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Spring 2009

At a glance January


Wednesday 14 The Brodsky Quartet Friday 16

Royal College of Music

Saturday 24

Choir of London with Sir Colin Davis

Tuesday 27

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 28 Kensington Symphony Orchestra

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Tuesday 3

English Chamber Orchestra

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Wednesday 4 Berlin Symphony Orchestra

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Thursday 5

I Fagiolini

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Friday 6

Ruthie Henshall with the BBC Big Band

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Saturday 7

Berlin Symphony Orchestra

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Mastreechter Staar

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Thursday 29

Moonwinds Ensemble

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Sunday 8

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Wednesday 11 Berlin Symphony Orchestra


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Saturday 14

University of London Symphony Orchestra

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Monday 16

The Man From Planet Jazz

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Tuesday 3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Thursday 19

London Festival Orchestra

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Saturday 7

Hendon Salvation Army Band

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Friday 20

Maria Friedman

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Sunday 8

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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Saturday 21

The King’s Singers

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Thursday 26

Choir of the King’s Consort

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Wednesday 11 Iranian Women’s Voices Thursday 12

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra

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Friday 27

Goldsmith’s Choral Union

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Friday 13

Royal College of Music Sinfonietta

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Saturday 28

Sir Thomas Allen

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Saturday 14

Taro Hakase Valentine’s Gala Concert

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Sunday 29

City of London Sinfonia

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Monday 16

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra- Noisy Kids

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Monday 30

Orion Symphony Orchestra

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Tuesday 17

London Lyric Opera

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Tuesday 31

Red Priest

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Friday 20

Orchestra Europa

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Saturday 21

Saturday Spectacular

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Sunday 22

Vasos Argyridis

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Monday 23

Tom Paxton

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Tuesday 24

London Phoenix Orchestra

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Wednesday 25 The London Chorus

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Thursday 26

Kings of Swing

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Saturday 28

Children Helping Children

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April Thursday 2

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Friday 3

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

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Sunday 5

Rodolfus Choir

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Tuesday 7

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Opus 60

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Wednesday 8 Stacey Kent with the BBC Big Band

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Thursday 9

National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain

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Saturday 11

Kate Rusby

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Thursday 14

London Festival Orchestra

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Sunday 12

Kate Rusby

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Friday 15

London Mozart Players

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Thursday 16

The English Baroque Soloists

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Saturday 16

City of London Sinfonia with Garrison Keillor Page 36

Saturday 18

Celebrating London and the Sea

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Sunday 17

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Tuesday 21

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Opus 60

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Monday 18

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

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Friday 24

Orchestre National d’Ile de France

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Tuesday 19

Orquesta Nacional de España

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Saturday 25

East Meets West

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Wednesday 20 Jamie Walton Recital

Monday 27

English Touring Opera

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Thursday 21

The Lost Proms

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Tuesday 28

English Chamber Orchestra

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Saturday 23

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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Tuesday 26

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Wednesday 29 An Evening of Orchestral Song

Wednesday 27 British Police Symphony Orchestra


Thursday 28

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Emma Johnson and Pascal Rogé

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Sunday 3

Choir of London and Orchestra

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Tuesday 5

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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Thursday 4

Oxford Philomusica

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Wednesday 6 The Brodsky Quartet Thursday 7

The King’s Consort

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Friday 5

The King’s Singers

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Friday 8

Peter Grant and the BBC Big Band

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Saturday 6

Ealing Choral Society

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Saturday 9

Prague Symphony Orchestra

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Tuesday 9

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Tuesday 12

Tallis Scholars

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Thursday 11

Rosenblatt Recital Series

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Friday 12

Nettle and Markham piano duo

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Wednesday 13 English Chamber Orchestra Box office: 020 7730 4500


Zurich International Concert Series Fine orchestras that excel in the music of their own countries - for me, that’s the great selling point of this Zurich International Concert Series - there’s still something really special about hearing an orchestra let loose on its own native repertoire. The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra made that clear with some electrifying Khachaturian in the season’s opening concert back in October, and there’s more of the same when Valery Poliansky brings the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra to Cadogan Hall in February. Shostakovich wrote his second piano concerto for his son Maxim to play - this time it’ll be the conductor’s daughter Tatiana Polianskaya who appears as soloist. Then the focus switches to the great Austro-German tradition for a week in March 2009, with a guest residency from

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the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Three great composers, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, appear in all three concerts of their ‘Berlin Project’; Lothar Zagrosek conducts. The Orchestre National d’Île de France brings two classic French scores to Cadogan Hall in April - the Mother Goose suite by Maurice Ravel and Debussy’s la Mer. While Smetana’s The Moldau and Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony get the authentic Czech treatment from the Prague Symphony Orchestra. It’s the Spanish National Orchestra that closes out the Zurich International Concert Series. Alongside such homegrown highlights as the gorgeous Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo and the Fantastic Dances by Joaquin Turina, there’s also music by a French interloper, Maurice Ravel. This comment might not

exactly grant me the freedom of Madrid, but for my money it’s actually Ravel who wrote the best Spanish orchestral music of all. As I said, it’s the chance to hear musicians let loose on the music of their own country that’s the real attraction here. What does a brilliant Russian brass section sound like live; how do Bohemian string players bring the flowing sounds of the Vltava to life; what do castanets sound like in the hands of a real Spaniard? Come to Cadogan Hall and find out.

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Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra

Prague Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 12 February, 7.30pm

Petr Altrichter conductor Nikolai Demidenko piano

Valery Poliansky conductor Tatiana Polianskaya piano

Saturday 9 May, 7.30pm

Orquesta Nacional de Espanˇ a Berlin Symphony Orchestra Zurich Guest Residency 2009 Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm Josep Pons conductor José María Gallardo Guitar

Wednesday 4, Saturday 7, Wednesday 11 March, 7.30pm Lothar Zagrosek conductor Ernst Kovacic violin Natasha Paremski piano

Orchestre National d’Île de France Friday 24 April, 7.30pm Yoel Levi conductor Tatjana Vassiljeva cello

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Resident Orchestra, Cadogan Hall

This season the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues to offer Cadogan Hall concert-goers the highest possible standard of music-making, accompanied by some of the most acclaimed conductors and soloists. New for this spring is Opus 60, a series of four unique, one-hour concerts. These bite-sized concerts offer some of the very best of classical music and you can either indulge in a whole evening at the hall or enjoy a more relaxed approach – don’t forget to sample the special cheese and wine platter! Fun for the half term, Noisy Kids comes to Cadogan Hall – an introduction to the RPO, offering a fun and educational experience for all the family!

