Resident Orchestra at Cadogan Hall September â€“ December 2013
Orchestral excellence in Londonâ€™s award-winning venue
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the Resident Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, generously supported by Cadogan Estates.
Grzegorz Nowak Allen Vizzutti Tasmin Little
Mario Galeani Barry Wordsworth Jamie Walton
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Paul Daniel Natasha Paremski
Welcome to an exciting new season of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at Cadogan Hall.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra looks forward to welcoming you to Cadogan Hall this season. © Joanna Wyld, 2013
David Charles Abell Tuesday 11th June
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to be showcasing the talents of its brass section in a real highlight of the season: a concert devoted to music arranged for brass only, starring virtuoso trumpet player Allen Vizzutti. Alongside stirring works such as Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, the RPO brass section will join Vizzutti in renditions of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and the spectacular Carnival of Venice. There are sure to be plenty of musical fireworks – and a few surprises along the way. A real treat in a season which offers a wonderful breadth of music, performed by some of the world’s leading artists.
Chikara Iwamura Rachel Nicholls Saturday 18th May Pablo Boggiano Debbie Wiseman Ayako Tanaka Mary Carewe MichaelTuesday Dore 4th June
As always, the Orchestra is joined by an array of exceptional artists, including celebrated violinist Tasmin Little performing Bruch’s irresistible Violin Concerto No.1, and superb cellist Jamie Walton playing one of the most powerful works in the repertoire, the Elgar Cello Concerto. Two concertos by Beethoven also feature, with an interpretation of his great Violin Concerto from Robert Davidovici, and the magnificent Piano Concerto No.3 performed by Mario Galeani. Schumann’s Piano Concerto will be performed by acclaimed pianist Natasha Paremski, in a programme which culminates in what many consider to be Dvorˇák’s greatest work, his Symphony No.7, conducted by Paul Daniel. Lovers of Tchaikovsky’s music are spoilt for choice, with performances of his ‘Little Russian’ Symphony No.2, inspired by the Ukraine, his Symphony No.5, and the impassioned beauty of the ‘Pathétique’ Symphony No.6. There is also an all-Tchaikovsky programme conducted by Barry Wordsworth, whose arrangements of Swan Lake end a concert at the heart of which is Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, performed by gifted young violinist Yoon-Hee Kim.
Dvorˇák Carnival Overture Schumann Piano Concerto Dvorˇák Symphony No.7
Paul Daniel Conductor Natasha Paremski Piano
Pianist Natasha Paremski takes to the stage for Robert Schumann’s beautiful Piano Concerto, one of many works written for his wife, Clara. Framing the Concerto are two works by Dvorˇák: the spirited Carnival Overture, which brims with lively Czech folk music, and the Symphony No.7, considered by many to be Dvorˇák’s greatest achievement. Dvorˇák was commissioned to write the work by the Royal Philharmonic Society, and, shortly before its completion, he wrote: ‘I am now busy with this symphony for London, and wherever I go I can think of nothing else. God grant that this Czech music will move the world!’
September - Wednesday 18th September
Wednesday 18th September 2013, 7.30pm
RPO friends’ discounts apply
Berlioz Beethoven Brahms
Roman Carnival Overture Violin Concerto Symphony No.1
Grzegorz Nowak Conductor Robert Davidovici Violin
Three outstanding works by three great masters, beginning with the glittering festivities of a Roman carnival, as portrayed by Berlioz in music full of romance and joie de vivre. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is a masterpiece of the genre, bridging the gap between Classical and Romantic concerto styles with elegance and wit. Beethoven’s genius so overwhelmed Brahms that he was slow to write works that might be compared with those of his idol. It took Brahms nearly fifteen years to compose his First Symphony, but the work was worth the wait. The Symphony exudes great nobility and mastery of form, with a powerful opening movement, lyrical Andante, graceful third movement and a stirring finale. RPO friends’ discounts apply
October - Tuesday 8th October
Tuesday 8th October 2013, 7.30pm
TOP BRASS! Copland Walton, arr. Eric Crees Tovey Vizzutti Broughton Arlen, arr. Allen Vizzutti Traditional, arr. Del Staigers Vizzutti
Fanfare for the Common Man Spitfire Prelude and Fugue Pictures in the Smoke Prism: Shards of Colour for brass and percussion Fanfares, Marches, Hymns and Finale Somewhere Over the Rainbow Carnival of Venice Fire Dance Bramwell Tovey Conductor Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brass section
A scintillating concert showcasing the outstanding Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brass section, joined by the dazzling American trumpet player Allen Vizzutti. A true virtuoso, Vizzutti is equally at home playing classical and jazz, and his performance style incorporates elements of both styles – with thrilling results. The great jazz musician Chick Corea hailed Allen Vizzutti for his ‘easy control, polyharmonic wit, orchestral penmanship, punctuated spiritual warmth’, adding that ‘rarely do so many qualities find themselves in one musician.’ This all-brass programme is conducted by Bramwell Tovey, whose composition Pictures in the Smoke is also featured. Opening with Copland’s glorious Fanfare for the Common Man, the concert includes an arrangement of Walton’s rousing Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, and Vizzutti takes centre stage for the breathtaking Carnival of Venice. RPO friends’ discounts apply
October - Thursday 17th October
Thursday 17th October 2013, 7.30pm
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Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No.1 Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’
Bramwell Tovey Conductor Tasmin Little Violin
An unmissable concert, featuring celebrated violinist Tasmin Little playing Bruch’s ravishing Violin Concerto No.1. Bruch’s most famous composition, this irresistible work showcases the violin’s capacity for soaring, singing melodies and dazzling display. Little was hailed earlier this year for her ‘careful articulation and a truly beautiful elegance of playing… Hers is a warmly human personality, and her artistry is truly refined.’ The programme also features Bizet’s first suite of music from L’Arlésienne, full of memorable tunes, and culminates in the joyous Second Symphony by Tchaikovsky. This Symphony includes three Ukrainian folk songs, which gives the Symphony its nickname ‘Little Russia’, which was a term used to describe Ukraine at the time.
