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May - August 2013

Resident Orchestra at Cadogan Hall Something Different in our AUTUMN Season The Orchestra’s autumn season highlights include several outstanding soloists. Natasha Paremski returns to Cadogan Hall to perform Schumann’s beautiful Piano Concerto as does the ever-popular virtuosic violinist Tasmin Little to perform Bruch’s most famous composition, his Violin Concerto No.1. Talented trumpeter Allen Vizzutti travels from the USA for a concert devoted to all things brass. Alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s brass section, this irresistible and accessible programme will delight audiences with music by British and American composers, from Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man to Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue. Vizzutti will impress us further with his very own compositions, Prism: Shards of Colour for brass and percussion, Fire Dance and Del Staigers’ arrangement of The Carnival of Venice. A truly entertaining evening not to be missed.

Wednesday 18th September 2013, 7.30pm Dvorˇák Carnival Overture Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Symphony No.7 Dvorˇák Paul Daniel Conductor Natasha Paremski Violin

TOP BRASS! Thursday 17th October 2013, 7.30pm Programme to include: Copland Fanfare for the Common Man Walton arr. Eric Crees Spitfire Prelude and Fugue Vizzutti Prism: Shards of Colour for brass and percussion Broughton Fanfares, Marches, Hymns and Finale Tovey Pictures in the Smoke Arlen arr. Allen Vizzutti Somewhere Over the Rainbow Traditional arr. Del Staigers The Carnival of Venice Vizzutti Fire Dance Bramwell Tovey Conductor Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brass section

Saturday 19th October 2013, 7.30pm Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No.1 Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’ Bramwell Tovey Conductor Tasmin Little Violin

Ticket prices: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 (RPO friends’ and groups’ discounts apply)

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This summer season at Cadogan Hall you can look forward to a range of events for everyone. Classical Among the highlights of the season is the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky Cycle in May. This renowned Russian orchestra performs three concerts celebrating the key works of Tchaikovsky, featuring three excellent soloists. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues with one of their most diverse seasons yet – there is a concert devoted to the music of Leonard Bernstein and Mozart fans can enjoy his famous Requiem, alongside Symphony No.40 on 18 May. The BBC Proms return to Cadogan Hall for another season of Monday Chamber Music Proms and Saturday Matinees, all details can be found on pages 20 to 25. Choral The Tallis Scholars return in May with an interesting programme marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Carlos Gesualdo. Islington Choral Society performs Elgar’s The Music Makers, Barts Choir sings Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Magnificat and we welcome back the wonderful King’s Singers in June. Contemporary The focus this season is on the West End and Broadway! Ruthie Henshall, Maria Friedman and Kim Criswell will treat us to three feel-good concerts featuring songs from some of your favourite shows. Out to Lunch From 4 July through to the end of August Cadogan Hall comes alive on Thursday lunch times with our series of free jazz concerts, ‘Out to Lunch’. Check our website and posters to find out which artists and ensembles are performing or just turn up and enjoy a sandwich with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Contents At a Glance

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May 6 June 12 July 17 BBC Proms


August 26 Future Highlights


Food and Drink


Booking Information


Getting to Cadogan Hall



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At a glance May-August 2013 May




Saturday 4 May, 7.30pm Paul Brady


Friday 17 May, 7.30pm London Chamber Orchestra


Saturday 25 May, 11.30am 9 Saturday Spectacular Family Concert

Thursday 9 May, 7.30pm Jazz Divas: Clare Teal


Saturday 18 May, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Friday 10 May, 7.30pm Moscow State Symphony Orchestra


Monday 20 May, 7.30pm Moscow State Symphony Orchestra


10 Monday 27 May, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Qatar Year of Culture Celebration

Saturday 11 May, 12 noon Crash Bang Wallop! Family Concert


Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm Academy of St Martin in the Fields


Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm Moscow State Symphony Orchestra


Friday 24 May, 7.30 and Saturday 25 May, 3pm and 7.30pm London Gay Men’s Chorus




Wednesday 29 May, 7.30pm The Tallis Scholars


Thursday 30 May, 6.30pm Ed Harcourt


Friday 31 May, 7.30pm Orchestra Pro-Musica Uganda




Monday 3 June, 7.30pm Royal College of Music Rising Stars


Monday 10 June, 7.30pm Royal College of Music Rising Stars


Monday 17 June, 7.30pm Royal College of Music Rising Stars


Tuesday 4 June, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Tuesday 11 June, 7.30pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra



Friday 7 June, 7.30pm 100 years of Jazz


Friday 14 June, 7.30pm Jazz Divas: Stacey Kent


Wednesday 19 June and Friday 21 June, 7.30pm The Korean Cultural Centre UK


Saturday 8 June, 7.30pm Sussex Festival Choir


Saturday 15 June, 7.30pm The King’s Singers


Saturday 29 June, 7.30pm Salomon Orchestra Sunday 30 June, 6.30pm Islington Choral Society







Thursday 4 July, 7.30pm London Phoenix Orchestra


Thursday 11 July, 7.30pm Orpheus Sinfonia


Saturday 20 July, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 1


Friday 5 July, 7.30pm An Evening with Ida Haendel


Monday 15 July, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 1


Monday 22 July, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 2


Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm Lewisham Choral Society



Monday 29 July, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 3


Sunday 7 July, 7.30pm RCM Junior Department Symphony Orchestra


Tuesday 16 July and Wednesday 17 July, 7.30pm Barts Choir Thursday 18 July, 7.30pm Jazz Divas: Claire Martin






Thursday 1 August, 7.30pm Kim Criswell


Saturday 10 August, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 3


Saturday 24 August, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 4


Saturday 3 August, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 2


Monday 12 August, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 5


Monday 26 August, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 7



Saturday 31 August, 3pm BBC Proms Saturday Matinee 5


Monday 5 August, 1pm BBC Proms Chamber Music 4 Thursday 8 August, 7.30pm Ruthie Henshall

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Thursday 15 August, 7.30pm Maria Friedman PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC

Treat yourself to an hour of chamber music each Monday lunchtime in a diverse

series of concerts reflecting Proms 23 Monday 19 August, 1pm artists, anniversaries and special focuses. PROMS SATURDAY MATINEES Chamber Music 6 BBCto Proms The BBC Proms returns Cadogan Hall for Explore musical territory old and new


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. For all ticket information please see page 7, or explore the full Proms season at

Keep up to date with the latest news and behind-the-scenes insights on the Proms blog, by joining the email newsletter, finding us on Facebook ( or following us on Twitter (@bbcproms; #bbcproms).

with focuses on the Baroque and on contemporary music, with new commissions and premieres


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Saturday 4 May, 7.30pm

Thursday 9 May, 7.30pm

Paul Brady

Jazz Divas: Clare Teal

Plus support

with the Clare Teal Big Band

Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multiinstrumentalist is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and successful artists. He crosses musical boundaries again and again, incorporating folk, rock, blues, traditional Irish and classic pop styles into his song writing. An evening with Paul Brady on stage is a captivating experience, and this great talent can easily be compared to his contemporaries such as Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Richard Thompson and Mark Knopfler.