Spring season concerts 27 January

Tchaikovsky Gala conducted by José Serebrier

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3 February

Israel Yinon conductor and Guido Schiefen cello

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16 February Noisy Kids family concert (11.30am and 2.30pm)

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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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Thomas Dausgaard conductor and Henning Kraggerud violin

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Opus 60 - 60 minutes of fabulous music

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21 April

Opus 60 - 60 minutes of fabulous music

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26 May

Beethoven Gala conducted by Dirk Joeres, with Freddy Kempf

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Concerts Booked


9 June

Rumon Gamba conductor and Julian Lloyd Webber cello

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Cadogan Hall

Celebrity Recital Series 2009 S a t u r d a y 2 8 M a r c h , 7. 3 0 p m

Sir Thomas Allen Malcolm Martineau p i a n o More information page 25

S a t u r d a y 2 5 A p r i l , 7. 3 0 p m

East Meets West Michala Petri r e c o r d e r Lars Hannibal g u i ta r More information page 31

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

Emma Johnson c la r i n et Pascal Rogé p i a n o More information see page 39

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

Nettle and Markham p i a n o d u o 30 Year Anniversary Concert More information page 40

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

Julian Bliss c la r i n et Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12

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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 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 p e r c u ss i o n i st

Friday 16 January, 7.30pm

Royal College of Music Chamber Orchestra and String Band Classical Elegance Gordan Nikolitch director


Mozart Divertimento K.138 Haydn Symphony No. 100 in G, ‘Military’ Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D

Wednesday 14 January, 7.30pm

The Brodsky Quartet 2009 Anniversaries

An expectant buzz of excitement always greets Gordan Nikolitch’s annual concert with the RCM. Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra, Nikolitch creates a special relationship with the string players in particular, which this attractive programme of Classical masterpieces promises to show off to its very best advantage.


Lutoslawski String Quartet Haydn String Quartet No.4 Op.20 Purcell Fantasias Mendelssohn Quartet Op.13 in A minor To mark the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death, the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s birth, and the 350th anniversary of Purcell’s birth, this programme contrasts beautiful, early examples of string quartet writing (Purcell) against Witold Lutoslawski’s fascinating aleatory String Quartet of 1964, performed many times by the Brodsky Quartet in the composer’s presence.

Tuesday 27 January, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Tchaikovsky Gala José Serebrier conductor Nicolas Koeckert violin


Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

Tickets: £15, £10, £5

This concert displays the gamut of emotions of which Tchaikovsky was capable, be it the deep eloquence of the Andante Cantabile – one of those indelible ‘100 best tunes’ that moves the soul – the elegance and panache of the Cossack-dancing Violin Concerto, or the fatedriven Symphony No.4, which opens with a tremendous summons from the brass, heralding a roller-coaster journey of struggle and triumph. This is music of power, beauty and passion, balletic lightness too, the Symphony ends with a grandstand testimony to human endeavour, all tailor-made for the exuberant and dramatic conducting style of José Serebrier.

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Choir of London and Orchestra

One of the UK’s most exciting chamber ensembles presents its inaugural Cadogan Hall season.

Saturday 24 January, 7.30pm Sir Colin Davis conducts Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ Nicholas Mulroy Narrator Catherine Hopper Mary Alex Ashworth Joseph George Humphreys Herod Andrew Staples Centurion Jonathan Saunders Polydorus / Father The leading Berlioz interpreter of our time conducts a special performance of the composer’s seasonal masterpiece.

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10

Sunday 3 May 2 – 6.15pm ‘Come and Sing’ Day with John Rutter Your chance to sing with John Rutter – choral classics and some of Rutter’s best-loved works.

7.30pm Rutter Conducts Rutter With Elin Manahan Thomas soprano Mass of the Children and other works

Singing day tickets: £18, £10 (non-singers) Concert tickets: £30, £25, £20

Sunday 27 September, 7pm Ivor Bolton conducts Mozart Requiem Tickets: £30, £25, £20 10 Box office: 020 7730 4500

Choir of London:

Thursday 29 January, 7.30pm

Moonwinds Ensemble Programme

Martin y Soler Divertimento No.4 Mozart Serenade in C minor Martin y Soler/ Wendt ‘Una cosa rara, harmoniemisik’, a selection of Arias Mozart Serenade in E flat

Wednesday 28 January, 7.30pm

Kensington Symphony Orchestra

Moonwinds, the acclaimed Spanish wind ensemble directed by clarinettist Joan Enric Lluna, perform Mozart’s much loved Serenades for Winds and one of the Divertimenti composed by Mozart’s Spanish contemporary and friend, Vincente Martin y Soler, in London in 1795 and only recently rediscovered after more than 200 years in the archives of the British Library.

Presented by The Ismaili Ensemble & The Ismaili Community Ensemble

Jack Liebeck plays Beethoven Russell Keable conductor Jack Liebeck violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Paul Griffiths conductor & artistic director


Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op.80 Sibelius Symphony No. 3 Beethoven Violin Concerto KSO has worked with some of the country’s finest young soloists, and is delighted to be joined by Jack Liebeck for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Also featured are Fauré’s Pelléas and Mélisande Suite and Sibelius’s surprisingly rarely heard Third Symphony. ‘The name is not Vengerov or Benedetti: it’s Liebeck. And those who know a thing or two about the violin know to be there.’ Hilary Finch, The Times

Tickets: £18, £15, £12 (concessions £12) £15 for top price tickets

Saturday 31 January, 8.15pm

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £14

The UK Ismaili Ensemble projects were established in 2007 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan and embody a long term commitment to the arts by the Ismaili Muslim Community. Through a blend of musical styles and instruments where sitar meets guitar and drums dance with trumpets, Reflection draws inspiration from East and West, the traditional and the contemporary. Taking centre stage is ‘Armaghan’, meaning ‘gift’ in Persian. Composed by the distinguished Irish composer Ian Wilson in collaboration with the Ismaili Ensemble, Armaghan is a musical tribute in celebration of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Golden Jubilee visit to the UK. The compositions which follow are especially created by the Ensembles working alongside musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and artistic director Paul Griffiths.

Tickets: All seats £7 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Saturday 7 February, 7.30pm

The Hendon Salvation Army Band

Hendon Highlights 2009 Programme

The Hendon Salvation Army Band returns for its ever-popular concert featuring music for varied tastes. The band will be joined by the Derby Central Songsters of the Salvation Army, a leading choir who will provide contemporary and traditional choral music presented in their own individual style. This group are well known throughout the UK, and in April of 2009 will be undertaking a musical tour of the USA.

Tuesday 3 February, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Israel Yinon conductor Guido Shiefen cello


Also taking part will be Sheona White, one of the world’s most accomplished tenor horn soloists, formerly the principal horn with the Foden’s Richardson Band. Sheona will offer an amazing programme full of technical wizardry, superb musicianship, and exciting presentation. This event is hugely popular, and we expect tickets to go at a rapid rate, so order yours early to avoid disappointment.

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture Medek Cello Concerto No.1 Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 This concert includes a vivid mix of styles: from the remarkable Cello Concerto No.1 by Medek, a composer who cited Nono and Stockhausen amongst his influences, to Mendelssohn’s atmospheric and dramatic Overture, inspired by a famous Scottish attraction, juxtaposed with the searing and implacable Symphony No.4 of Ralph Vaughan Williams – music that grabs you by the throat and won’t let go!