October - Saturday 19th October
Saturday 19th October 2013, 7.30pm
RPO friends’ discounts apply
Humperdinck Beethoven Tchaikovsky
Hansel and Gretel Overture Piano Concerto No.3 Symphony No.6, ‘Pathétique’ Alan Buribayev Conductor Mario Galeani Piano
A programme encompassing delicious refinement and great passion, opening with the Overture to German composer Humperdinck’s ‘fairy tale opera’, Hansel and Gretel. The work was first conducted by Richard Strauss, and Humperdinck’s Overture exudes a Straussian romance and wit, full of charming melodies and rich orchestration. Pianist Mario Galeani performs Beethoven’s majestic Third Piano Concerto, with its dramatic first movement, a deeply beautiful Largo, and the famous Rondo. While composing his extraordinary Sixth Symphony, Tchaikovsky wrote to his brother, declaring: ‘It seems that the best of all my works is coming forth from me.’ Many would agree: the ‘Pathétique’ represents some of the most intensely personal and powerful of all Tchaikovsky’s music.
RPO friends’ discounts apply
November - Thursday 7th November
Thursday 7th November 2013, 7.30pm
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky, arr. Swan Lake excerpts Barry Wordsworth
Barry Wordsworth Conductor Yoon-Hee Kim Violin
An essential concert for all lovers of Tchaikovsky’s music, this programme celebrates the many facets of the composer’s style, from elegant poignancy, to unfettered emotion, to dancing good humour. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings was inspired by Mozart, a composer much admired by Tchaikovsky, who said of the Serenade that it was written ‘from inner compulsion. This is a piece from the heart.’ The Violin Concerto was not much appreciated during Tchaikovsky’s lifetime, but its vibrant and heartfelt melodies have ensured that the work remains hugely popular with audiences today. The programme concludes with unique arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s glorious Swan Lake, made by the concert’s acclaimed conductor, Barry Wordsworth. RPO friends’ discounts apply
Thursday 28th November 2013, 7.30pm Ravel Elgar Tchaikovsky
Le tombeau de Couperin Cello Concerto Symphony No.5
Christoph Koenig Conductor Jamie Walton Cello
A programme of contrasting musical styles unified by exquisite emotional power. Composed during World War One, Ravel dedicated each movement of his Le tombeau de Couperin to a fallen friend. Yet the influence of the Baroque composer, Couperin, results in music of bittersweet understatement. Also written in response to the First World War, Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of his greatest works, the cello evoking the human voice as it unfolds aching, deeply moving melodies. The Concerto is performed by Jamie Walton, hailed by the Washington Post as ‘a major cello talent... Though relatively young, he plays with the dignity and reserve of a well-seasoned artist.’ Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony offers a profound insight into the composer’s tumultuous emotional history, travelling a longed-for journey from unfulfilled desires to joyful acceptance. RPO friends’ discounts apply
November - Tuesday 12th November & Thursday 28th November
Tuesday 12th November 2013, 7.30pm
In aid of Breast Cancer Campaign
Debbie Wiseman Conductor / Composer James Loynes Vocalist Simon Bates Presenter Nigel Havers Narrator George Layton Narrator
As winter sets in, warm up with a magical concert full of festive cheer for all the family. Featuring popular classics Sleigh Ride and White Christmas, orchestral favourites such as Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz and a selection of music by composer and conductor Debbie Wiseman, including the world première of her musical setting of George Layton’s The Christmas Party and the orchestral suite from the acclaimed BBC television series Father Brown.
RPO friends’ discounts apply
Saturday 21st December 2013, 3pm and 7.30pm CHRISTMAS CRACKER 2013 Nick Davies Conductor Mary Carewe Vocalist Michael Dore Vocalist
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…
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Mary’s Boy Child, Sleigh Ride, The Little Road to Bethlehem, Sleigh Ride, Santa Baby, Let it Snow… plus many more!
RPO friends’ discounts apply
December - Sunday 8th December & Saturday 21st December
Sunday 8th December 2013, 3.30pm THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS 2013
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Welcome to an exciting new season of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at Cadogan Hall. The Orchestra is joined by an array of exception...