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Summer 2009

At a glance May


August Proms Chamber Music 3

Sunday 3

Choir of London and Orchestra

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Thursday 4

Oxford Philomusica

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Monday 3

Tuesday 5

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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Friday 5

The King’s Singers

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Saturday 6

Ealing Choral Society

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Wednesday 5 Sing For Your Supper - Sunday 9

Wednesday 6 The Brodsky Quartet

Proms Chamber Music 4

Thursday 7

The King’s Consort

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Sunday 7

Ralph McTell

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Monday 10

Friday 8

BBC Big Band with Peter Grant

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Tuesday 9

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Saturday 9

Prague Symphony Orchestra

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Wednesday 10 RCM Rising Stars

Friday 14 BBC Big Band with Ruthie Henshall - Saturday 15

Tuesday 12

Tallis Scholars

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Friday 12

Nettle and Markham Piano Duo

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Saturday 13

Rick Wakeman

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Tuesday 16

London Lyric Opera

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Wednesday 13 English Chamber Orchestra

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Monday 17

Proms Chamber Music 5

Thursday 20 - Saturday 22

Bernstein on Broadway

Monday 24

Proms Chamber Music 6

Saturday 29 - Monday 31

Proms New Generation Artists Weekend Page 28 - 29 Proms Chamber Music 7-18

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Thursday 14

London Festival Orchestra

Friday 15

London Mozart Players

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Thursday 18

Clare Teal

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Saturday 16 - Sunday 17

An Evening with Garrison Keillor

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Friday 19

London Lyric Opera

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Saturday 20

Kazakh Celebrity Recital

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Monday 18

Nowegian Chamber Orchestra

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Monday 22

Taro Hakase

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Tuesday 19

Orquesta Nacional de Espana

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Tuesday 23

RCM Rising Stars

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Monday 7

Proms Chamber Music 19

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Wednesday 24 Sir Willard White

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Friday 11

The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra

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Thames Youth Orchestra

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Wednesday 20 Jamie Walton recital

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Friday 22

Albéniz 100th Anniversary Gala

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Friday 26

Roger McGuinn

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Saturday 12

Saturday 23

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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Saturday 27

Saturday Spectacular

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Wednesday 16 Eye To Eye Concert for Peace

Tuesday 26

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sunday 28

Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra

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Friday 18

Mercurius Company

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Tuesday 22

Orpheus Sinfonia

Wednesday 27 British Police Symphony Orchestra Thursday 28 Saturday 30


Emma Johnson and Pascal Rogé The Choir of Royal Holloway

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Wednesday 23 Taro Hakase

Tuesday 6

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Opus 60

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Thursday 8

Julian Bliss

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Friday 9

BBC Big Band with Kim Criswell

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Saturday 10

The Tallis Scholars

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Monday 12

An Audience with Tony Benn

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Tuesday 13

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Opus 60

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Wednesday 14 New London Orchestra

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Thursday 15 - Saturday 17

Nordland Music Festival

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Tuesday 20

Pimlico Opera

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Thursday 2

The Brodsky Quartet

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John McCabe Birthday Concert

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Friday 23 - Saturday 24

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Thursday 24

Friday 3

Goldsmith Choral Union

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Saturday 26

Saturday Spectacular

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Monday 26

Freddy Kempf

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Sunday 5

RCM String Player of the Year

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Sunday 27

Choir of London and Orchestra

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Tuesday 27

New Sussex Opera

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Tuesday 7

RCM Rising Stars

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Tuesday 29

Titi Robin

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Thursday 29

Trondheim Soloists

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Thursday 9

London Concert Choir

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Wednesday 30 Armonico Consort

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Saturday 31

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

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Friday 10

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Saturday 11

Junior Trinity Prizegiving Concert

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Thursday 16

Chamber Jazz 1927-1940

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Friday 2

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

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Monday 20

Proms Chamber Music 1

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Saturday 3

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

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Monday 27

Proms Chamber Music 2

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Sunday 4

Carole Farley

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November Friday 6

Gilad with Strings

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Zurich International Concert Series 2009-10 Firmly established as an orchestral season to rival any other in the UK, Cadogan Hall’s International Concert Series, sponsored by Zurich, continues to develop and grow. Stephen Isserlis 31 October

Resident Orchestra, Cadogan Hall

The new season of nine concerts provides an opportunity to see and hear a world-class mix of internationally renowned orchestras, soloists and conductors in one of the best concert-going environments in the country.

Friday 2nd October 2009

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Saturday 31 October 2009

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Mikhail Rudy 18 November

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Freddy Kempf - 26 May

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Czech National Symphony Orchestra Thursday 25 March 2010

Summer season concerts

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Wednesday 14 April 2010

Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday 13 May 2010

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

Igor Tchetuev 13 May


Dima Tkachenko - 10 July

This season the RPO continues to offer Cadogan Hall concert goers the highest possible standards of music-making, accompanied by some of the most acclaimed conductors and soloists.

Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Monday 8 February 2010

Laura Aikin 25 March

Julian Lloyd Webber - 9 June

26 May

Beethoven Gala conducted by Dirk Joeres with Freddy Kempf Page 14

9 June

Julian Lloyd Webber performs Elgar Cello Concerto

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10 July

Great Russian Masterpieces conducted by Young Chil Lee

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6 October

Opus 60 – 60 minutes of fabulous music

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13 October Opus 60 – 60 minutes of fabulous music

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Opus 60

Meet the Artists! Edward Seckerson, (Chief Critic, Independent and BBC Presenter) chats informally to the artists in his pre-concert talks. From 6.30pm in the main auditorium, Edward can be heard enlightening audiences with interesting facts about the evening’s programme and engaging in discussion with the artists themselves.

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Celebrity Recital Series 2009

Tuesday 5 May, 7.30pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

T h u r s d a y 2 8 M a y , 7. 3 0 p m

Emma Johnson c l a r i n et Pascal Rogé p i a n o Weber, Debussy, Brahms, Bernstein, Stravinsky, Copland, Milhaud

F r i d a y 1 2 J u n e , 7. 3 0 p m

Nettle and Markham tw o p i a n o s Schumann, Brahms, Saint Saëns, Poulenc, Ravel Sunday 3 May

S u n d a y 4 Oc t o b e r, 7 p m

Carole Farley s o p r a n o John Constable p i a n o Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc

T h u r s d a y 8 O c t o b e r , 7. 3 0 p m

Julian Bliss c l a r i n et M o n d a y 2 6 O c t o b e r , 7. 3 0 p m

Freddy Kempf p i a n o Beethoven, Waldstein, Rachmaninov, Chopin

T h u r s d a y 2 6 N o v e m b e r , 7. 3 0 p m

Dame Evelyn Glennie pe r c u ss i o n Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12

top price tickets: £22 Series discounts (top and second price tickets) Book 2 or 3 concerts and save 15% Book 4 or 5 concerts and save 25% Book 6 and save 30%

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Choir of London and Orchestra 7.30pm Rutter Conducts Rutter and Fauré Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré Requiem John Rutter Mass of the Children Composed in 2003, Mass of the Children has rapidly become one of John Rutter’s most popular works. For the work’s Cadogan Hall premiere, Rutter conducts the Choir of London and Orchestra alongside the award-winning Farnham Youth Choir and two of Britain’s most exciting young soloists, Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and Sam Evans (baritone).

2pm-6.15pm ‘Come and Sing’ Day with John Rutter The world’s best-loved choral composer invites singers of all ages and standards to spend the afternoon with him singing a wide variety of music, including opera choruses, choral favourites, and some of his own brand new works. With special guest appearances from soloists Elin Manahan Thomas and Sam Evans.

Tickets: Come and Sing Day: £18 (£10 non-singing audience) Concert tickets: £30, £25, £20

20% discount on total cost of both tickets when booking for singing day and concert together. Box office: 020 7730 4500

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, seen and heard across the globe, is simultaneously provocative, entertaining and inspiring. Their shows combine music, humour and intelligence with silliness. Using a menagerie of voices and cheap instruments, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain elicits emotion and thought in unexpected forms and successfully mixes highbrow with lowbrow to appeal to an astonishingly broad audience: think Morecambe and Wise, explaining Joseph Beuys’ Desert Island Discs. Wherever The Ukulele Orchestra performs, from Never Mind The Buzzcock’s Christmas Special, Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, to Blue Peter, to the smallest pub in England, they bring a hilarious style of music virtuoso that is all of their own.

Tickets: £22, £18, £14 All seats £14

Wednesday 6 May, 7.30pm

The Brodsky Quartet Programme

Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, KV. 546 Mendelssohn Fugue Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 Shostakovich Two pieces for String Quartet Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D major Cadogan Hall’s Resident String Quartet presents a beautiful programme of small gems by some of the genre’s most prolific composers. The legacy of Bach is reflected by Mozart and Mendelssohn in two very contrasting fugues – one turbulent, the other serene. Beethoven’s final work of his immense quartet output is uncharacteristically short and whimsical, with a hidden joke at the expense of his publishers, nevertheless containing one of his trademark heartwrenching slow movements. Shostakovich’s own arrangements – of his tragic aria from Lady Macbeth of Mtensk and the witty gem Polka – encapsulate the full range of emotions in his troubled life and another Russian classic, Borodin’s second quartet with its famous and beautiful Notturno, is pure escapism.

Tickets: £22, £18, £12 top price Tickets: £18


Friday 8 May, 7.30pm

Tuesday 12 May, 7.30pm

BBC Big Band

Choral at Cadogan

Tallis Scholars

SongS for Swinging LoverS

Vox Patris Caelestis

Starring special guest

Peter Grant

Peter Phillips director

Barry Forgie music director

Thursday 7 May, 7.30pm

The King’s Consort Mozart Concert Arias

Gillian Keith soprano Matthew Halls director, harpsichord

Programme An evening of classic songs immortalised by Sinatra and his Rat Pack pals: You Make Me Feel So Young, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, All or Nothing at All, Come Fly With Me, Mr Bojangles, New York New York, Leroy Brown, That Old Black Magic, Girl from Ipanema, Let There Be Love, Joanna – and many more! Britain’s favourite swing band, the legendary BBC Big Band, will be joined by Peter Grant – the astonishingly talented singing sensation with the rich, smooth voice whose debut album sold over 100,000 copies.

TKC’s previous excursions into the classical repertoire have met with great acclaim. High drama is assured when TKC’s orchestra is joined by celebrated Canadian soprano, Gillian Keith, for this season’s grand finale, exploring the electrifying brilliance of the music of Mozart and his contemporaries.

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18

Saturday 9 May, 7.30pm

Zurich International Concert Series

Prague Symphony Orchestra Petr Altrichter conductor Nikolai Demidenko piano

Programme Mozart Overture ‘Apollo and Hyacinthus’ KV 38 Mozart Concert Aria ‘A Berenice….Sol nascente’ KV 70 J.C. Bach Symphony in G minor Op. 6 No. 6 Mozart ‘Ah se in ciel’ KV 538 Haydn Symphony No. 43 ‘Mercury’ Mozart Overture ‘La Finta Gardiniera’ KV 196 Mozart ‘Vorrei Spiegarvi’ KV 418

Programme Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis, Tallis Suscipe quaeso, Sheppard Media vita, Tallis Te Deum ‘for meanes’, Byrd O Lord, make thy servant, Byrd Prevent us, O Lord, Mundy Vox patris caelestis

Tickets: £27, £22, £15 and RPO Friends: All seats £15 Book 2+ BBC Big Band concerts and get £5 off top price tickets RUTHıE HENSHALL - 14 and 15 August BBC Bıg BANd NEW SEASON - See PAge 44


Smetana The Moldau (From ‘Ma Vlast’) Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 Dvorˇák Symphony No.7 The Prague Symphony Orchestra, conducted by their former principal conductor, Petr Altrichter, will be performing works by two of Czechoslovakia’s most-loved composers. Smetana believed that in music was the life of Czechs and he used many Czech dance rhythms and folk melodies. Dvorˇák’s 7th symphony also reflects his patriotic feelings towards the Czech nation. The orchestra will be joined by acclaimed Russian pianist and Chopin specialist, Nikolai Demidenko, for the sublime Piano Concerto No.1.

