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May – august 2012

Royal PhilhaRmonic oRchestRa





THURSdAy 14TH JUNE | 7.30pM




Music to a Classic Film Thursday 12th July ~ 7.30pm

Resident Orchestra at Cadogan Hall BaFta and ivor award-winning composers christopher Gunning and nigel hess present a personal selection of the most memorable and timeless scores for the British screen.

Goodbye mr. chips, ladies in lavender, murder on the orient express, things to come, la vie en rose and many more! Presented and conducted by christopher Gunning and nigel hess

For one night only, cadogan hall is transformed into an old picture house for a screening of silent film legend Douglas Fairbanks’ classic 1922 take on the outlaw’s tale, Robin hood. hollywood film composer John scott conducts his colourful score in accompaniment to this legendary film.

John Scott Conductor/Composer

Booking information tickets: £37.50 – £12.50 (Booking fees apply. RPO friends’ and Encore discounts apply)

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Welcome to Cadogan Hall’s summer brochure including a range of concerts from our resident orchestra, exciting debut artists and a summer of jazz, Proms and a fantastic musical.

Contents At a glance

Pages 4 6 May concerts


Encore membership


May sees the return of popular pianist Freddy Kempf playing Beethoven with resident orchestra the Royal Philharmonic, before we conclude this season’s choral series with The Tallis Scholars later in the month. Berlin Symphony Orchestra concludes our current Zurich International Concert Series with pianist Kit Armstrong, who makes his debut at the hall.

June concerts


Out to lunch


July concerts


BBC Proms


Journalist Rob McGibbon will be in conversation with a variety of celebrities, including BBC presenter John Humphreys, actress Felicity Kendal and newspaper editor Kelvin MacKenzie and Stephen Fry returns to Cadogan Hall in June in a debate about the Parthenon Marbles. July sees the return of the Cadogan Swing Orchestra with multiaward winning jazz singer Clare Teal, as well as the beginning of the Proms with artists including violinist Nicola Benedetti and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

Guys and Dolls


September concerts


Future highlights


Food and drink


Getting here


This August, we present Guys and Dolls in Concert for five shows with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Chorus. Stars include Ruthie Henshall, Dennis Waterman, Graham Bickley, Tim Howar and Anna Jane Casey.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Cadogan Hall soon.

Seating plans


Booking information



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At a glance May


Thursday 10 May, Friday 11 May, 6 Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm

Page Page Friday 18 May, 7.30pm London Chamber Orchestra


Friday 25 May, 7.30pm Berlin Symphony Orchestra


Saturday 19 May, 12 noon Crash Bang Wallop!


Sunday 13 May, 7pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 29 May, 7.30pm RCM Rising Stars


Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm Arensky Chamber Orchestra


Monday 14 May, 7.30pm Classical Opera Company


Tuesday 15 May, 7.30pm RCM Rising Stars


Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm Orchestra of the Swan

Thursday 31 May, 7.30pm Rob McGibbon in conversation with John Humphreys


Thursday 24 May, 7.30pm Charity Gala Concert


Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm The Tallis Scholars Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra




Thursday 7 June, 7.30pm Academy of St Martin in the Fields


Saturday 9 June, 7.30pm Flamenco Extraordinaire


Monday 11 June, 7.30pm Intelligence2 debate


Tuesday 12 June, 7.30pm RCM Rising Stars


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Page Page Wednesday 13 June, 7.30pm London Chamber Orchestra


Tuesday 19 June, 7.30pm BMG Foundation


Thursday 14 June, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Wednesday 27 June, 7.30pm Rob McGibbon in conversation with Felicity Kendal


Friday 15 June, 7.30pm Athenian Theodorakis Orchestra Saturday 16 June, 11.30am Saturday Spectacular


Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm Ealing Choral Society





Page Page Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm Trinity College of Music


Monday 16 July, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 1



Saturday 7 July,7.30pm London Brass


Wednesday 18 July, 7.30pm 24 Schola Foundation Annual Concert


Saturday 21 July, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 1


Thursday 12 July, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday 23 July, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 2


Tuesday 3 July, 7.30pm Cadogan Swing Orchestra with Clare Teal


Wednesday 4 July, 7.30pm American Youth Choir




Saturday 28 July, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 2


Monday 30 July, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 3


Tuesday 31 July, 7.30pm Beethoven Association

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Monday 6 August, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 4


Monday 20 August, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 6

Saturday 11 August, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 3


Monday 13 August, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 5


Wednesday 22 August 7.30pm, 2 6-27 Thursday 23 August 7.30pm, Friday 24 August, 7.30pm & Saturday 25 August 2.30pm and 7.30pm Guys And Dolls in Concert

Saturday 18 August, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 4



Wednesday 25 July, 7.30pm Rob McGibbon in conversation with Kelvin Mackenzie



Monday 27 August, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 7


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Saturday 1 September, 7.30pm Australian Chamber Orchestra


Tuesday 18 September, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Tuesday 25 September, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday 3 September, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 7


Thursday 20 September, 7.30pm 29 Grange Park Opera

Sunday 16 September, 7pm New London Orchestra


Friday 21 September, 7.30pm Orpheus Symphony Orchestra

Friday 28 September, 7.30pm, Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm & Sunday 30 September, 7pm David Sedaris

Monday 17 September, 7.30pm The Doctors’ Orchestra


Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm A musical tribute to the late Kishore Kumar



Saturday 29 September, 12 noon 30 Saturday Spectacular


Box office 020 7730 4500 is a festival featuring an outstanding selection of Swedish and British music and musicians

Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm

Friday 11 May, 7.30pm

Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm

World Premiere

Vocal Harmonies

Grand Finale!

Schnelzer Violin Concerto Delius Song Before Sunrise Beethoven Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’

Schubert Ständchen Stanford Songs of the Sea Sandström Vuojnha Biegga

Hugo Ticciati violin David Curtis conductor Orchestra of the Swan

Svanholm Singers Kitty Whately mezzo-soprano Sholto Kynoch piano Sofia Söderberg Eberhard conductor

Programme includes: Mozart Divertimento Hertel Trumpet Concerto Wirén Serenade for Strings Piazzolla Oblivion

Opening the festival is the vibrant Orchestra of the Swan with soloist Hugo Ticciati. One of the bright stars of the moment, Hugo is giving the premiere of Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer’s dramatic Violin Concerto. This thrilling work is paired with Delius’ beautiful Song Before Sunrise and Beethoven’s ever-popular sixth Symphony, his ‘Pastoral’. Tickets £35, £25, £15, £10

The award-winning Svanholm Singers, firmly established as one of Scandinavia’s foremost vocal ensembles, are joined by outstanding mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately, winner of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2011, and renowned pianist Sholto Kynoch. They perform Schubert’s glorious serenade (Ständchen, D.920) for chorus and soloist, as well as songs and ensembles by Swedish and English composers. An unmissable concert! Tickets £35, £25, £15, £10

Håkan Hardenberger trumpet Alexander Janiczek leader/director Academy of St Martin in the Fields Following a Scandinavian tour, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and world-renowned trumpet soloist Håkan Hardenberger host the final night of – an evening promising to be a unique musical experience. Featuring beautiful works for trumpet by Hertel and Planel, alongside Mozart’s Divertimento K.136, this specially curated concert includes new arrangements of well-loved film repertoire to mark this memorable occasion. Tickets £37.50, £30, £22, £12.50

Festival Pass: Book tickets for 2 concerts and get 10% off. Buy tickets for all three concerts and get 20% off.

