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CLASSICAL MUSIC ALIVE IN READING

2018 /19 www.readingarts.com Box Office: 0118 960 6060

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THE HEXAGON

THE CONCERT HALL

SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

PAVEL KOLESNIKOV, PIANO

Conductor Victor Aviat Soloist Andrew Zolinsky, Piano

Brahms Three Intermezzi Op.117 Louis Couperin Suite in A Major Louis Couperin Pavanne in F# minor Louis Couperin Tombeau de Mr Blancrocher, from Bauyn Manuscript Schumann Fantasie in C Op.17

Brahms Tragic Overture Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’ Brahms’ triumphant brass and heroic strings, a touch of joie de vivre from Grieg in perhaps the ‘greatest piano concerto of all time’ and the orchestra out in full force in Beethoven’s grand and majestic ‘Eroica’ symphony.

Since becoming Prize Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012, Russian pianist, Pavel Kolesnikov has performed around the world. Following his Wigmore Hall debut in 2014, The Telegraph gave his recital a rare five-star review and called it “one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while.”

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE HEXAGON AUDITORIUM (FREE)

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE TOWN HALL (FREE)

TICKETS: £28, £24, £17

TICKETS: £21.50, £18.50, £13.50

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THE CONCERT HALL

THE CONCERT HALL

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM

SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER, 7.30PM

SIX HANDS

THE SIXTEEN & HARRY CHRISTOPHERS

John Williams John Etheridge Gary Ryan Guitars Having played together for many years, John Williams and John Etheridge have added classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan to their line up for a colourful and varied programme of solos, duos and trios.

Programme to include Sweelinck Hodie Christus natus est Howells Sing lullaby RR Bennett Susanni Walton All this time ​Kirbye Vox in Rama Leighton Coventry Carol Trad. Down in yon forest Byrd This day Christ was born Palestrina A solis ortu cardine De Wert Vox in Rama Trad. It came upon a midnight clear Byrd Lullaby my sweet little babe ​McDowall Now may we singen Sheppard A solis ortu cardine Warlock Benedicamus Domino The Sixteen’s 2018 Christmas programme includes a feast of carols and seasonal choral music. Favourite traditional versions, stunningly beautiful Tudor and Renaissance works and modern settings are combined in a ravishing and satisfying evening of music. The perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations.

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE TOWN HALL (FREE)

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE TOWN HALL (FREE)

TICKETS: £21.50, £18.50, £13.50

TICKETS: £23.50, £20.50, £15.50

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THE CONCERT HALL

THE HEXAGON

TUESDAY 29 JANUARY, 7.30PM

SATURDAY 9 MARCH, 11.30AM

EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

RPO PRESENTS… NOISY KIDS HEROES & VILLAINS

Director Soloist

Hans-Peter Hofmann Crispian Steele-Perkins, Trumpet

Purcell Elgar Haydn Tchaikovsky

Trumpet Tune and Air Serenade for Strings Trumpet Concerto Serenade for Strings

On 10th October 2015 the BBC’s CD Review concluded that, of all the available recordings of Haydn’s famous Trumpet Concerto worldwide, Crispian Steele-Perkins’ recording is ‘the one to have’. On Tuesday 29 January 2019, you can hear him play it live in the beautiful acoustics of The Concert Hall.  

Tim Steiner Ben Pope

Presenter Conductor

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a struggle between the forces of good and evil as they perform exhilarating pieces that celebrate your favourite adventurers, daredevils and scoundrels. With music from Star WarsTM, Romeo and Juliet and Jurassic Park alongside classical favourites such as Danse Macabre and In the Hall of the Mountain King. The perfect introduction to orchestra music for children aged 5-11 and their families.

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE TOWN HALL (FREE) TICKETS: £23.50, £20.50, £15.50

TICKETS: £11 ADULT, £9 CHILD, £32 FAMILY OF 4, GROUPS 10+ £8

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THE HEXAGON

THE CONCERT HALL

SATURDAY 9 MARCH, 7.30PM

THURSDAY 28 MARCH, 7.30PM

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

DORIC STRING QUARTET

Conductor Soloist

Anu Tali Jennifer Pike, Violin

Sibelius Mozart Dvořák

Karelia Suite Violin Concerto No.3 Symphony No.8

Haydn Britten Schubert

String Quartet Op.33 No.4 Quartet No.3 Op.94 String Quartet in G Major D887

Renowned for her “dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique” (Classic FM), violinist Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day. We are delighted to welcome her back to The Hexagon.

The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Selected for representation by YCAT in 2006, the Quartet went on to wins several prizes.