This programme is a celebration of all that is best in High Renaissance English sacred music. Mixing some of the most substantial works ever written in these islands with one or two of the smallest, the evening will give an overview of the astonishing achievement of Tallis and Byrd, alongside two of their greatest colleagues at the Tudor Chapel Royal. Sheppard’s Media vita is probably the most talked-about single item the Tallis Scholars have ever recorded. “……the Tallis Scholars under conductor Peter Phillips sang these slow-moving, luminous masses with impeccable blend and balance. Did anybody care that the last tube had just gone half way through the “Benedictus”? This is music where time stands still.” Richard Fairman, The Financial Times

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18 top price tickets £26 For details of the next Choral At Cadogan series please see page 43 Box office: 020 7730 4500

English Chamber Orchestra Sir Colin Davis conductor Dame Felicity Lott soprano Anthony Pike clarinet

Programme Haydn Symphony No.94 in G ‘Surprise’ Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622 Berlioz Nuits d’été ‘The relationship between Sir Colin Davis and the ECO goes back decades and it was a pleasure to welcome back both these icons combining their mutual talents ... the ECO produced performances of verve and polish throughout the evening.’ The Classical Source

Tickets: £35, £25, £15, £10 20% off all ticket prices Book 3 or more ECO concerts and save 30%

Thursday 14 May, 7.30pm

London Festival Orchestra Piers Lane piano Ross Pople conductor

Programme Bartók Divertimento for Strings Mozart Piano Concerto No.22 in E-flat major, K. 482 Tchaikovsky Serenade in C major, Op. 48 London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane has a flourishing international career, which has taken him to all the major concert halls around the world. Five times soloist at the BBC Proms, he is famed for his ‘marvellous quality of tone, tremendous precision and beautifully shaped phrases’, is acknowledged as ‘a pianist who has both the technical ability and the patience to learn unusual repertory’ (The NY Times) and whose playing ‘glitters with filigree charm’ (Times).

Tickets: £24, £18, £10

Tickets: £39, £32, £26, £18

Friends of LFO, and OAPs: £10 Students: Free with a valid student card

top 2 prices £28


Wednesday 13 May, 7.30pm Box office: 020 7730 4500


Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May, 7pm

Garrison Keillor

in an evening with City of London Sinfonia Philip Brunelle conductor

Programme A rare chance to join the inimitable Garrison Keillor for an entertaining evening of words and music with City of London Sinfonia, conducted by Philip Brunelle.

Friday 15 May, 7.30pm

London Mozart Players Joan Rodgers soprano Andrew Staples tenor Iain Paterson bass Vasari Singers Jane Glover conductor

Programme Haydn Creation This concert is a truly festive one, celebrating three major events in one! With the LMP and its former Music Director Jane Glover both celebrating their 60th birthdays this year, they reunite for this fantastic concert. 2009 also marks Haydn’s bicentenary. This concert brings all this together with Jane Glover conducting the LMP in Haydn’s glorious choral work The Creation.

Tickets: £30, £25, £18, £10

Legendary American radio voice and author of the best-selling Lake Wobegon Days, Garrison Keillor joins City of London Sinfonia for an unmissable evening of music and story-telling in the style of the host of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’. Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream provides the perfect accompaniment to the latest happenings in Lake Wobegon, whilst the music of McGlaughlin and MacDowell offers an all – American musical complement to Keillor’s unique blend of stories, poems and limericks.

Tickets: £32, £25, £18, £10 Students and under-16s: £10 (with each adult ticket purchased) top price tickets: £25

Monday 18 May, 7.30pm

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra With Leif Ove Andsnes Programme Mozart Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat major, K.449 Prokofiev Classical Symphony Grieg Holberg Suite Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra is one of Norway’s cultural mainstays whose international breakthrough came with the acclaimed release of Grieg’s complete works for string orchestra. The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra has played many of the world’s most distinguished concert halls with some of the world’s most renowned musicians. In 1995 the orchestra performed in the first concert ever held at the House of Lords. Guest artists have included Maurice André, Leif Ove Andsnes, Joshua Bell, James Galway, Radu Lupu, Joanna MacGregor, Angela Hewitt, Andrew Manze, Truls Mørk and Thomas Zehetmair. Leif Ove Andsnes has been performing regularly in the world’s most famous concert halls since he first attracted international attention in the early 1990s.

Tickets: £35, £28, £22, £12 top price tickets £28

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Friday 22 May, 7.30pm

Isaac Albéniz:

100th Anniversary Gala Concert With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm

Zurich International Concert Series

Carlos Checa conductor José Menor piano


Orquesta Nacional de Espanˇa

Albéniz Rapsodia Española Albéniz Concierto Fantástico Albéniz Suite Española (Excerpts) Albéniz Suite Iberia (Excerpts)

Josep Pons conductor Jose Maria Gallardo guitar

Wednesday 20 May, 7.30pm


Jamie Walton Recital

Turina Danzas Fantásticas Op.22 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Ravel Alborada del Gracioso / Rapsodie Espagnole / Bolero

Jamie Walton cello Daniel Grimwood piano

Programme includes The Orquesta Nacional de España is considered Spain’s finest orchestra and was founded in 1937 during the Spanish civil war. The orchestra’s principal conductor, Josep Pons, is widely considered to be one of Spain’s most engagingly contemporary conductors. Jose María Gallardo Del Rey’s worldwide performances have drawn acclamation and applause from critics and audiences alike. He will join the orchestra for a performance of the beautiful Concierto de Aranjuez. Tickets: £39, £32, £26, £18 top 2 prices £28

Fauré Elegie Rachmaninov Sonata in G minor, Op.19 Grieg Sonata in A minor, Op.36 Following the enormous critical success surrounding Jamie Walton’s 2008 releases of concertos by Elgar, Myaskovksy, Britten and Shostakovich with the Philharmonia, Jamie has returned to the studio with his duo partner Daniel Grimwood for a disc of two great Romantic sonatas by Grieg and Rachmaninov. These were particular favourites of the late Margaret Moncrieff with whom Jamie studied – this concert and CD launch commemorates the great teacher and person she was.

Tickets: £22, £18, £15, £10

Spanish tapas and wine offer Before the concert we will be serving a special tapas plate including chorizo, Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, olives, peppers and bread, plus a glass of Spanish wine for just £8. A selection of specially chosen Spanish wines and sherry by the glass or bottle will also be available during the evening.

To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Spanish composer Albéniz’s death, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, together with the Institut Ramon Llull and Gramophone Records, presents a gala performance featuring a selection of the very best of Albéniz’s music. Pianist and composer Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) is one of the most important international figures in the history of Spanish music. His music is widely considered central to the piano literature of the twentieth century, and the summit of all Spanish piano music. This special concert, led by the brilliant Spanish conductor Carlos Checa, will also feature the supremely talented pianist, José Menor.

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10

Book 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount, RPO Friends’ discounts apply

Saturday 23 May, 7.30pm

Academy of St Martin in the Fields With violinist Julian Rachlin

Programme Grieg Holberg Suite, Op.40 Schubert arr Tabakova Arpeggione Sonata arranged for Viola and Strings Mozart Divertimento K136 Piazzolla arr. Desyatnikov Four Seasons of Buenos Aires ‘With the Piazzolla the British chamber virtuosos really hit the bull’s eye. Rachlin was playing like an acrobat walking a tightrope.’ Nürnberger Zeitung The exciting Lithuanian-born violin virtuoso Julian Rachlin returns to London to perform with the strings of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in a Programme which includes Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires – a heady mixture of energetic violin writing and tango nuevo, evocative of the city which ultimately became Piazzolla’s home.

Tickets: £35, £25, £15, £10

To order your tapas platter please call the box office on 020 7730 4500. Available from 6.30pm.

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Wednesday 27 May, 7.30pm

British Police Symphony Orchestra

20th Anniversary Gala Concert In support of Restorative Solutions CIC. Tim Murray conductor Kevin England soloist

Programme Elgar Cockaigne Overture Mozart Oboe Concerto Mahler Symphony No.1 in D Major

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

As part of their 20th Anniversary Celebrations the British Police Symphony Orchestra appears in support of Restorative Solutions CIC. Performing Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No.1 in D Major the players of the BPSO are drawn from across the police forces of the UK. More information from

Dirk Joeres conductor Freddy Kempf piano

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Tickets: £15, £12, £10

Tuesday 26 May, 7.30pm

Beethoven Gala

Beethoven Egmont Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’ Beethoven Symphony No.7 This is Beethoven at his most stirring and inspirational. The Egmont Overture releases the tensions and struggle of conflict into a rampaging and ultimate victory. The ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto, its nickname coined by a London critic overwhelmed by the work’s capacity for grand gestures and deep repose, features the charismatic piano star, Freddy Kempf. And, if this were not enough, there are also the profound melodies and propulsive rhythms of Symphony No.7, termed by Wagner as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’ – music of unending energy to electrify the spirits.

Thursday 28 May, 7.30pm

Oxford Philomusica

Celebrity Recital Series

Emma Johnson a n d Pascal Rogé

with London Symphony Chorus


Weber Sylvana Variations Debussy Rhapsodie Brahms Sonata No.1 Op.120 Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Stravinsky Three pieces for solo clarinet Debussy La Cathédrale Engloutie from Préludes Book 1 Copland Nocturne Milhaud Scaramouche Well known British clarinettist Emma Johnson returns to Cadogan Hall with celebrated pianist, Pascal Rogé in a varied programme of popular and lesser known works for clarinet and piano ranging from Weber’s rarely performed Sylvana Variations to solo pieces by Stravinsky & Debussy. The evening concludes with an arrangement of Milhaud’s effervescent Scaramouche.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12 top price tickets £22 Series discounts available see page 6

Helena Dix soprano Harriet Williams mezzo soprano Peter Hoare tenor James Rutherford bass Marios Papadopoulos conductor


Saturday 30 May, 7.30pm

The Choir of Royal Holloway University of London London Mozart Players Rupert Gough conductor

Programme Eric Whitacre Cloudburst Astor Piazzolla Las 4 Estaciones Portenas (The 4 Seasons) Carson Cooman The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky) – world premiere The Choir of Royal Holloway is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the finest collegiate choirs in Britain. The choir has developed a close association with Carson Cooman who is emerging as one of America’s most promising young composers. His major new work has been commissioned especially for the choir and sets the texts of the early English mystic Julian of Norwich.

Meet the artists: free pre-concert talk from 6.30pm presented by Edward Seckerson.

