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January – June 2013

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Great Group Discounts! Save up to 35% off all ticket prices

Welcome! Dear Group Travel Organiser, I am delighted to bring you details of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s January – June 2013 London season of concerts, for which groups of just 10 or more people save up to 35% off all tickets. From pop and rock hits to the music of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky; classical masterpieces to silver screen gems, our brand new season is filled with concerts to suit all musical tastes. We look forward to welcoming you and your group to an RPO concert soon!

Royal Albert Hall

Tickets £37.50 - £9.75 (after discounts)

Stars and Showstoppers

Symphonic Rock 2013 Film Music Gala 2013 Thursday 2nd May 2013, 7.30pm

Back by popular demand!

Experience the thrill of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing legendary rock anthems, chart hits and classic songs, accompanied by a spectacular light show. Featuring music by: Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, U2, Robbie Williams, The Beatles, Elbow and many more! New for 2013: A tribute to the hits of Queen, including We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and Killer Queen. Nick Davies Conductor Ken Bruce Presenter

Wednesday 15th May 2013, 7.30pm Enjoy a tribute to the magnificent world of film music featuring scores from Hollywood blockbusters to timeless classics! Highlights include: Gladiator, Star Wars®, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mission: Impossible, Harry Potter and many more! New for 2013: The music of Ennio Morricone, including The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Paul Bateman Conductor Tommy Pearson Presenter

With best wishes, Jo Thomson Friends’ and Groups’ Co-ordinator

For ticket prices and seating areas, please see the Stars and Showstoppers price chart on the top of page 4.

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Royal Albert Hall

Tickets £28.50 - £3.25 (after discounts)

The Great Classics

Tchaikovsky Gala

Ode to Joy

Sunday 7th April 2013, 3.30pm Matinée Performance

Friday 7th June 2013, 7.30pm

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Marche Slave Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite No.1 Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture - with an explosive firework finale Join the RPO for a celebration of the musical mastery of Tchaikovsky with a lavish concert featuring some of his best-loved scores, plus a spectacular indoor firework finale! The Orchestra will be joined by highly regarded pianist Freddy Kempf as he performs Tchaikovsky’s grand Piano Concerto No.1. Conducted by Barry Wordsworth, the afternoon’s superb and emotionally charged programme also features the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Marche Slave, excerpts from The Nutcracker and the 1812 Overture. Barry Wordsworth Conductor Freddy Kempf Piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’ Beethoven Symphony No.9, ‘Choral’ Andrew Greenwood conducts the RPO and a host of vocal talent in a concert featuring two of Beethoven’s greatest works. The Orchestra will accompany Alexandra Dariescu for the composer’s moving Fifth Piano Concerto, suitably nicknamed the ‘Emperor’, before being joined by talented vocalists for Beethoven’s grandiose Ninth Symphony. Considered by many to be Beethoven’s finest composition, his ‘Choral’ Symphony culminates in the celebrated finale, the instantly recognisable Ode to Joy. Andrew Greenwood Conductor Alexandra Dariescu Piano Rachel Nicholls Soprano Louise Winter Mezzo-soprano Christopher Turner Tenor Stephen Gadd Baritone Royal Choral Society Guildford Choral Society

For ticket prices and seating areas, please see The Great Classics price chart on the bottom of page 4.

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Ticket prices and seating areas

Royal Albert Hall

Stars and Showstoppers

Prices for Symphonic Rock and Film Music Gala Seating Areas - please refer to the seating plan on the right. Stalls • Loggia Boxes Second Tier Boxes

Ticket Price £50 £40

£30

£26

Front Arena (rows 1-15) Rear Arena (rows 16-29) Front Circle (rows 1-4) Mid Choir (rows 1-3) Rear Circle (rows 5-7) Upper Choir (rows 4-9) Side Circle (Restricted View)

£37.50 £32.50 £27.50 £25 £20 £20 £15

£28.13 £24.38 £20.63 £18.75 £15 £15 £11.25

£24.38 £21.13 £17.88 £16.25 £13 £13 £9.75

Side Stalls not applicable

25% Discount 35% Discount (10-29 people) (30+ people) £37.50 £32.50

Organ Choir Stage

Front A Arena

Booking fees apply.

Boxes

The Great Classics

Prices for Tchaikovsky Gala and Ode to Joy Seating Areas - please refer to the seating plan on the right. Stalls • Loggia Boxes Second Tier Boxes • Side Stalls Front Arena (rows 1-15) Rear Arena (rows 16-29) Front Circle (rows 1-4) Rear Circle (rows 5-7) Side Circle (Restricted View)

Ticket Price £38 £30 £30 £20 £15 £10 £5

Choir

25% Discount 35% Discount (10-29 people) (30+ people) £28.50 £24.70 £22.50 £19.50 £22.50 £19.50 £15 £13 £11.25 £9.75 £7.50 £6.50 £3.75 £3.25

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E Rear Arena C D Stalls Stalls

Circle

Boxes

Circle

Please note that Choir seats are NOT available for either of the Great Classics concerts. Booking fees apply.

