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ORCHESTRAL SEASON 2018/19 Box Office 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk


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WELCOME FROM ROYAL & DERNGATE We are delighted to be announcing our new Orchestral Season for 2018/19. Our partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the cornerstones of our yearly programme and we are proud to have collaborated once more with them to develop a season for everyone to enjoy. We truly believe that Royal & Derngate should be accessible to everyone in our community and we therefore extend a particularly warm welcome to those experiencing the power of orchestral music for the first time through our ballet, rock and prom concerts. Royal & Derngate is going from strength to strength, with more audience members than ever before attending a broad range of live performances, events and films. We are especially proud that our work nurturing the creativity of our community continues to make a substantial impact. Last year more than 26,000 young people took part in Creative Learning, youth theatre and outreach programmes at the theatre and throughout the County. However, just 13% of the theatres’ income is from public funding (considerably less than comparable organisations), so your ongoing support is vital in ensuring that we are able to support future artists and develop future audiences. We therefore urge you to consider making a gift-aided donation to Royal & Derngate when you book your subscription ticket this season. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming you.

Martin Sutherland Chief Executive, Royal & Derngate www.royalandderngate.co.uk

@royalderngate

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WELCOME FROM THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA It is with great pleasure that I introduce this forthcoming Orchestral Season at our Northampton resident home, Royal & Derngate. With greater variety than ever, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra looks forward immensely to performing powerful, poignant and impressive symphonic works that are central to the classical repertoire, alongside lighter programmes including Symphonic Rock and Last Night Of The Proms. Prior to A Night At The Ballet in June, we would be delighted if you were able to join us for Meet The Musicians. Our players have some brilliant tales to tell, and this free, informal event offers the opportunity to chat with our musicians and find out more about life within the RPO. Thank you for your continuing support and enthusiasm, we hope you enjoy the season ahead!

James Williams Managing Director, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra www.rpo.co.uk

@RPOonline

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CONTENTS MARK BEBBINGTON PERFORMS CHOPIN

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A NIGHT AT THE BALLET

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LAST NIGHT OF THE DERNGATE PROMS

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SYMPHONIC ROCK

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MARIAM BATSASHVILI PERFORMS LISZT

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THE COLOURS OF MOZART

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MALCOLM ARNOLD FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT

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A REGISTERED CHARITY

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LINKED ACTIVITY

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SHOWS AT ROYAL & DERNGATE

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ACCESS INFORMATION

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HOW TO BOOK

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SEATING PLAN

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SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Book three or more concerts in our new classical season and save up to 25% on your tickets. By subscribing, you can also enjoy:

• Priority booking period • No transaction fees Plus: • Discounted programmes • No-fuss ticket exchange • Flexible payment scheme See page 14 for more details


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MARK BEBBINGTON PERFORMS CHOPIN SUN 8 APRIL 3PM

Smetana The Bartered Bride Overture Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 Sibelius Symphony No.2 Conductor Alan Buribayev Piano Mark Bebbington Bringing a distinctly Romantic feel to the afternoon is Smetana’s vibrant Overture to his first and most enduring comic opera The Bartered Bride, followed by Mark Bebbington performing Chopin’s dazzling Piano Concerto No.2. Technically taxing and richly melodic, Chopin’s masterpiece blends rippling virtuosity, Polish dance rhythms and lyricism.

One of Sibelius’ most engaging and beautiful compositions, his Symphony No.2 evokes the expansive, glacial landscape of his native Finland. From an anguished slow movement to a finale of furious passion, this piece climaxes in a flourish of exhilarating heroism.


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A NIGHT AT THE BALLET SUN 24 JUNE 7.30PM

Smetana The Bartered Bride: Dance Of The Comedians Delibes Sylvia Suite Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Suite Delibes Coppélia: Prelude And Mazurka Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite Conductor Nathan Fifield The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brings the elegance, charm and sparkle of ballet to Northampton. Conducted and presented by the esteemed Nathan Fifield, who is a champion of the ballet genre, the programme whisks you to ballet scenes from across the globe with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s famous and fated Swan Lake and enchanted Sleeping Beauty, Smetana’s lively and bouncy Dance Of The Comedians from The Bartered Bride, Delibes’ dainty Waltz and rousing Mazurka from Coppélia and more ballet delights!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional musician in a world-famous orchestra? Now is your chance to ask. Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be on the Derngate Circle Level Foyer from 6.45–7.15pm to answer your questions. It is free of charge and informal, so pop in to say hello.