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10 £5 off top 3 ticket prices Book 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount, RPO Friends’ discounts apply


Thursday 4 June, 7pm Box office: 020 7730 4500

Nimrod Borenstein The Big Bang and Creation of the Universe – London Premiere Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, ‘Choral’ Two weighty issues, the origins of life and the aspirations of humanity, are considered in this intriguing pairing by Oxford’s professional symphony orchestra. Nimrod Borenstein’s new work holds up a twenty-first century mirror to Haydn’s famous account of ‘Light, Peace and Adam and Eve’ while Beethoven’s sublime ‘Choral’ Symphony unblinkingly looks to a future of universal brotherhood. Sponsored by Independent Power Corporation

Tickets: £30, £23, £17, £10

Saturday 6 June, 7pm

Ealing Choral Society

From royal court, monastery, street and tavern: Cantiones sacrae et profanae Jonathan Williams conductor Laura Parfitt soprano Adrian Dwyer tenor Henry Herford baritone Elizabeth Shepherd & Charles Economou piano ensemble bash percussion Ealing Choral Society with choristers from Ealing Abbey Choir


Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst is an exciting vocal ritual culminating in a rain storm cleverly evoked by numerous percussion instruments. From the master of Argentinean dance and tango, Astor Piazzolla, we have a series of four tangos, each reflecting the four seasons in Buenos Aires.

Ealing Choral Society is joined by the innovative British percussion quartet, ensemble bash and choristers from Ealing Abbey Choir. The main work is Orff ’s Carmina Burana – based on earthy 13th-century Bavarian monks’ songs, while Bob Chilcott’s catchy ‘capital cantata’ captures the cries of London’s market places. In contrast are three short examples of Bruckner’s sacred music, and the programme is completed by music learnt from percussionists at the Royal Court in Ghana.

Tickets: £22, £17, £10

Tickets: £22, £16 Box office: 020 7730 4500


The King’s singers

Friday 5 June 7.30pm Will you, Won’t you join the dance?

Royal College of Music’s



WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE, 7.30PM Sunday 7 June, 7.30pm

Ralph McTell In concert

programme Hans Leo Hassler Tanzen und Springen William Byrd Though Amaryllis dance in green Franz Schubert Zum Rundtanz G. da Nola Chi la Gagliarda Thomas Ravenscroft A Round of Three Country Dances in One John Hilton Fair Oriana, beauty’s queen Thomas Morley Now is the month of maying Benjamin Britten Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’ Clement Janequin Au Joli jeu Camille Saint-Saëns Saltarelle Francis Poulenc Clic clac, dansez sabots György Ligeti The lobster quadrille Stanley Glasser Ilihubo Trad. arr. Richards Dance to your Daddy Pass a summer’s evening with the King’s Trad. arr. Chilcott Feller from Fortune Singers in an entertaining exploration of music Trad. arr. Chilcott Mairi’s wedding from around the world inspired by dance over Stanley Glasser Um danso wasegoli the centuries. hear a galliard, a clog dance, Trad. arr. Runswick She moved through the fair country dances, a saltarelle, a waltz and Trad. arr. Runswick La valse a mille temps carroll’s quadrille in music by William Byrd, Trad. arr. Runswick Chitarra d’amor Franz Schubert, Francis Poulenc, thomas Trad. arr. Langford Phil the fluter’s ball Morley and more. the programme takes its title

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Described by Billy Connolly as ‘Britain’s best singer/songwriter’, Ralph McTell is one of our most consummate entertainers. He has won The Ivor Novello Award and a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award for his songwriting.

with Julian Lloyd Webber

You, the audience, will travel with Ralph on a ninety-minute journey along the musical path he has followed for over four decades. Ralph’s astute observation and wry take on life shine through his songs and anecdotes. His rich baritone voice and his virtuosity on guitar promise a very special evening.

Rossini The Barber of Seville Overture Elgar Cello Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, ‘Scottish’

“A big man with a big heart and a big, big talent.” Willy Russell “McTell hits the spot by telling your personal story: yours and everyone’s.” The Guardian

Tickets: £22.50

from the last words sung in the first half, written by lewis carroll. dancing optional.

Rumon Gamba conductor Julian Lloyd Webber cello


R Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Opus 28 Vlad Maistorovici violin, Lawrence O’Donnell bassoon, Nicolas Fleury horn, Will Stafford clarinet , Laurence Ungless double bass Poulenc: Sonata for trumpet, trombone and horn, Opus 33 Sebastian Philpott trumpet, Barnaby Philpott trombone, Nicolas Fleury horn Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire Paula Sides soprano, Kumi Matsuo piano Ravel: Introduction and Allegro José Antonio Domené harp, Mareile Dahme flute, Hannah Morgan clarinet String Quartet: Katerina Mitchell, Mathieu van Bellen, Emma Stevenson, Genevieve Verhage Beethoven: Septet in E flat major, opus 20 Jonathan Parkin clarinet, Amy Harman bassoon, Samuel Pearce horn, Ilya Movchan violin, Bryony Mycroft viola, Mikhail Shumov cello, Hayoung Jung double bass

Meet the artists, free pre-concert talk from 6.30pm presented by Edward Seckerson.

Tickets: £10

£5 off top 3 ticket prices, Book 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount RPO Friends discounts apply Box office: 020 7730 4500


The wit and sparkle of the Overture to Rossini’s ever-popular comic opera The Barber of Seville gets this concert off to an effervescent start. For many music-lovers Elgar’s Cello Concerto has become hugely significant, a one-to-one identification with the composer’s beautiful, intense and stoic music, and a highly personal response to the life-shattering events of the First World War. Julian Lloyd Webber is particularly associated with this eloquent work. Mendelssohn’s time in Scotland with its mists, tempests, landscape and history inspired from him a vivid symphonic portrait that broods and dances simultaneously.

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10

Tickets: £22.50, £20, £17.50, £15 £5 off top price tickets


Tuesday 9 June, 7.30pm Box office: 020 7730 4500

This exciting partnership between Cadogan Hall and the Royal College of Music showcases some of the finest young musical talent in London today.

Friday 12 June, 7.30pm

Celebrity Recital Series

nettle and Markham 30 Year anniversary concert David Nettle and Richard Markham two pianos


Schumann 3 canonic Studies, op.56 Brahms Sonata in F minor, op.34b Saint-Saens Danse Macabre, op.40 Poulenc l’Embarquement pour cythère, Élégie, capriccio (d’après le Bal Masqué) Ravel Boléro British piano duo nettle and Markham celebrate 30 years as one of the world’s most entertaining, versatile and musically satisfying ensembles. ‘Their playing was finely integrated… appealingly transparent…rich in dialogue and raw energy’ new York Times


Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12 top price tickets £22 Series discounts available please see page 6


Tuesday 16 June and Friday 19 June, 7pm

London Lyric Opera Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

The emergence of the new chelsea:artsfestival is hopefully a ray of light in challenging times. It is never more important than at times like these to realize that there are some things you can’t put a value on – like fine performance, art and entertainment.

Johann Strauss

To find out more about chelsea:artsfestival please visit (box office 0845 890 2435) – in Chelsea – for Chelsea – celebrating Chelsea.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Philharmonia Chorus Conducted by Madeleine Lovell Guest appearance by Leslie Howard

Wednesday 24 June, 7.30pm

Sir Willard White Robeson Re-Explored

“Madeleine Lovell’s assured grasp of tempo and pacing energised every singer” Hilary Finch,Times

Aiman Musakhodzhayeva violin Eleonora Bekova piano

Programme Tomaso Antonio Vitali Chaconne Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 Nurgisa Tlendiyev Akky Serik Yerkimbekov Vocalise (world premiere) Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo capriccioso César Franck Sonata in A major

Join London Lyric Opera for a truly bubbly concert, and in the words of Rosalinde,

This fun-filled operetta, with its comic storyline, outrageous characters and glorious music makes for a perfect summer evening’s entertainment.

“Drink a toast to champagne…”

Sung in English, with Madeleine Lovell conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus and a cast of superb soloists, the performance will feature a special guest appearance by renowned concert pianist, Leslie Howard.

Pre-Performance talk at 6pm


The world renowned baritone in a great festival finale concert.

Kazakh Celebrity Recital

Simon Thorpe and Charne Rochford lead a strong cast including Jeffrey Black, Garrie Davislim, Nicky Spence, Edel Shannon, and Lise Christensen, with the sensational Sarah Redgwick making her debut as Rosalinde. Veteran actor Bernard Horsfall (James Bond & Dr Who) completes the cast as the gaoler, Frosch. If you haven’t yet experienced the magic of the critically acclaimed London Lyric Opera then be sure to make room in your diary for this zingy, zesty performance, which promises to fizz with energy and verve.

Sponsored by Zurich

Saturday 20 June, 7.30pm

Gabriel von Eisenstein -Charne Rochford Rosalinde, his wife - Sarah Redgwick Alfred, a singer, her lover -Garrie Davislim Dr Falke, friend of Eisenstein - Simon Thorpe Prince Orlofsky – Lise Christensen Frank, governor of the prison - Jeffrey Black Adele, Rosalinde’s maid - tbc Ida, her sister - Edel Shannon Dr Blind, Eisenstein’s lawyer - Nicky Spence Frosch, a gaoler - Bernard Horsfall

Libretto translation: Leonard Hancock and David Pountney.

Tickets: £39, £32, £25, £20, £12 PREMIUM PACKAGES AVAILABLE Sponsored by Wardour

This concert presents two of the most celebrated Kazakh musicians. Aiman Musakhodzhayeva is an increasingly frequent presence on the major stages of Europe, founder of the Kazakhstan National Academy of Music and the Kazakhstan State Chamber Orchestra and UNESCO ‘Artist for Peace’. Eleonora Bekova has appeared in concerts worldwide and the much recorded and broadcast pianist of the legendary Bekova Piano Trio is a devoted promoter of British-Kazakh cultural relationships.

Tickets: £22, £18, £15, £10

Saturday 13 June, 7pm

Opening Concert Rick Wakeman A 60th birthday celebration with rock legend, full orchestra & chorus. Rick Wakeman first hit the national consciousness as a member of the legendary ‘prog rock’ band, Yes, with whom he sold tens of millions of albums worldwide. These days, Rick is known just as much for his television appearances on programmes such as Grumpy Old Men, Countdown, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You, as he is for his music, but as a solo artist he has been extraordinarily prolific producing 136 albums in total. To raise the curtain on chelsea:artsfestival he performs parts of his best known work including The Six Wives of Henry VIIIth – which alone sold 40 million copies – Journey to the Centre of the Earth and music from his many film scores. The performance involves a cast of well over 100 including a full orchestra and the English Chamber Choir conducted by Guy Protheroe. Tickets: £35, £30, £25, £15 Box office: 020 7730 4500 Box office: 020 7730 4500

Thursday 18 June, 7.30pm

Clare Teal : Get Happy - Live With Grant Watson (Piano), Simon Little (Bass), Chris Dagley (Drums), AD Chivers (Backing Vocals, Guitar, Percussion), Colin Ball (BVs, Flugelhorn, Accordion) Following the success of her latest Get Happy CD in 2008, singer, songwriter, BBC Radio 2 personality, columnist and damned funny woman to boot, Clare Teal returns to the stage in 2009 with Get Happy – Live. This will be a brand new show celebrating songs from the highly acclaimed studio album, and introducing new material from her first ever live CD. Voted ‘Jazz Vocalist of the Year’ three years running and blessed with a stunning voice, the ability to write songs that promise to be classics and a wonderful warm humour, Clare is a rare commodity, and in every way the major star. “Wonderful. Worth raving about.” - Sir Michael Parkinson Completing the line up, the evening will burst into life with a performance by Belgravia’s best, the Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band who celebrate their 10th anniversary in June. Tickets: £26*, £22*, £18*, £10 *£2 discount for Festival Friends