Live concert and CD exclusively supported by Internationale Stiftung zur Foerderung von Kultur und Zivilisation


Tickets: £15.50, £13.50, £11.50

Sunday 8 February, 7pm

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with violinist Julia Fischer Programme

Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Op.10 Bach Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor BWV1041 Bach Violin Concerto No.2 in E major BWV1042 Walton Sonata for Strings Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009 the Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns to Cadogan Hall with 2007 Gramophone Artist of The Year, Julia Fischer. Britten’s homage to his beloved teacher Frank Bridge and Walton’s Sonata for Strings which he wrote for the Academy are combined with Bach’s ever popular violin concertos, recently recorded by Fischer and the Academy for Decca and due for release in early 2009. “One of the most exciting violinists of her generation.” The Times

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10

Julia Fischer Bach Concertos: CD released 2nd February 2009 (Decca)

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Thursday 12 February, 7.30pm

Zurich International Concert Series

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra Valery Poliansky conductor Tatiana Polianskaya piano


Rimsky Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 Wednesday 11 February, 7.30pm

Iranian Women’s Voices

Another great Russian orchestra joins us for an all-Russian programme with the father/daughter, conductor and soloist combination of Valery and Tatiana Poliansky.

Pari Maleki - Mahsa Vahdat

Organised by Bar-Ax

Tickets: £25, £20, £15

Royal College of Music Sinfonietta Russian Masterpieces

This concert presents two Iranian female music groups, who are working to safeguard Persian traditional music. Women singing in public is banned under the Islamic Republic. Pari Maleki, who has been performing and teaching music since 1986 currently leads Khonya Musical Ensemble and has been touring Europe since1988. Mahsa Vahdat and her group have taken part in international events such as ‘Lullabies from the Axis of Evil’.

Friday 13 February, 7.30pm

Peter Stark conductor Konstantin Lapshin piano


Tickets: £39, £32, £26, £18 Encore: top 2 prices £28 Series discounts available see page 5

Luis Soldado Drave Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto had its UK premiere at the RCM, and we are thrilled to be celebrating the work’s centenary with the brilliant Konstantin Lapshin, winner of the 2008 RCM Piano Competition. The Russian theme continues with Shostakovich’s electric 1st Symphony, written when he was just 19 years old but still considered to be one of his finest works.

Tickets: £15, £10, £5 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Saturday 14 February, 7.30pm

Taro Hakase

With members of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Maciej Janas piano

Valentine’s Gala Concert Taro Hakase, one of the most talented and renowned Japanese violinists returns to Cadogan Hall for a special Valentine’s Day concert. A programme of romantic works including Dvorˇ ák 4 Romantic Pieces Brahms Sonata No.1 Schumann Romance in A major Elgar Salut d’amour Massenet Meditation from ‘Thais’ as well as some of Taro’s own compositions.

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

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All Creatures Great and Small Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Monday 16 February (half term week), 11.30am and 2.30pm

Programme To include: John Williams Jurassic Park Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee Stravinsky The Firebird Suite: Finale Offenbach Can-Can John Williams E.T.: Flying Theme and Finale Liadov I Danced with a Mosquito and many more!

These accessible introductions to the RPO present a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy. No ordinary concerts, the Orchestra, accompanied by zany presenter Tim Steiner, will guide kids, mums and dads through the weird and wonderful world of creatures great and small, from rabbits and bumblebees to aliens and dinosaurs!

BOOKING INFORMATION Tickets: Children aged 4-12yrs: £5; Adults: £8 Family ticket: £20 (up to 4 people) Two performances: 11.30am and 2.30pm ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. EACH CONCERT WILL LAST NO LONGER THAN 90 MINUTES. SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AGED 4 YEARS AND ABOVE. Box office: 020 7730 4500


Friday 20 February, 7.30pm

Orchestra Europa and The BBC Singers Lisa Milne soprano Louise Winter alto Timothy Robinson tenor Jonathan Lemalu bass Scott Ellaway conductor The BBC Singers


Schubert Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’ Mozart Requiem

Tuesday 17 February, 7.30pm

London Lyric Opera Fidelio “Concert opera in London has a new champion.” Neil Fisher, The Times Madeleine Lovell - conductor Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Philharmonia Chorus Queens’ College Chapel Choir Elizabeth Connell - Leonore, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts - Florestan, Andrew Staples - Jaquino, Rachel Nicholls - Marzelline, Richard Wiegold - Rocco, James Hancock - Don Pizarro, Paul Goodwin-Groen - Don Fernando


Beethoven Fidelio An international cast presents Beethoven’s classic opera in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Chorus and Queens’ College Chapel Choir under the baton of brilliant young conductor, Madeleine Lovell. Fidelio’s fundamental themes - liberty, love, justice and compassion - are brought to vibrant life in Beethoven’s dramatic score. LLO is delighted to announce that world-renowned dramatic soprano, Elizabeth Connell, will be singing one of her signature roles. Pre-concert talk: 6.30pm

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed season launch, Orchestra Europa continues its international concert series with its Cadogan Hall debut. Performing Mozart’s timeless Requiem with the BBC Singers and a line-up of internationally renowned soloists, alongside Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, this exciting and innovative new ensemble brings its revolutionary vision for classical music to the capital.

Sunday 22 February, 7pm

Vasos Argyridis

‘The music treasure of Cyprus’ Oxford Philomusica Marios Papadopoulos conductor Nena Venetsanou soloist, George Perris soloist


Traditional Cypriot music, music for cinema, songs from Greek poetry

Tickets: £20, £15, £10

The Cypriot composer Vasos Argyridis will present his own arrangements of traditional music from Cyprus, which have been recorded on CD with the ‘21st century Moscow Orchestra’, along with music he has composed for the cinema and a cycle of songs based on the poetry of the great Greek poet Odysseus Elytis. The concert will be performed by Oxford Philomusica conducted by Marios Papadopoulos with the Greek singers Nena Venetsanou and George Perris. This concert is part of a very successful cycle of concerts which began in October 2007 in Cyprus, followed in December by a concert at the New Opera Hall in Moscow, in April 2008 at the Academic Capella of St Petersburg and in November 2008 at the National Philharmonia of Ukraine.

Tickets: £39, £32, £25, £20, £12

Sponsored by Wardour

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Tickets: £20, £15, £12

Family Concerts Southbank Sinfonia Saturday 21 February, 11- 11.45am

Peter and the Wolf Presenter: Richard Sisson Simon Over conductor

Programme to include: Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf

Saturday 27 June, 11-11.45am

Princes and Princesses Presenter and Conductor: Kevin Hathway

Programme to include: Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel The Music for the Royal Fireworks

Saturday 26 September, 11-11.45am

Mad Hatter’s Musical Tea Party Presenter: Alasdair Malloy Programme to include: Anderson The Waltzing Cat Youmans Tea for Two Arrive early to meet the inspiring young musicians of Southbank Sinfonia and take part in exciting creative activities. Doors open at 10.15am

Tickets: £6 each or four tickets for £20 RBKC school children – one child goes free with every adult Box office: 020 7730 4500


Tuesday 24 February, 7.30pm

London Phoenix Orchestra Levon Parikian conductor


Gershwin Girl Crazy Overture Anderson Forgotten Dreams Anderson Sandpaper Ballet Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 2 Bernstein Candide Overture Anderson Serenata Shostakovich Tahiti Trot Gershwin An American in Paris

Monday 23 February, 7pm

Tom Paxton Live in Concert Programme

Tom Paxton’s songs are known and loved around the world: ‘The Last Thing On My Mind’, ‘Ramblin’ Boy’, and ‘Bottle Of Wine’, are just a few of his truly timeless works. His generosity to both audiences and fellow musicians is renowned, and his passion for justice and the ties that bind people together is unwavering: for all this and more, Tom Paxton ranks as one of the most revered musicians of his generation.

