Page 11

Thursday 29th November 2012, 7.30pm Vaughan Williams Shostakovich Delius Sibelius

Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings The Walk to the Paradise Garden Symphony No.5

Rory Macdonald Conductor Natasha Paremski Piano Mike Allen Trumpet

This delectable programme of spine-tingling works opens with the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams. The majesty of the English Renaissance meets the pre-war innocence of early twentieth-century England, as a theme by Thomas Tallis resonates through Vaughan Williams’ rich string textures. In the fascinating Piano Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings by Shostakovich, the piano dominates, but both soloists shine with quickfire exchanges and rhythmic verve. The Walk to the Paradise Garden, from the opera A Village Romeo and Juliet by Delius, is a gloriously seductive work, its sumptuous orchestration dripping with nostalgia. As if this wasn’t enough, the epic Fifth Symphony by Sibelius is one of his masterpieces, building to a climactic finale with its unforgettable French horn theme. RPO friends’ discounts apply

Tuesday 18th December 2012, 3pm and 7.30pm

Nov - Dec

NEW DATE ADDED

Saturday 22nd December 2012, 3pm CHRISTMAS CRACKER 2012 Nick Davies Conductor Mary Carewe Vocalist Michael Dore Vocalist

RPO friends’ discounts apply

Booking

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Mary’s Boy Child, The Little Road to Bethlehem, Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby, Let it Snow plus many more!

Jan - Feb

This scrumptious Christmas favourite is perfect to whet your Yuletide appetite. Featuring a sparkling mix of Christmas songs and orchestral pieces, plus sing-along carols to help lift your spirits and celebrate this fun time of year. Suitable for all the family, Mary Carewe and Michael Dore sing their hearts out with a programme to include…

Cadogan Hall - September 2012 to February 2013  

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes you to its new season of concerts at London’s celebrated Cadogan Hall. The Orchestra will be joine...

Cadogan Hall - September 2012 to February 2013  

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes you to its new season of concerts at London’s celebrated Cadogan Hall. The Orchestra will be joine...

Advertisement