Sir Willard White explores more of the repertoire and life story of this important icon of the last century. Paul Robeson epitomised the energy and integrity of the major figures who raised awareness of equality and human rights in the mid-twentieth century. The story of his example is moving and highly relevant to today’s world. Sir Willard’s second exploration of the great man is backed by musical director and pianist Neal Thornton who leads a group of outstanding accompanying musicians, including Guy Barker on trumpet and the Pavão String Quartet, to bring orchestral textures to tailor-made arrangements of more popular songs from the Paul Robeson songbook. The programme includes Negro spirituals, British folk song, and classic early jazz songs. The concert concludes with his rendition of Ol’ Man River. Willard White takes on the mantle of the legendary Paul Robeson with the quality of a master craftsman. “It takes a larger-than-life figure to begin to pay homage to Paul Robeson… Willard White has charisma and vocal power to spare...” The Times Tickets: £32*, £27*, £20*, £10 *£2 discount for Festival Friends


Sunday 28 June, 6pm

Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra and Coro

Royal College of Music’s



Robin Browning conductor Mark Griffiths conductor




Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande Op.80 Suite A medley of ‘a cappella’ items from across the centuries Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Haydn Mass in B flat ‘Harmoniemesse’

Debussy From Preludes, Book 1 (no 5: Les collines d’Anacapri; no 4: Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir) Piano solo: Asagi Nakata Monday 22 June, 7.30pm

Taro Hakase’s

Classic Summer Moods Taro Hakase violin Maciej Janas piano The London Tango Quintet


Debussy: From Preludes, Book 2 (no 6: General Lavine – eccentric) Debussy: From Preludes, Book 1 (no 7: Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest) Piano solo: Poom Prommachart Erick Flores : The Last Rose of 1872 Piano solo: Michael Ierace *

Vlad Maistorovici*:Transcent Piano solo: Victoria Royce

De Falla Suite Populaire Brahms Sonata No.2 in A major Op.100 Piazzolla Libertango Monti Czardas Taro Hakase Jonetsu Tairiku

Ikuyo Kobayashi* : Stay Gold Piano solo: Maria Marchant Prokofiev: Sonata no 7 in B flat major, op 83 (Allegro inquieto; Andante caloroso; Precipitato) Piano solo: Alexei Petrov

Taro Hakase, the leading violinist from Japan, will be back at Cadogan Hall for the fourth time, following his three sell-out concerts last year.

Shiva Feshareki* : New Work Piano solo: Michael Ierace

This time, he will play some timeless classical pieces, a few of his original scores followed by some passionate summertime songs, with the accompaniment of a full Tango Band. This evening of enchanting varied music promises to put you in the mood for summer!

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12 top price tickets for £22

Schnittke: Improvisation and Fugue Piano solo: Michael Ierace Gavin Higgins* : New Work Piano solo: Maria Marchant Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (Ondine; Le gibet; Scarbo) Piano solo: Alexey Chernov *This concert includes world premières of new works composed for the Rising Stars series by RCM student composers.

Friday 26 June, 8pm

Roger McGuinn Live in Concert

Legendary former Byrds frontman and founding member, Roger McGuinn returns for a hotly anticipated solo UK tour. The Byrds era defining songs like “Eight Miles High”, “Mr Tambourine Man”, “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “All I Really Wanna Do” became classics of the new folk rock sound. McGuinn’s trademark Rickenbacker 12 string sound has influenced generations of musicians and this superb show will draw from his huge back catalogue, including his Grammy-nominated “Treasures From The Folk Den” and last year’s critically acclaimed “22 Timeless Tracks From The Folk Den Project”. “Music would be a very, very different place if it hadn’t been for Roger McGuinn” (Rolling Stone)

Tickets: £26.50

Saturday 27 June, 11-11.45am

Doors open at 10.15am for pre-concert activities

Saturday Spectacular Princes and Princesses Southbank Sinfonia Kevin Hathway conductor and presenter Conductor and presenter Kevin Hathway joins the orchestra for a concert of magical fairytales, enchanted castles, brave princes and beautiful princesses!

Fancy Dress Competition

Come along in costume and be in with a chance of winning a special Southbank Sinfonia prize! Saturday Spectaculars are family concerts with a twist, designed to create an informal, fun and educational environment for children and families to enjoy classical music.The fun begins at 10.15 with exciting, themed craft activities followed by the chance to meet the players of Southbank Sinfonia.

Tickets: £6 each or 4 tickets for £20

This exciting partnership between Cadogan Hall and the Royal College of Music showcases some of the finest young musical talent in London today.

RBKC School children- one child goes free with every adult

Tickets: £10

Tickets: £25, £18, £10

Thursday 2 July, 7.30pm

The Brodsky Quartet Programme Wolf Italian Serenade Puccini Crisantemi Verdi String Quartet in E minor Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, String Sextet in D major, Op. 70 Wolf’s Italian Serenade for string quartet was written at a time when Wolf was setting the poems of Eichendorff and explores similar themes. It’s a delightful miniature, offsetting the romantic importuning of the lover against the mocking and witty response of the beloved. Puccini’s Crisantemi, a poignant and elegiac piece for String Quartet, is in one continuous movement and was composed in a single night. Another great opera composer, Verdi, follows with the only surviving chamber music of his catalogue; the String quartet in e minor. Verdi said of this work ‘I don’t know if the string quartet is beautiful or ugly but I do know it’s a quartet’ For the final piece in the programme, the Brodsky quartet are joined by John Metcalfe (viola) and Sophie Harris (cello) for Tchaikovsky’s string sextet Souvenir de Florence with its melodic, innocently romantic movements contrasted with Tchaikovsky’s distinctive Russian style folk melodies and rhythms.

Tickets: £22, £18, £12



The renowned Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra and the award-winning London choir Coro collaborate in this tribute to Haydn in his anniversary year. The programme also includes popular works by Fauré and an opportunity to hear Coro in ‘a capella’ items; this will be a summer evening of music-making to remember.

top price tickets £18 Box office: 020 7730 4500 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Sunday 5 July, 7pm

Friday 10 July, 7.30pm

Royal College of Music

String Player of the Year Competition Guest judge: Nicola Loud

Friday 3 July, 7.30pm

Goldsmiths Choral Union Skellern & Rossini

Julie Kennard soprano, Sophie Mansell alto Telman Guzhevsky tenor David Kimberg bass Stephen Jones & Philip Shannon pianos Robin Kimber harmonium Brian Wright conductor

Programme Peter Skellern Weathers Rossini Petite messe solennelle This concert features Peter Skellern’s choral cycle Weathers, a GCU commission from 1987 written to complement Rossini’s delightful and perennially popular Petite messe solennelle. Rossini described this as “the last mortal sin of my old age”, adding a charming note to the score: “Dear God, I was born for opera buffa, a little skill, a little heart, that’s all I have. Be merciful and admit me to Paradise”.

Following its Rising Stars series, the RCM is delighted to be holding its RCM String Player of the Year final at Cadogan Hall. Once again some of the very best RCM instrumentalists compete for the coveted title of RCM String Player of the Year. After a thorough audition process, followed by a concert performance, a verdict will be cast by former BBC Young Musician of the Year, Nicola Loud. Now in its fifth year, the competition often kickstarts young careers and the winner gets an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Southbank Sinfonia.

Tickets: £15, £10, £5

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Young Chil Lee conductor Dima Tkachenko violin

Royal College of Music’s



Glinka Ruslan and Lyudmilla Overture Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5



Programme Ravel: Chansons madécasses opus 78 Madeleine Pierard soprano, Laura Lucas flute, Christopher Graves cello, Aliaksandr Muzykantau piano Takemitsu: Qui vas la Laura Lucas flute Mozart: Quintet in E flat major, K 452 Eva Polgar oboe, Fraser MacAulay clarinet, Antonio Geremia Iezzi horn in E Flat, Lawrence O’Donnell bassoon, Yulia Vorontsova piano Spohr: Double string quartet in d minor Op 65 Dunja Lavrova violin, Anna Blackmur violin, Jonathan Barritt viola and Aleksei Kiseliov cello Martyn Jackson violin, Mari Poll violin, Jennifer Coombes viola and Guy Johnston cello This exciting partnership between Cadogan Hall and the Royal College of Music showcases some of the finest young musical talent in London today.

Tickets: £10 Free

Tickets: £27.50, £22, £15

Portrait of George Frideric Handel by the school of Thomas Hudson, Gerald Coke Handel Collection C Foundling Museum, London

Thursday 9 July, 7.30pm

London Concert Choir with Counterpoint

Handel Anniversary Concert Mark Forkgen conductor Helen Neeves soprano Mark Chambers counter-tenor Mark Dobell tenor

Programme Handel Coronation Anthems Handel Foundling Hospital Anthem Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel who died 250 years ago, wrote four splendid anthems for King George II’s coronation, the best-known being Zadok the Priest. As a benefactor of Coram’s Foundling Hospital, he contributed a new anthem for a fundraising concert. The Foundling Hospital Anthem incorporates music from several previous works and ends with the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. That same concert also included his exultant Royal Fireworks Music. Concert in support of Coram

Following Glinka’s dashing and exciting overture, award-winning Ukrainian born violinist, Dima Tkachenko, performs Tchaikovsky’s Cossack-dancing Violin Concerto. Initially rejected as “too difficult to play”, Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous violin melodies has secured it’s rightful place as one of the world’s greatest concertos. The talented conductor Young Chil Lee, who already holds three positions with major European orchestras, takes the helm and conducts the concerts grand finale, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5.

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10 £5 off top 3 ticket prices Book 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount RPO Friends’ discounts apply

Saturday 11 July, 7pm

Junior Trinity Prizegiving Concert Simona Budd conductor Barry Graham conductor Mark Griffiths conductor Elizabeth Horseman conductor Andrew Morley conductor Michael Posner conductor Hannah Porro oboe

Programme includes Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2 Haydn Oboe Concerto Trinity College of Music’s Junior Department is a Saturday school situated in the magnificent setting of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London and it celebrated its Centenary in 2006. It is a Centre for Advanced Training as part of the DCSF Music and Dance Scheme. This concert features performances by Junior Trinity’s Equal Voice Choir, Four Part Choir, Intermediate Strings, Big Band, Wind and Symphony Orchestras as well as our End of Year Prizegiving.

Tickets: £15, £12, £8 £5 child under 12

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TICKET PRICES Stalls: £12.00; Centre Gallery: £10.00 Day seats (Side Gallery): £5.00 Advance Booking, 20 April – 18 May To book tickets during the Advance Booking period, use the Booking Form in the Proms Guide or the online ticket request system (at

Proms Chamber Music returns for another lunchtime series in the light and airy surroundings of this superb hall in the heart of Chelsea. Its warm and intimate acoustic is ideal for a wide range of music and this year there are more concerts than ever, with a special weekend celebrating the 10th anniversary of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme. Distinguished former NGA artists the Belcea Quartet and Llyˆr Williams also feature in two other concerts, with music inspired by Proms anniversary composers Purcell and Handel. Iestyn Davies, Richard Egarr and members of the Academy of Ancient Music also honour Purcell, as do the strings of the Scottish Ensemble, who also premiere a brilliant new work by John Woolrich. Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis and Dénes Várjon focus on Mendelssohn, another anniversary composer, while Susan Graham and Malcolm Martineau revel in the seductive delights of French song. And the series begins with a flourish as The Cardinall’s Musick celebrates the 500th anniversary of the coronation of King Henry VIII, including a song by the King himself that sets the tone for the whole season: ‘Pastyme with good companye’! All Proms Chamber Music concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. PCMs 1–5 & 19 will be repeated the following Saturday at 2.00pm, and PCM 6 will be repeated on Saturday 6 September at 2.00pm Entrance to the auditorium will be from half an hour before start-time.