Grant Windsor music director Our very own Queen of Swing celebrates the music of her heroines, the leading ladies of the big band stage: Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Doris Day and many of their glamorous contemporaries. The multi award-winning singer and BBC Radio 2 broadcaster also demonstrates the influence these characters have had on her own acclaimed catalogue of work, with the help of a top flight big band, starring many members of her beloved BBC Big Band. Songs to include: The Folks Who Live On The Hill, Too Darn Hot, Get Happy, Secret Love, Feelin’ Good, more modern classics Why, Sing It Back and Bright Side Of The Road, plus a selection of Clare’s original songs. This is a not-to-be-missed evening of ‘feel good’ music inspired by the greats and played by the best. Also in the Jazz Divas series: Stacey Kent & Her Musicians (Friday 14 June), Claire Martin & The Great American Songbook (Thursday 18 July).


Tickets £25

Tickets £27, £22, £15 ENCORE Members: top price tickets for £22 Series discounts available

May 2013

Cadogan Hall


Zurich International Concert Series


Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky Cycle Pavel Kogan co n d u ctor

Friday 10 May, 7.30pm

Tchaikovsky Cycle 1 Tatiana Kolesova Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky


M a rc h e S l av e Piano Concerto No.1 Symphony No.4

Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm

Tchaikovsky Cycle 2 Nina Kotova For almost seven decades, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has been recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the classic Russian composers. An L.A. Times critic recently said the orchestra ‘might well be the world’s least-heralded great orchestra’. Since Pavel Kogan became Music Director he has earned the orchestra a high reputation for artistic excellence and in 2011 his name went into a list of the ten greatest conductors of the 20th century. Along with a line-up of virtuosic young soloists this series of concerts celebrating the key works of Tchaikovsky is a treat not to be missed.

Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky


Francesca da Rimini Ro c o c o Va r i at i o n s Symphony No.5

Monday 20 May, 7.30pm

Tchaikovsky Cycle 3

Natalia Lomeiko v i o l i n Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky

P o l o n a i s e & Wa lt z f r o m E u g e n e O n e g i n Violin Concerto Symphony No.6

T ick e ts £39, £32, £26, £18



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Saturday 11 May, 12 noon

Friday 17 May, 7.30pm

Saturday 18 May, 7.30pm

Crash Bang Wallop! Family Concert

London Chamber Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven Egmont Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor) Beethoven Symphony No.3 (Eroica)

Mozart Symphony No.40 Mozart Requiem

Little Red Riding Hood’s Brass Extravaganza Copland Simple Gifts Offenbach Orpheus and the Underworld City of London Sinfonia Claire Bloor presenter Grab your coat and granny’s lunch because the brass section of City of London Sinfonia is taking you into the woods to visit Little Red Riding Hood. Join our presenter Claire Bloor for a musical retelling of the classic fairytale, as she helps you spot the instruments, meet the music and avoid the big, bad wolf! From 11am: Pre-concert activities including Meet the Musicians, Percussion Zoo and Minute Maestro conducting. Concert is most suitable for children aged three to six years. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Riyad Nicolas piano Christopher Warren-Green conductor Christopher Warren Green and LCO champion another young musician by inviting pianist Riyad Nicholas to perform Beethoven’s signature piece: the Emperor Concerto. It is always challenging for a young musician to take on seminal works which have already been performed to perfection by distinguished, revered artists. Riyad’s pedigree is strong; even at the age of 23 he has many prizes under his fingers. It was after what is described as a failed attempt to perform this piano concerto in 1811 that Beethoven gave in to his deafness and did not perform in public again. The Warren-Green/LCO mix has gained a notable reputation for their Beethoven performances. ‘Their Beethoven ninth was one of the best I have ever heard’. (The Times)

Tickets £8 adult, £6 children, £24 for family of four

City of London Choir Rachel Nicholls soprano Sarah Pring mezzo-soprano David Danholt tenor Njabulo Madlala baritone Hilary Davan Wetton conductor An essential concert for Mozart lovers, boasting two of his most scintillating masterpieces. Mozart’s Great G minor Symphony, No.40, was his penultimate work in the genre, written when the composer was at the peak of his powers. After its unmistakeable opening bars, full of intrigue and mystery, the Symphony unfolds into music ranging from elegant lyricism to profound drama. Despite the fact that not all of Mozart’s Requiem was completed by Mozart himself, the sheer brilliance of the music makes this one of his most powerful and enduring works.

Tickets £28, £22, £15

Tickets £40, £32.50, £25, £15

Children 16 and under: free (limited availability)

ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices

ENCORE Members: 10% off all tickets

RPO Friends’ discounts apply

May 2013

Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Friday 24 May, 7.30pm & Saturday 25 May, 3pm and 7.30pm

London Gay Men’s Chorus

Britten Centenary Concert


Elgar Introduction and Allegro Britten Lachrymae Sally Beamish Variations on a Theme of Benjamin Britten Arvo Pärt Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Simon Sharp artistic director

Laurence Power viola

Presented by the 120+ strong London Gay Men’s Chorus, Heroes celebrates the activists who blazed a trail, the inspirational icons, the people close to us that we admire and love and the many gay people who’ve quietly contributed to the world.

In celebration of the centenary of Britten’s birth, the Academy is proud to present a special programme featuring a new commission by celebrated British composer Sally Beamish, with acclaimed violist Lawrence Power.

Featuring hit songs by Take That, Pet Shop Boys and David Bowie, expect plenty of POW!, buckets of ZAP!, and a whole load of WHAM!, as the London Gay Men’s Chorus takes you on a comic-strip adventure to infinity & beyond!

There will be a free pre-concert talk prior to the performance.

Tickets £36, £26, £16, £10


Saturday 25 May, 11.30am

Saturday Spectacular Family Concert Dance Fever Richard Sisson presenter Rebecca Miller conductor Southbank Sinfonia Everybody loves to dance, and it’s not just a modern craze. Long before discos and DJs, orchestras unleashed fantastic dance music. With help from the kings of rhythm, Beethoven and Piazzolla, we will take you on a whirlwind tour of the best dance music for orchestra. Saturday Spectaculars are the most fun way for you and your family to connect with orchestral music. Come and be inspired by Southbank Sinfonia’s intrepid young team of musicians. From 10.45am: Get to know the instruments of the orchestra and delve into a variety of free pre-concert activities.