May 2012


Sunday 13 May, 7pm

Monday 14 May, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Classical Opera

Beethoven: The Piano Concertos II

Apollo et Hyacinthus Gala Launch

Beethoven Egmont Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major, ‘Emperor’

Mozart Symphony No.1 in E flat major Concert arias: ‘Va, dal furor portata’; ‘Per pietà, bell’idol mio’; ‘Oh, temerario Arbace… Per quel paterno amplesso’ Mozart Apollo et Hyacinthus

Freddy Kempf piano

Lawrence Zazzo Apollo Klara Ek Melia Andrew Kennedy Oebalus Katherine Watson Hyacinthus Andrew Radley Zephyrus

Freddy Kempf continues his journey through Beethoven’s Piano Concertos. Alongside the exhilarating Egmont Overture and masterful Fourth Concerto comes Beethoven’s final Piano Concerto, No.5, so majestic that Beethoven’s publisher nicknamed it the ‘Emperor’.

Orchestra of Classical Opera Ian Page conductor Celebrating the launch of its new recording of the work, Classical Opera presents Mozart’s astonishing first opera, written when he was only 11. A superb cast is conducted by Ian Page in a programme which also includes Mozart’s First Symphony and three delightful concert arias which also date from his remarkable childhood. ‘Here was a work of staggering beauty, riddled with sweet noises like Caliban’s enchanted isle’ The Independent

Tickets £37.50, £30, £22, £12.50

Tickets £40, £32, £25, £20, £15

Encore members:£5 off top 3 prices

Encore members:£5 off top 3 prices

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

Gala tickets: £75 Gift Aidable. Includes post-show reception and £20 donation.


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Tuesday 15 May, 7.30pm

Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm

Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm

Royal College of Music

The Tallis Scholars: Field of the Cloth of Gold

Paul Mealor: Stabat Mater

Choral at Cadogan

Paul Mealor Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal; Stabat Mater; Ave Maria; Locus Iste Parry Songs Of Farewell Elgar Serenade For Strings

Rising Stars

Rising Stars is a series of three concerts showcasing some of the very best RCM soloists and chamber groups. Be the first to hear these talented and award-winning young musicians. Cadogan Hall and the Royal College of Music have collaborated to present Rising Stars. Future dates: Tuesday 29 May, 7.30pm Monday 12 June, 7.30pm

Programme includes: Mouton Nesciens mater, Salva nos Cornysh Ave Maria, Ah Robin, Magnificat Browne Salve regina Fayrfax Agnus dei In 1520, in fields near Calais, there took place one of the most spectacular political summit meetings of all time. Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met to seal a treaty of friendship between their two warring countries, with no expense spared. The two Chapels Royal were in attendance, and of course they tried to out-sing each other. They were led by two exceptional composers of the period, composers to whom The Tallis Scholars have devoted individual recordings: Jean Mouton on the French side, and William Cornysh on the English. The Tallis Scholars cannot by themselves recreate the seething atmosphere of the original meeting but we can give an idea of the splendour of the occasion.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Tenebrae

Nigel Short conductor Grace Davidson soprano Following the success of the charttopping album A Tender Light, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Paul Mealor come together once again with the Tenebrae Choir for an evening of sublime choral and orchestral music. Paul Mealor gained recognition when his motet Libi Caritas was performed at last year’s Royal Wedding. Mealor also composed Whenever You Are, sung by the Military Wives and crowned Christmas No.1 2011. Recently acclaimed on national radio as Britain’s favourite living composer, this concert presents a unique opportunity to experience Mealor’s music first-hand.

Tickets £10, Students £5

Tickets £30, £26, £22, £18

Tickets £37.50, £30, £22, £12.50

Encore members: free

Encore members: £26 for top price tickets

Encore members: £5 off top 3 prices

Also free for RCM Friends, staff and students

Series discounts available

RPO Friends’ discounts apply

May 2012


Friday 18 May, 7.30pm

Saturday 19 May, 12 noon

Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm

London Chamber Orchestra

Crash Bang Wallop!

Arensky Chamber Orchestra

Sport Spectacular

The Revolutionaries of Vienna: Mozart

City of London Sinfonia

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante Mozart Symphony No.41, ‘Jupiter’

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden Delius Caprice and Elegy Ireland The Holy Boy Elgar Enigma Variations, Op.36 Christopher Warren-Green conductor Julian Lloyd Webber cello The London Chamber Orchestra is the longest established professional chamber orchestra in the UK, founded in 1921 by Anthony Bernard. Principal Conductor Christopher Warren-Green is joined by long-standing friend, Julian Lloyd-Webber, whose joint passion for English music is represented in the programme, featuring Delius, Vaughan Williams and Elgar. This is entirely appropriate for marking, as this concert does, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

A special sport-themed Crash Bang Wallop! introducing young listeners to the brass section of the Orchestra. You’ll meet the noisiest members of City of London Sinfonia, as we celebrate the Olympic year through the iconic film music from Chariots of Fire, Fisher Tull’s Olympic Fanfare and Aesop’s wellknown fable The Tortoise and the Hare set to music. As always there will be plenty of opportunity for singing and audience participation too. Pre concert creative activities from 11am include: * Make your own Olympic torch * Meet the brass instruments * Musical Crafts * Percussion Zoo Concert is suitable for children 3 – 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This concert is sponsored by Martin and Roni Lovegrove, fundraising in aid of RNLI, in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Tickets £25, £20, £10

Tickets £8 adult, £6 children. Family ticket: £24 (for family of four)

Andrew Haveron violin Andriy Viytovych viola William Kunhardt conductor The final concert in the Arensky Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Revolutionaries of Vienna’ series celebrates the genius of Mozart: the seemingly effortless simplicity of his music contrasted with its underlying immense complexity. Enjoy one of Mozart’s earliest mature masterpieces – the Sinfonia Concertante – set against his greatest orchestral achievement, his Symphony No.41, the ‘Jupiter’. The ACO is joined by Andrew Haveron, the highest British prize winner at the Paganini Competition and leader of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Andriy Viytovych, Principal Viola of the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

Tickets £30, £22, £15, £10 Encore members: £5 off top 2 prices


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Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm

Thursday, 24 May, 7.30pm

Friday 25 May, 7.30pm

Orchestra of the Swan

Charity Gala Concert

Berlin Symphony Orchestra

The English Genius: Vaughan

with the City of London Sinfonia

Williams and Ireland* Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture John Ireland Piano Concerto John Ireland Legend Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5

in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK

Zurich International Concert Series

Tchaikovsky Serenade For Strings Mozart Clarinet Concerto Mozart Requiem

Mark Bebbington piano David Curtis conductor

Stephen Layton conductor Michael Collins clarinet Katherine Watson soprano Louise Poole mezzo-soprano Nicholas Mulroy tenor Derek Welton bass-baritone The Holst Singers City of London Sinfonia

Weber Overture to Der Freischütz Schumann Piano Concerto Beethoven Symphony No.3 Op.55, ‘Eroica’

John Ireland’s lush, romantic Piano Concerto was staple repertoire in the BBC Proms for many years and OOTS recording with Mark Bebbington under conductor David Curtis has received outstanding critical acclaim. Vaughan Williams’ Wasps Overture provides a fizzing opening and his romantic and gentle Fifth Symphony concludes the evening. ‘An ebullient and invaluable disc, Ireland enthusiasts will rejoice.’ Gramophone *Generously supported by the John Ireland Trust.

An auction in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK will be held during the evening. You can make advance bids online at: Donations in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK can be made at: Promoted by Hazard Chase Ltd. in memory of Robert Brown.

Tickets £35, £25, £15, £10

Encore members: top price tickets £25

Tickets £35, £32, £25, £17, £10

Encore members: £5 off top 3 prices

Mario Venzago conductor Kit Armstrong piano The Konzerthausorchester Berlin has been delighting audiences for more than 50 years and we are delighted to welcome them back to close the 2011/12 Zurich season. The soloist for the evening is 18-year-old pianist Kit Armstrong, who, since making his concerto debut at the age of eight, has given recitals and performances around the world to great critical acclaim. He joins the orchestra to play Schumann’s romantic Piano Concerto, written by the composer for his pianist wife Clara. The programme concludes with Beethoven’s mighty Eroica Symphony, a heady musical mix of revolutionary fervour and introspective angst.

Tickets £39, £32, £26, £18 Encore members: £28 for top 2 prices

May 2012

Encore is a membership scheme for frequent concert goers.

Thursday 31 May, 7.30pm

Rob McGibbon in conversation with John Humphrys Presented by Clive Conway Today presenter John Humphrys is the BBC’s lethal attack dog who nails politicians with his tenacious questioning. But how will he cope in a no-holds barred interview with journalist Rob McGibbon and a live Q&A with the Cadogan Hall audience? Come and question the master inquisitor. Rob McGibbon is a long-established Fleet Street journalist who has been interviewing high profile personalities for 25 years. He currently interviews a celebrity each week for The Definite Article column in the Daily Mail’s Saturday magazine, Weekend. McGibbon is also the founder and editor of the unique interviews aggregation website

Take advantage of exclusive privileges such as priority booking, invitations to special events and extra discounts on selected performances. Receive discounts for all concerts by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Zurich International Concert Series, Choral at Cadogan and many more selected events.

What do I get?

For how much?

Priority booking

£40 per person, per year

Encore members are entitled to a seven days priority booking period ahead of the general public on selected shows. Be first to know when popular concerts are about to go on sale.

This entitles one member to a maximum of two tickets for each concert available at a discounted member’s rate.

10% discount on selected shows A minimum of 10% off selected concerts and events. Reduced booking fees Encore priority telephone line A priority line to our Box Office. Discounted food and drink Encore members get a 15% discount on house red and white wine and seasonal offers on our new and extended range for pre-concert dining. Invitations to special events Whether we’re entertaining special guests, announcing a new season or holding an open house we will be delighted to welcome you. Free hall tours

Tickets £20

We look forward to showing you, your friends and family around Cadogan Hall. Meet the staff and enjoy a special insight into what happens behind the scenes.

£70 per couple, per year This entitles members to a maximum of four tickets for each concert available at a discounted member’s rate.

Encore Corporate membership Encore Corporate membership includes opportunities for advertising and sponsorship, corporate entertaining and staff benefits. To join, or for more information, please call Lisa McFall on

020 7730 5744. Joining Encore is simple. Please call our Box Office on 020 7730 4500 and your membership benefits and ticket discounts will apply immediately. Look out for the Encore symbol

showing events offering discounts to Encore members


Thursday 7 June, 7.30pm

Saturday 9 June, 7.30pm

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Flamenco Extraordinaire

Beethoven String Quartet No.11 In F Minor, Op.95 (arr. for string orchestra) Mackey Four Iconoclastic Episodes For violin, electric guitar and strings Shostakovich String Quartet No.2 (arr. for string orchestra)

Festival of Arts proudly presents Hamed Nikpay for the first time in the UK.

Steven Mackey electric guitar Anthony Marwood director/violin The Academy is joined by acclaimed violinist Anthony Marwood for an exploration of iconoclastic works. The evening’s programme features the London premiere of Steven Mackey’s Four Iconoclastic Episodes, a work scored for solo violin, electric guitar and strings. We welcome Steven Mackey as soloist alongside Anthony Marwood. In the context of great works by Shostakovich and Beethoven, the concert explores some of the most original thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Tickets £36, £26, £16, £10

A fusion vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Nikpay’s electrifying voice has mesmerized audiences throughout North America, Asia and Europe. His music, richly layered with soulful melodies, combines his Persian musical traditions with the Latin rhythms of Flamenco and the fluid beats of jazz. Accompanying him is a world class ensemble of artists with eclectic musical backgrounds creating sounds that blend musical elements from east and west; they are Farhadi on soprano sax, Ellis on percussion, Narezo on flamenco guitar and Clerks on bass. The rapturous music of Hamed Nikpay is further intensified with aesthetic performances by the international artist, dancer/choreographer Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, who has enthused audiences with his unparalleled and inspiring performances throughout the world, and renowned artist/ dancer, the multi-talented Karen Gonzalez. Tickets £50, £30, £20


Photo: Michael Eleftheriades.

June 2012

Monday 11 June, 6.45pm

Wednesday 13 June, 7.30pm

Thursday 14 June, 7.30pm

Send them back: The Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Greece

London Chamber Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Stephen Fry takes up the cause of the Parthenon Marbles in this Intelligence Squared debate. Send them back to Greece, he’ll argue, as a gesture of solidarity with its people and as a mark of respect for the birthplace of democracy and rational thought. But it’s the British Museum, to which Lord Elgin presented these treasures almost 200 years ago, which has protected them and given them their global significance.

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Winds Dvorˇák Symphony No.8

Don’t they belong to the BM and the world?

A Celebration of British Film

Christopher Warren-Green conductor Rosemary Furniss violin Gordon Hunt oboe Mark van de Wiel clarinet Meyrick Alexander bassoon Pip Eastop horn Inspired by the poem of the same name, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending was sketched as the composer watched troop ships crossing the English Channel at the outbreak of the First World War. The piece saw its premiere just weeks after the London Chamber Orchestra held its debut in St James’ Square.