General Booking, from Tuesday 26 May Once General Booking has opened, you can also book tickets by telephone or in person at Cadogan Hall (on 020 7730 4500) or at the Royal Albert Hall (on 0845 401 5040*), as well as online. Tickets can be bought on the day of the concert – from Cadogan Hall only – from 10.00am (9.00am on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August). £5.00 tickets on the day At least 150 Side Gallery (bench) seats will be available for just £5.00 each from 10.00am on the day of the concert (9.00am on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August). These tickets can only be bought at Cadogan Hall. They must be purchased in person and with cash only, and are limited to two tickets per transaction. £30.00 PCM Series Pass Hear seven PCM concerts for just £30.00, with guaranteed entrance to the Side Gallery until 12.50pm (after which PCM Series Pass-holders may be asked to join the day queue). PCM concerts on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August are excluded from this offer. During the Advance Booking period (Monday 20 April – Monday 18 May), PCM Series Passes can be purchased using the Advance Booking Form (page 153) or the online ticket request system (at Two passport sized photographs must be provided. Once General Booking has opened (on Tuesday 26 May), PCM Series Passes can also be purchased by telephone or in person at the Royal Albert Hall (on 0845 401 5040*) as well as online.

New Generation Artists 10th-Anniversary Weekend Day Tickets Buy four tickets for the price of three: Day Tickets for Side Gallery (bench) seats will be available for just £15.00 from 9.00am on each day of the NGA 10th-Anniversary Weekend (Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August). NGA Day Ticket-holders will have access to all four concerts in Cadogan Hall on that day. These tickets can only be bought at Cadogan Hall. They must be purchased in person, and are limited to two per transaction. Box office: 020 7730 4500


Andy Potts

Note that PCM Series Passes cannot be purchased from Cadogan Hall. PCM Series Passes are subject to availability.

The Cardinall’s Musick

Belcea Quartet


Jonathan Morton


Llyˆ r Williams

Kevin Davis

Joanne Green

Dario Acosta

Susan Graham


Sussie Ahlburg


Sheila Rock, EMI Classics


Dmitri Gutjahr


Steven Isserlis







Music by:

Songs by:

Henry VIII, Fayrfax, W. Cornysh, Sampson, Taverner, Tallis, Ludford

Bizet, Franck, Chabrier, Bachelet, Duparc, Ravel, Caplet, Roussel, Debussy, Honegger, Rosenthal, Poulenc


Purcell, arr. Britten



String Quartet in F sharp minor, Op. 50 No. 4


Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1

Phantasiestücke, Op. 88



J. S. Bach, trans. Busoni


String Quartet No. 2

Divertimento in F major, K138

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Belcea Quartet

John Woolrich

Chorale Preludes ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’; ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein’; ‘Ich ruf ’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’

The Cardinall’s Musick Andrew Carwood director Andrew Carwood and his vocal ensemble launch the Proms Chamber Music series by marking the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII. Richly sonorous and grand in design, the music of the time combines massive choral writing with complex solo textures. Today’s mix of sacred and secular features songs by King Henry himself, and settings of texts in his honour by leading composers of the day.

Susan Graham mezzo-soprano Malcolm Martineau piano The seductive world of French song is a speciality of the superlative American mezzo Susan Graham and her duo partner Malcolm Martineau, who likens the delights on offer to a ménu gourmand. The wide variety of musical dishes here scans a century of mélodies françaises taking in the themes of night and nature, love and childhood, and culminates in Poulenc’s La dame de Monte Carlo, his bittersweet melodrama.

One of the UK’s leading string quartets – and former New Generation Artists – pair two strikingly original works in homage to two anniversary composers. Haydn’s quartet comes from a period in the 1780s when he declared he was writing ‘in a new and special way’ and the second-movement set of variations is characteristically unexpected and quirky in its shifting contrasts of mood. Britten’s atmospheric and evocative second quartet was composed in 1945 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell, and the finale is a ‘Chacony’ – an extended set of variations – which offers an extraordinary glimpse of Purcell’s sound-world refracted through the imagination of a composer who loved his music.




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world premiere


Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel

Concerto in D major

Llyˆr Williams piano

Scottish Ensemble Jonathan Morton violin/director

A recital of ‘Baroque Reflections’ devised by this remarkably accomplished former Radio 3 New Generation Artist and inspired by Brahms’s magnificent homage to the music of anniversary composer Handel. Busoni and Mendelssohn reinvented Bach for their own times: Busoni by transcribing for the piano a selection of organ pieces, and Mendelssohn by breathing vivid new life into an archaic form in a turbulent Prelude and Fugue. Brahms worked on an even broader canvas with the music of Handel, transforming a theme from one of his keyboard suites and building to a glorious climax. Handel, that supreme man of the theatre, would have loved it!

A concert of great string music spanning three centuries. At its heart is a new piece by John Woolrich, framed by classic works by Purcell and Mozart and Stravinsky’s mercurial Concerto of 1946, which casts an ironic eye back to the musical past as it extracts every ounce of colour and contrast from the strings. With its disjointed motor rhythms, the music twists and turns in the air like some crazy dance, alternately gawky and elegant, high-spirited and nostalgic – the perfect vehicle to demonstrate the versatility and vitality of this exciting ensemble of players.

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Joshua Bell violin Steven Isserlis cello Dénes Várjon piano Two distinguished concerto soloists join forces with a brilliant young Hungarian pianist for music of poetry and drama. Schumann’s four delightful character pieces were his first works for piano trio, composed in 1842 when he was experiencing what his wife Clara called ‘the joy of discovering a passion for trios’. Schumann himself dubbed Mendelssohn’s Opus 49 ‘the master trio of our age’; it carries this anniversary composer’s hallmarks of an expressive ‘song without words’ and a fleeting ‘scherzo’, encircled by the Romantic sweep and grandeur of its outer movements.



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New Generation Artists 10th-Anniversary Weekend



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This year the Proms marks the 10th anniversary of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme with a three-day, 12-concert weekend at Cadogan Hall, featuring a small army of NGAs past and present – in addition to a sprinkling of NGA appearances in the evening Proms and the Monday-lunchtime Proms Chamber Music series. Some of the most established NGAs are appearing – pianist Simon Trp∂eski, flautist Sharon Bezaly, mezzo-soprano Christine Rice and baritone Jonathan Lemalu, among others – while exciting newcomers, jazz trumpeter Tom Arthurs, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, violinist Tai Murray, mezzo-soprano Daniela Lehner, cellist Andreas Brantelid and Finnish string quartet Meta4, make their Proms debuts. Pianists Ashley Wass and Simon CrawfordPhillips complement this season’s focus on Stravinsky ballets with The Rite of Spring in the composer’s duet version, while celebrations of the season’s four major composer anniversaries include Mendelssohn’s remarkable early Octet played by the Jerusalem and Pavel Haas quartets. Cellist Natalie Clein, violinist Jennifer Pike, tenor Andrew Kennedy and Jonathan Lemalu are among those performing works by Delius, Holst and Elgar in a concert marking 75 years since 1934, a landmark year in British music; and there are two specially commissioned new works: by jazz NGA Tom Arthurs and by John McCabe for pianist Ashley Wass. With forces ranging from solo violin (Alina Ibragimova and Tai Murray in Bach and Bartók respectively) to eight cellos (in VillaLobos’s arrangements of Bach Preludes and Fugues) and to four string quartets (in Johannes Bernardus van Bree’s Allegro), the variety of artist groupings is as wide as the musical talent on offer.


J. S. Bach


J. S. Bach


String Quartet in Partita No. 3 in G major, Op. 77 No. 1 E major for solo violin, BWV 1006

String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 No. 4

Suite No. 4 in E flat major for cello solo, BWV 1010 (transcr.


Alina Ibragimova violin Tai Murray violin

String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4

String Quartet

Szymanowski Strin Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 37


for viola)

Kodály Sonata for solo cello Maxim Rysanov viola Danjulo Ishizaka cello

Allegro for four string quartets

Tai Murray

J. Henry Fair

Jerusalem Quartet Pavel Haas Quartet Colin Currie percussion

Meta4 Psophos Quartet Royal String Quartet Pavel Haas Quartet

Maxim Rysanov



Stravinsky Tom Arthurs Gwilym Simcock Martin≤


Music by:

Piano Quartet in G minor, K478

Cello Sonata


Four Songs for tenor and violin, Op. 35

Schumann Brahms Martin≤ Mahler

Jack Liebeck

Natalie Clein cello Andrew Kennedy tenor Jonathan Lemalu


Shai Wosner piano Emily Beynon flute Tai Murray violin Mahan Esfahani



Jennifer Pike violin Tom Poster piano


Alice Coote Steven Osborne piano

Ashley Wass piano Ailish Tynan soprano Claudio Bohórquez, Andreas Brantelid, Natalie Clein, Danjulo Ishizaka, Guy Johnston, Li-Wei, Marie Mcleod, Christian Poltéra cellos

Cello Suite No. 3


Arias and Canzonets

Mendelsohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 Elizabeth Watts soprano


String Quintet in C major, D956 Christian Poltéra cello Szymanowski Quartet Claudio Bohórquez cello

Daniela Lehner mezzo-soprano

Allan Clayton tenor Alison Balsom trumpet Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Tai Murray violin Andreas Brantelid cello Shai Wosner piano

Christian Poltéra

Iestyn Davies


Music by:


Violin Sonata

Sharon Bezaly flute Mahan Esfahani



Antoine Tamestit viola Christine Rice

Simon Trp∂eski piano Simon CrawfordPhillips piano Ashley Wass piano

Arias and duets by Purcell and Handel



(two-piano version)


PCM 14

Six Songs for baritone and piano, Op. 15

The Rite of Spring

arr. Villa-Lobos Villa-Lobos


PCM 13

Kungsbacka Trio Lawrence Power viola Aronowitz Ensemble Galliard Ensemble Luis Cabrera double bass


PCM 18

PCM 10


John McCabe

Songs Without Words J. S. Bach, – selection

PCM 17




Marco Borggreve

Sonata for solo violin


Lawrence Power

All Proms Chamber Music concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. For more information on any of the BBC Proms concerts at Cadogan Hall, go to


Since Brass, nor Stone …


Music by: Four Mazurkas, Op. 24 J. S. Bach

Bruce Fleming

Alexander Goehr


Vince Barone


Ronald van Spaendonck clarinet Ilya Gringolts violin Llyˆr Williams piano Tom Arthurs trumpet Giuliano Sommerhalder trumpet Richard Fairhurst piano Gwilym Simcock piano Aronowitz Ensemble Helen Simons bassoon Li-Wei cello


Purcell Suite in G major – excerpts Hail, Bright Cecilia – ‘ ’Tis nature’s voice’ A New Ground Music for a while Suite in D major – excerpts Sweeter than roses