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE HEXAGON AUDITORIUM (FREE)

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE TOWN HALL (FREE)

TICKETS: £28, £24, £17

TICKETS: £21.50, £18.50, £13.50

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THE CONCERT HALL

THE CONCERT HALL

THURSDAY 18 APRIL, 7.30PM

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY, 7.30PM

THE NASH ENSEMBLE

STEPHEN HOUGH, PIANO

Ian Brown, Piano Richard Hosford, Clarinet Adrian Brendel, Cello Beethoven Debussy Finzi Brahms

Clarinet Trio in B flat Op.11 Cello Sonata Five Bagatelles Clarinet Trio in A minor Op.114

Bach-Busoni Hough Chopin Busoni Busoni Liszt Liszt Liszt

Chaconne Sonata No. 4 Sonata No. 2 Sonatina No. 6 (Carmen Fantasy) Berceuse Funerailles Mephisto Waltz (Bagatelle without tonality) Mephisto Waltz No. 1

The Nash Ensemble is acclaimed for its adventurous programming and virtuoso performances. They have won numerous accolades including The Edinburgh Festival Critics award for “general artistic excellence” and two Royal Philharmonic Society awards in the chamber music category “for he breadth of its taste and its immaculate performance of a wide range of music.”

One of the most distinctive artists of his generation, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. Hough was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours 2014.  

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE TOWN HALL (FREE)

PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE TOWN HALL (FREE)

TICKETS: £21.50, £18.50, £13.50

TICKETS: £21.50, £18.50, £13.50

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THE CONCERT HALL

THE HEXAGON

THURSDAY 6 JUNE, 7.30PM

THURSDAY 13 JUNE, 7.30PM

VIKTORIA MULLOVA, SOLO VIOLIN

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

J S Bach A llamanda and Double from Partita No 1 in b minor, BWV 1002 Fujikura ‘line by line’ for Solo Violin (2013) J S Bach Largo and Allegro from Sonata No 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 Benjamin Three Miniatures for Solo Violin (2001) J S Bach Tempo di Borea and Double from Partita No 1 in b minor, BWV 1002 Mullov Abbado Brazil J S Bach Siciliana and Presto from Sonate No 1 in g minor, BWV 1001 Prokofiev Sonata for Solo violin in D Major, Op.115 J S Bach Ciaconna from Partita No 2 in d minor, BWV 1004

Conductor Soloist

Alpesh Chauhan Diana Adamyan, Violin

Borodin Prokofiev Mussorgsky Tchaikovsky

Polovtsian Dances Violin Concerto No.2 Night on the Bare Mountain Francesca da Rimini

A concert to stir the senses; Borodin’s commanding dances, Prokofiev’s enchantingly beautiful second violin concerto, a frightful night on a mountain by Mussorgsky and intense Tchaikovsky to finish. Featuring 18 year old violinist, Diana Adamyan, winner of the Menuhin Competition 2018.

Moscow-born Viktoria Mullova’s extraordinary talent captured International attention when she won the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition which was followed in 1983 by her dramatic and much publicised defection to the West.

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PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE HEXAGON AUDITORIUM (FREE) There is no interval in this concert. TICKETS: £21.50, £18.50, £13.50

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PRE-CONCERT TALK 6.30PM THE TOWN HALL (FREE) TICKETS: £28, £24, £17

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Is Classical Music not your thing? You probably listen to more of it than you think; on adverts, in films, in ‘pop’ songs, as ringtones and even when you are put on hold.

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Test Drive Classical is an exciting initiative making high quality classical music accessible to new audiences. To benefit from this offer, quote ‘Test Drive Classical’ when booking. Tickets can only be purchased by phone or at the Box Office, are subject to availabilty and inclusive of booking fee.

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Ticket Prices PRICE BAND A

PRICE BAND B

PRICE BAND C

£28

£24

£17

THE CONCERT HALL (LARGER ENSEMBLES

£23.50

£20.50

£15.50

THE CONCERT HALL

£21.50

£18.50

£13.50

THE HEXAGON

RECITALS

FULL TICKET PRICES ARE SHOWN ON EACH CONCERT ENTRY.

Seating Plans CONCERT HALL

THE HEXAGON

BALCONY

BALCONY

STAGE PRICE BAND A

STAGE PRICE BAND B

PRICE BAND C

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Concessions Eligibility Concessions are available on Price Band B & C seats only. Under 18s: £6 Students (18-25 year olds or NUS card holders of any age): £10 Schools: £6 plus 1 in 10 free* Groups of 10+: 15% off** Groups of 20+: 20& off**

*Not available online **Full price tickets only, not available online Disabled patrons are entitled to a 2 for 1 offer on individual tickets and subscriptions. For groups and schools bookings, we can help to arrange pre- or post-concert receptions, if required. Please call our Group Booker on 0118 937 2011 for more details.

