andrew Shulman – cello


NEWTON HOWARD Concerto for Violin (European premiere)

NEWTON HOWARD Concerto for Cello (European premiere)

— Interval —

NEWTON HOWARD Music from film soundtracks, to include highlights from The Hunger Games; Fantastic Beasts; M. Night Shyamalan films; Snow Falling on Cedars and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.


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