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Great Group Discounts! Autumn 2014 Â Save up to 35% off all ticket prices

Dear Group Travel Organiser, I am delighted to bring you highlights of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RPO) London season of ‘own-promotion’ concerts during autumn 2014, for which groups of just 10 or more people save up to 35% off tickets and receive a whole host of other benefits. From a tribute to the world’s leading film composer, John Williams, and a celebration of the anthemic hits of Queen, to inspiring classics to stir the soul, including music from Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Dvorˇák, there’s sure to be something for all your members’ musical tastes! We look forward to welcoming you and your group to an RPO concert soon! With best wishes, Jo Thomson Friends’ and Groups’ Manager

Royal Albert Hall Tickets £34.19–£6.05 (after discounts)

The Great Classics Sunday 19th October 2014, 3pm Matinée concert! The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to welcome Eduardo Portal to conduct an afternoon of classical favourites from the Romantic era, including Rachmaninov’s passionate Piano Concerto No.2, featuring talented soloist, Natasha Paremski. This much-favoured masterpiece is often hailed as the greatest piano concerto ever written (you may recognise the main themes from the classic David Lean film, ‘Brief Encounter’). The Orchestra concludes this enchanting programme with Dvorˇák’s rousing ‘New World’ Symphony – a piece that is heavily influenced by the composer’s interest in American music, yet reminiscent of his Bohemian roots. You may recognise the beautifully beguiling themes from the melodic ‘Largo’ movement, which were used in a television advert for Hovis bread!

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Rossini William Tell Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Dvorˇ ák Symphony No.9, ‘From the New World’ Eduardo Portal Conductor Natasha Paremski Piano For details of prices, discounts and seating areas, please see page 4.

Royal Albert Hall Tickets £43.75–£10.52 (after discounts)

John Williams 2014: A Tribute to the World’s Leading Film Composer

Friday 10th October 2014, 7.30pm Join the RPO for a breathtaking tribute to the musical brilliance of John Williams. His awe-inspiring soundtracks, that never fail to captivate audiences, have led him to become undoubtedly one of the world’s most respected film composers. In a memorable evening dedicated to his internationally renowned blockbuster classics, the RPO will celebrate John Williams’ incredible array of instantly recognisable themes from a huge array of iconic films, including: Star Wars®, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Fiddler on the Roof, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, War Horse… and many more!

Robert Ziegler Conductor Clio Gould Violin Tommy Pearson Presenter

For details of prices, discounts and seating areas, please see page 4.

Symphonic Queen Wednesday 26th November 2014, 7.30pm Don’t stop the amplified RPO who will truly rock you in a kind of magic evening devoted to over two hours of Queen’s greatest hits. With each catchy chart-topping classic accompanied by a spectacular light show, plus over one-hundred performers onstage and a full rhythm section that you’ll feel in the soles of your feet, this unforgettable evening will have you singing along to the hits on your air guitar all the way home!

Matthew Freeman Conductor Metro Voices Plus a special guest presenter!

Hit after hit, including: We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, A Kind of Magic, Killer Queen, I Want to Break Free, Another One Bites the Dust, Who Wants to Live Forever, Somebody to Love, We Are the Champions, Crazy Little Thing Called Love… and many more!

Dedicated RPO group bookings line: 020 7608 8840

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Royal Albert Hall

Organ Choir

Choir Stage

Front A Arena Boxes



E Rear Arena C D Stalls Stalls




Prices for The Great Classics Booking fees apply Seating Areas Please refer to the seating plan above Grand Tier Boxes (subject to availability) Stalls Loggia Boxes Second Tier Boxes Side Stalls Front Arena (rows 1-15) Rear Arena (rows 16-29) Front Circle (rows 1-4) Rear Circle (rows 5-7) Side Circle (restricted view)

Ticket Price £45.59 £42.16 £42.16 £35 £35 £35 £25 £20.10 £14.02 £9.31

25% Discount 10–29 people £34.19 £31.62 £31.62 £26.25 £26.25 £26.25 £18.75 £15.08 £10.52 £6.98

35% Discount 30+ people £29.63 £27.40 £27.40 £22.75 £22.75 £22.75 £16.25 £13.07 £9.11 £6.05

Stalls • Loggia Boxes

Prices for John Williams 2014 and Symphonic Queen Booking fees apply Seating Areas Please refer to the seating plan above Grand Tier Boxes (subject to availability) Stalls Loggia Boxes Second Tier Boxes Front Arena (rows 1-15) Rear Arena (rows 16-29) Front Circle (rows 1-4) Mid Choir (rows 1-3) Rear Circle (rows 5-7) Upper Choir (rows 4-9) Side Circle (restricted view)

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Ticket Price £58.33 £53.43 £53.43 £48.04 £45.09 £40.20 £35 £29.90 £25 £25 £16.18

25% Discount 10–29 people £43.75 £40.07 £40.07 £36.03 £33.82 £30.15 £26.25 £22.43 £18.75 £18.75 £12.14

35% Discount 30+ people £37.91 £34.73 £34.73 £31.23 £29.31 £26.13 £22.75 £19.44 £16.25 £16.25 £10.52

Royal Festival Hall Tickets £43.50–£6.50 (after discounts)

Pinchas Zukerman conducts Beethoven’s Choral Symphony

Monday 27th October 2014, 7.30pm In an evening of international musical excellence, the Orchestra is joined by its charismatic Principal Guest Conductor, Pinchas Zukerman, for thrilling interpretations of classical works from a variety of musical eras. From Bach’s moving aria, Ebarme dich, mein Gott, featuring special guest soloists, including Zukerman himself on the violin, to the late Malcolm Forsyth’s contemporary work, A Ballad of Canada, featuring the Canadian National Arts Centre Orchestra, of which Zukerman is Principal Conductor, and which will perform alongside our very own RPO.