BAFTA and Ivor Award-winning composers Christopher Gunning and Nigel Hess present a personal selection of the most memorable and timeless scores for the British screen. Goodbye Mr Chips, Ladies in Lavender, Murder on the Orient Express, Cold Lazarus, Things to Come, Richard III, La vie en rose, The History of Mr Polly, The Magic Box and many more! Featuring music by: Vaughan Williams, Walton, Addinsell, Alwyn, Bliss and Britten. Presented and conducted by Christopher Gunning and Nigel Hess

Christopher Warren-Green is the Principal Conductor of LCO, and LCO Concertmaster Rosemary Furniss performs as soloist. LCO woodwind soloists perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Winds.

Tickets £25

Tickets £25, £20, £10 16 years and under: free (limited availability)

Tickets £37.50, £30, £22, £12.50 Encore members: £5 off top 3 prices RPO Friends’ discounts apply


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Saturday 16 June, 11.30am

Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm

Tuesday 19 June, 7.30pm

Saturday Spectacular Family Concert

Brahms Requiem

BMG Foundation Presents

Philips Sea and Stars (World Premiere)


Ravel Bolero Carl Davis Grand National from The Champions Shostakovich Festive Overture Strauss Thunder and Lightning Polka

Jonathan Williams conductor Anna Dennis soprano Matthew Brook baritone Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Ealing Choral Society

Kevin Hathway presenter & conductor Southbank Sinfonia

The Brahms Requiem is a profoundly moving work, traversing a journey from grief to consolation.

The programme will include excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’, excerpts from Eastern Collection (The Moon and I are Neighbours), Amwaj – Water Symphony and a special guest appearance by the world-celebrated pianist and composer Malek Jandali.

On Your Marks!

Get warmed-up for the Olympics with this sporting concert. Vault with the violins, bounce with the bassoons and fly with the flutes, this concert will have you going for gold! Saturday Spectaculars are a great way for families to enjoy classical music in an informal and fun environment. Come along from 10.45am for exciting themed craft activities, refreshments and a chance to meet the musicians.

Intended as a companion piece for the Requiem, Sea and Stars, from composer Julian Philips with text by Simon Christmas, was commissioned by Ealing Choral Society to mark their 50th Anniversary. A traveller seeking the meaning of his own life on earth visits the fiery ‘hell’ around an undersea vent, where life began, and the starry spheres of ‘heaven’ which, perfect and unchanging as they may be, are therefore lifeless. He learns that meaning lies neither in the origin nor the destination, but in the journey from one to the other.

This year’s concert is held in honour of BMG Foundation’s Our Water, Our Life initiative and to raise awareness of the shortage of drinking water in developing countries. Amwaj – Water Symphony is a specially commissioned symphony composed by the conductor.

6.45pm: Pre-concert talk on Sea and Stars by Julian Philips and Simon Christmas.

Tickets £6 children, £8 adults, £22 family of four. RBKC school children – one child goes free with every adult

Tickets £22, £16, £10

Tickets £49, £39, £29

June 2012

At Cadogan Hall Wednesday 27 June, 7.30pm

Rob McGibbon in conversation with Felicity Kendal Presented by Clive Conway The Good Life star Felicity Kendal has been one of Britain’s most loved actresses for 35 years, but has life been good to her? Find out about the ups and downs of her remarkable times on screen and stage in this frank interview with journalist Rob McGibbon, followed by a live Q&A with the audience. Rob McGibbon is a long-established Fleet Street journalist who has been interviewing high profile personalities for 25 years. He currently interviews a celebrity each week for The Definite Article column in the Daily Mail’s Saturday magazine, Weekend. McGibbon is also the founder and editor of the unique interviews aggregation website


OUT TO LUNCH is back this summer by popular demand! Tickets £20

Join us for lunch on Thursdays and listen to some jazz!

Free! No need to book


Tuesday 3 July, 7.30pm

Wednesday 4 July, 7.30pm


The Fire Within

A tribute to the music of Peggy Lee with the fabulous Clare Teal

A choral-orchestral concert of international friendship and goodwill

Clare Teal vocalist Grant Windsor music director Cadogan Swing Orchestra

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Williams Call of the Champions Orff O Fortuna from Carmina Burana Arnaud Bugler’s Dream – Olympic Fanfare & Theme – arr. John Williams de Mets One World, One Dream Foster/Thompson/Lavender Light the Fire Within Hayes You are the Light/Olympic Fanfare Bernstein Olympic Hymn Beethoven Symphony No.9, ‘Choral’ – excerpt

One of the most perennially popular vocalists of her generation, Peggy Lee’s star shone brightly for many decades as a singer, songwriter and actress. Her famous collaborations with the biggest names in music, including Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, George Shearing, Nelson Riddle and others, produced an unparalleled string of hits. Join multi award-winning Clare Teal and the Cadogan Swing Orchestra as they celebrate Peggy Lee’s sultry and soulful musical legacy with an evening of her finest songs, including: I’m A Woman, Why Don’t You Do Right?, The Folks Who Live on the Hill, Fever!, That’s My Style, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby and He’s A Tramp. ‘Wonderful. Worth raving about’ Sir Michael Parkinson about Clare Teal Tickets £27, £22, £15

Encore members: top price tickets £22

Eric Dale Knapp conductor The Fire Within choir comprises singers from six US and Australian choirs. Members of the London International Orchestra of Academia A choral tribute to the Olympic movement. The concert exemplifies, through music, the transformational potential of the Games. Fire Within presents music eliciting the best intent we as individuals have to offer to our world – a spirit from within each of us to make the world a better place.

Tickets TBC – all proceeds to charity.

July 2012

Saturday 7 July, 7.30pm

Thursday 12 July, 7.30pm

Saturday 14 July, 7pm

An Evening of Brass Virtuosity

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

with James Morrison & London Brass

Robin Hood: Music to the Film

Junior Trinity Prizegiving Concert

Holborn arr R. Harvey The Fairie Round Lutoslawski arr R. Harvey Variations on a theme by Paganini Chick Corea arr. R. Bissill Spain Paul Hart Variations on a Theme by Haydn ‘Surprise’ All of Me, The Master Plan, Fugue II, No Regret, Enchanted, Yesterdays, Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

John Scott conductor/composer

James Morrison trumpet London Brass James Morrison, the phenomenal jazz trumpeter, joins London Brass in a programme designed to show off the virtuosic skills of each player and the versatility of brass instruments. The players in London Brass are the best in their field including principal positions in Philharmonia, Hallé and Royal Opera House Orchestras and have, between them, recorded countless film soundtracks and toured with the likes of Paul McCartney, Tom Jones and many others.