Tickets £37, £28, £23, £15

Tickets Children £5; Adults £8.50; Family ticket: £23 (family of four) RBKC school children – one child goes free with every adult


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Monday 27 May, 7.30pm

Wednesday 29 May, 7.30pm

Thursday 30 May, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Tallis Scholars Tallis at 40: Gesualdo at 400

Ed Harcourt

Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture Musical Celebration Programme includes: Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending David Heath Piano Concerto – El Hedeiya Wael Binali Suite Handel Zadok the Priest Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March Barry Wordsworth conductor Chloë Hanslip violin Amira Fouad piano Royal College of Music Vigala Singers The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents a Musical Celebration of Qatar UK Year of Culture 2013 with English favourites by Vaughan Williams and Elgar. The concert also features world premieres by the distinguished Qatari film composer Wael Binali and renowned British composer David Heath, both commissions dedicated to Qatar UK Year of Culture 2013.

Plus special guests

Choral at Cadogan Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday Lassus Timor et tremor Gallus Mirabile mysterium De Wert Ascendente Jesu in naviculam Appenzeller Musae Jovis De Rore Calami sonum ferentes Hassler Ad Dominum cum tribularer Zielenski Vox in rama Monteverdi Adoramus te Peter Phillips director ‘In this anniversary year of Carlo Gesualdo’s death, it is a pleasure to perform again his astonishing Responsories for Holy Saturday. When our recording of this set first came out in the late ’80s the Gramophone critic wrote: ‘Is this great music or merely weird?’ After many more performances I can say quite clearly that it is both. To complement Gesualdo’s chromatic style we have put together a second half of music which has similar features – experimental, chromatic, ahead of its time – ending with that muchloved arch-revolutionary, Monteverdi.’ Peter Phillips

Tickets £40, £32.50, £25, £15

Tickets £30, £26, £22, £18

6pm Pre-concert Talk (free) for ticketholders

ENCORE Members: £26 for top price tickets

The inimitable Ed Harcourt released his new single Hey Little Bruiser on 25 March, on CCCLX, the new label set up by Sean Adams, founder of ‘Drowned in Sound’. A soaring, piano-led ode to his son (Franklyn), Hey Little Bruiser features guest violin from Ed’s wife Gita Harcourt and delivers the standout line “you got the good bits from your mother and the bad parts from me,” in typically self-deprecating fashion. It’s a highlight of the sublime new LP Back Into The Woods, which was recorded in just six hours at the iconic Abbey Road studios and released in February. ‘One of the most beautiful, heart-breakingly tender albums of the last year, if not decade, if not ever. 9/10.’ (Clash magazine) ‘His best release to date.’ (Sunday Times)

Tickets £17.50, £15, £12.50

May 2013

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Friday 31 May, 7.30pm

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Orchestra Pro-Musica Uganda

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with Sir Roger Norrington and Guy Johnston

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£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 friend’s rate.

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture Elgar Cello Concerto Beethoven Symphony No.6 (Pastoral) Sir Roger Norrington CBE conductor Guy Johnston cello Andrew Bernardi leader Conducted by the world-famous and much respected Sir Roger Norrington CBE, the Orchestra Pro-Musica Uganda is joined by Guy Johnston to play the Elgar Cello Concerto. Since winning BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2000 Guy Johnston has established himself as one of the country’s most sought-after and leading cellists of his generation. This concert is in aid of the Kampala Music School’s 10th Anniversary Appeal, the aim of which is to fund the expansion of the school and the purchase of a new building. Come and enjoy a delightful evening of classical masterworks, while also helping KMS to bring the gift of music to many more students in Uganda. Tickets £32.50, £20, £15

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Monday 3 June, 7.30pm

Tuesday 4 June, 7.30pm

Royal College of Music Rising Stars I

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), D.965 Schubert Sonata (Sonatina) in G minor, D.408 Kurtág Hommage to Robert Schumann, Op.15d Arne Gieshoff New composition Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op.73 Brahms Sextet No.2 in G major, Op.36

Mozart Mia speranza adorata, K.416 Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, K.418 Weber Overture to Euryanthe Mozart Popoli di Tessaglia!, K.316 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 (Pathétique)

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. Future dates: Monday 10 June, 7.30pm Monday 17 June, 7.30pm

Ayako Tanaka soprano Pablo Boggiano conductor A glorious programme encompassing music of sublime wit, high drama and intense emotion. Mozart produced some of the most joyous operatic music ever written, and we are treated to several delights boasting vocal lines of deep expression and breathtaking agility. Weber’s operas have been hugely influential, inspiring the likes of Wagner to embark on his pioneering music dramas. But it is his operatic overtures which are most frequently performed, brimming with energy, intrigue and originality. The programme culminates in the devastating beauty of Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony, a masterpiece of aching emotion and symphonic brilliance.


Tickets £10, students £5

Tickets £40, £32.50, £25, £15

Free for Encore Members, RCM Friends, staff and students

ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices RPO Friends discounts apply

June 2013

Friday 7 June, 7.30pm

Saturday 8 June, 7.30pm

Monday 10 June, 7.30pm

100 Years of Jazz

An Evening of Beethoven

Royal College of Music Rising Stars II

Beethoven Choral Fantasy Beethoven Symphony No.7

Poulenc Sextet Debussy Sonata for flute, viola & harp Ravel Don Quichotte à Dulcinée Fauré L’horizon chimérique, Op.118 Ravel Gaspard de la nuit Fauré La bonne chanson, Op.61

The Jazz Repertory Company Pete Long saxophones, flute, trumpet Enrico Tomasso trumpet, trombone, vocals Nick Dawson piano, clarinet, vocals Dave Chamberlain double bass, guitar, banjo, drums, piano Richard Pite drums, tuba, double bass Georgina Jackson vocals, trumpet The history of jazz from its beginnings in Ragtime through to the present day. The six multi-instrumental jazz virtuosi create a highly entertaining journey through the decades taking in everything from New Orleans to Be Bop, Swing to Latin, Hot to Cool, from Chicago and New York to around the world. An A to Z of jazz’s biggest names from Louis Armstrong to Joe Zawinul live again in the ensemble’s brilliant recreations. The music is interspersed with fascinating stories from the music’s history as well as the inimitable humour of the band’s musical director Pete Long.

Tickets £25, £20, £15

Sinfonia Dada Chiesa Sussex Festival Choir David Lavers piano Stephen Hope conductor Stephen Hope and David Lavers come together for an evening of Beethoven’s music. Included in the programme is the Choral Fantasy for orchestra, piano, soloists and choir, an invigorating piece written in 1808 which was premiered alongside the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.


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. Other dates: Monday 3 June, 7.30pm Monday 17 June, 7.30pm

Following the interval is Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony which was referred to by Richard Wagner as the ‘apotheosis of the dance’. The evening with Stephen Hope, David Lavers, the Sinfonia Dada Chiesa and Sussex Festival Choir is to raise some money for the Alzheimer’s society. David’s father died of Alzheimer’s in February 2011.