The London Phoenix Orchestra returns to Cadogan Hall with a sparkling programme of popular music. Showcasing Shostakovich at his thrilling, witty best, Bernstein’s comic magic, and the lyrical delights of Anderson, the programme is a fantastically fun journey through the lighter side of music. At its heart are two sizzling works by the master of Broadway and the silver screen, George Gershwin, who is synonymous with everything that is great about light music.

Tickets: £20, £17, £12 (£12 concessions)

“I think we are all born singing Tom Paxton songs” NANCI GRIFFITH “Tom’s songs are fine songs in anyone’s book” UNCUT

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Photo: Clive Barda

Wednesday 25 February, 7.30pm

The London Chorus Dame Felicity Lott soprano The New London Orchestra Ronald Corp conductor


Ireland Like as the Hart – psalm 42, world premiere Finzi Dies Natalis Haydn St Theresa Mass This concert provides a very special treat: the chance to hear Felicity Lott, one of Britain’s best-loved sopranos, singing Finzi’s Dies Natalis. The London Chorus also presents Haydn’s St Theresa Mass and the first performance of John Ireland’s setting of verses from Psalm 42, ‘Like as the hart’. The work is in four movements, scored for soloists, choir and strings, and was written in 1908 for the Mus. Bac. degree at Durham University.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £10

Zurich Guest Residency

Berlin Symphony Orchestra Konzerthausorchester Berlin Lothar Zagrosek conductor Ernst Kovacic violin Natasha Paremski piano

Wednesday 4 March, 7.30pm

Haydn Symphony No.87 in A major Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No.3 in E flat major ‘Eroica’

Saturday 7 March, 7.30pm

Haydn Symphony No.88 in G major Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56 ‘Scottish’

Wednesday 11 March, 7.30pm

Haydn Symphony No.94 in G major ‘Surprise’ Beethoven Violin Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ This series of three concerts over the space of a week is a new addition to the series, allowing the Berlin Symphony Orchestra to explore the musical journey from Haydn to Mendelssohn, marking the bi-centenary of Mendelssohn’s birth and the 200th anniversary of the death of Haydn.

Tickets: £39, £32, £26, £18 Encore: top 2 prices £28, Book all 3 of the Berlin concerts and save 15% Box Box office: office: 020 020 7730 7730 4500 4500


Saturday 28 February, 6.30pm

Children Helping Children

Concert in aid of HemiHelp Programme

Thursday 26 February, 7:30pm

Kings Of Swing Concert 3 Gene Krupa America’s Ace Drummer Man A Centenary Celebration Richard Pite Drums, Joan Viskant Vocals Pete Long’s Big Band (16 piece) and guest star Enrico Tomasso Trumpet

Programme will include Sing Sing Sing Drum Boogie Bolero At The Savoy Leave Us Leap Dark Eyes Drummin’ Man

Gene Krupa was a drumming phenomenon - a wildly extrovert showman with Hollywood good looks who became one of the greatest stars of the swing era. This performance will feature highlights of his career from the late 20’s through to the glory days with Benny Goodman and his own band (with Anita O’Day and Roy Eldridge as its stars). In the 50’s and 60’s he led numerous successful bands and became an inspiration and a big influence on a younger generation of drummers. Sing Sing Sing was recently voted by the readers of Modern Drummer as the greatest drum solo of all time.

Tickets: £26, £22, £18, £12

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This is a magical musical evening, in which some of the best young musical talent in Britain today will perform to raise money for HemiHelp. The evening will be compered by the hilarious comedian, Alexander Armstrong* and the full line-up will be confirmed shortly. So why not bring the family along and enjoy a wonderful evening of musical entertainment, whilst supporting this worthy cause. *Schedule permitting Childhood hemiplegia is an incurable condition, caused by damage to the brain, which may happen before, during or soon after childbirth. The effects are similar to that of a stroke and up to one child in 1,000 is affected. HemiHelp is a small national charity, offering information and support to children and their families affected by hemiplegia.

Tickets: £20, £15, £10

A half price child’s ticket with each adult ticket Groups of 15+: 25% discount

Tuesday 3 March, 7.30pm

English Chamber Orchestra Paul Watkins conductor Hakan Vramsmo baritone Tallis Chamber Choir


Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Huw Watkins Three Welsh Songs for Strings (world premiere) Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 Fauré Requiem Huw Watkins’ new work is commissioned by the English Chamber Orchestra in honour of its Patron HRH The Prince of Wales’s 60th birthday. ‘In making Paul Watkins their Associate Conductor, the English Chamber Orchestra may have pulled a masterstroke. This new relationship should be a true meeting of minds.’ The Independent

Tickets: £35, £25, £15, £10 20% off all ticket prices Book all 3 ECO concerts in the series and save 20%

Cadogan Hall presents



BAND Feelin’ Good Friday 6 March, 7.30pm

Wednesday 8 April, 7.30pm

From Broadway to Hollywood

tHe Best is yet to come

Ruthie Henshall

with the BBC Big Band

with the BBC Big Band

Music director Barry Forgie West End superstar Ruthie Henshall sings her favourite songs from stage and screen. Enjoy a sparkling selection of melodies by the great songwriters, made famous by the divas who sang them: I Only Have Eyes For You, You Made Me Love You, Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, Don’t Rain On My Parade, Love Is Here To Stay and many more.

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

Stacey Kent

Friday 8 May, 7.30pm

songs For swinging lovers Peter Grant

with the BBC Big Band

Tickets: £27, £22, £15 Book 2+ BBC Big Band concerts: £5 off top price tickets and RPO friends: All seats £15 Box Box office: office: 020 020 7730 7730 4500 4500

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Sunday 8 March, 2.30pm

The Royal Choral Society Mastreechter Staar Paul Voncken conductor Michiel Ballhaus pianist Melinda Hughes soprano Bèr Schellings bass The Mastreechter Staar is one of the biggest and most famous male choirs in the Netherlands. The choir consists of 150 men, is founded on a rich tradition and possesses a musical archive of 3000 pieces on which to draw. Its repertoire encompasses virtually all styles of music: religious, operetta, musical and spirituals.

Thursday 5 March, 7.30pm

Choral at Cadogan

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I Fagiolini

Satire to Sackcloth

Carnival in 16th century Italy was a flamboyant affair, nowhere more so than in Venice where tourists arrived for the street spectacles with masked commedia dell’arte shows, bull chases through the streets and excessive living. Its spirit lives on in masques and comedies which I Fagiolini semi-stage with characteristic elan. As a nicely severe contrast, the season of Lent which followed produced vocal music of a profundity and intensity which has never been equalled. Step into a different world with two of the masterworks of the whole period by Gesualdo and Tallis.