For one night only, Cadogan Hall is transformed with a screening of the 1922 film accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing John Scott’s colourful score. The story of Robin Hood has fascinated and inspired generations of artists. Legend of the silent film Douglas Fairbanks was no exception, his classic 1922 film featuring a most impressive display of pageantry in which the hero defeats Sir Guy of Gisbourne to win the heart of Maid Marian. In the composer’s own words, ‘The film calls for an action packed score. There is romance, intrigue, terror, spectacle, suspense, and as the story progresses it demands more and more, culminating in the spectacle of a Royal wedding.’

Tickets £35, £27.50, £20

Tickets £37.50, £30, £22, £12.50

Students: £20 tickets for £10 (limited availability)

Encore members: £5 off top 3 prices RPO Friends’ discounts apply


Kate Allott conductor Zoe Challenor conductor Barry Graham conductor Mark Griffiths conductor Andrew Morley conductor Michael Posner conductor Catriona Scott conductor Jess Wadey violin Maddie Cutter cello Junior Trinity is a Saturday school offering individual lessons, creative musicianship classes, ensembles, choirs and orchestras to talented students aged 9 – 19 as well as our String Time programme for younger students aged 3 – 11. It is a Centre for Advanced Training as part of the DfE Music and Dance Scheme. This Prizegiving Concert features performances by Junior Trinity’s Equal Voice Choir, Fast Fiddlers, Four-Part Choir, Intermediate Strings, Big Band, Wind and Symphony Orchestras and concerto performances by final year students.

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


PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC Treat yourself to an hour of chamber music each Monday lunchtime in a diverse series of concerts reflecting Proms artists, anniversaries and special focuses. The BBC Proms returns to Cadogan Hall for another season of Proms Chamber Music and Proms Saturday Matinees, featuring a range of artists and programmes complementing the Proms concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

PROMS SATURDAY MATINEES Explore musical territory old and new with focuses on the Baroque and on contemporary music, with new commissions and premieres.

BBC Proms 2012


Alice Coote

Academy of Ancient Music






Gounod Au printemps

Saint-Saëns Aimons-nous

Fauré Poème d’un jour; Cinq mélodies ‘de Venise’ – En sourdine; Au bord de l’eau; Les roses d’Ispahan; Le secret; Notre amour

Satie Je te veux

Hahn L’énamourée; Fumée; Dans la nuit; Chansons grises – L’heure exquise


J. S. Bach The Art of Fugue (arr. M. Esfahani) Mahan Esfahani harpsichord/director Academy of Ancient Music Following his much-acclaimed account of Bach’s ‘Goldberg’ Variations in last year’s Proms Chamber Music series, former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani takes on another of Bach’s landmark works, The Art of Fugue, this time in his own instrumental arrangement. In doing so he revives the informal spirit of Bach’s Leipzig coffee-house concerts, in which the composer would direct his own band of musicians.

Poulenc Métamorphoses – C’est ainsi que tu es; Banalités – Hôtel, Voyage à Paris; Les chemins d’amour Alice Coote mezzo-soprano Julius Drake piano Widely sought after on the international opera stage, Alice Coote makes the first of her three appearances this season in a more intimate arena. She launches the Proms Chamber Music series with a personal selection of French chansons.

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La Tarantella

First Set of Madrigals and Motets of Five Parts (1612) – selection

Armide – suite

The Cryes of London

Circé – suite

A sequence of Baroque, traditional and improvised music inspired by the age-old myth of the power of music to heal the venomous bite of the tarantula spider; including works by Falconieri, Kapsberger, Kircher and Soler.


Julian Philips Sorowfull Songes BBC commission: world premiere

Steve Martland Street Songs – selection Tenebrae Nigel Short conductor The acclaimed vocal ensemble Tenebrae makes its Proms debut in a programme showcasing the hustle and bustle of London in the early 17th century. Orlando Gibbons adds viols to the voices depicting the cries of street-vendors and beggars, while Steve Martland’s present-day setting opts for the marimba. Julian Philips also bridges London ancient and modern with a new work setting an excerpt from the first anthology of English poetry, Tottel’s Miscellany, published in London in 1557.

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Desmarets Marais Ariane et Bacchus – suite

Campra Tancrède – suite

Lalande Symphonies pour les soupez du roy – suite Les 24 Violons du Roy (musicians from the Royal College of Music, London, and the Paris and Orsay conservatoires, in association with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles) Sir Roger Norrington conductor In association with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, the Royal College of Music – along with the conservatoires of Paris and Orsay – has been involved in a special project to recreate the distinctive sound of the world’s first professional orchestra, founded by Louis XIII in 1626. Few of the original instruments have survived but specialist reconstructions allow us to savour the unique texture and rich inner voices as they might have been heard at the French court over 300 years ago.

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L’Arpeggiata Christina Pluhar theorbo/director The tarantella, the entrancing dance form found in several Mediterranean countries, is the unifying thread here. L’Arpeggiata’s programme recalls the popular myth that the bite of the tarantula could only be cured by music and dancing, a remedy known since the Middle Ages as ‘tarantismo’. The associated songs and improvisations – tailored to match the varied symptoms of torpor, excitability and restlessness afflicting victims of the spider’s poison – are revived in a virtuosic performance that transcends generic boundaries. The innovative period-instrument ensemble is joined by dancer Anna Dego.

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Sir Roger Norrington

Manfred Esser


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Michael Finnissy

J. S. Bach

Violin Sonata

Piano Concerto No. 2

Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004 – Chaconne


Cello Sonata



UK premiere

Brian Ferneyhough

Piano Trio


Jennifer Pike violin Nicolas Altstaedt cello Igor Levit piano

Gigue Machine

Joining forces to honour the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth we have three leading young soloists: two are current BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, and Jennifer Pike, BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2002, is a former member too. The Debussy pieces come from late in his career, when he embarked on a set of six sonatas for various instrumental combinations. He completed just three – of which the Sonata for flute, viola and harp can be heard later in the series (Proms Chamber Music 7). Ravel’s elegant Piano Trio gained a new following after featuring in the heart-rending 1992 film Un coeur en hiver.

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle


Korngold, arr. Korngold Die tote Stadt – Marietta’s Song; Pierrot’s Dance Song


UK premiere

Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor

Brian Elias

Nicola Benedetti violin Alexei Grynyuk piano Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Electra Mourns world premiere Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano Nicholas Daniel cor anglais Nicolas Hodges piano Britten Sinfonia Clark Rundell conductor Michael Finnissy’s Piano Concerto No. 2 begins in the lower depths and explodes into transcendentally demanding piano writing before the other players enter. Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Gigue Machine, which Nicolas Hodges unveiled in Stuttgart earlier this year, also receives its first UK outing and Brian Elias’s meticulously crafted Sophoclean scena, set in the original ancient Greek, gets its first performance anywhere. Its cor anglais soloist, closely identified with the Britten Sinfonia as oboist and conductor, is a recent recipient of The Queen’s Medal for Music.

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One of Britain’s most popular young violinists returns for the second of three appearances this season, performing mostly in the company of her regular chamber music partners. The programme begins with the many-voiced solo of Bach’s Chaconne and concludes with Brahms’s most dramatic and tightly argued piano trio, No. 3 in C minor, composed in 1886 while on a productive summer holiday in Switzerland. The violinist is joined by Kiev-born pianist Alexei Grynyuk and German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich.