Blow Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell

Purcell Evening Hymn Iestyn Davies counter-tenor Simon Wall tenor Members of the Academy of Ancient Music Richard Egarr harpsichord/director The centrepiece of this recital – honouring the 350th anniversary of Purcell’s birth – is an affecting tribute to Purcell by his teacher and predecessor as organist of Westminster Abbey, John Blow. A sequence of Purcell’s solo songs and keyboard pieces, a pair of his inventive trio sonatas, and the deeply moving Evening Hymn complete this mix of mellifluous music. Broadcast RADIO Live on Radio 3 ONLINE Live and ‘listen again’ options at Box office: 020 7730 4500 Box office: 020 7730 4500

The BBC Proms is the world’s greatest music festival, this year comprising 100 concerts and a host of extra events – talks, films, literary events, family events and more – in the space of 58 days at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall. The traditionally low prices, worldclass artists and unique atmosphere are just a few of the reasons that audiences keep coming back year after year. The BBC Proms are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, with selected concerts broadcast on BBC TV; watch and listen again on BBC iPlayer for seven days after broadcast. ADVANCE BOOKING OPENS MONDAY 20 APRIL By post: use the Advance Booking form in the BBC Proms Guide 2009 (available at all good book shops), or online: GENERAL BOOKING OPENS TUESDAY 26 MAY By telephone on 0845 401 5040*, in person at the Royal Albert Hall Box Office, or online at * Calls cost up to 4p/min from a BT landline (plus a one-off connection charge of up to 8p). Charges from mobiles and other networks may be considerably higher


Sing For your Supper A celebration of the music of

RodgeR Rodge Rs & Ha HaR Rt 30 Box office: 020 7730 4500

Wednesday 5 - Sunday 9 August, 7.30pm (7pm Sunday)

Starring MARIA FRIEDMAN, MARY CAREWE, GRAHAM BICKLEY, SIMON GREEN as narrator Plus more star names to be announced The Lady is a Tramp, Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, Thou Swell, With a Song in my Heart, Where or When, This Can’t be Love, Mountain Greenery and a host of other favourites. Tickets: £30, £28, £22, £18 top price tickets £22 (max 2 per booking) Box office: 020 7730 4500





Ruthie Henshall


West End superstar Ruthie Henshall sings her favourite songs from stage and screen. Enjoy a sparkling selection of melodies by the great songwriters:

I Only Have Eyes for You, You Made Me Love You, Don’t Rain on My Parade, Love Is Here To Stay and many more!

Tickets: £27, £22, £15 and RPO Friends: all seats £15 Book 2+ BBC Big Band concerts and get £5 off top price tickets

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August, 7.30pm

Music Director: Barry Forgie.

from Broadway to HoLLywood

‘Ruthie Henshall - a truly great star of musical theatre’


Daily Telegraph

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3 Nights only ! Thursday 20-Saturday 22 August, 7.30pm The very best of Leonard Bernstein’s fabulous musicals WEST SIDE STORY, ON THE TOWN, CANDIDE, WONDERFUL TOWN PLUS MANY MORE BERNSTEIN CLASSICS

Featuring Kim Criswell With Graham Bickley and Sarah Eyden Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis Tickets: £35, £28, £22, £18 and RPO Friends: top price tickets £28

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Wednesday 16 September, 7.30pm

Eye to Eye Concert for Peace In aid of the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital

As part of this unique concert we are delighted to present the world premiere of Eye to Eye, a special commission by celebrated composer Patrick Hawes which will be performed by the internationallyrenowned English Chamber Orchestra.

Saturday 12 September, 7.30pm

Thames Youth Orchestra Programme

Handel Isr ael in Egypt Friday 11 September 2009 at 7.00 pm Champagne Tickets: £55 (top price ticket + a glass of champagne) Concert Tickets: £40, £33, £25, £15 Box office: 020 7730 4500 Sound Bites Package: £120 (bookable only from the Monteverdi Office, 020 7719 0120) Top price ticket Glass of champagne in the interval Canapé reception with John Eliot Gardiner & members of the ensembles.


The Monteverdi Choir The English Baroque Soloists Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor

Britten Sinfonia Da Requiem Op.20 Mahler Symphony No.1 Two works mapping out an epic journey from darkness to light, both scaling vivid emotional heights and exploring dramatic personal depths – Thames Youth Orchestra’s return to Cadogan Hall promises an evening of searing intensity as it presents two highly distinct, but in many ways related, orchestral masterpieces.

Tickets: £15, £10

Also featuring:

BBC 2 ‘Maestro’ winning mentor: Jason Lai, conductor Raven Quartet Mark Simpson, Young Musician of the Year 2006 performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major London Welsh Male Voice Choir Claire Jones, official harpist to HRH Prince of Wales More special guest soloists to be announced.

Tickets: £40, £30, £20, £15

Eye to Eye patron’s ticket: £75 includes top price ticket, complimentary programme, VIP reception and a donation towards the charity.

Friday 18 September, 7.30pm

Mercurius Company

Orpheus Britannicus – The Dance of the Hearts Ricardo Barros conception, artistic director, choreography Jane Gingell baroque gestures, stage director Dancers, Singers and Period Instrumentalists


Purcell Music for The Tempest Locke Music for The Tempest Purcell Music for The Gordian Knot Unty’d Purcell The Indian Queen Purcell Music for Circe Purcell King Arthur Purcell If ever I more riches did desire Mercurius present a celebration of Purcell in a fully staged performance of some of his most inspired music, including excerpts from operas and incidental music – a tale of adventurers seeking riches in an unknown land inhabited by exotic, mythological and mystical creatures. Will love conquer all?

Within a tour of Europe’s major summer music festivals, the Monteverdi ensembles will give a special concert in London of one of Handel’s most colourful works. The descriptive choral writing is some of Handel’s most virtuosic, full of declamation and coloratura and concluding with the Israelites’ triumphant psalm of praise on their deliverance from Egypt. The plagues visited on the Egyptians are depicted with an unusually rich orchestral accompaniment which includes trumpets and trombones.

A large company of Baroque dancers, singers and period instrumentalists displaying lavish costumes in a unique and rare performance. May our Passions be moved!

This will be a fundraising concert in aid of the Monteverdi ensembles and we are offering a limited number of special packages. All participating artists are donating their fee for this concert. Please give generously. Box office: 020 7730 4500

This special event will combine modern with classical, celebrity with tradition and promises to be a very special evening celebrating the charitable work of the St John of Jersualem Eye Hospital.

Tickets: £25, £20, £15, £10 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Thursday, September 24 at 7.30pm

John McCabe, 70th Birthday Concert The King’s Singers, Sacconi Quartet

Programme Haydn Variations in F Minor McCabe The Woman by the Sea Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 5, in D Works by Byrd and Tallis McCabe Scenes in America Deserta McCabe Cartography McCabe The Lily-White Rose (world premiere) Plus Favourite King’s Singers items

In support of the

in M usic M ayfair 100th Concert with an orchestra of over one hundred musicians!

Taro Hakase In Concert

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Dukas Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 - Tchaikovsky

Maciej Janas piano

Programme to include:

The Planets - Holst

Stravinsky Suite Italienne from Ballet ‘Pulcinella’ Franck Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major Taro Hakase returns to Cadogan Hall with a programme including Stravinsky’s neo-classical style ballet suite ‘Pulcinella’, based on music by Pergolesi. The Sonata for violin and piano of 1886 is Franck’s best-known chamber work and includes one of the most beautiful finales, instantly recognizable by its inflective melodic phrases.

Presented by Aled Jones Conductor Toby Purser


Wednesday 23 September, 7.30pm

Piano Marc Corbett-Weaver

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12


top price tickets £22

John McCabe is well-known as both composer and pianist. His works include The Chagall Windows, Concerto for Orchestra, and seven symphonies, as well as the highly successful ballets, Edward II, and the two-evening Arthur. He has also written major chamber, vocal and piano works, as well as Cloudcatcher Fells and other well known works for brass band. As a pianist he has made many records, including the very first complete Haydn Piano Sonatas set (12CD’s) for London (Decca). He is joined in this 70th Birthday celebration by the international stars,The King’s Singers, and the youthful rising stars,The Sacconi Quartet.

Tickets: £22, £17, £12

Saturday 26 September, 11-11.45am

Doors open at 10.15am for pre-concert activities

Saturday Spectacular The Mad Hatter’s Musical Tea Party Southbank Sinfonia Alasdair Malloy presenter Stephen Bell conductor Southbank Sinfonia and Mad Hatter Alasdair Malloy invite you to The Mad Hatter’s Musical Tea Party – join in the party as we take a trip to Wonderland! Through the music we’ll meet Alice, shrink, grow and encounter the Cheshire Cat as well as hear plenty of mad music including the Mad Hatter’s Maddest Musical Moment! Why not come along dressed up as a character from Alice in Wonderland or create your own mad hat!

Tuesday 22 September, 7.30pm

Saturday Spectaculars are family concerts with a twist, designed to create an informal, fun and educational environment for children and families to enjoy classical music. The fun begins at 10.15 with exciting, themed craft activities followed by the chance to meet the players of Southbank Sinfonia.

Tickets: £35, £25, £15

Tickets: £6 each or 4 tickets for £20 RBKC School children – one child goes free with every adult

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Wednesday 30 September, 7.30pm

Choir of London and Orchestra

Armonico Consort Dame Emma Kirkby and Anna Sandstrom sopranos Christopher Monks orchestra director

Sunday 27 September, 7pm

Ivor Bolton conducts Mozart’s Requiem


Allegri Miserere Mei Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri Carissimi Jephtha

Programme Mozart Requiem and other works Firmly established amongst Europe’s most distinguished conductors, and one of the pre-eminent Mozartians of our age, Ivor Bolton is Chief Conductor of the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. His debut performance with the Choir of London and Orchestra offers a rare opportunity for London audiences to see him conduct a performance of Mozart’s incomparable setting of the Requiem Mass. Tuesday 29 September, 7.30pm

Tickets: £30, £25, £20

Titi Robin

Saturday 7 November, 7.30pm

Nicholas Collon and Aurora Orchestra

Vienna to New York: C20th Jewish choral and orchestral masterpieces from Europe and America Programme Copland In the Beginning Finlay My Heart is in the East – World Premiere Golijov K’Varakat Korngold Much Ado about Nothing Schoenberg Friede auf Erden Weill Berliner Requiem Zemlinsky Minnelied Zemlinsky Psalm 23 For the final performance in its 2009 season at Cadogan Hall, the Choir of London welcomes Nicholas Collon’s Aurora Orchestra, which since its creation three years ago has established itself as an exciting new force on London’s musical landscape, with an enviable reputation for innovative programming and virtuosic performances. The culmination of an ongoing series of concerts exploring nineteenth- and twentieth-century Jewish music, this performance features a programme of choral and orchestral repertoire which sets outstanding gems by Copland, Schoenberg and Weill alongside lesser-known masterpieces by Zemlinsky and Korngold, as well as more recent works by Osvaldo Golijov and Joseph Finlay.

