Southbank Centre:
This is Classical Music in the 21st Century (Autumn/Winter 2022/23)

Southbank Centre’s Autumn/Winter 2022/23 classical music programme (September 2022 to January 2023) – the first edition under the curatorship of Head of Classical Music Toks Dada since arriving at the Southbank Centre – celebrates classical music in all its forms.

Programme highlights include:

  • New experiences introducing new audiences to classical music including Paraorchestra’s immersive orchestral experience, Barokksolistene’s 17th century alehouse, Aurora Orchestra’s thrilling ‘Symphonie Fantastique’, and The Multi-Story Orchestra with special shows for families
  • A commitment to championing artists as part of a new cohort of Resident Artists, in collaboration with the Southbank Centre’s Resident Orchestras, featuring genre-blurring pioneers and big names in classical music: Abel Selaocoe, Daniel Pioro, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Víkingur Ólafsson and Manchester Collective
  • A refreshed contemporary programme featuring exciting new commissions, world premiere album projects, and multimedia experiences including a specially made production from violist Lawrence Power and creative studio Âme
  • A celebration of two towering figures of the 20th century: Shostakovich and Xenakis, as well as global stars of keyboard and chamber music including Mahan Esfahani, Iveta Apkalna, Nobuyuki Tsujii, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, Emerson Quartet, the Colin Currie Group, the JACK Quartet, Isata Kanneh-Mason and the Maxwell Quartet