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Hugh Wood


… a musical offering (J. S. B. 1985) …

String Quartet No. 4

Sonata for flute, viola and harp




Ophelia’s Last Dance

String Quartet

Pierrot lunaire

Simon Bainbridge

Escher Quartet

Christine Schäfer Sprechstimme



The Garden of Earthly Delights BBC commission: world premiere Anne-Marie Owens mezzo-soprano Andrew Watts counter-tenor Huw Watkins piano London Sinfonietta Voices Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Nicholas Collon conductor Linked Ophelia pieces by Oliver Knussen, 60 this year, follow Alexander Goehr’s reflection on Bach’s compositional procedures, which Knussen himself premiered, wearing his conductor’s hat. Also born in 1952, Simon Bainbridge has developed a darker, less mercurial kind of idiom. Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s extraordinary triptych, his eagerly awaited new work is a labyrinthine journey featuring mezzo-soprano and counter-tenor.

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Debussy’s early quartet already reaches into the future with its sensual colour and improvisatory tone. The fourth of Hugh Wood’s five works in the form is a masterly four-movement piece: music of passion and closely wrought integrity, it was recently selected for Encore – a scheme run by the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3 designed to give repeat performances and broadcasts of works by living British composers. The Escher Quartet is a current member of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme.

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Nash Ensemble Martyn Brabbins conductor First a Debussy masterpiece of timeless grace, composed as the Great War raged about his ears. Another of his late sonatas was originally entitled ‘Pierrot fâché avec la lune’ (Pierrot angry with the moon) but Schoenberg’s eerie Expressionist melodrama got there first. This is music through which Christine Schäfer has been exploiting her virtuosity as a singing actress in a variety of settings. ‘Every time I do this piece,’ she says, ‘I try something new.

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Escher Quartet

J. Henry Fair

Nicholas Collon

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard


Debussy Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon Élégie Masques Préludes – Book 2 Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano A meticulous interpreter and a brilliant technician, Pierre-Laurent Aimard has been a familiar face at the Proms in recent years, championing music from different periods. In the year of the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, as Aimard looks back to the early 20th century, his own clear and thoughtful playing style should serve to reconnect that quiet revolutionary with the music of the future.

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Ticket Prices Stalls: £12.00; Centre Gallery: £10.00 Day Seats (Side Gallery): £5.00 Bookings Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone 0845 401 5040* or in person from the Royal Albert Hall from 9am on Saturday 12 May or from Cadogan Hall (020 7730 4500) on Saturday 19 May at 10am. £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. 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 Proms Chamber Music Series Pass Hear all eight Proms Chamber Music concerts for just £30.00, with guaranteed entrance to the Side Gallery until 12.50pm (after which Proms Chamber Music Series Pass-holders may be asked to join the day queue). Passes can be purchased from 9.00am on Saturday 12 May online, by phone or in person at the Royal Albert Hall. Two passport-sized photographs must be provided. Please note: Proms Chamber Music Series Passes cannot be purchased from Cadogan Hall. Proms Chamber Music Series Passes are not valid for Proms Saturday Matinee concerts at Cadogan Hall and are subject to availability. Concert Information Doors open at 11.00am for Proms Chamber Music concerts (entrance to the auditorium from 12.30pm); and at 1.00pm for Proms Saturday Matinees (entrance to the auditorium from 2.30pm). Please note there will be no intervals for these concerts.

The BBC Proms is the world’s greatest music festival, comprising a huge range of concerts and a host of extra events – talks, literary events, family events and more – at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and the Royal College of Music. The traditionally low prices, world-class artists and unique atmosphere are just a few of the reasons that audiences keep coming back year after year. SEASON DETAILS & BOOKINGS See for more details or see the BBC Proms Guide (£6.50 from bookshops). New for 2012: BBC Proms Concerts and Events ebook, available from online retailers at £2.99. Booking opens Saturday 12 May at 9.00am online at, by telephone on 0845 401 5040*, or in person at the Royal Albert Hall Box Office. The official guide to the world’s greatest classical music festival

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Wednesday 18 July, 7.30pm

Wednesday 25 July, 7.30pm

The London Oratory School Schola Foundation Annual Concert

Rob McGibbon in conversation with Kelvin MacKenzie

Macmillan The Strathclyde Motets Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Panufnik Love is the master (London premiere)

Presented by Clive Conway

This gala concert, in the presence of HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Patron of the Schola, is to mark the distinguished contribution of Lee Ward, Director of The London Oratory School Music Department and Schola, before he leaves London for a new career in Brazil. The Schola is a world-renowned boys’ choir which has performed in churches and concert halls in the USA and Europe, and with many of London’s leading orchestras. It will be joined by former members of the choir and former music scholars of the school in a concert which will include the London premiere of Roxanna Panufnik’s Love Abide, works by James MacMillan, who is one of the Schola Foundation Patrons, and other celebrated English composers.

Tickets £20

Kelvin MacKenzie brought hilarity and havoc to the nation during his stormy 13year editorship of The Sun newspaper, but what is the maverick editor really like? Rob McGibbon was a reporter for MacKenzie at the height of his powers during the 1980s. Watch him go head-to-head with his old boss to reveal the truth about the editor everyone loves to hate. And join the audience to turn up the heat on the man from The Sun during the audience Q&A. Rob McGibbon is a long-established Fleet Street journalist who has been interviewing high profile personalities for 25 years. He currently interviews a celebrity each week for The Definite Article column in the Daily Mail’s Saturday magazine, Weekend. McGibbon is also the founder and editor of the unique interviews aggregation website

Tickets £20

Gift Vouchers Cadogan Hall gift vouchers can be exchanged for tickets to any performance at Cadogan Hall. They are available in denominations of £50, £20, £10 and £5 and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Gift vouchers will be posted directly to you (unfortunately we cannot send gift vouchers to overseas addresses).

To buy your gift vouchers: By phone 020 7730 4500 Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

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Online Redeeming your gift vouchers couldn’t be easier. Book tickets for the concert of your choice by telephone, online, by post or in person at the Box Office. You may pay for all or part of the tickets with your vouchers. If the value of your voucher is more than the cost of your tickets your change (in vouchers) will be sent to you with your ticket (to the nearest £1). If your ticket purchase comes to more than the value of the voucher then you can pay the rest of the amount by credit card or in cash at the Box Office.

July 2012 You may have already noticed that we have launched our new and improved website. The redesigned website has been created to help you find the events you are interested in more easily. Now you can search for events in a variety of ways: • On the Homepage you can see at one click events taking place This Week or Just Added to the site • The What’s On page lists all our events in chronological order, complete with a brief summary of the concert. • You can also refine your search into nine different genres, from orchestral and rock and pop to family events and talks. • A free-text Search box allows you to search for any orchestra, performer, composer, or work you are interested in. • A new Calendar search allows you to search for an event on any given day. • On our Series pages you can see at a glance all the concerts in a particular series and the series discounts available. Other new features include the ability to download our food menu from the Food & Drink page and pre-order your food online, as well as buy gift vouchers, CDs and other show-related merchandise from the new Shop section.