Tickets: £35, £28, £22, £12 top price tickets £28


Titi Robin’s music highlights the musical roots of his personal circumstances and inspiration. The journey visits France, North Africa, the Middle East and North India but most pertinently reflects the gypsy heritage that Titi has become somewhat an ambassador of in his home country of France. As a leading gypsy music exponent for the best part of thirty years and perhaps best known for the seminal album Gitans , it was no surprise that he was nominated for a BBC World Music Award in 2008 and performed at WOMAD Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. Titi Robin has composed and collaborated with a plethora of International stars both in the studio and on stage including Gulabi Sapera (India), Cameron De la Isla (Andalucia), Esma Redzepoza (Macedonia), The Gipsy Kings (Spain) and written soundtracks Ole (2005) & The Code (2002). ‘One of those wizard finger pickers that can master any instrument that looks even vaguely like a guitar’ Charlie Gillet BBC Radio 3 ‘Rich beyond words’ World Music Central

Tickets: £24.50

Tickets: £25, £20, £15

If you love Allegri’s enchanting Miserere Mei, then you will immediately warm to the works by Carissimi and Buxtehude. With intense and reflective word setting, and some of the most powerful harmonies ever set to paper, Armonico Consort will stage a concert for which it is now famous.

Friday 2 October, 7.30pm

Joined by one of its artistic patrons, Dame Emma Kirkby, Armonico Consort will create an evening you will never forget.

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £28, £24, £20, £16

Alexander Dmitriev conductor Barry Douglas piano


Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 It is with great delight that Cadogan Hall welcomes back the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra after a sell-out performance three years ago. The orchestra was formed in 1931, when radio was experiencing its boom, as the Leningrad Radio Orchestra.The war period became a legendary part of the orchestra’s history when it was the only one to stay and perform in the besieged city of Leningrad . Its activities culminated in the performance of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony on the 9th of August 1942 – the day the Nazis planned to enter the captured city.The orchestra’s work during the siege became a unique monument to the irrepressible dignity of the human spirit. With artistic director Alexander Dmitriev, who has been with the orchestra for over 30 years, conducting an all-Russian programme expect an evening of inspiring orchestral power and consummate polish.

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Choral at Cadogan 2009-2010

Sunday 4 October , 7pm

Celebrity Recital Series

Carole Farley so p rano John Constable p i ano Programme Debussy Le Balcon Ravel Chansons Madecasses

Saturday 3 October, 7.30pm

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Following a sell-out visit to Cadogan Hall in 2007, The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers return by public demand for a spectacular concert of heartpounding excitement. Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flute in a spellbinding display of precise choreography & sheer athleticism. Through years of rigorous touring, Mugenkyo have developed a gritty passionate style that is uniquely their own, retaining the traditional spirit of taiko yet creating a contemporary sound and a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere.. An unmissable opportunity to see this innovative and visually stunning group as they celebrate their 15 year anniversary. “Drumming as an almost religious experience… exhilarating to behold.” The Glasgow Herald “★★★★★ Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed.” Edinburgh Evening News

Tickets: £22 /Concessions: £14


Acclaimed for her sensational portrayals of the title roles in Lulu, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera, Met Opera soprano Carole Farley has won several Grand Prix du Disque, Deutsche Schallplatten, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice awards. The centrepiece of her Cadogan Hall debut, with the versatile accompanist John Constable, is her gripping interpretation of Poulenc’s tour de force opera, La Voix Humaine, in a staged production.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12 top price tickets £22 Series discounts available see page 6

Photo: Eric Richmond

Poulenc La Voix Humaine (opera in one act, staged)

Thursday 8 October , 7.30pm

Celebrity Recital Series

Julian Bliss cla r i n e t At the age of 19, Julian Bliss is established on the international concert scene having already appeared as soloist with orchestras including the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, NHK Symphony, Munich Chamber, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, and the Bergen Philharmonic. In recital Julian has appeared at such prestigious venues as the Wigmore Hall, the Louvre in Paris, Montpellier Festival, Jerusalem Music Festival, Bad Kissingen and Mecklenburg Festivals and the Rheingau Festival. He recently made his recital debut at the Lincoln Center in New York to great critical acclaim. We look forward to adding Cadogan Hall to this impressive list. Full programme to be confirmed.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12 top price tickets £22 Series discounts available see page 6 Box office: 020 7730 4500

Lux Aeterna

Saturday 10 October, 7.30pm

Thursday 4 February 2010, 7.30pm

As any photographer knows, light comes in different strengths and contexts. It can be dawning or fading - and then there is perpetual light, the light of heaven. Celestial light is a feature of our choral festival this season, though the more terrestrial kinds are there too. Vaughan Williams’ Lark was ascending towards the sky, but was still earthbound. The Lux aeterna of Victoria’s and Fauré’s Requiems has a different glow. We all rejoice to see the light of day, with its sense of joining us to worlds we cannot see and there is surely no more inspiring subject to sing about. Peter Phillips, Artistic Director

Peter Phillips, director

Matthew Halls, director

In association with Hazard Chase Ltd.

The Tallis Scholars

Lux Aeterna : including works by Lassus, Josquin, Gombert and Victoria’s sublime Requiem.

Tuesday 24 November, 8pm

English Chamber Orchestra with The Holst Singers Evercore Pan-Asset Robert Brown Charity Concert In aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK Requiem : including Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, The Lark Ascending and Fauré Requiem. Stephen Layton conductor, Natasha Jouhl soprano, Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano, Ben Alden tenor Dawid Kimberg baritone, Matthew Trusler violin

Saturday 12 December, 7.30pm

The Choir of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18 top price tickets £26 Series discount: book 5 concerts and get a 20% discount (excludes 24 November charity gala) Box office: 020 7730 4500

Retrospect Ensemble

Illuminare : Rachmaninov Vespers interspersed with Orthodox chant and different composer settings of Hail Gladdening Light.

Thursday 18 March 2010, 7.30pm

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge Stephen Layton, director

Nocturne : A beautiful programme of choral music inspired by the magical hour of twilight. As the sun sets and the day turns to dusk, choirs around the country gather to sing Evensong in candlelit chapels. Including works by Holst, Stanford, Lauridsen, Bach, Purcell and Whitacre

Tuesday 11 May 2010, 7.30pm

Andrew Gant, director

The Tallis Scholars

O Nata Lux : a festive celebration including renaissance and modern classics, with seasonal reflections by members of the choir. By kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen

Jubilate Deo : a joyful end to the celebrations including Palestrina’s Surge illuminare and his glorious Missa Papae Marcelli.

Peter Phillips, director





Cadogan Hall

Friday 9 October, 7.30pm

a Sentimental Journey with Kim Criswell A celebration of the golden age of Big Band music from both sides of the Atlantic, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II. The BBC Big Band will be joined by acclaimed Broadway star Kim Criswell to perform a sparkling selection of enduring nostalgic favourites – A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Every Time We Say Goodbye, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, We’ll Meet Again, I’ll Be Seeing You, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I Know Why, White Cliffs of Dover, Sentimental Journey – and many more. The evening will also feature music made popular by the most famous bands of the wartime era including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and The Squadronaires.

Music Director: Barry Forgie.


Thursday 5 november, 7.30pm

If you think that concerts of classical music are rigid and musty, think again. You get to choose with the Opus60 concerts: part or whole, early or late in these unique hour-long concerts.

a tribute to frank & ella Todd Gordon and Anita Wardell vocals

A celebration of the musical genius of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. The fabulous BBC Big Band is joined by two of Britain’s most outstanding jazz vocalists, Todd Gordon and Anita Wardell, for this toe-tapping selection of swing classics. Featuring favourite songs from the peak of their careers, including: Pennies From Heaven, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Oh Lady Be Good, Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, Come Fly With Me, One For My Baby and The Lady is a Tramp.

Tuesday 6th October, 7.00pm & 9.00pm

Tuesday 13th October, 7.00pm & 9.00pm

Grzegorz Nowak Conductor Daniel Jemison Bassoon Clio Gould Violin

Grzegorz Nowak Conductor John Anderson Oboe Christopher Parkes French Horn


7.00pm Mozart Bassoon Concerto Dvorˇák Symphony No.6

II 9.00pm

Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 Dvorˇák Symphony No.7

Music Director: Jay Craig Friday 27 november, 7.30pm

III 7.00pm

Mozart Oboe Concerto Dvorˇák Symphony No.8


9.00pm Mozart Horn Concerto No.2 Dvorˇák Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’

Big Band divas

Claire Martin vocals Five times BBC Jazz Award Winner Claire Martin joins the BBC Big Band for a celebration of the legendary leading ladies of the Big Band stage – Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holliday, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day and their glamorous contemporaries. Enjoy the classic songs that made them stars, such as Fever, The Very Thought of You, Can’t Buy Me Love, Too Darn Hot, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Perdido, That Old Devil Called Love, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, That Old Black Magic and many, many more. Plus plenty of popular Big Band hits from the groups that the divas loved to work with, including Artie Shaw, Chick Webb and Benny Goodman. An evening of feel-good music inspired by the most glamorous women in Jazz!

Music Director: Barry Forgie. Tickets: £27, £22, £15

/ RPO Friends: all seats £15 £5 off top price tickets if you book for 2 or more BBC BIG BAND concerts Box office: 020 7730 4500

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

OPUS 60 FINE WINE AND CHEESE PLATTER £7.50 per person, served from 6pm and 8pm Book through the box office on 020 7730 4500 Box office: 020 7730 4500

All Tickets £15 RPO Friends discounts apply


Future Highlights

Wednesday 14 October, 7.30pm

New London Orchestra

Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 October

Nordland Music Festival

A concert promoted by the New London Orchestra in association with the Polish Cultural Institute The London Chorus Ronald Corp conductor

Nordland Music Festival takes place annually at the beginning of August in the city of Bodø in northern Norway. It is one of Norway’s most influential festivals for classical and contemporary music.

Vaughan Williams Overture ‘The Wasps’ Bacewicz Simfonietta (1935) – UK première Szymanowski Stabat Mater Panufnik Old Polish Suite Prokofiev Classical Symphony Monday 12 October, 7.30pm

An Evening with Tony Benn The veteran Labour politician Tony Benn will be talking about his life in politics and what he thinks about the changes in the Labour party. Expect an evening of frank responses and entertaining political anecdotes. This is a welcome sequel to his original legendary theatre tour.

The New London Orchestra, in association with the Polish Cultural Institute, will perform a work from a new Hyperion CD of music by Grazyna Bacewicz in her centenary year: the Sinfonietta for Strings will be performed alongside one of the great Polish choral works of the 20th century, Szymanowski’s haunting Polish setting of the Stabat Mater.

Tickets: £25, £20, £15, £10 Students: 50% off all tickets

In October 2009, Nordland Music Festival will visit London’s Cadogan Hall where three major concerts will be arranged. The artists performing at these concerts will include the festival’s artist-in-residence, Christian Lindberg, and ensemble-in-residence, the Brodsky Quartet.

Tuesday 20 October, 7.30pm

Pimlico Opera Rising Stars on tour Adam Green Rigoletto Laura Mitchell Gilda James Edwards The Duke Karina Lucas Maddalena Toby Purser conductor

Tickets: £22, £18, £12

Pimlico Opera’s Rising Stars perform Verdi’s dark and tuneful masterpiece of revenge and tragedy. The audience is carried along on a wave of emotion by some of Verdi’s greatest music. All proceeds shared between the Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund, helping ex-prisoners and their families make a new start with grants for training and welfare, and Pimlico’s own pioneering work with prisoners.

Tickets: £20

Book four or more tickets for a 10% discount

Serious presents

Ladysmith Black Mambazo + Netsayi The group sings a capella isicathamiya and mbube music – loud, powerful choruses contrast with softer, almost whispering chants where voices blend harmoniously, combined with tightly-choreographed dance moves that keep the singers on their toes.