Tickets £28

Tickets £10, students £5 Free for Encore members, RCM Friends, staff and students


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Tuesday 11 June, 7.30pm

Friday 14 June, 7.30pm

Saturday 15 June, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Bernstein Night

Jazz Divas: Stacey Kent & Her Musicians

The King’s Singers:

Mary Carewe vocalist Sarah Eyden vocalist Graham Bickley vocalist David Charles Abell conductor

Stacey Kent sings from the soul. She tells her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Since her last appearance at Cadogan Hall in 2009, Stacey’s career has continued to rise to great heights, and she now boasts six best-selling albums plus a string of awards, including the British Jazz Award and BBC Jazz Award for ‘Best Vocalist’. Her international touring schedule keeps her on the road for most of the year, so this rare appearance in concert is not to be missed.

A Tribute to two musical legends – Richard Rodney Bennett and George Shearing

A truly unmissable programme, offering a sumptuous array of film and theatre music by Leonard Bernstein. With songs from West Side Story, Candide, On The Town, Wonderful Town and Trouble in Tahiti, this is an essential concert for Bernstein fans – and for anyone who loves the glamour of Broadway showtunes. There are some orchestra gems too, including the irresistible love theme from On the Waterfront. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is joined for this concert by three star singers, all acclaimed for their powerful and expressive voices. A real treat.

Stacey performs hits from her latest disc, Dreamer In Concert, alongside other favourites and a sneak preview of material from her forthcoming album which is influenced by the Bossa Nova style and Brazilian classics. Performing with Stacey is Jim Tomlinson (saxophone) whose song-writing partnership with the famed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has formed a central plank in Stacey’s recent albums, plus other members of her band.

Tickets £40, £32.50, £25, £15

Tickets £27, £22, £15

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ENCORE Members: top price tickets for £22

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Lullaby of Birdland

Join The King’s Singers, Gwilym Simcock (piano), Malcolm Creese (double bass) and special guest presenter Brian Kay for a musical tribute to two extraordinary artists who mastered the worlds of jazz and classical to great acclaim. Tonight’s performance includes music written especially for The King’s Singers, as well as arrangements of songs from the Great American Songbook including tracks from the hit album Get Happy, which brought The King’s Singers, Bennett and Shearing together in the early 1990s. Pre-Concert Talk: 6.15pm-7pm Brian Kay in conversation with members of The King’s Singers past and present, Lady Ellie Shearing and other friends and collaborators of George and Richard.

Tickets £30, £26, £22, £18

June 2013

Monday 17 June, 7.30pm

Saturday 29 June, 7.30pm

Sunday 30 June, 6.30pm

Royal College of Music Rising Stars III

Salomon Orchestra Celebrates Movie Classics

Islington Choral Society

Britten St Edmonsbury Fanfare Shostakovich Two Fugues – in G major Op.87 No.3 (arr. A. Sutton); in C major Op.87 No.1 (arr. A. Miller) Per Nørgård I Ching (selected movements) Louis Dheudieres New composition Lutosławski Mini Overture Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Music from movies including: Williams Star Wars, Harry Potter Arlen The Wizard of Oz Sample Moulin Rouge Gershwin An American in Paris Jarre Lawrence Of Arabia

Elgar The Music Makers Brian Inglis Highbury Fields (I.C.S. commission, world premiere) Parry Blest Pair of Sirens* Wagner Overture to Die Meistersinger*

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. Other dates: Monday 3 June, 7.30pm Monday 10 June, 7.30pm

Philip Ellis conductor Olivia Safe vocalist London’s leading non-professional orchestra is excited to be celebrating its 50th anniversary year with a vibrant concert of movie classics. Conducted by Philip Ellis and featuring guest vocalist Olivia Safe, Salomon Orchestra plays classic pieces for all generations with music and songs from early technicolor hits like The Wizard Of Oz through to Star Wars and recent blockbusters like Harry Potter.


40th anniversary concert

Camden Chamber Orchestra Katy Bingham-Best alto Michael Bowden musical director Peter J. Williams founder/conductor* Islington Choral Society celebrates 40 years of music making with a performance of The Music Makers, Elgar’s masterly setting of O’Shaughnessy’s poem on the power and inspiration of music. The programme includes the world premiere of Highbury Fields, commissioned by the choir from Brian Inglis, with words by Charles Hart, to evoke the area where the choir is based.

A full symphony orchestra of high-calibre musicians enthusiastically performing for the love of it, Salomon Orchestra also works with a different conductor for each concert, making every show unique.

Founding conductor, Peter J. Williams, returns to conduct Parry’s magnificent setting of Milton’s Blest Pair of Sirens and the Prelude to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger.

Tickets £10, students £5

Tickets £20, £16, £12

Tickets £24, £20, £16, £12

Free for Encore Members, RCM Friends, staff and students

Concessions (students, OAPs and Encore Members): £2 off the ticket price

Concessions and Groups of 5+: top price tickets for £20


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2 1 S T C E N T U RY T R A D I T I O N AT C A D O G A N H A L L Wednesday 19 June at 7.30pm


The first-ever British concert by Korean cult legends Geomungo Factory, who’ve taken the geomungo – an ancient form of zither, played with a stick – and explored its future as well as its past. “You can’t make innovations if you don’t know the tradition”, they say, so the first half of this concert explores the throbbing, percussive, cello-like sounds of four geomungos. They let rip in the second half with their own compositions – dark, fascinating pieces that seem to evoke the sound world of Steve Reich, and include new instruments that they have created. “The music of Geomungo Factory sounds very contemporary and very ancient at the same time. A deep, muscular sound, both percussive and melodic, is at the heart of their musical world” Simon Broughton/Songlines All tickets £15 + bkg

Friday 21 June at 7.30pm


– Ahn Sook-Sun

Pansori is Korean musical drama which delivers myths that have been passed on orally – with no musical notation, pansori is limitless and exciting, combining passion and humour. One of the greatest of all pansori singers, Ahn Sook-Sun, was the first Korean artist to play the Edinburgh International Festival, and has also played Womad. She makes a very rare appearance in London with a musical ensemble for this special programme which features Heungboga, one of the five great works of the pansori tradition, and also includes music for gayageum (a 12-string plucked instrument rather like the koto or zheng) and geomungo. “Often described as Korean opera, the description is misleading – it wasn’t an aristocratic creation, but mixes elements of folk music and shamanism. The intimacy, the translation, the audience and the ambience are just as important as the music. When all that comes together, pansori really is one of the world’s great musical art forms” Simon Broughton/Songlines All tickets £15 + bkg

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July 2013

Thursday 4 July, 7.30 pm

Friday 5 July, 7.30pm

London Phoenix Orchestra

An Evening With Ida Haendel

A Night at the Movies III

Hosted by Rob Cowan

Korngold The Sea Hawk Barry Out of Africa Bennett Murder on the Orient Express Suite Williams E.T.: Adventures on Earth Elfman Batman Suite Walton Henry V: Two Pieces for Strings Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Ida Haendel violin Misha Dacic piano Rob Cowan host

London Phoenix Orchestra returns to Cadogan for a colourful programme of music from the Silver Screen. From the swashbuckling bravado of Korngold’s Sea Hawk to the magical adventure of E.T., relive your favourite movie moments in a concert that has a little bit of everything.