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LAST NIGHT OF THE DERNGATE PROMS SUN 15 JULY 7.30PM

Programme includes: Elgar Chanson De Nuit Butterworth A Shropshire Lad Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture Parry Jerusalem Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin: Polonaise Sibelius Karelia Suite: Intermezzo Dvořák Slavonic Dance No.8 Elgar Pomp And Circumstance March No.1 …and many more! Conductor Nick Davies Soprano Katerina Mina A guaranteed evening of fun for all in this orchestral extravaganza featuring the best of British music and much more, conducted and presented by Nick Davies. Bring your union jack flags and singing voices ready for some rousing and exhilarating works!


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SYMPHONIC ROCK

FRI 2 NOVEMBER 7.30PM Programme includes: Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven Michael Jackson Thriller Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Take That Shine Rolling Stones (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction Survivor Eye Of The Tiger Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer …and many more! Conductor David Firman Capital Voices

New for 2018: A celebration of the music of best-selling British icon Adele and a tribute to the legendary George Michael. Hear your rock icons reborn for one night only in an epic, electrifying evening of classic rock anthems and hit songs with a symphonic twist. Featuring outstanding vocals from Capital Voices.


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MARIAM BATSASHVILI PERFORMS LISZT THU 29 NOVEMBER 7.30PM Kodály Dances Of Galánta Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4 Conductor Alexander Shelley Piano Mariam Batsashvili The RPO’s Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley conducts Kodály’s five-movement suite, speckled with Hungarian folk tunes and dancing rhythms. Next up is another of Hungary’s greatest composers, with Liszt’s First Piano Concerto. Listen out for the twinkling triangle during the Scherzo, the skittish opening and richly romantic ending. The opening fanfare of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony follows with fierceness and anguish alongside luscious melodies and swelling optimism. This is a work that will stir the senses.


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THE COLOURS OF MOZART SUN 17 FEBRUARY 2019 7.30PM Mozart Divertimento in D major, K.136 Mozart Clarinet Concerto Mozart Requiem Conductor Adrian Partington Clarinet Katherine Lacy Soprano Ellie Laugharne Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones Tenor Ji Hyun Kim Baritone Morgan Pearse Northampton Bach Choir An evening celebrating the musical genius of Mozart with a programme that shows off the different colours of his popular style. Mozart’s light and energetic Divertimento introduces our next work, the famous Clarinet Concerto performed by the RPO’s Principal Clarinet Katherine Lacy. This cheery and graceful work often appears in the top 10 of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame and is a true household favourite. Mozart’s Requiem shows a different, darker side to his writing in this powerful yet poignant masterpiece sung by the Northampton Bach Choir.


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MALCOLM ARNOLD FESTIVAL GALA CONCERT SUN 14 OCTOBER 2018

We are pleased to welcome the 13th annual Malcolm Arnold Festival Weekend, opened by theatre legend Simon Callow. The 2018 Gala Concert will feature the ever popular BBC Concert Orchestra, resident orchestra on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night, the world’s longest-running live orchestral music programme. Tickets on sale soon. Please check website for listings

DID YOU KNOW THAT ROYAL & DERNGATE IS A REGISTERED CHARITY? There is more to Royal & Derngate than just our main stages. With your support not only have 360,000 people seen our shows and concerts at our venue in the last year, but more than 26,000 people have accessed the benefits of our work with children and young people, including the brilliant RPO Resound (see more details opposite). None of this would have been possible without the commitment of our key funders or the support of countless individuals through our membership schemes and charitable campaigns. To find out how you can be more involved or make a philanthropic donation to Royal & Derngate, please visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk/donate or email jo.ibbotson@royalandderngate.co.uk.


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LINKED ACTIVITY RPO RESOUND: SOUND AROUND In 2018, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s award-winning community and education programme, RPO Resound, celebrates 25 years of bringing music into the heart of the regions that the Orchestra serves. RPO Resound has been active in the Northamptonshire community since 2002 enhancing lives through the power of music with rehabilitative, educational and creative projects.