Tickets: £35, £30, £10 Monday 26 October, 7.30pm

Celebrity Recital Series


“I think people are fed up with sound bites, spin, sensation and scandal from politicians. What people really want is a chance to discuss issues that affect all our lives, the things that really matter, and that we have a discussion in a sensible uninterrupted and civilised manner” says Benn adding “A theatre is an excellent venue for this kind of intimate evening and it is where political debate is really happening today. I get quite excited by this opportunity of bringing politics back to the people, which is probably not a good thing for a man of my age!” he laughs.

Friday 23 – Saturday 24 October, 7.30pm

Wednesday 7 October, 7.30pm

Verdi Rigoletto

London Mozart Players Canadian pianist Alain Lefèvre returns to the LMP to play Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and André Mathieu’s Concertino No. 2. Both works have been recorded by the LMP and Lefèvre for release on Analekta this autumn. Former LMP Music Director Matthias Bamert conducts.

Tickets: £39, £25

Tickets: £30, £25, £18, £10

Freddy Kempf Programme Beethoven Pathetique Sonata Waldstein Sonata Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli Chopin Ballades 1 & 3 Freddy Kempf has become one of the most important young artists of today performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. He has built a unique reputation both as an explosive and physical performer as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist. Freddy has performed many times at Cadogan Hall but we are particularly pleased to be welcoming him back for this intimate recital.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12 top price tickets£22 Series discounts available see page 6

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Tuesday 27 October, 7pm

New Sussex Opera New Sussex Opera Chorus and Kent Sinfonia Nicholas Jenkins conductor

Programme Offenbach Die Rheinnixen (The Rhine Fairies) BRITISH PREMIERE Concert performance in a new English translation by Neil Jenkins. Offenbach’s extraordinary grand Romantic opera was unperformed for 138 years following its truncated initial production in Vienna in 1864. It was at last restored to its full glory with its first-ever complete performance in Montpellier in 2002. A sensation at various European opera houses, it was Opernwelt’s 2005 “Rediscovery of the Year”, a searing masterpiece which paves the way for Offenbach’s much-loved final testament “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”.

Tickets: £39, £32, £25, £20, £15 Thursday 29 October, 7.30pm

Trondheim Soloists With Tine Thing Helseth trumpet

Programme Grieg Two Nordic Melodies Op. 63 Wallin Elergy for Trumpet Grieg Norwegian Op. 53 Grieg First Meeting Op. 53 Neruda Trumpet Concerto in Eb Elgar Serenade for Strings Britten Simple Symphony The 3 times Grammy nominated Trondheim Soloists is considered to be one of Norway’s most exciting young ensembles and through their dedication, commitment and passion has quickly established itself as one of the most innovative chamber groups in Norway

Saturday 31 October 2009

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Jakub Hrusa conductor Stephen Isserlis cello

Programme Dvorˇák The Midday Witch Dvorˇák Cello Concerto Dvorˇák Symphony No.7

On sale: 11 June

Friday 6 November, 7.30pm

Gilad with Strings

Featuring the Gilad Atzmon Quartet and the Sigamos String Quartet In this stunning performance the outstanding jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon (winner of BBC Jazz Award) pays a special tribute to Charlie Parker, performing new adaptations of music from the legendary ‘Charlie Parker With Strings’ album.

Food and Drink Oakley Bar Concert goers may enjoy a selection of refreshments from the Oakley Room Bar: Champagnes, spirits, red and white wines, beers, soft drinks, light refreshments including sandwiches, meat and cheese plates, cakes, nuts and nibbles. Many concert goers choose to pre-order interval drinks for added convenience, please enquire at the bar. Sandwiches and drinks can also be pre-ordered through the Box Office on 020 7730 4500.

Gallery Bar Customers sitting in the gallery will now be able to obtain pre-concert and interval drinks from the Gallery Bar at some concerts.

Blushes Café



The Antelope

52 Kings Road SW3 4UD 020 7589 6640

101 Pimlico Road SW1W 8PH 020 7730 0202

22-24 Eaton Terrace SW1W 8EZ 020 7824 8512

Caraffini Restaurant

The GTC Cafe & Restaurant

The Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel SW1X 9NU 020 7201 6330

Motcombs Restaurant

Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS 020 7565 5058

61 Lower Sloane Street SW1W 8DH 020 7259 0235

Como Lario 18 - 22 Holbein Place SW1X 8NL 020 7730 2954

The Botanist 7 Sloane Square SW1W 8EE 020 7730 0077

Fratelli deli cafe

Please note you are kindly requested not to bring food and other refreshments into Cadogan Hall.

40 Duke of York Square SW3 4LY 020 7823 6800

We’ve listed a number of local dining establishments for your convenience here:

The Gloucester 187 Sloane Street SW1X 9QR 020 7235 0298

El Blason

The Gilad Atzmon Quartet and the Sigamos String Quartet perform classics such as ‘Just Friends’, ‘Everything Happens to Me’, ‘April in Paris’, ‘I Didn’t Know What Time It Was’ and ‘If I Should Lose You’, as well as specially composed new works.

8 Blacklands Terrace SW3 2SP 020 7823 7383

2 Symons Street SW3 2TJ 020 7730 5271

Le Cercle 1 Wilbraham Place SW1X 9AE 020 7901 9999

Manicomio 83-85 Duke of York Square SW3 020 7730 3366

Langtry’s The Cadogan Hotel 21 Pont Street SW1X 9SG 020 7235 7141

26 Motcomb Street SW1X 8JU 020 7235 6382

Rasoi Vineet Bhatia 10 Lincoln Street SW3 2TS 020 7225 1881

9-15 Pavilion Road SW1X 0HD 020 7235 0098

The Chelsea Brasserie

Sheraton Belgravia Hotel 20 Chesham Place SW1X 8HQ 020 7235 6040

Patisserie Valerie

Peter Jones

L’Incontro 87 Pimlico Road SW1W 8PH 020 7730 3663

The Rib Room and Oyster Bar

50-51 Sloane Square SW1W 8AX 020 7730 2804

Sale e Pepe Restaurant

Mulberry Restaurant

Sloane Square SW1W 8EL 020 7730 3434


Royal Court Café Bar

The Carlton Tower Cadogan Place SW1X 9PY 020 7235 1234

Sloane Square Hotel SW1W 8EG 020 7896 9988 81 Duke of York Square SW3 020 7730 7094

Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5000

Roussillon Restaurant 16 St Barnabas Street London SW1W 8PE Tel: 020 7730 5550

The combination of Atzmon’s unparalleled bebop virtuosity and stunning string arrangements creates a powerful and unforgettable performance.

Tickets: £20 £15

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18 48 Box office: 020 7730 4500 Box office: 020 7730 4500


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Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ Box Office: 020 7730 4500 Admin: 020 7730 5744

Free Companion/Assistance Scheme

The easiest way to travel to Cadogan Hall is by public transport. It is located within 2 minutes walk of Sloane Square London Underground Station which is served by both District and Circle lines. Sloane Square is just one stop away from Victoria Railway Station which has both mainline and additional London Underground connections.

Cadogan Hall has a range of services to assist disabled customers including provision for wheelchair users in the stalls. Companions of disabled customers are entitled to a free seat when assisting disabled customers at Cadogan Hall.

Tube: Sloane Square Distance: 2 minutes

If you use a wheelchair and wish to transfer to a seat, we regret we may not be able to provide a member of staff to help you physically. However, we will arrange for your wheelchair to be taken away and stored.

Upon exiting Sloane Square Underground Station, turn immediately right, passing the Royal Court Theatre. (You will see Cadogan Hall’s tower immediately before you). Cross over Cliveden Place and walk up Sedding Street to the Hall.

Bus Stop: Sloane Street Distance: 1 minute Frequent bus services stop in Sloane Square and neighbouring streets including King’s Road, Sloane Street and Lower Sloane Street. Bus services include numbers: 11, 19, 22, 137, 211, 319, 360 and C1.

Taxi Rank: Sloane Square Distance: 1 minute Taxis are numerous in the area and there is a taxi rank located on Sloane Square opposite the Underground Station.

Car Park: Cadogan Place Distance: 0.29 miles (10 minutes) (24hr National Car Park underground).

Meter parking: A limited number of bays are available on Sloane Terrace, Wilbraham Place and Sedding Street. Please note these bays are strictly controlled and rather limited.

Controlled hours (meter parking): Monday – Saturday: 8.30am to 6.30pm. Free parking on Sunday, Public Holidays and Bank Holidays.



Booking information


Seating plans


Please note that companion seats not sold 48hrs prior to any given performance will be released for general sale.

Wheel Chair Users

A lift is located to the right once inside the Box Office reception allowing access to a lowered Box Office counter. Foyer areas are on the same level as the Box Office and the foyer bar (Oakley Room) is accessed via a wide access lift. Seats within the stalls are accessed via a wide lift as are adapted toilet facilities.

The Gallery

Please note the lift provides access to all levels except the gallery seating areas. Gallery seating can only be accessed via the main stairwell. When travelling to and from the gallery seating areas please allow sufficient time in order to be seated at an appropriate time.

Customers with hearing requirements The Box Office counter is fitted with a loop system to aid customers with any hearing impairment. The auditorium is fitted with an Infra-red Amplification System. This is not the same as a Loop System so switching your hearing aid to ‘T’ is not sufficient. You will need to use an amplification aid.

Customers with sight impairment Working/Guide dogs are welcome to access the hall and auditorium but please do let us know prior to arriving at the hall so we may make any special arrangements if necessary. We produce CD versions of season brochures. To request a free copy please call the Box Office and ask to be added to our regular lists. ‘Touch/Familiarisation’ tours can be arranged and we have unisex accessible toilets on all levels except Gallery. Box office: 020 7730 4500

Cadogan Hall Box Office

Data Protection

To book in person the Box Office is open Monday – Saturday 10am-8pm Sunday: 3-8pm concert days only

When making a booking your details will be recorded on to our database and may be used by Cadogan Hall and our associates to inform you of forthcoming events. If you do not wish to receive this information please inform the box office at the time of booking.

Telephone sales Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm All bookings subject to a £2.50 transaction fee. Tickets will be posted unless the performance is within 7 days where tickets will be held for collection.

Booking online at Online bookings are subject to a reduced £1.50 transaction fee. This is a secure site available 24 hours a day.

Concessions and discounts Where general concessions are available this is defined as under-16s, full time students, senior citizens and persons out of work. Tickets are subject to availability and at the discretion of Cadogan Hall.

Group discounts Cadogan Hall offers generous discounts for groups of ten or more. Please call Gillian Caffrey on 020 7730 5744 for further information or to make a group booking. Box office: 020 7730 4500


Conditions of sale Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. Only one discount is available per booking. Children under 5 will not be admitted to Cadogan Hall except for family shows, where children over the age of 1 must have their own seats. Price band structure reflects the level of comfort and clarity of view. We regret we cannot guarantee unrestricted view at all times due to the varying nature of performances.

Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ Box Office: 020 7730 4500

£39 £32 £26 £18

Stalls Top Price Second Price Third Price

£39 £32 £26 £18

Fourth Price


Cadogan Hall Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ Box Office: 020 7730 4500 Admin: 020 7730 5744

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Cadogan Hall, Summer 2009 Brochure  

Our new Summer 09 brochure with details of 115 concerts between now and October. All are now on our website and on sale so we hope to see yo...

Cadogan Hall, Summer 2009 Brochure  

Our new Summer 09 brochure with details of 115 concerts between now and October. All are now on our website and on sale so we hope to see yo...