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ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Directed by Richard Balcombe Stage Director Russell Labey

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t s a C Ruthie Henshall Award-winning singer, actress, dancer and TV personality. A longestablished star of both Broadway and the West End, Ruthie has starred in Chicago, Marguerite, Cats, Miss Saigon, Chicago, Les Miserables and Oliver! amongst many others, chalking up an Olivier Award and a string of further nominations in the process.

Dennis Waterman World famous television and film actor, West End star and producer as well as successful music recording artist, Cadogan Hall is delighted that Dennis Waterman will be playing the role of narrator in Guys and Dolls in Concert.

August 2012

Anna-Jane Casey Anna-Jane Casey has been performing professionally for 29 years in all areas of TV, theatre and music. Her West End credits include Cats, Children of Eden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Out of the Blue, Grease, Starlight Express, West Side Story and Chicago.

Graham Bickley Liverpudlian star of Bread, Graham has performed in the West End for the last 25 years and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier and Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Ragtime at the Piccadilly Theatre.


Tim Howar Canadian actor, singer and dancer, Tim’s West End credits include Peggy Sue Got Married and the rock opera Rent. He was formerly the lead singer of rock band Van Tramp and is now lead vocalist of Mike & The Mechanics.

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Saturday 1 September, 7.30pm

Sunday 16 September, 7pm

Dawn Upshaw & Australian Chamber Orchestra

Messiah Chorus from Japan 2012

Vivaldi Sinfonia RV739, Andante Paganini (arr. Tognetti) Caprice On Caprices Ravel (arr. Tognetti) String Quartet in F Major Schubert (arr. Tognetti) Death and the Maiden, D.531 Schoenberg String Quartet No.2, III. Litanei Schumann Mondnacht, Op.39 Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Op.4

Handel Messiah

Richard Tognetti Artistic Director and lead violin (pictured) Dawn Upshaw soprano Australian Chamber Orchestra

New London Orchestra

Hiroshi Koizumi conductor Mary Bevan soprano Katy Bray mezzo-soprano Anthony Gregory tenor Samuel Evans baritone Following its successful concerts at Vienna’s Musikverein in 2008 and 2010, the Messiah Chorus from Japan 2012 makes its first London appearance under its Artistic Director, Hiroshi Koizumi. The New London Orchestra makes a welcome return to Cadogan Hall and a cast of distinguished soloists joins the visitors in their London debut.

When the ACO played London last year, The Guardian said: ‘If there’s a better chamber orchestra in the world today, I haven’t heard it.’ The ACO is joined by favourite collaborator Dawn Upshaw for a concert featuring Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, Ravel’s String Quartet and Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night.

Tickets £35, £25, £15, £10

Tickets £20, £15, £10, £5

September 2012


Monday 17 September, 7.30pm

Tuesday 18 September, 7.30pm

Thursday 20 September, 7.30pm

The Doctors’ Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Grange Park Opera Rising Stars

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund 175th Anniversary Concert Mozart Symphony No.35, ‘Haffner’ Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ Ronan Magill piano Stephen Brearley conductor To mark the 175th Anniversary of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, the Doctors’ Orchestra plays three masterworks of the classical and early romantic periods. Made up of talented doctor-musicians from the UK and abroad, the orchestra is joined by the internationally renowned pianist Ronan Magill in a performance of Beethoven’s monumental Emperor Concerto. The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund is the leading UK charity for doctors, medical students and the families of both. We provide financial support, money advice and information to the medical profession in times of illness, accident, bereavement or other crisis.

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Wagner The Flying Dutchman Overture Sibelius Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 Enrique Bátiz conductor Jack Liebeck violin A brand-new season of orchestral masterpieces gets off to a dramatic start with Wagner’s exhilarating Overture to The Flying Dutchman, one of his earliest operas. The Violin Concerto by Sibelius is among his best-loved works, combining passionate lyricism with dazzling display. The Concerto finds an exciting exponent in violinist Jack Liebeck, winner of the 2010 Classical BRIT Award for ‘Young British Performer of the Year’. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is one of his most powerful works, charting an intense struggle against the caprices of Fate, culminating in an electrifying finale in which the battle seems to have been won.

James McOran-Campbell Eugene Onegin Ilona Domnich Tatyana Anthony Flaum Lensky Caryl Hughes Olga Alexia Mankovskaya Madam Larina Miriam Sharrad Filipyevna Matthew Stiff Prince Gremin Tatyana, a dreamer, falls in love with the glamorous Onegin whose arrogance conceals an inability to love. The peaceful household is destroyed when Onegin kills his friend Lensky in a duel. Years pass and Onegin once again meets Tatyana, now married to an elderly prince. Her poise and elegance entrance Onegin. But he has missed his moment. A costumed, staged performance with 30-piece orchestra of Tchaikovsky’s lyric scenes based on Pushkin’s verse novel. Sung in Russian with surtitles.

All proceeds of this concert will go towards supporting the RMBF. Tickets £35, £27.50 and £25: prices include a free souvenir programme

Stephen Medcalf director Toby Purser conductor

Tickets £40, £32.50, £25,£15 Encore £5 off top 3 prices RPO Friends’ discounts apply

Tickets £39, £22, £12


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Friday 21 September, 7.30pm

Tasmin Little with the Orpheus Sinfonia Goss The Shard (2011) Brahms Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No.5 Tasmin Little violin Thomas Carroll conductor Tasmin Little, described by The Independent as ‘Britain’s finest violinist’, joins the Orpheus Sinfonia to play one of the most loved concertos of all time – the Brahms Violin Concerto, written for Joachim who enthused that ‘this rich concerto always arouses strong feelings in me...’

Friday 28, Saturday 29, 7.30pm, Sunday 30 September, 7pm

An Evening with David Sedaris With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humour writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Presented by Kilimanjaro Live.

Concessions available

Stephen Bell conductor Southbank Sinfonia Southbank Sinfonia is taking off in a time machine and we’re inviting all intrepid time-travellers for the trip as we explore the countries, continents and characters that helped shape the music of today. Our crew of merry musicians will guide you through the best bits that classical music has to offer, popping on the brakes at Cadogan Hall 2012 for our 10th birthday celebration.

Come along from 10.45am for exciting themed craft activities, refreshments and a chance to meet the musicians.

The evening concludes with Beethoven’s almighty 5th Symphony – the work that ‘if all the musicians in the world played this piece simultaneously, the planet would go off its axis.’ Goethe

Encore members and Orpheus Friends: 10% discount

Saturday Spectacular Family Concert Let’s Celebrate!

Saturday Spectaculars are a great way for families to enjoy classical music in an informal and fun environment.