University of London Symphony Orchestra Guy Johnston cello John Forster conductor

Croce Venetian carnival masques Staged scenes from comedies by: Vecchi L’Amfiparnaso Banchieri La Pazzia Senile Tallis Lamentations Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories for Good Friday

Saturday 14 March, 7.30pm


Tickets: £22, £18, £14 top price tickets £18 Choirs and choral societies top price tickets £18 Students £10

Beethoven Leonora Overture No. 3 Haydn Cello Concerto in C Shostakovich Symphony No.4, Widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading student orchestras, ULSO makes its Cadogan Hall debut under the baton of John Forster. Tonight’s performance sees the youthful vitality and dynamism of the players coupled with an adventurous and spectacular programme. Haydn’s lyrical Concerto in C is performed by acclaimed cellist Guy Johnston, winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2000, along with Shostakovich’s grandiose and dramatic Symphony No. 4.

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18 top price tickets £26

Tickets: £15

(Concessions: £10, students: £5)

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Friday 20 March, 7.30pm

Maria Friedman Sings Sondheim ‘Maria Friedman sings Sondheim’ first premiered during a run at New York’s Cafe Carlyle during 2003 and returned for another hugely successful run in 2006. This will be the first time she has performed this show in the UK with songs that include: ‘Broadway Baby’, ‘Marry me a Little’ and a ‘Sunday in the Park’ medley. The show has won rave reviews with the International Herald Tribune calling her ‘The greatest show singer of her generation’.

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18 Top price tickets £26 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Thursday 19 March, 7.30pm

London Festival Orchestra Virtuoso Piano Series Martyna Jatkauskaite piano Ross Pople conductor

Monday 16 March, 8pm

The Man From Planet Jazz The unforgettable music of the legendary Buddy Rich Pete Cater Pete Cater Big Band

Programme to include West Side Story medley Love for Sale Big Swing Face Willowcrest Norwegian Wood Goodbye Yesterday New Blues

Legendary drummer/bandleader Buddy Rich (1917-1987) enjoyed global success with his fabulous big band from its inception in 1966 until his passing in 1987. Rich recorded some of the most memorable big band music of the time, and multi award winning British drummer Pete Cater returns to Cadogan Hall with his allstar big band for an evening which will feature the best remembered and frequently requested items from Rich’s repertoire.

The ravishing Lithuanian born Martyna Jatkauskaite has been awarded numerous international prizes, including the Carl Czerny International Piano Competition (Prague), First Prize at the ‘Konzerteum 98’ (Greece), First Prize in Roma 2000, First Prize in Vainiunas 2001 (Lithuania). More recently she was the Winner of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists’ Competition 2006 and the Margaret Allen Prize at the Dudley International Piano Competition 2007. Also in 2007 Martyna gave a recital in the Royal Festival Hall, sponsored by the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund / Philharmonia. In November 2007 she won the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition and the offer of a Wigmore Hall debut in November 2008, a concerto performance with the London Festival Orchestra at Cadogan Hall and a recital at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, Italy. Martyna is supported by the City of London Corporation.

Tickets: £24, £18, £10

Friends of LFO, Encore and OAPs: £10 any seat Students: free with a valid student card

Saturday 21 March, 7.30pm

The King’s Singers Romance Du Soir Programme

Camille Saint-Saens Calme des Nuits Thomas Weelkes Hark all ye lovely saints, The nightingale, the organ of delight John Wilbye Draw on, sweet night Thomas Morley Fire, fire Libby Larsen A lover’s journey Camille Saint-Saens Romance du Soir Edward Elgar O happy eyes, Love Richard Strauss Traumlicht Camille Saint-Saens Serenade d’hiver John Rogers Hears not my Phyllis J. C. Macy Jenks’ vegetable compound John Hobbs Phillis is my only joy Frederick Bridge The goslings Arthur Sullivan The long day closes Close Harmony Chansons d’Amour Opening with the beautiful evocation of the night ‘Calme des Nuits’ this programme is sung by one of the world’s most sought-after a cappella groups, The King’s Singers, and features works by renaissance, romantic and contemporary composers. “The superlative vocal sextet” The Times

Tickets: £20, £15, £10 24 Box office: 020 7730 4500

Tickets: £22.50, £20, £17.50, £15

Friday 27 March, 7.30pm

Goldsmiths Choral Union & Hertfordshire Classical Orchestra Martene Grimson & Daire Halpin sopranos Sophie Mansell alto Jon English tenor Nigel Williams bass Brian Wright conductor


Haydn Salve Regina Handel Dixit Dominus Haydn Nelson Mass

Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm

Choir of The King’s Consort

Masterpieces from the German Choral tradition

Celebrating this year’s Handel and Haydn anniversaries, one of London’s finest choirs, Goldsmiths Choral Union, presents two of their most brilliant and popular choral masterpieces – Dixit Dominus and the Nelson Mass – in performances with authentic orchestral forces. Haydn’s rarely performed setting of the Salve Regina provides a beautiful and more inward looking starter to their attractive programme.

Matthew Halls conductor


Bach Komm, Jesu, komm BWV 229 Bach Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein BWV432 Bach Jesu meine Freude BWV 227 Brahms Schaffe in mir, Gott, Op. 29 No. 2 Brahms Drei geistliche Chöre für Frauenstimmen, Op. 37 Brahms Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, Op.29 No. 1 Mendelssohn Kyrie Eleison, op posth Mendelssohn Ehre sei Gott Mendelssohn Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen, Op. 78 No. 3 An opportunity to hear the Choir of The King’s Consort in full voice for this Mendelssohn anniversary concert. From the timeless beauty of Bach’s Motets to the sumptuous style of two great musical Romantics, this programme promises an evening of heavenly concord.

Tickets: £27.50, £22, £15

Saturday 28 March, 7.30pm

Celebrity Recital Series

Sir Thomas Allen Malcolm Martineau piano Programme

A selection of German lieder by Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven and songs by composers including Ives, Warlock, Vaughan Williams, Britten and Finzi. Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he has sung over forty roles. In 2006, he celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He is a regular guest artist with the leading American and European orchestras, and a much-acclaimed recitalist world-wide. For this very special recital he will be accompanied by Malcolm Martineau who is renowned for accompanying many of the world’s finest singers as well as being a respected recitalist and recording artist.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18

Encore: top price tickets £22 Series discounts available see page 8 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Monday 30 March, 7.30pm

Britten to Russia Orion Symphony Orchestra Sonitus Choir Toby Purser conductor Stephanie Edwards soprano Anais Heghoyan mezzo-soprano Ben Thapa tenor David Milner-Pearce bass


Sunday 29 March, 12.00 noon

City of London Sinfonia

The acclaimed Orion Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of British and Russian masterpieces. The concert features the premier of Toby Purser’s suite from Veniamin Fleischmann’s opera ‘Rothschild’s Violin’.

Crash, Bang, Wallop

The Orion Symphony Orchestra is rapidly becoming recognised as one of London’s most dynamic ensembles, and joins forces tonight with Sonitus Choir, created from members of all five London Music Colleges.

(Doors open at 11.00am for pre-concert activities)

City of London Sinfonia’s Family Concert with special guest Brian Blessed Stuart Stratford conductor James Redwood presenter

Programme includes

Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Ives Putnam’s Camp from Three Places in New England Copland Simple Gifts from Appalachian Spring The inimitable, larger-than-life actor Brian Blessed (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Flash Gordon, Much Ado about Nothing) joins the City of London Sinfonia in a family extravaganza which includes the all-time musical favourite ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’ and plenty of interaction between audience and performers. Fun for children (and adults) of all ages. Arrive at 11.00am for opportunities to meet the musicians and take part in creative activities. Concert begins at noon and lasts 1 hour without interval.