FREE PRE-CONCERT TALKS We are delighted once again to welcome BBC Radio Northampton’s John Griff as the host of our popular free pre‑concert talks. These take place prior to the concerts in the Derngate auditorium on Sun 8 April 2pm, Sun 24 June 6.30pm, Sun 15 July 6.30pm, Fri 2 November 6.30pm, Thu 29 November 6.30pm and Sun 17 February 6.30pm.

MEET THE MUSICIANS Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional musician in a world-famous orchestra? Now is your chance to ask. Prior to our concert on Sun 24 June, members of the Orchestra will be on the Derngate Circle Level Foyer from 6.45–7.15pm to answer your questions. It is informal and free of charge, so pop in to say hello.

STILL BOOKING

FRANCESCA DEGO PERFORMS BRUCH

MICHAEL PETROV PERFORMS TCHAIKOVSKY

SUN 26 NOVEMBER 2017 7.30PM

SUN 18 FEBRUARY 2018 3PM

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes Winter with this enchanting programme of orchestral favourites including Bruch’s stunning Violin Concerto performed by BBC Music Magazine Rising Star Francesca Dego.

Tchaikovsky’s love for Mozart inspired his charming Variations on a Rococo Theme, performed here by captivating young cellist Michael Petrov and conducted by Rory Macdonald.

Orchestras Live Sound Around (c) Photocall Event Photography

In collaboration with Orchestras Live, RPO Resound brought Sound Around to Royal & Derngate in 2017 with two sold-out schools concerts performing to a total of 2,719 pupils from local primary, secondary and special schools. These concerts were planned, produced and presented by a team of sixteen Young Producers of mixed-ability from Abbeyfield School who also organised a Relaxed concert at Royal & Derngate, especially for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments or learning disabilities.


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FROM YOUR COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS & CHOIRS

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS TRUST

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS TRUST

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS TRUST

WIND BAND SPECTACULAR

BIG SING: NENE

ORCHESTRA SPECTACULAR

SUN 4 MARCH 6PM

A celebration of vocal music, with a performance of Nene by Benjamin Till, featuring a massed choir from Northamptonshire primary schools, the County Youth Choir and County Senior Girls Choir accompanied by the County Youth Orchestra and County Youth Brass Band.

An evening of music for symphonic wind orchestras, featuring the County Junior Wind Orchestra, the County Training Wind Orchestra and the Northamptonshire County Youth Concert Band.

THU 8 MARCH 7PM

SUN 11 MARCH 6PM 2018’s Orchestra Spectacular, featuring the county’s three youth orchestras: the County Junior Orchestra, the County Training Orchestra and the Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra.

COMING SOON TO ROYAL & DERNGATE

Henrik Ibsen’s thrilling masterpiece in a bold new version by Patrick Marber

NATIONAL THEATRE

HEDDA GABLER

A PASSAGE TO INDIA THU 11 – SAT 20 JAN

TUE 28 NOV – SAT 2 DEC

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET SAT 20 JAN

RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA

LOVE FROM A STRANGER

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

MON 12 – WED 14 FEB

FRI 23 FEB – SAT 17 MAR

TUE 27 FEB – SAT 3 MAR

HAMLET


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ACCESS INFORMATION We are committed to enabling as many people as possible to enjoy performances at Royal & Derngate. Customers with special needs are encouraged to join our new Access Membership Scheme. Members of this free scheme can claim a reduced price ticket for themselves on most shows and subject to qualifying criteria, may be eligible to bring a free Essential Companion with them should they need assistance throughout their visit. Please ask at Box Office, or visit our website for full details if you are not yet signed up. We have produced a new Access Guide to provide customers with all the information they need including accessible performances, how to book, venue information and maps. To get a copy please pop in or you can download a copy from www.royalandderngate.co.uk/access. Just a reminder: •T  he Sennheiser Infra-red Enhanced Hearing System is available from Box Office. To ensure that you purchase tickets in seats with optimum coverage, please check with Box Office at time of booking. •R  oyal & Derngate has level access into the building and each auditoria, with a number of wheelchair spaces in each and lift access to each floor (excluding Upper Circle). •G  uide and hearing dogs are welcome and water can be provided. If you wish to take your dog into the auditorium, please let Box Office know when booking so that suitable seats can be allocated for you. •T  here are a number of disabled badge holders’ parking spaces to the front of Royal & Derngate in the Albion Place surface car park, and disabled badge holders can park free along Derngate in permitted spaces. Please also indicate any access requirements on your subscriptions forms so that our team can be in touch.