Tickets £15, £12. Concessions: £9



Ida Haendel, one of the most prolific and influential violinists of our time, joins Rob Cowan in a special evening of music and conversation. Haendel’s seductive style has captivated audiences for decades, and she shows no sign of slowing down. During the evening, Rob Cowan and Ida Haendel discuss her illustrious career, followed by a programme designed to showcase her legendary style with some of her favourite repertoire, including works by her late teacher, Enescu. This event is the finale of a week of celebrations of Ida Haendel’s music, which includes a masterclass at the Royal College of Music.

Tickets £38, £28, £18


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At Cadogan Hall Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm

Sunday 7 July, 7pm

Awake the Psaltery and Harp: Modern Choral Masterpieces

RCM Junior Department Symphony Orchestra

Eric Whitacre Cloudburst Eric Whitacre When David Heard Janácˇek Otcˇe Náš (The Lord’s Prayer) Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Britten Simple Symphony Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Elgar Symphony No.3

Lewisham Choral Society Dan Ludford-Thomas conductor Nico de Villiers piano


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Lewisham Choral Society’s summer concert showcases four iconic works from the modern choral repertoire, united by their lyrical vocal writing combined with striking instrumentation. These dramatic works alternate passages of quiet contemplation with dynamic outpourings of energy. The programme includes two works by one of the world’s leading composers of contemporary choral music, Eric Whitacre. Leoš Janácˇek’s six-movement setting of The Lord’s Prayer, Otcˇe Náš (1906), is scored for choir and tenor solo, with a beautiful organ and harp accompaniment. Leonard Bernstein too uses harp, percussion, solo and choral voices in his Chichester Psalms (1965). Tickets £22, £20, £16, £14, £12

Laura Samuel violin Richard Dickins conductor The RCMJD Symphony Orchestra is one of five orchestras in the Junior Department and represents some of the finest young musical talent in the country. With over 90 members it performs termly at the RCM and at external venues. Their age range is 15–18, and many of the orchestra are current members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. The Orchestra studies a wide and demanding repertoire, often works with distinguished soloists and has toured throughout Europe and the USA.

Tickets £20 Concessions: £10

July 2013

Thursday 11 July, 7.30pm

Orpheus Sinfonia Grand Finale

Tuesday 16 July and Wednesday 17 July, 7.30pm

Barts Choir

Goss Concerto for Saxophone, Cello and Piano (world premiere) Beethoven Symphony No.9 (Choral)

Programme includes: Vivaldi Gloria Bach Magnificat in D major

Pete Whyman saxophone Thomas Carroll cello Graham Caskie piano Thomas Carroll and Toby Purser conductors

Ivor Setterfield conductor Trafalgar Sinfonia

This evening marks the end of our Beethoven Cycle. We finish, as one should, with his iconic masterpiece the Choral Symphony, his ninth. This symphony, one of the greatest compositions ever written, has become a world-wide musical symbol for peace. We are very excited and privileged to be performing it at the end of a wonderful journey. Orpheus Sinfonia is also thrilled to be giving another premiere by our wonderful composer-in-residence, Stephen Goss. This triple concerto is a marvellous fusion of styles with a completely unique sound world.

Vivaldi’s Gloria (one of three he composed) is his best known and most popular piece of sacred music. Bach’s Magnificat in D major is a refinement of his earlier Magnificat in E flat with which he successfully sought to seize the attention of his congregation on his arrival at St Thomas’s Church in Leipzig as a young composer and the 12 short movements provide compelling tasters of many styles of his music which he developed over many years there.

An orchestra, several choirs, two conductors, seven soloists, a masterpiece, a new triple concerto – it is an evening not to be missed. Tickets £30, £25, £15, £10 10% discount for Friends of the Orpheus Foundation 10% discount for Encore Members.

Tickets £25, £22.50, £19, £15


Thursday 18 July, 7.30pm

Jazz Divas: Claire Martin The Great American Songbook The Claire Martin Quartet Claire Martin has been a driving force behind the UK jazz scene for the past 25 years and has won many accolades, including a British Jazz Award no less than six times. Her massive contribution to music was noted in 2011 when she was the proud recipient of an OBE. She has recorded 15 albums, collaborating with musical luminaries including Stephane Grappelli and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, and regularly co-presents the BBC Radio 3 programme ‘Jazz Line Up’ with Julian Joseph on top of her busy touring schedule. Tonight’s concert programme, performed by Claire with her superb trio, features classic love songs from the Great American Songbook. Optimistic and uplifting, these hugely popular musical gems originating from the 1920s-1950s era will include: Gershwin’s How Long Has This Been Going On?, Cole Porter’s Get Out of Town, Irving Berlin’s Cheek to Cheek, Thelonious Monk’s Round Midnight, Rogers and Hart’s I Didn’t Know What Time It Was, and many more. Tickets £27, £22, £15 ENCORE Members: top price tickets for £22

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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. For all ticket information please see page 25, 7, or explore the full Proms season at

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


Luk Van Eeckhout


Sussie Ahlburg

Marco Borggreve

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PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC 1 1.00pm–c2.00pm


PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC 2 1.00pm–c2.00pm




Violin Sonata

Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 1



Chwaπa tobie, Gospodzinie Cracovia civitas

Violin Sonata in G major, K379

Cantata ‘Pensieri notturni di Filli’




Dixit angelus ad Petrum Et valde mane

Partita Vilde Frang violin Michail Lifits piano Ahead of her Proms concerto debut with the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds (Prom 31), Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang explores the cool contours and tart syncopations of Ravel’s jazzinfluenced Violin Sonata with German pianist Michail Lifits. An expressive Partita from centenary composer Lutosπawski and the lyrical dialogue of Mozart’s 1781 Sonata in G, K379, complete the first programme of the Proms Chamber Music series at Cadogan Hall.

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Concerto grosso in A major for four violins, Op. 7 No. 1

Handel Cantata ‘Tra le fiamme’

Corelli Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6 No. 12 Sophie Bevan soprano Academy of Ancient Music Richard Egarr director/harpsichord

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Zielen´ski Mihi autem nimis


Neue liebliche Intraden und frölichen Polnischen Täntzen – Intrada; Chorea polonica; Gaillarde

Marenzio Lamentabatur Jacob Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi

The year is 1707 and a young composer from Saxony, George Frideric Handel, has come to Rome to hear the music of the great violinist and innovator Arcangelo Corelli. In the first of the five Proms Saturday Matinees, Richard Egarr, Sophie Bevan and the Academy of Ancient Music examine Handel’s vivacious Italian cantatas in the context of virtuosic concerti grossi by Corelli and his younger contemporary Giuseppe Valentini, linked by duo keyboard interludes by Prince Giambattista Borghese’s court harpsichordist, Bernardo Pasquini.