Tickets: Adults £8, Kids £6, Families – 4 tickets for £24 26

Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Tippett 5 Negro Spirituals Fleischmann/Shostakovich arr. Purser Suite from Rothschild’s Violin Shostakovich Symphony No.9 Box office: 020 7730 4500

Tickets: £28, £22, £16, £10 £5 off top 3 ticket prices

Tuesday 31 March, 7.30pm

Red Priest Pirates of the Baroque Piers Adams recorder Julia Bishop violin Angela East cello Howard Beach harpsichord Bringing wit, drama and truly swashbuckling panache to music by Vivaldi, Handel and other baroque masters, Red Priest creates music with vivid drama, often at terrific speed and with tremendous skill and timing. Piers Adams acts as presenter, and all four members, dressed in buccaneer crimson and black outfits, play entirely from memory. “Jaw-dropping - an electrified audience shouted and cheered” Washington Post “Astonishing virtuosity” Gramophone “Positively volcanic” Daily Telegraph “Sensational - completely wild and deeply imaginative” Music Week “Magnificent” The Times “A high-energy baroque hoe-down… vividly interpreted and played with dash and precision.” Los Angeles Times Fundraising concert in aid of Cancer Research UK VIP supper ticket £60. Meet the artists afterwards.

Tickets: £35, £25, £15

Friday 3 April, 7.30pm

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Choir and Orchestra with the Southbank Sinfonia Amy Carson soprano Kate Symonds Joy alto Peter Davoren tenor Marcus Farnsworth bass Simon Over & Scott Price conductors


Beethoven Symphony No.7 Haydn Mass in B flat ‘Harmoniemesse’

Thursday 2 April, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Programme

Rossini Semiramide Overture Sibelius Violin Concerto Dvorˇák Symphony No.9 From the ‘New World’ Thomas Dausgaard conductor Henning Kraggerud violin In September 1892 Dvorˇák arrived in New York as director of the National Conservatoire of Music. He was both homesick for Prague and excited about the American adventure, an impassioned recipe to create the American-style melodies, heartfelt expression and Slavonic fieriness that is the ‘New World’ Symphony. At its heart is the famous Largo – music of pathos and universally significant, having received Spiritual treatment and accompanied a television advert for bread! Here Dvorˇák’s ever-popular symphony is balanced by the darkly beautiful and exhilarating Violin Concerto of Sibelius and the theatrically pregnant, grand-scale overture to one of Rossini’s thirty-nine operas.

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

This concert brings together Britain’s orchestra of young professionals with pupils from one of England’s highest-achieving state schools. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, ‘the apotheosis of the dance’, forms the first part whilst the second half, in Haydn’s anniversary year, will be a performance of his final setting of the Mass. Four of London’s most talented young singers complete the line-up for what promises to be an exciting evening of music-making.

Tickets: £22, £18, £12

Sunday 5 April, 5.30pm

Rodolfus Choir St Matthew Passion

Conducted by Alex Stobbs Christopher Gillett Evangelist Michael George Christus Sarah Fox soprano Michael Chance counter-tenor Timothy Robinson tenor Thomas Guthrie bass Southbank Sinfonia and guests


J S Bach St Matthew Passion In the recent documentary ‘A Boy Called Alex’, in which he conducted a performance of Bach’s Magnificat, Alex Stobbs was asked, “so what’s next?” He replied, “The Matthew Passion. All three hours of it.” Rodolfus Choir will give Alex, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, the opportunity to fulfil this wish.

Patron’s ticket: £150

(includes top price ticket, interval champagne reception, your name in the programme and a donation towards performance costs)

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


Enjoy a unique concert experience in the heart of Sloane Square with four special hour-long concerts to choose from, featuring some of the very best of classical music. Tuesday 7 April, 7pm and 9pm

Tuesday 21 April, 7pm and 9pm

Grzegorz Nowak conductor Michael Whight clarinet Laurence Davies french horn

Grzegorz Nowak conductor Emer McDonough flute Clio Gould violin


7pm Mozart Clarinet Concerto Schumann Symphony No.1,‘Spring’

II 9pm

Mozart Horn Concerto No.4 Schumann Symphony No.2

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 RPO Friends discounts apply Box office: 020 7730 4500

III 7pm

Mozart Flute Concerto No.1 Schumann Symphony No.3,‘Rhenish’

IV 9pm

Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 ‘Turkish’ Schumann Symphony No.4

All Tickets £15

Thursday 9 April, 7.30pm

National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain Matthew George conductor James Gourlay tuba


Leonard Bernstein Profanation from Symphony No.1 Bruce Fraser Tuba Concerto Martin Ellerby Elgar Variations (world premiere) Hudson Nogueira Senzalas Maracutus Quilombos Rolf Rudin Out of Nowhere John Williams arr. Hunsberger Star Wars Trilogy

Wednesday 8 April, 7.30pm

BBc Big Band

tHe Best is yet to come Starring special guest

Stacey Kent Barry Forgie music director

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain is considered to be one of the very best. They make a wonderfully full rich sound which delights players and audiences alike. As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations this exciting programme will be conducted by American conductor Matthew George.

Stacey Kent will also perform songs from her latest gold-selling album ‘Breakfast on the Morning Tram’ including some new big band arrangements written especially for this concert. ‘Devastatingly stylish’ – The Observer

Kate Rusby

With Donald Grant and the Red Skies String Ensemble

The internationally renowned tuba soloist is James Gourlay and the programme includes Elgar Variations a new work written for NYWO by Martin Ellerby.

‘A great singer, not just a great folk singer’ The Guardian

Tickets: £15, £12

Kate Rusby has become one of the British folk scene’s best loved artists. With numerous awards under her belt (well - actually on the mantelpiece!) and even an appearance on Top of the Pops, she is taking folk music to a new audience and a whole new generation.

The fabulous BBC Big Band is joined for this performance by special guest Stacey Kent - the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist whose heartfelt interpretations of the finest love songs are timeless. Programme highlights will include: The Best is Yet To Come, The Trolley Song, ‘S Wonderful, The Tender Trap, I Got Lost in His Arms, Comes Love, Let Yourself Go, Under a Blanket of Blue – and many more popular classics.

Saturday 11 April, 7.30pm and Sunday 12 April, 7pm

She surrounds herself with some of the most gifted musicians in Folk to provide many more shades as she blends the traditional songs learned in her childhood with her own intuitive song-writing. Kate will be joined on stage by Donald Grant and the Red Skies String Ensemble to perform exciting new arrangements of Kate Rusby classics and tracks from her last studio album, Awkward Annie.