J.S. Bach Ebarme dich, mein Gott Forsyth A Ballad of Canada (UK première) Beethoven Symphony No.9, ‘Choral’

Zukerman will continue to conduct these two renowned orchestras along with a host of special guest singers in a monumental performance of Beethoven’s epic ‘Choral’ Symphony, which combines simplicity with a complex aesthetic beauty and culminates in the instantly recognisable and celebrated finale, ‘Ode to Joy’.

Pinchas Zukerman Conductor/Violin Lisa Milne Soprano Patricia Bardon Mezzo-soprano Barry Banks Tenor Matthew Best Baritone National Arts Centre Orchestra London Philharmonic Choir

Ticket Price Front Stalls/Rear Stalls/Side Stalls/ Balcony/Boxes £58 £45 £38 £30 £25 £20 £15 £10

Dedicated RPO group bookings line: 020 7608 8840

25% Discount 35% Discount 10–29 people 30+ people

£43.50 £33.75 £28.50 £22.50 £18.75 £15 £11.25 £7.50

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£37.70 £29.25 £24.70 £19.50 £16.25 £13 £9.75 £6.50

Cadogan Hall Tickets £30–£9.75 (after discounts)

Natasha Paremski performs Tchaikovsky

Tuesday 14th October 2014, 7.30pm Schumann’s undoubtable love of literature is left unquestioned in his exquisite orchestral interpretation of Lord Byron’s dramatic poem, ‘Manfred’. Tchaikovsky’s own orchestral works were heavily influenced by Schumann, one of his favourite composers, and is evident in his Piano Concerto No.1. This deeply expressive concerto is sublimely reflective of the Romantic era in which it was written, and the passionate pianist, Natasha Paremski, will undoubtedly thrill and woo her audience from start to finish. This delightful programme will end with Sibelius’ glorious Symphony No.5. A melodious and majestic symphony with bold brass and sensuous strings, that gradually builds up to a dramatic climax, which will finish the evening in a triumphant blaze of symphonic glory.

Schumann Manfred Overture Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Sibelius Symphony No.5 Fabien Gabel Conductor Natasha Paremski Piano

Kirill Karabits

conducts Stravinsky, Mozart and Mendelssohn Thursday 30th October 2014, 7.30pm The young, dynamic, Ukrainian conductor, Kirill Karabits, is warmly welcomed back by the Orchestra for more exciting interpretations of the classical repertoire.

Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, ‘Scottish’ Kirill Karabits Conductor Leon McCawley Piano Page 6

Featuring Stravinsky’s lyrical suite, derived from his ballet, Pulcinella, Mozart’s mesmerising Piano Concerto No.23, performed here by the talented, young, British pianist, Leon McCawley, plus one of Mendelssohn’s most well-known works, his ‘Scottish’ Symphony, inspired by the composer’s impressions of Scotland on his first visit to Britain.

Cadogan Hall Tickets £30–£9.75 (after discounts)

Classical Encounters Thursday 27th November 2014, 7.30pm Beethoven’s exhilarating, brisk and light overture to his beautiful opera, Fidelio, will whet the audience’s musical appetites for a delightful evening of orchestral excellence. Another orchestral miniature that is integral to the operatic repertoire is Mascagni’s instantly recognisable Intermezzo from his exquisite one-act opera, Cavalleria rusticana. Talented soloist, Alexandra Dariescu, will join the Orchestra to perform Grieg’s renowned Piano Concerto in A minor, in which Grieg painted a stunning portrait of Norwegian folk music, expressed in its lyrical and melodic themes. To finish, the Orchestra will perform Dvorˇák’s tragically woeful and richly atmospheric Symphony No.7.

Beethoven Fidelio Overture Mascagni Intermezzo from ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Dvorˇák Symphony No.7 STAGE

Alessandro Fabrizi Conductor Alexandra Dariescu Piano

Cadogan Hall Ticket Price Stalls/Gallery £40 £32.50 £25 £15

25% Discount 35% Discount 10–29 people 30+ people £30 £24.38 £18.75 £11.25

£26 £21.13 £16.25 £9.75

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Group Booking Information

‘We all enjoyed the concert so much; it was excellent value, thanks very much!’ Malcolm King – Letchworth Arts & Leisure Group

Telephone: 020 7608 8840 Email: Website: RPO Group Discounts and Benefits • Groups of 30+ save up to 35% off all ticket prices • Groups of 10+ save up to 25% off all ticket prices • The entire group receives FREE concert programmes • The group organiser receives TWO FREE concert tickets • Final payment is not due until eight weeks before the concert • Dedicated group bookings line

‘From all 46 of us on board the coach, please pass on our many thanks to everyone for a truly great evening.’ Bob & Sonia Peacock – Peacock Travel

‘Thank you for your friendly and efficient service.’ Sanchia Vinall – Farnham U3A Concert Club

Winner of the 2012 Group Leisure Magazine’s Excellence Award. All details correct at time of going to press.

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‘My members will continue to support the RPO for many years to come.’ Derek Bonham – Cranleigh & District Probus B Club

RPO autumn 2014 groups brochure  
RPO autumn 2014 groups brochure