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Tryumfuj, wierny poddany Huelgas Ensemble Paul Van Nevel conductor Continuing the exploration of Polish music in this year’s Proms, Paul Van Nevel and the Flemish singers and instrumentalists of the Huelgas Ensemble explore the little-known choral music of 15th- and 16thcentury Poland. Motets by Polish composers Mikoπaj Zielen´ski and Krzysztof Klabon are contrasted with works by Christoph Demantius and Johannes Wanning in a programme of intriguing polyphonic discoveries from the archives of the University Library of Warsaw that includes the earliest surviving setting of a Polish text: ‘Chwaπa tobie, Gospodzinie’ (Praise to Thee, O Lord).


Colin Bell


Peter Warren

Sussie Alhburg

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PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC 3 1.00pm–c2.00pm


PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC 4 1.00pm–c2.00pm




Canticle I ‘My beloved is mine’ A Charm of Lullabies Night Piece (Notturno) Songs from the Chinese Canticle II ‘Abraham and Isaac’ Master Kilby

Prelude and Fugue

Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano James Gilchrist tenor Christoph Denoth guitar Imogen Cooper piano

Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli

Holberg Suite – Praeludium Lyric Pieces – Grandmother’s Minuet, Op. 68 No. 2 19 Norwegian Folk Songs – Gjendine’s Lullaby, Op. 66 No. 19 Lyric Pieces – March of the Dwarfs, Op. 54 No. 3

A sequence of bittersweet works by Benjamin Britten for the third Proms Chamber Music concert. Pianist Imogen Cooper revisits music she first played as a student, Night Piece (Notturno), and accompanies Christianne Stotijn and James Gilchrist in Britten’s unnerving story of absolute faith, Abraham and Isaac. The sublimated eroticism of My beloved is mine, the gentle curves of A Charm of Lullabies, the brittle elegance of Songs from the Chinese (with guitarist Christoph Denoth) and the tart miniature Master Kilby give an intimate portrait of the composer.

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St Paul’s Suite

L. Berkeley

Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila

Tippett Britten Phaedra

Diana Burrell Blaze BBC commission: world premiere

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano


Britten Sinfonia Sian Edwards conductor

The Threepenny Opera – suite

Two great British works for voice and string orchestra appear in the second Proms Saturday Matinee, which focuses on Britten and his peers. Sarah Connolly joins conductor Sian Edwards and the Britten Sinfonia in Britten’s searing final vocal work, Phaedra, and a rare performance of Lennox Berkeley’s intensely felt Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila, premiered by Kathleen Ferrier in 1948. In addition to featuring classics of the string orchestra repertoire in Holst’s St Paul’s Suite and Tippett’s Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli, the programme includes Britten’s inventive Prelude and Fugue for 18-part string orchestra.

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Piazzolla Oblivion

Bizet Carmen – Suite No. 2 tenThing Ahead of her Royal Albert Hall concerto debut (Prom 48), Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth brings her all-female 10-piece brass ensemble tenThing to Cadogan Hall for this colourful Proms Chamber Music concert. A bold new work by the British composer Diana Burrell is the centrepiece of a virtuosic programme of tangos, seguidillas, habaneras and serenades from Grieg, Piazzolla and Bizet, arranged for tenThing by Jarle Storløkken.

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Sussie Ahlburg

Andrew Price

Chris Dunlop/EMI Classics

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PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC 5 1.00pm–c2.00pm

PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC 6 1.00pm–c2.00pm


Gustav Holst


Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda


Imogen Holst

Imogen Holst

Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go?

Phantasy Quartet

Sir Harrison Birtwistle


The Moth Requiem

The Curlew

BBC co-commission with the Danish National Vocal Ensemble: UK premiere

Couperin, arr. T. Adès

Young Apollo


L. Berkeley Serenade for strings



Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings (Piano Concerto No. 1)


Rainier Movement for strings


world premiere

Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge


Alison Balsom trumpet Camerata Ireland Barry Douglas piano/director Pianist Barry Douglas directs Camerata Ireland in its Proms debut with a programme continuing the season’s focus on the music of Benjamin Britten and his contemporaries. Withdrawn from performance for 40 years after its 1939 premiere, Britten’s Young Apollo opens a sequence of works of brittle, edgy beauty, including the world premiere of Priaulx Rainier’s 1951 Movement for strings. Lennox Berkeley’s Serenade for strings and Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge frame a performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1, whose witty trumpet part is played by Alison Balsom.

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interspersed with a selection of motets from The Eton Choirbook (15th century) BBC Singers Nash Ensemble Nicholas Kok conductor Nicholas Kok conducts the UK premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem for women’s voices, alto flute and three harps, a dream-like incantation of the names of the dustier cousins of the sun-loving butterfly. Pre-Reformation motets preserved in the Eton Choirbook thread through the BBC Singers’ alluring programme of works by Gustav Holst and his daughter Imogen, including the third set of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda for female voices and harp, as a prelude to tonight’s performance of Indra.

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Les baricades mistérieuses Robin Tritschler tenor London Conchord Ensemble More English music at Cadogan Hall as Robin Tritschler sings Peter Warlock’s wistful 1922 setting of poetry by W. B. Yeats, The Curlew, with the London Conchord Ensemble. Written when she was still a student, Imogen Holst’s nostalgic 1928 Phantasy Quartet could almost be mistaken for a work by her teacher, Vaughan Williams. Poulenc’s neo-Classical Sextet for wind and piano dates from the following decade and was premiered in Paris in 1940. Another modern take on a much older style of music comes in Thomas Adès’s richly coloured arrangement of François Couperin’s Les baricades mistérieuses.

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Jan Nordström/Camerata Nordica


Anders Bergersen

Paul Marc Mitchell

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PROMS CHAMBER MUSIC 7 1.00pm–c2.00pm


Purcell, arr. Britten




String Quartet No. 3

Simple Symphony




Paroles tissées

Piano Quintet in F minor

Little Music for strings

L. Berkeley, Britten, Oldham, Searle, Tippett, Walton

Signum Quartet Christian Ihle Hadland piano


Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger’s Round) with new variations by Tansy Davies and John Woolrich BBC commission: world premiere

Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Ben Johnson tenor Richard Watkins horn English Chamber Orchestra Paul Watkins conductor

Nearly 21 years after her death, Elizabeth Maconchy remains one of 20th-century Britain’s most alluring forgotten voices. International in outlook, she wrote music of great lyricism and subtlety, closer to the sound-world of Central Europe than to that of the English musical establishment. Today the Signum Quartet, one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists, pairs Maconchy’s Bartók-influenced String Quartet No. 3 with another work of meticulously compressed emotionalism, Brahms’s F minor Piano Quintet. Norwegian pianist and fellow NGA Christian Ihle Hadland joins them.

To mark the coronation in 1953, Lennox Berkeley, Britten, Arthur Oldham, Humphrey Searle, Tippett and Walton composed a series of variations on ‘Sellinger’s Round’, a melody harmonised four centuries earlier by William Byrd and orchestrated in 1953 by Imogen Holst. Today the English Chamber Orchestra adds two new variations to the set, by John Woolrich and Tansy Davies, in a matinee that also features two vivid works written for tenor Peter Pears: Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings and Lutosπawski’s Paroles tissées.