Large print, audio and Braille versions of this brochure are available on request.


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HOW TO BOOK Follow these simple steps to make your booking for the 2018/19 Orchestral Season. • Decide how many concerts you would like to see (you need to choose three or more to qualify for discounts). • Choose where you would like to sit using the seating plan opposite and note the corresponding price band. • Check the subscription table below for the price you will pay per ticket – you can save up to 25% per ticket.

3. Download a booking form at www.royalandderngate.co.uk/rpo and email the completed form to boxoffice@royalandderngate.co.uk 4. Complete an online ticket request at www.royalandderngate.co.uk/subscriptions. Scroll down to the Orchestral Season 2018/19 section and follow the details on screen. 5. Book in person by visiting the Box Office.

Request your subscription tickets in one of the following ways: 1. Call Box Office on 01604 624811 and a Sales Advisor will process your request. 2. Use the subscription form included with this brochure and return to: Royal & Derngate Box Office, 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, NN1 1DP.

All subscription ticket requests using any of the methods above are then dealt with in the order that they are received during the priority booking period. We will contact you if we have any questions relating to your booking. You will receive your subscription tickets, with no postage or transaction fees, no later than Friday 24 November.

STANDARD PRICES Price band

BOOKING DEADLINES

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE

Individual ticket prices

3 concerts 10% off

4 concerts 15% off

5 concerts 20% off

6 concerts 25% off

Per ticket price A

£35

£31.50

£29.75

£28.00

£26.25

B

£33

£29.70

£28.05

£26.40

£24.75

Priority booking opens for subscribers Monday 30 October General Booking Friday 17 November All subscription tickets will be posted out no later than Friday 24 November

C

£29

£26.10

£24.65

£23.20

£21.75

D

£27

£24.30

£22.95

£21.60

£20.25

E

£23

£20.70

£19.55

£18.40

£17.25

OTHER DISCOUNTS

F

£15

£13.50

£12.75

£12.00

£11.25

Under 14s: £5

CONCESSION PRICES 60+, Groups 10+, Disabled Patrons, Friends, Gold Supporters Price band

Individual ticket prices

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE 3 concerts 10% off

4 concerts 15% off

5 concerts 20% off

6 concerts 25% off

Per ticket price A

£33

£29.70

£28.05

£26.40

£24.75

B

£31

£27.90

£26.35

£24.80

£23.25

C

£27

£24.30

£22.95

£21.60

£20.25

D

£25

£22.50

£21.25

£20.00

£18.75

E

£23

£20.70

£19.55

£18.40

£17.25

F

£15

£13.50

£12.75

£12.00

£11.25

Family Tickets (max. 2 adults): £75 Schools: £5 (1 free teacher ticket with every 10 purchased) Student: £7 Real Discounts (14–26 year olds): £11 These prices and discounts are correct at time of going to print. We reserve the right to amend prices or alter discounts at any time.

A separate pricing structure applies to the Malcolm Arnold Festival and Gala Concert, please see website for details.


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SEATING PLAN

Wheelchair spaces

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Book three or more concerts in our new classical season and save up to 25% on your tickets. By subscribing, you can also enjoy: • Priority booking period before the general sale • A free programme at every concert when booking for all six concerts or half price programmes when booking three, four or five concerts • No-fuss ticket exchanges allowing you to exchange your tickets for an alternative concert in the season • A flexible payment option to spread the cost of your subscription over a four‑month period • No transaction fees on your booking


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DON’T FORGET TO PRE-ORDER YOUR PROGRAMMES Subscribers to 3, 4 or 5 concerts are entitled to half-price programmes, with subscribers to 6 concerts receiving theirs absolutely free. To benefit from these discounts, please pre‑order your programmes when booking your tickets.

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