Ticket Fees All ticket prices shown are inclusive of ticket fees. Postage will be charged.

Subscribe & Save Subscribe to 3 or more concerts and save £s on full price tickets: · Book 3 RPO concerts for 15% off · Book 3 or more Concert Hall Concerts for 15% off · Book all 11 Concerts in the season and receive 15% off** and a free programme. Super Subscribers also benefit from priority booking, invites to meet and greets and selected offers and discounts for other events at Reading Arts*** All bookers can also buy an advance concert programme for just £2 and save 50p. Simply add this merchandise item to your basket before checking out.

*** For Super Subscribers booking all 11 Concerts please do not add programmes to the order a s these will automatically will be sent at a later date with their welcome letter.

Bookings • • •

Subscription bookings can be made online or in person. Some concessionary rates are not available online. Please contact the Box Office on 0118 960 6060 to book these. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged for another performance.

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Welcoming young musicians of Grade 5 and above. Weekly rehearsals in Reading.

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How To Find Us

Useful Information

TRAVELLING BY CAR

ACCESS

For directions, please visit the ‘How to Get There’ section on www.readingarts.com

Both venues are completely smoke-free environments.

CAR PARKS The Hexagon The Broad Street Mall and Chatham Place car parks are open all day. The Civic Centre Car Park B opens from 6pm – 12am Mon-Thurs and 24hrs Fri-Sun. The Concert Hall The nearest car parks are Reading Station and Garrard Street. Evening rate car parking is also available at the Queen’s Road car park after 6pm. Please Note: Car Parks are run independently to Reading Arts, and determine their own pricing structures and payment methods. We are unable to address car parking issues. Please contact the car park companies directly.

TRAVELLING BY BUS OR TRAIN For details of the Nighttrack, Daytrack and Fasttrack bus services, call Traveline, public transport info on 0118 959 4000 or visit www. reading-buses.co.uk For National Rail enquiries, call 0845 7484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

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• Level access to wheelchair seating. • To enhance your safety and comfort we require patrons in wheelchairs to book a designated wheelchair space. • Please inform the Box Office should you require level access or have limited mobility. • We welcome both seeing and hearing Guide Dogs, please advise at the time of booking. A bowl of water can be provided. •

An infrared sound enhancement system for the hard-of-hearing is available for use with or without a hearing aid. Please reserve sets at the time of booking, to be collected from the Box Office prior to the event – a small deposit is required.

• Disabled toilets available at both venues.

Reading Arts and Venues reserve the right to refuse entry and to make any changes to the information contained in this brochure without prior notification in the event of illness or any other unavoidable cause. All information was correct at the time of printing.

READIBUS If you would like to come to our Classical Music Alive concerts, but have limited mobility and are therefore unable to get to us using ordinary public transport, you may be able to use the Readibus service. To find out if Readibus can help you continue to enjoy our concerts, contact them on 0118 931 0000. www.readibus.co.uk

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The

café

HEXAGON

Serving evening meals from 5.30pm for all Classical Music Alive concerts – giving you plenty of time to eat and still be on time for the pre-concert talk. If you haven’t joined us before or you are one of our regular diners, arrive early and you can expect to see: Made to order stir-fry dishes, mezze platters to share and carvery baguettes. During the winter months we also serve homemade hearty vegetable soups with freshly baked bread. Our wine collection is available from the Café as well as bottled beers and a new range of soft drinks.You can also place interval orders at all tills and we are happy to keep your unfinished wine fresh for you to enjoy at the interval.

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LUNCHTIME

ORGAN RECITALS The Concert Hall presents a series of lunchtime organ recitals by locally and nationally renowned organists. All recitals begin at 1.00pm, and last approximately 45 minutes. All tickets: £5

THE FATHER WILLIS ORGAN Built originally by ‘Father’ Henry Willis in 1864 for the refurbishment of the Town Hall, the organ was completed with funds from the Reading Philharmonic Society and mover to the new Concert Hall in 1882. The organ has international significance as one of the finest examplessurviving from the Victorian era. Harrison & Harrison Ltd of Durham restored this remarkable instrument, which forms part of the Reading Museum collection, in 1999 through the generosity of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has a rich palette of colours, from the variety of flutes and reeds through to the authoritative Solo Tuba stop. Supported by Berkshire Organists’ Association.

www.berkshireorganists.org.uk

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