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Elegy for strings world premiere


Walton Sonata for strings Catherine Bullock viola Camerata Nordica Terje Tønnesen violin/director The focus on Benjamin Britten and his contemporaries continues with the world premiere of his Elegy for strings. Written six years before the Simple Symphony, this eloquent early miniature is contrasted with works by Tippett and Walton in the Proms debut of Camerata Nordica. Violinist Terje Tønnesen directs the Swedish ensemble as well as viola player Catherine Bullock in Lachrymae, arranged for string orchestra by Britten in the last year of his life. Tippett’s Little Music for strings and Walton’s Sonata for strings, another 1970s arrangement of a 1940s work, complete an all-British string ensemble matinee.

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TICKET INFORMATION Ticket Prices Stalls: £12.00; Centre Gallery: £10.00 Day Seats (Side Gallery): £5.00

Ben Ealovega




Dowland The King of Denmark’s Galliard Can she excuse my wrongs (The Earl of Essex’s Galliard) Flow, my tears (Lachrimae antiquae) My thoughts are winged with hopes (Sir John Souch’s Galliard) Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia) Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears Come again, sweet love doth now invite Mr John Langton’s Pavan I saw my lady weep Lachrimae amantis If my complaints could passions move (Captain Digorie Piper’s Galliard) Lachrimae tristes In darkness let me dwell Shall I strive with words to move (Sir Henry Noel’s Galliard) Fretwork Ian Bostridge tenor Elizabeth Kenny lute The laureate of the lute song, John Dowland is chiefly remembered for the burnished melancholy of ‘Flow, my tears’. In the last Cadogan Hall concert of the 2013 Proms, tenor Ian Bostridge, lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and the viol consort Fretwork mark the 450th anniversary of Dowland’s birth in a programme that explores his work at its saddest, most seductive, and most light-hearted. An hour of lachrimaes, love songs and dances amid the painters (Sir John Souch), courtiers (Henry Noel) and soldiers (Captain Digorie Piper) of Elizabethan England. BROADCAST RADIO Live on Radio 3 ONLINE Live and ‘listen again’ options at

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone on 0845 401 5040* or in person from the Royal Albert Hall from 9.00am on Saturday 11 May. From Saturday 18 May tickets can also be purchased from Cadogan Hall (020 7730 4500). Tickets can be purchased on the day of the concert – from Cadogan Hall only – from 10.00am. £5.00 Tickets on the Day At least 150 Side Gallery (bench) Day 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 11 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 why audiences keep coming back year after year. SEASON DETAILS & BOOKINGS Details of the BBC Proms season will also be published in the official BBC Proms Guide (£6.50), available from bookshops and online retailers and, for the first time, in digital format for iPad and Kindle, priced at £4.99. See for more details. Booking opens Saturday 11 May at 9.00am online at, by telephone on 0845 401 5040*, or in person at the Royal Albert Hall Box Office. EXPERIENCE EVERY PROM The BBC Proms are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, with live and ‘listen again’ options at and selected concerts are broadcast on BBC TV.

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Join us in August for an array of musical theatre showstoppers

July 2013

Thursday 1 August, 7.30pm

Kim Criswell

A Celebration of the Music of Cole Porter Richard Balcombe conductor Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra Acclaimed vocalist Kim Criswell joins the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for a special tribute to the musical talent of Cole Porter, one of the greatest song-writers of all time. Tonight’s programme includes: Anything Goes, I Get a Kick Out of You, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, Can-Can, Ridin’ High, It’s De-Lovely, Love For Sale, Begin the Beguine, Leader of a Big-Time Band, I Love Paris, Down In The Depths, Night and Day – and many more favourites.

Thursday 8 August, 7.30pm

An Intimate Evening with

Ruthie Henshall

Ruthie Henshall and her band will take you on a musical journey through her extraordinary career, from working with Lionel Bart, playing in Chicago on Broadway and starring in Les Misérables, to receiving her Olivier Award. This new and personal show is your chance to hear Ruthie’s story in her own words as well as some of the defining songs of her life, onstage and off. The evening draws from a broad range of genres, from the Great American Songbook right through to contemporary tunes significant to Ruthie now: Don’t Rain On My Parade, I Dreamed A Dream, All That Jazz, Electricity, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Adelaide’s Lament, I’ve Loved These Days, Vincent (Starry Starry Night) – and many more of her favourites. Featuring Ruthie’s own musicians – Paul Schofield (piano / Music Director), Lewis Andrews (bass / guitar) and Steve Maclachlan (drums).

Thursday 15 August, 7.30pm

Maria Friedman in concert with Jason Carr on piano

Featuring the timeless classic songs of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein. Three-time Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman and her two-time Tony nominee Musical Director Jason Carr explore the song-writing genius of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim (of whose works Maria is renowned as one the foremost interpreters) in their critically acclaimed show. Comparing and contrasting songs from Bernstein and Sondheim’s separate catalogues, as well as their joint masterpiece West Side Story, highlights of this concert will include: New York, New York, I Can Cook Too, Being Alive, Losing My Mind, 100 Easy Ways To Lose A Man, Send In The Clowns and many more. ‘The songs impact on each other in interesting and amazing ways. But then there aren’t too many Maria Friedmans or Jason Carrs around ... they teased and cajoled, amused and moved, and most of all “told stories” that ... made us listen to even the most familiar numbers with renewed interest.’ Edward Seckerson

Tickets £27, £22, £15 Encore Members: top price tickets £22 Buy tickets for 2 of these concerts and get 10% discount Buy tickets to all three concerts and get 15% discount



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Future Highlights

September – November 2013 Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm

Tuesday 1 October, 7.30pm

The Swingle Singers

Blowers and Baxter

For five decades the unmistakable sound of ‘Swingle singing’, virtuosic vocal agility and trademark blend combined with high-level entertainment, has thrilled audiences around the globe. Now as the group celebrates their 50th Anniversary in 2013, the current line-up of young and talented voices represents the group’s transformation from pioneering classical/ jazz crossover artists to contemporary vocal super-group with a celebratory programme to match. Since the release of their ground-breaking debut album Jazz Sébastien Bach in 1963, this a cappella group has performed in every continent and on the world’s most famous stages, as well as releasing over 50 recordings and winning five Grammy Awards.

Memories of Test Match Special Two of the titans of UK cricket present a side-splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary boxes all over the world. The fun spills out from the globe’s most famous grounds to taxis, buses, beaches, deserts and hotels. Anecdotes never before heard of the most legendary players, in every sense of the word, from the last forty years are finally aired. Don’t miss this gloriously funny show, early booking is strongly recommended. Tickets: £25

Tickets: £tbc Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm

An Evening with Pam Ayres Pam Ayres brings her latest show to Cadogan Hall on National Poetry Day, Thursday 3 October, to mark the publication of her new book of poetry, copies of which she will be signing after the show.