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Royal festival Hall

Tickets £41.25 - £5.85 (after discounts)

Enchanting Russia Wednesday 20th March 2013, 7.30pm Borodin Prince Igor Overture Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1, ‘Winter Daydreams’ An enchanting programme of Russian masterworks overflowing with inventive themes and glittering sonorities, conducted by the young and dynamic Kirill Karabits. Borodin’s Overture to his opera Prince Igor begins in a mysterious vein, but is soon sparkling with excitement and wit. Prokofiev’s well-known Third Piano Concerto is full of evocative textures, demonstrating the relationship between piano and orchestra that encompasses lively dialogue and profound intimacy. In his First Symphony, ‘Winter Daydreams’, Tchaikovsky vividly conjures up blustery and atmospheric scenes with his characteristic dramatic flair. Kirill Karabits Conductor Alexei Volodin Piano

The Damnation of Faust Tuesday 30th April 2013, 7.30pm Berlioz The Damnation of Faust The RPO’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Charles Dutoit is renowned as a supreme interpreter of Berlioz’s epic masterpiece. Berlioz became transfixed by Goethe’s version of the Faust story, declaring: ‘I could not put it down. I read it incessantly, at meals, in the theatre, in the street.’ The tale that so gripped him is illuminated by his uniquely beautiful music, full of exquisite orchestral colours and fluid vocal writing. For this concert, Charles Dutoit is joined by a truly stellar choral cast, each celebrated for their outstanding vocal skills. Absolutely unmissable. Charles Dutoit Conductor Ruxandra Donose Mezzo-soprano Paul Groves Tenor Benedict Nelson Baritone Sir Willard White Bass-baritone London Symphony Chorus New London Children’s Choir

For ticket prices and seating areas, please see the Royal Festival Hall price chart on page 6.

Group Bookings Line 020 7608 8840

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Royal FESTIVAL Hall

Tickets £41.25 - £5.85 (after discounts)

Vienna’s Finest Wednesday 29th May 2013, 7.30pm

Royal Festival Hall ticket prices and seating areas

Mozart Violin Concerto No.3, ‘Strassburg’ Mahler Symphony No.4 Elegant and moving music from two of the finest composers ever to call Vienna their home. Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto, written when he was only nineteen, is full of youthful charm, with a slow movement of tender romance. Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, which opens with jingling sleigh-bells, is one of his most delicate. Yet there is all the contrast you’d expect from Mahler: a quirky scherzo and a slow movement of yearning beauty, ending with the finale’s soprano solo unfolding a child’s vision of Heaven. Pinchas Zukerman Conductor/Violin Arianna Zukerman Soprano

Please note that Choir seats are NOT available for The Damnation of Faust concert.

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Ticket Price 25% Discount 35% Discount (seating areas (10-29 people) (30+ people) include: Front Stalls, Rear Stalls, Side Stalls, Balcony and Boxes). £55 £42 £35 £28 £22 £17 £12 £9

£41.25 £31.50 £26.25 £21 £16.50 £12.75 £9 £6.75

£35.75 £27.30 £22.75 £18.20 £14.30 £11.05 £7.80 £5.85

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CADOGAN Hall

Tickets £30 - £9.75 (after discounts)

Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin

Friday 25th January 2013, 7.30pm Brahms Tragic Overture Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 Beethoven Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’

Cadogan Hall ticket prices and seating areas Gallery STAGE STAGE

Esteemed soloist Janina Fialkowska performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2, which boasts the irresistibly romantic Larghetto. Beethoven’s expansive ‘Pastoral’ Symphony is a magnificent mixture of charm and innovation, brimming with evocative melodies and vivid impressions. Fabien Gabel Conductor Janina Fialkowska Piano

Farhad Badalbeyli

Stalls STAGE

STAGE

performs Prokofiev

Thursday 7th February 2013, 7.30pm Shostakovich Festive Overture Sibelius Karelia Suite Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Talented pianist Farhad Badalbeyli performs Prokofiev’s dynamic and colourful First Piano Concerto alongside the grandeur of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, each movement vividly conjuring up a different scene. Dmitry Yablonsky Conductor Farhad Badalbeyli Piano

Group Bookings Line 020 7608 8840

Ticket Price 25% Discount 35% Discount (Stalls/Gallery) (10-29 people) (30+ people) £40 £30 £26 £32.50 £24.38 £21.13 £25 £18.75 £16.25 £15 £11.25 £9.75

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Group Booking Information Telephone: 020 7608 8840 Email: groups@rpo.co.uk Website: www.rpo.co.uk/groups RPO Groups Package • Groups of 10-29 save up to 25% off all ticket prices • Groups of 30+ save up to 35% off all ticket prices • Free concert programmes • Free pair of tickets for every group booking made • Seats may be held until eight weeks before the concert date

Tickets £28.50 - £3.25 (after discounts) ‘Just to say how much our group enjoyed the concert at the Royal Festival Hall. The playing in the Mozart Violin Concerto was exquisite and everyone was overwhelmed by the Shostakovich.’ Jenny Faulkner, Amersham Concert Club ‘Our whole group enjoyed the fantastic Film Music Gala. The atmosphere was great and we hope to come again in the future.’ Keith Griffiths and friends ‘The Club all really enjoyed the concert and were asking about next year’s concert on the way home! Thanks for your help with my first group booking.’ Mary Wright, OPTARA ‘Thanks for this super concert which we all enjoyed enormously.’ Marian Durbidge, Herts Theatre Club

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