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

‘Folk music doesn’t get any cooler than Kate Rusby.’ Q Magazine


Tickets: £22.50 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Saturday 18 April, 7.30pm

Celebrating London and the Sea

Presented by Catherine Bott City of London Choir London Mozart Players Hilary Davan Wetton conductor Catherine Bott soprano Frances Bourne mezzo soprano Adrian Ward tenor Julien Debreuil baritone Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal British Legion Watermen of the Port of London in ceremonial dress

Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm

Programme includes:

John Eliot Gardiner

Haydn Nelson Mass and excerpts from HMS Pinafore, London Pride, Old Father Thames, Rule Britannia

The English Baroque Soloists

You are warmly invited to join us for this spectacular evening of music, which forms the highlight of the Port of London Authority’s centenary celebrations and Cadogan Hall’s spring season.


Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor Katharine Fuge soprano, Julia Doyle soprano, Clare Wilkinson alto, Jeremy Budd tenor, James Gilchrist tenor, Nicholas Mulroy tenor, Matthew Brook bass, Peter Harvey bass

Programme to include:

Johann Christoph Bach 1642–1703: ‘Herr wende dich und sei mir gnädig’ ‘Fürchte dich nicht’ ‘Wie bist du denn, o Gott’ ‘Mit Weinen hebt sich’s an‘ ‘Der Gerechte ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirbt’ ‘Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte’

Net Proceeds in Support of the RNLI

Premier tickets: £75

(includes Champagne Reception)

Concert only tickets: £40, £30, £20

Friday 24 April, 7.30pm

Zurich International Concert Series

Orchestre National d’Ile de France Yoel Levi conductor Tatjana Vassiljeva cello


Ravel Mother Goose Suite Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Debussy La Mer Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919) Created in 1974 by the French government and the Région Île-de-France, the orchestra has become one of the busiest and best loved in Northern France. Tonight they will perform three of the best known works from the French early twentieth century repertoire.

The English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner are joined by a group of distinguished soloists for this special programme of music by Johann Christoph Bach. ‘It is very likely that J.S. Bach’s father’s cousin Johann Christoph, organist in J.S. Bach’s home town, fostered in J.S. a fascination for the art of composition itself. In preparing genealogical notes on his family, J.S. Bach singled Johann Christoph Bach out for special mention: “He was a profound composer”.’ (Gardiner)

Tickets: £40, £33, £28, £18 30 Box office: 020 7730 4500

Tickets: £39, £32, £26, £18 Encore: top 2 prices £28 Series discounts available see page 5

Monday 27 April, 7.30pm

English Touring Opera Norma

Yvonne Howard Norma Alwyn Mellor Adalgisa Justin Lavender Pollione Michael Rosewell conductor


Bellini Norma concert performance (Sung in Italian with English surtitles)

Saturday 25 April, 7.30pm

Celebrity Recital Series

East Meets West Michala Petri recorder Lars Hannibal guitar Chen Yue chinese flute Yan Jiang pipa Michala Petri & Lars Hannibal bring their innovative East meets West Quartet Project to Cadogan Hall. The programme reflects the artistic possibilities in combining Western classical and classical Chinese traditions and will include new compositions by Chinese and European composers, traditional Chinese pieces and European repertoire arranged for the quartet of Xiao, Recorder, Pipa and Guitar/lute.

Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12

Encore: top price tickets £22 Series discounts available see page 7

As part of the celebrations marking ETO’s 30th anniversary, the company presents this concert performance of the pinnacle of bel canto, Bellini’s magnificent Norma. It is a story of strong emotions, in which a druid priestess is nearly driven to kill her own children in order to avenge the infidelity of their father, a Roman general. Though best known for the wonderful aria “Casta diva”, the score includes many other equally thrilling arias and duets, and one of the most rousing choruses in 19th century opera.

Tuesday 28 April, 7.30pm

English Chamber Orchestra David Parry conductor Nick van Bloss piano


Bach Keyboard Concerto in G minor Beethoven Symphony No.8 in F Handel Water Music Suite Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 in C

Tickets: £28, £24, £20, £16, £10

‘Nick van Bloss brings razor sharp clarity to the densest polyphonic keyboard music with a technical command that I have only witnessed from the great pianists of our time.’ Michael Haas, producer Sponsored by Matrix Group

Tickets: £35, £25, £15, £10 20% off all ticket prices Book 3 or more ECO concerts and save 20% Box office: 020 7730 4500


Sunday 3 May

Choir of London and Orchestra 2pm – 6.15pm ‘Come and Sing’ Day with John Rutter Britain’s most famous choral composer John Rutter invites you to spend the day with him singing a wide variety of music, including some of his own very popular pieces, all introduced in his inimitable fashion. Everybody is welcome regardless of experience, and there will be opportunities to buy music and CDs (which John Rutter will be glad to sign).

7.30pm Rutter Conducts Rutter Wednesday 29 April, 7.30pm

An Evening of Orchestral Song

with Southbank Sinfonia Simon Over Conductor Featuring Gerard Collett (Baritone), winner of the Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award

Programme to include

songs by Ravel, Sibelius and Frank Bridge The Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award is an exciting new initiative launched by Southbank Sinfonia in collaboration with the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

With Elin Manahan Thomas soprano Mass of the Children and other works Composed in 2003, Mass of the Children has rapidly become one of John Rutter’s most popular works, combining adult choir with a children’s choir. Here, the Choir of London and Orchestra are joined by the award-winning Farnham Youth Choir and two of Britain’s most exciting young soloists for the work’s Cadogan Hall premiere. “Musically, this is vintage Rutter.” International Record Review’

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

Tuesday 5 May, 7.30pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 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 mix 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: £25, £20, £15, £10 32 Box office: 020 7730 4500

Tickets £22, £18, £14 Encore: All seats £14

Thursday 7 May, 7.30pm

The King’s Consort Mozart Concert Arias Gillian Keith soprano Matthew Halls director, harpsichord


Wednesday 6 May, 7.30pm

The Brodsky Quartet 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.

Mozart Overture Apollo and Hyacinthus KV 38 Mozart Concert Aria: Voi avete un cor fidele KV 217 J C Bach Symphony in G minor Op. 6 No. 6 Mozart Concert Aria: A questo sono... Or che il cielo KV 374 Mozart Overture La Finta Giardiniera KV 196 Haydn Symphony No 33, ‘Mercury’ Mozart Concert Aria: A Berenice... Sol nascente KV 70 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.

Friday 8 May, 7.30pm

BBc Big Band

songs For swinging lovers Starring special guest

Peter Grant Barry Forgie music director

Tickets: £30, £26, £22, £18

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.

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

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

RUTHIE HENSHALL – 6 March STACEY KENT – 8 April Box office: 020 7730 4500


Tuesday 12 May, 7.30pm

Choral at Cadogan

Tallis Scholars

Vox Patris Caelestis Peter Phillips director 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

Saturday 9 May, 7.30pm

Zurich International Concert Series

Prague Symphony Orchestra Petr Altrichter conductor Nikolai Demidenko piano


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.

Tickets: £39, £32, £26, £18 Encore: top 2 prices £28 Series discounts available see page 5

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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

Wednesday 13 May, 7.30pm

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


Haydn Symphony No.94 in G ‘Suprise’ 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 all 3 ECO concerts and save 20%

Friday 15 May, 7.30pm

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


Haydn Creation

Thursday 14 May, 7.30pm

London Festival Orchestra

This concert is a truly celebratory one. The London Mozart Players, the UK’s longestestablished chamber orchestra, celebrates its 60th anniversary this season. Also celebrating a major birthday is former Music Director of the LMP, Jane Glover. To top it off, 2009 marks Haydn’s bicentenary. This concert brings all this together with Jane Glover conducting the LMP in Haydn’s glorious choral work The Creation.