Saturday 12 October, 7.30pm

Cinematic Greats by

The Central Band of The Royal British Legion Lights… Camera… Action! Take your seats for a musical journey through the best of British film.

Pam Ayres’ work is funny, and approachable. It sounds simple, as though dashed off, but this is deceptive. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the detail of everyday life and for the absurdity therein, makes for an art that hides art.

From the heroics of the Dambusters to the magic of Harry Potter, you’ll experience some of the finest soundtracks of the silver screen as The Royal British Legion’s flagship band celebrates the launch of the 2013 Poppy Appeal.

Pam has sold millions of books, CDs, and DVDs over the years, and she is still a regular on TV and Radio, on programmes such as Just A Minute, Ayres On The Air, QI, Countdown, and The One Show

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Poppy Appeal 2013.

Tickets: £25

Tickets: £25, £20, £15


Wednesday 13 November, 7.30pm

Thursday 14 November, 7.30pm

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes

The Royal Air Force in Concert

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multiinstrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times, headline major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD and playing all over the world. Voted ‘Best Live Act’ by the public at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country and trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro.1

Central Band of the Royal Air Force Ken Bruce compere

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Encore! A Salute to the Dambusters Generation

Enjoy a rousing evening of musical entertainment with the Central Band of the RAF plus the big band sound of the legendary Squadronaires as they salute the camaraderie and fortitude embodied by men and women from the ‘Dambusters Generation’ – on the 70th anniversary of the famous Second World War raid. Music includes Night and Day, Soul Bossa Nova, In The Mood and Apple Honey. Tickets: £30.50, £25.50, £20.50

Tickets: £25, £20 Saturday 16 November, 7.30pm

Sunday 24 November, 7.30pm

Kingston Choral Society

Louis and The Duke in London.

with Thames Sinfonia and soprano Sophie Bevan Haydn’s Creation One of Surrey’s leading choirs, Kingston Choral Society performs The Creation, Haydn’s great oratorio from 1798. The Creation is not only one of the composer’s most popular pieces, but is also one of the most vividly descriptive pieces of classical music there is. Each aspect of the story is brought to life in Haydn’s music – you can hear the black emptiness before the First Day, the lion leaping and experience the heat of the sun as it rises. Soprano Sophie Bevan is the recipient of the 2010 Critics’ Circle award for Exceptional Young Talent and The Times Breakthrough Award at the 2012 South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Tickets: tbc

An 80th anniversary celebration.

In 1932 Louis Armstrong created a sensation when he appeared at the London Palladium and a year later Duke Ellington’s Famous Orchestra became the talk of the town when they topped the bill at the same venue. In 1933 Louis returned to England as he had to escape problems caused by being caught between rival mobsters in the US (a situation reminiscent of the BBC’s recent drama Dancing on the Edge). The wonderful music performed by the two most important jazz men in history is recreated by Keith Nichols and his Blue Devils and Enrico Tomasso’s Allstars featuring members of the Bryan Ferry Orchestra and The Pasadena Roof Orchestra. Also on the bill will be a recreation of the finest variety acts of 1933 including Nick Lumley as Max Miller. The evening is presented by Radio 2’s Russell Davies. Tickets: £32, £26, £22, £18

E v e n t s , C o n f e r e n ce s & M ee t i n g s Known for its impressive architecture and elegant entertaining spaces, Grade II listed Cadogan Hall can provide the backdrop for a range of events including conferences and meetings, training courses, product launches, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, wine tastings, filming, drinks receptions and concert hospitality. The largest of our foyer areas, the Culford Room is a very versatile space and can hold up to 300 guests for a reception or 120 when set up theatre-style for a lecture or presentation. It can also be used for exhibitions and receptions. The smaller Caversham Room can be used in conjunction with the Culford Room or on its own for smaller functions or for secondary catering. The room can comfortably hold up to 60 guests for a reception or is perfect for smaller meetings, workshops or seminars. Cadogan Hall is able to arrange catering for a variety of occasions, from hot buffets to stylish canapĂŠs. A list of approved caterers is available to provide menu options for every budget and style of event. For more information please contact us on 020 7730 5744 or go to


Food and drink

Local Dining

Oakley Bar and Café Food 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.

Côte Brasserie 7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG For reservations, email or call 020 7881 5999 2 courses £11.70 or 3 courses £13.65 Perfect for a pre or post-concert meal… ‘Robust French flavours, cheery continental vibes and brilliant value for money’ Good Food Guide 2011

Colbert 50-52 Sloane Square, Chelsea SW1W 8AX

020 7730 2804,, Inspired by the great boulevard cafés of Paris, Colbert serves a classic Parisian café menu all day until late, perfect for before or after Cadogan Hall events.

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

The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant

Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PY 020 7858 7250 This iconic restaurant celebrated its 50th anniversary with a make-over in late 2011. With an extensive choice of wine and cocktails, and delicious British cuisine, it’s the perfect destination for a pre-show drink or a bite to eat post-show. All menu items are subject to availability and we reserve the right to change the menu at any time. Food supplied by Parsons Creative Food


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Booking information Cadogan Hall Box Office

Telephone sales 020 7730 4500

Book online

Sloane Terrace, London sw1x 9dq

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


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

Group discounts 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.

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.

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

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

Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

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.


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Viewing your seat online Using our venue viewer technology you can check the view of the stage from every seat in the hall.


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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

Wheelchair 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.

Special Offer from NCP Car Park, Cadogan Place 6 hours parking for £10 Cadogan Hall audience members may obtain a discounted ticket for the car park when they purchase a concert ticket. Car park tickets are held at the Box office, please drop in to collect one or ask for one to be posted to you when you are booking your concert ticket.

The Gallery

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.

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 RE the hall Guide dogs are welcome to access UA SQ and auditorium but please doONlet us know T EA we may make prior to arriving at the hall so any special arrangements if necessary. We produce CD versions of this brochure. To request a free copy please call the Box Office and ask to be added to our regular lists. ‘Touch / Familiarisation’ tours can be AD O arranged and we have unisex accessible SR G KIN toilets on all levels except the Gallery.


June 2013


John Lill

Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas 8 concerts: 32 sonatas

Beginning in October 2013 John Lill will embark on a landmark series of recitals, culminating in February 2014 as part of his 70th birthday celebrations. These treasures of the pianistic repertory, offering insight into Beethoven’s mind and life, performed by such an internationally acclaimed pianist will undoubtedly be a highlight of the Cadogan Hall season.

‘One of the major pianists of our time – awesome, fabulous, revelatory, quite overwhelming.’ Pianist Magazine

‘As near to perfection as we can hope for.’ The Guardian

7, 21 October, 4, 18 November 2013; 13, 27 January, 10, 24 February 2014 Tickets: £25, £22, £18, £12 Series discounts available For further information and full repertoires please go to

Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

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

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