Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Fairfield Halls 2013-14 brochure
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to bring a brand new season of concerts to Fairfield Halls in Croydon, starring exceptional artists including Freddy Kempf and John Rutter. Highlights include John Rutter's Christmas Celebration, a Valentine's concert of songs by Burt Bacharach and Last Night of the Proms 2014.
Thursday 8 May 2014, 7.30pm AMERICAN CLASSICS Bernstein Candide Overture Copland Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin I Got Rhythm Variations Bernstein West Side Story Symphonic Variations BOOKING INFORMATION Seating Plan & Pricing Structure Ticket Prices & Discounts BALCONY F Price per concert Number of concerts booked Standard Price: 1 - 2 1 (ShowCard Holders) 3-4 A B C D E F £31.50 £28.50 £25.50 £22.00 £18.00 £12.00 £27.50 £28.50 £27.50 £25.50 £24.50 £24.50 £26.00 £24.50 £23.50 £23.00 £22.00 £23.25 £22.00 £21.00 £19.50 £19.00 £20.00 £19.00 £18.00 £17.00 £15.75 £16.50 £15.75 £15.00 £14.00 £10.75 £11.25 £10.75 £10.25 £9.75 Nicholas Collon Conductor Freddy Kempf Piano ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDON October 2013 – June 2014 EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS AND INSPIRATIONAL PERFORMANCES AT YOUR LOCAL CONCERT HALL Freddy Kempf C Talented young conductor Nicholas Collon presents an exciting concert of works by your favourite American composers. Croydon-born pianist Freddy Kempf treats us to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm Variations in a programme which also includes Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from the ballet Rodeo and Bernstein’s Candide Overture and West Side Story Symphonic Variations. A fantastic concert not to be missed! UPPER STALLS B 5-6 7-9 10+ B A 7 - 13 A 14 - 28 A 29 - 35 B 36 - 41 FRONT STALLS Saturday 14 June 2014, 7.30pm 1-6 D E LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS 2014 A host of much-loved pieces and Proms favourites, including: Puccini Gianni Schicci: O mio babbino caro Chopin Grande Polonaise for piano and orchestra J. Strauss II Die Fledermaus excerpts Léhar The Merry Widow:Vilja Owain Arwel Hughes Litolff Scherzo Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Waltz Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations: Nimrod Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs:Tom Bowling and Hornpipe Parry Jerusalem Arne, arr. Sargent Rule, Britannia! Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 PLATFORM F CHOIR Telephone Bookings: 020 8688 9291 Online Bookings: www.fairfield.co.uk (Please note, no booking fees apply to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at Fairfield Halls) DISCOUNTS Free Tickets for Children: Get 2 free tickets for children aged 18 years and under when you buy 1 full price adult ticket. Young People: Young people aged 19-25 pay only £10 for all seating areas. Groups and Schools: Discounts are available for parties of 10 or more – please ask the Box Office for more information. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and apply to new ticket bookings only. Owain Arwel Hughes Conductor Elena Xanthoudakis Soprano Danny Driver Piano This concert is full of pomp and circumstance and is conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes, who has become a popular personality with Fairfield Halls audiences over the years. Joined by soprano Elena Xanthoudakis, who has recently sung at the Royal Opera House, and acclaimed pianist Danny Driver, this concert includes an array of beautiful and familiar music from J. Strauss II, Léhar, Tchaikovsky and Rossini to the flag-waving music of Elgar, Parry and Henry Wood. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra www.rpo.co.uk Information correct at time of going to press Royal Philharmonic Orchestra www.rpo.co.uk Friday 25 October 2013, 7.30pm HERE COME THE CLASSICS Suppé Light Cavalry Overture Barber Adagio Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King J. Strauss II Blue Danube Waltz Di Capua O sole mio Coates Knightsbridge March Dvor ˇák Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World’: Largo Khachaturian Gayane: Sabre Dance Sousa Liberty Bell March Puccini Turandot: Nessun dorma Ravel Boléro REGISTER TO RPO REWARDS! RPO Rewards is a loyalty ticket scheme for tickets purchased to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Fairfield Halls. Accumulate points which can then be redeemed for great rewards! To find out more please visit www.rporewards.co.uk Saturday 15 February 2014, 7.30pm WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW… THE MUSIC OF BURT BACHARACH A fantastic concert celebrating the music of Burt Bacharach, featuring melodic gems including: Walk on By Alfie Do You Know the Way to San Jose What’s New Pussycat? Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head and many more… Jaewoo Kim Graham Bickley Richard Balcombe Conductor Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Alison Jiear and Sarah Lark Vocalists Responsible for fifty-two Top 40 hits, Burt Bacharach is one of America’s most prolific, inventive and celebrated pop composers, with his songs known for unexpected turnarounds and rhythmic twists. Four West End vocalists present timeless classics in this unforgettable concert on Valentine’s weekend: Graham Bickley, Mary Carewe, Alison Jiear and Sarah Lark. Nick Davies Conductor Duncan Riddell Violin Jaewoo Kim Tenor A fabulous potpourri of classical favourites will find the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in fine form as they begin the 2013-14 Fairfield Halls season. Whether you are a regular concert-goer or just getting into classical music, this programme includes many of your favourite tunes, from Suppé’s lively Light Cavalry Overture to Barber’s haunting Adagio. Also featuring on stage is Jaewoo Kim, tonight’s acclaimed tenor, who will sing Di Capua’s O sole mio and Puccini’s stirring Nessun dorma. The evening culminates in a grand finale with Ravel’s intensely dramatic Boléro. Presented in association with GRB Concerts Wednesday 12 March 2014, 7.30pm Wednesday 27 November 2013, 7.30pm BEETHOVEN MASTERWORKS Saturday 14 December 2013, 7.30pm THE GREAT CLASSICS Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Grieg Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 JOHN RUTTER’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION John Rutter Conductor Melanie Marshall Mezzo-soprano Farnham Youth Choir Christoph Koenig Beethoven Egmont Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ Beethoven Symphony No. 3,‘Eroica’ Christoph Koenig Conductor Valerie Tryon Piano Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin serves as a colourful curtain-raiser to Grieg’s Piano Concerto, a great war-horse of the repertoire and performed tonight by Valerie Tryon. Modelled on Schumann’s Concerto, the work is coloured by Grieg’s interest in Norwegian folk music, and has even survived Eric Morecambe’s comedy sketch featuring ‘Andrew Preview’! The young Christoph Koenig is already Music Director of two major European orchestras and is sure to add his enthusiasm and charisma on stage as he takes the helm to conduct Tchaikovsky’s wonderful Symphony No. 5. Paul Daniel Conductor John Lill Piano In celebration of John Lill’s 70th birthday and his illustrious career, this all-Beethoven programme features the majestic, exquisite and sublime in a concert conducted by Paul Daniel. Nicknamed the ‘Emperor’, few introductions have to be made as John Lill performs one of the most grandiose of piano concertos. Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and ‘Eroica’ Symphony offer a crowning opening and a memorable finale respectively. John Lill A Christmas concert not to be missed! The inimitable John Rutter joins the John Rutter Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Farnham Youth Choir for a festive selection of Christmas music. John Rutter’s carols have delighted audiences across the world; tonight’s programme is no exception and guarantees to start your yuletide celebrations in style. John Rutter will introduce your favourite sing-along carols, including Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and O Come, All Ye Faithful.