Tuesday 19 May, 7.30pm

Zurich International Concert Series

Virtuoso Piano Series

Orquesta Nacional de Espanˇa

Piers Lane piano Ross Pople conductor

Josep Pons conductor Jose Maria Gallardo guitar


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

Friends of LFO, Encore and OAPs: £10 any seat Students: FREE with a valid student card


Tickets: £30, £25, £18, £10

Turina Danzas Fantásticas Op.22 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Ravel Alborada del Gracioso/ Rapsodie Espagnole/ Bolero 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 Encore: top 2 prices £28 Series discounts available see page 5 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Garrison Keillor

Philip Brunelle

Saturday 16 May and Sunday 17 May, 7pm

Garrison Keillor in an evening with

City of London Sinfonia 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. 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.

Wednesday 20 May, 7.30pm

Jamie Walton Recital Jamie Walton cello Daniel Grimwood piano

Programme includes: Greig Sonata Rachmaninov Sonata

Following the enormous critical success surrounding Jamie Walton’s 2008 releases of concertos by Elgar, Myaskovksy, Britten and Shostakovich with the Philharmonia, he has returned to the studio with his duo partner Daniel Grimwood for a disc of two great Romantic sonatas by Grieg and Rachmaninoff. 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.

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

£10 Students & Under-16s (with each adult ticket purchase) Top price tickets £25

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Tickets: £22,£18,£15,£10

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 Box office: 020 7730 4500


Saturday 23 May, 7.30pm

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with violinist Julian Rachlin Programme

Grieg Holberg Suite Schubert arr Tabakova Arpeggione Sonata arranged for Viola and Strings Mozart Divertimento K.136 Piazzolla 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

Thursday 21 May, 7.30pm

Mencap Music presents

The Lost Proms Ronald Corp conductor Julian Lloyd Webber cello New London Orchestra

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 Piazzola’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires – a heady mixture of energetic violin writing and tango nuevo, evocative of the city which ultimately became Piazzola’s home.


The Lost Proms is known for championing little known music, and this concert with Julian Lloyd Webber and the New London Orchestra is no exception. The programme will include Holst’s Invocation for cello and orchestra (1911), one of his most overtly romantic pieces. Originally called ‘A Song of the Evening’, it conjures up a melancholy nocturnal atmosphere. After its initial performances the work was lost among Holst’s papers. All proceeds go to Mencap, the Uk’s leading learning disability charity. More special guest soloists to be announced. Artists subject to change.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Beethoven Gala Dirk Joeres conductor Freddy Kempf piano


Highlights include: Holst Invocation An exclusive prom night like no other. This unique concert of classical music will present pieces that have rarely, if ever, been played in the UK.

Tuesday 26 May, 7.30pm

Beethoven Egmont Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5, ‘Emperor’ Beethoven Symphony No.7

Tickets: £35, £25, £15, £10

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

Tickets: £35, £28, £20, £10 Tickets: £30, £20

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£5 off top 3 ticket prices Book 2 or more RPO concerts and receive up to 30% discount. RPO Friends discounts apply.

Thursday 28 May, 7.30pm

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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


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Coming Soon Thursday 4 June, 7pm

Thursday 11 June, 7.30pm

Oxford Philomusica

Rosenblatt Recital Series

London Symphony Chorus Marios Papadopoulos conductor

Programme to include

Carlos Alvarez baritone and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £30, £23, £17, £10

Friday 12 June, 7.30pm

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, ‘Choral’

Sponsor: Independent Power Corporation PLC

Celebrity Recital Series

Friday 5 June, 7.30pm

Nettle and Markham piano duo

The King’s Singers

‘Will you, Won’t you join the dance?’

Programme includes

Brahms Sonata in F minor Saint-Saens Danse Macabre Ravel Boléro

Pass a summer’s evening with The King’s Singers in an entertaining exploration of music from around the world inspired by dance over the centuries. Hear a galliard, a clog dance, country dances, a saltarelle, a waltz and Carroll’s quadrille in music by William Byrd, Franz Schubert, Francis Poulenc, Thomas Morley and more. This programme takes its title from the last words sung in the first half, written by Lewis Carroll. Dancing optional.

Saturday 6 June, 7.30pm

Ealing Choral Society

Rising Stars Series

Rumon Gamba conductor Julian Lloyd Webber cello

This popular series showcasing some of the finest young musical talent returns to Cadogan Hall in June. Each of the ‘Rising Stars’ concerts gives audiences the opportunity to hear some of the world’s most promising soloists and chamber groups with a variety of instruments, repertoire and performers of numerous nationalities.


June 10, June 23, July 7

Tuesday 9 June, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 in A minor Rossini Overture: The Barber of Seville Elgar Cello Concerto


Royal College of Music Box office: 020 7730 4500

Tickets: £10 Encore: Free

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. Please note you are kindly requested not to bring food and other refreshments into Cadogan Hall. We’ve listed a number of local dining establishments for your convenience here:

Blushes Café

52 Kings Road SW3 4UD 020 7589 6640

Caraffini Restaurant

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

40 Duke of York Square SW3 4LY 020 7823 6800

The Gloucester

187 Sloane Street SW1X 9QR 020 7235 0298

El Blason

8 Blacklands Terrace SW3 2SP 020 7823 7383


101 Pimlico Road SW1W 8PH 020 7730 0202

The GTC Cafe & Restaurant 2 Symons Street SW3 2TJ 020 7730 5271

Le Cercle

1 Wilbraham Place SW1X 9AE 020 7901 9999


83-85 Duke of York Square SW3 020 7730 3366

Langtry’s -

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


87 Pimlico Road SW1W 8PH 020 7730 3663


50-51 Sloane Square SW1W 8AX 020 7730 2804


The Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel SW1X 9NU 020 7201 6330

Motcombs Restaurant

26 Motcomb Street SW1X 8JU 020 7235 6382

The Rib Room and Oyster Bar

The Carlton Tower Cadogan Place SW1X 9PY 020 7235 1234

The Antelope

22-24 Eaton Terrace SW1W 8EZ 020 7824 8512

Royal Court Café Bar

Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS 020 7565 5058

Rasoi Vineet Bhatia

Sale e Pepe Restaurant

Mulberry Restaurant

The Chelsea Brasserie

10 Lincoln Street SW3 2TS 020 7225 1881

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

Peter Jones

Sloane Square SW1W 8EL 020 7730 3434

9-15 Pavilion Road SW1X 0HD 020 7235 0098

Sloane Square Hotel SW1W 8EG 020 7896 9988

Patisserie Valerie

81 Duke of York Square SW3 020 7730 7094

Harvey Nichols

109-125 Knightsbridge SW1X 7RJ 020 7235 5000 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

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.

Tube: Sloane Square Distance: 2 minutes

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.

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Accessibility Free Companion/Assistance Scheme

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

Wheel Chair Users

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. 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.

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Cadogan Hall Box Office

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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