The concert begins with The Shard by Stephen Goss, an exciting and fresh piece, featured by Channel 4 in their documentary about the Shard.

Tickets £30, £25, £15, £10

Saturday 29 September, 11.30am

Tickets £35

Tickets £6 children £8 adults £24 family of four RBKC school children – one child goes free with every adult


Future highlights

Tuesday 2 October, 7.30pm

Vienna Boys Choir Kerem Sezen conductor For their return to the UK, the Vienna Boys Choir have devised a very Viennese programme, with music from composers closely linked to the choir’s history, contemporary composers, and its own arrangements of music by the Strauss family. Nothing reflects the Viennese mind and spirit quite like polkas and waltzes by Strauss.

Sunday 7 October, 7.30pm

Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg Via Japan Jane Birkin makes a rare London appearance singing the songs of her late partner Serge Gainsbourg. Jane was Serge’s muse and this special concert is a reinterpretation of his repertoire performed by Jane with a group of very special musicians, with whom she first performed in Japan soon after the earthquake.

Saturday 13 October, 7.30pm

Seth Lakeman plus special guests Celebrated folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman has released six albums, including 2004’s Mercurynominated Kitty Jay and his latest offering, Tales from the Barrel House. His intense violin riffs accompany both foot-stomping anthems and thought-provoking ballads.



Tuesday 16 October, 7.30pm

Wednesday 21 November, 7.30pm

Tuesday 18 December, 3pm & 7.30pm

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

The RAF in Concert

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Cracker

Beethoven Symphony No.1 Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 Bruch Scottish Fantasy Joshua Bell violin/director ‘Bell reached the silver gleam at the top of the acrobatic opening phrase without any sweat; yet his fluency never became mechanical. Cadenza flourishes contained genuine fire; his adagio wept but avoided the sentimental. And the Academy kept pace beautifully. A new golden age might be here.’ The Independent, April 2012

The hugely popular Royal Air Force in Concert tour returns to Cadogan Hall with a special Diamond Jubilee salute to Her Majesty The Queen. Join the RAF’s finest musicians for a thrilling evening of first-class entertainment as they celebrate some of the musical highlights during the Queen’s 60-year reign.

Known for its blend of yuletide magic, Christmas Cracker is a firm favourite with RPO audiences. Back for two concerts this year, the Orchestra is joined by Mary Carewe and Michael Dore to delight you with such merriments as Have Yourself a Merry Christmas, Mary’s Boy Child, Sleigh Ride, The Little Road to Bethlehem and not forgetting the sing-along carols.


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Food and drink Local Dining

The Chelsea Brasserie

Oakley Bar and Café Food Our brand new food counter in the Oakley Room offers concert goers a new food experience this season. Choose from a mouth-watering display of small plate dishes, salads, sandwiches, desserts and cakes. Indulge yourself in a glass of wine specially chosen to complement your meal. Open ninety minutes before performances and during intervals.

Bars Cadogan Hall’s bars offer a large selection of champagne, wines, spirits, beer, soft drinks and tea and coffee. For your added convenience, why not pre-order your interval drinks at the bar before the performance and have them ready and waiting for you?

Gallery Bar Customers sitting in the gallery can obtain pre-concert and interval drinks from the Gallery Bar at some concerts.

7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG 020 7881 5999 Pre-concert offer: £21.00 for two courses and a glass of Prosecco per person (when ordered before 7pm) Located right on Sloane Square, The Chelsea Brasserie is the ideal place for lunch or dinner for those living in or visiting Chelsea and Knightsbridge. Head Chef, Simon Henbery (ex-Fifteen) offers modernEuropean cuisine combining produce of the highest quality and fresh ingredients.

The Botanist Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE 020 7730 0077 Pre-concert offer: two courses for £20/ 3 courses £25 (Order between 5.30-6.15pm)

Great Taste at The Cadogan Hotel 21 Pont Street, London SW1X 9SG 020 7201 6619


Getting to Cadogan Hall

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 48 hours prior to any given performance will be released for general sale.

The easiest way to travel to Cadogan Hall is by public transport. Located two minutes walk from Sloane Square Tube, served by District and Circle lines, just one stop from Victoria station which has both mainline and additional Tube connections.

Sloane Square Underground


Two minutes walk Upon exiting Sloane Square 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.

A limited number of bays are available on Sloane Terrace, Wilbraham Place and Sedding Street after 6.30pm.

Bus Sloane Street one minute walk 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 one minute walk Taxis are numerous in the area and there is a taxi rank located on Sloane Square opposite the Underground Station.

Wheelchair users

Special Offer from Union Car Parks Discounted car parking for Cadogan Hall performers and customers at Whiteland House Car Park, just ten minutes’ walk from Cadogan Hall. Audience Members Union Car Parks are kindly offering a discount to Cadogan Hall patrons who present a ticket for a Cadogan Hall evening concert. Parking will cost £4.50 per hour from 18.00. (Normal starting hourly price is £6.50) Artists and Performers 10% off parking costs. Please book in advance by telephone or online at

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.

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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.

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Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

To book in person the Box Office is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 3pm-8pm on concert days only.

All bookings subject to a £2.50 transaction fee. Tickets are posted unless the performance is within seven days where tickets will be held for collection.

This is a secure site available 24 hours a day. All bookings subject to a £2.50 transaction fee. Using our venue viewer technology you can check the view of the stage from every seat in the hall.

Concessions and student tickets

Conditions of sale

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. A limited number of £10 student tickets are available for many of our concerts. For availability, please call the Box Office on 020 7730 4500.

Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded. Only one discount is available per booking. Children under five will not be admitted to Cadogan Hall except for family shows, where children over the age of one must have their own seats. We reserve the right to remove children from the auditorium if they are not well behaved. 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.

Gift Vouchers Cadogan Hall gift vouchers can be exchanged for tickets to any performance at Cadogan Hall. They are available in denominations of £50, £20, £10 and £5 and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Gift vouchers will be posted directly to you (unfortunately we cannot send gift vouchers to overseas addresses).

To buy your gift vouchers:

Group discounts

In person from the Box Office 5 Sloane Terrace, London sw1x 9dq

Cadogan Hall offers generous discounts for groups of six or more. Discounts vary according to event so please call 020 7730 5744 for further information or to make a group booking.

Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Data Protection


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.

By phone 020 7730 4500 Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Redeeming your gift vouchers couldn’t be easier. Book tickets for the concert of your choice by telephone, online, by post or in person at the Box Office. You may pay for all or part of the tickets with your vouchers. If the value of your voucher is more than the cost of your tickets your change (in vouchers) will be sent to you with your ticket (to the nearest £1). If your ticket purchase comes to more than the value of the voucher then you can pay the rest of the amount by credit card or in cash at the Box Office.

ENCORE MEMBERS Priority line to our Box Office exclusively for Encore members – please note the number in your welcome letter.

Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Cadogan Hall would like to thank the following Corporate members for their support:

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