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2016/17 Season

Welcome to the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 20th season as resident orchestra at De Montfort Hall. Please find below information on the Philharmonia’s forthcoming concerts for the 2016/17 season.

2016/17 season highlights include:
• A Gala celebration of our 20th year in residence at De Montfort Hall for which Maestro Yuri Temirkanov conducts a Russian-themed programme
• The Lord Mayor of Leicester’s concert this season comprises an evening of stirring themes, from Brahms’ grandiose Violin Concerto to Sibelius’ serene Symphony No. 5
• A celebration of some of our best British composers, a concert featuring great works from Vaughan Williams and Willam Walton
• From Wagner’s Overture, Der Fliegende Hollander, to Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5
• A German Romantic programme centred on Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 led by Karl-Heinz Steffens
• Philharmonia at the Movies returns this season with The Best of John Barry: From Bond to Born Free
• The season closes with an evening of epic sweeping melodies featuring Elgar’s monumental Cello Concerto played by German cellist Alban Gerhardt, and Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 7.30PM

Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Sergey Khachatryan violin

GLAZUNOV Valse No. 2
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Friday 11 November 2016, 7.30pm

Jaime Martín conductor
Baiba Skride violin

BEETHOVEN Overture, Leonore No. 3
BRAHMS Violin Concerto 
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Wednesday 30 November 2016, 7.30pm

Nicholas Collon conductor
Francesco Piemontesi piano

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
WALTON Symphony No. 1

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 7.30pm

Domingo Hindoyan conductor

Programme to include:
WAGNER Overture, Der Fliegende Holländer
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 7.30pm

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor
David Fray piano

MENDELSSOHN Overture, Ruy Blas
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

Friday 24 March 2017, 7.30pm

Nicholas Dodd conductor

Saturday 22 April 2017, 7.30pm

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Alban Gerhardt cello

SMETANA Vltava, from Ma Vlast
ELGAR Cello Concerto
HOLST The Planets

Season subscriptions
Subscribers who book three or more concerts can save on tickets:
Book 3 or more concerts receive 10% discount
Book 4 or more concerts receive 15% discount
Book 6 or more concerts receive 20% discount

Please find below details of how to book for the season and a link at the bottom of the page to download the season brochure and booking forms.

Philharmonia Orchestra 2016/17 Subscription Process and FAQs

Priority booking period
The 2016/17 Season brochure and subscriber booking form is being posted to all subscribers of the Philharmonia Orchestra from Thursday 24 March. This marks the start of the priority booking period so please return forms as soon as you can and by Tuesday 12 April at the latest.
In a change to last year, forms can be posted back, as well as brought in, to De Montfort Hall’s box office upon receipt of this letter. Forms will be processed in the order that they are received, and will be completed by Tuesday 3 May. At this time, tickets will go on general sale and posted to subscribers. The priority booking period is open to anyone wishing to book three or more concerts.

Parking allocations
Parking is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, before any ticket allocations are made and irrespective of the number of concerts booked. This year parking can be applied for using a separate form, which is enclosed. The earlier you return your parking form, the better chance you have of booking a parking space. Parking is for both the De Montfort Hall customer car park, entrance on University Road, and the free blue badge spaces at the front of the hall.

Seat allocations
Once parking has been allocated, seat allocations are made for anyone booking six or seven concerts in the season. Forms are reviewed in the order in which they were submitted. If a subscriber has booked six or seven concerts in the previous season and is requesting the same seats, every effort will be made to allocate those seats to them.
Once subscribers booking six or seven concerts have their seats allocated, tickets for anyone wishing to book three to five concerts are then processed. If a subscriber has booked three to five concerts in the previous season and is requesting the same seats, every effort will be made to reallocate those same seats but this cannot be guaranteed.
From 10am on Tuesday 3 May, tickets will be on general sale for anyone wishing to book for one or two concerts.

Future subscription process
Please note we are currently reviewing our subscription process, both for ticket and parking allocations, and further changes will be made for the 2017/18 season. We will notify subscribers of any changes to the booking process and explain these changes in full.

Frequently asked questions

1. How are tickets allocated?
There are three factors which affect the order in which tickets are allocated:
• Firstly, the number of concerts being booked in the season; those booking for six or seven concerts have priority over the choice of available seating.
• Secondly, a subscriber’s previous booking history; someone who booked the same number of tickets in the previous season is given priority over someone booking for the first time.
• Finally, the order in which the booking forms were submitted – those submitted earlier have priority over those submitted later.

2. If two people, both booking for seven concerts, want the same seats, how are these allocated?
If one of the subscribers is a previous booker, their seats will be allocated first. If neither subscriber has booked previously, the seats will be allocated to the person who submitted their form first.

3. Will I definitely get the same seats as I was allocated last season?
If a subscriber books the same number of concerts as last season, and has requested the same seats, every effort will be made to allocate these. Please be aware we cannot guarantee specific seats.

4. I am only booking for two concerts; does someone booking for seven have a greater chance of being able to book car parking?
No, car parking is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, from when De Montfort Hall’s box office receives the separate parking booking form, before the ticket allocations are made.

If you have any further queries about Philharmonia Orchestra subscriptions, please contact the box office on 0116 233 3111 or email

Please find below a PDF of the season brochure, including subscription and parking forms.

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