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Dear Group Travel Organiser, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), London’s most versatile and in-demand orchestra, warmly welcomes groups of just 6+ people to its London Season of events, offering a host of generous benefits including up to 35% off tickets, two FREE tickets, and no payment needed until two months before the concert. You and your group can enjoy a huge array of events, including popular shows such as ‘Great Choral Classics’, ‘Film Music Gala’ and ‘Let’s Face the Music’ at the Royal Albert Hall; magnificent masterworks such as The Planets, The Rite of Spring and Symphonie Fantastique at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall; not to mention a host of classical favourites such as Concierto de Aranjuez, Scheherazade and ‘Enigma’ Variations at Cadogan Hall... to name just a few! Don’t miss out, contact us today – we’d be thrilled to hear from you and we guarantee to get you the best possible deal. With best wishes,

Jo Thomson

Email: groups@rpo.co.uk

Friends’ & Groups’ Manager

Tel: 020 7608 8840

Fri 3 Apr, 7.30pm Prokofiev’s Fifth · Royal Festival Hall Wed 8 Apr, 7.30pm Pastoral Dreams · Cadogan Hall Thu 16 Apr, 7.30pm A Voyage of Discovery · Cadogan Hall Sun 19 Apr, 3pm Great Choral Classics · Royal Albert Hall Wed 22 Apr, 7.30pm Boulanger 360° · Cadogan Hall

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MAY

Thu 5 Mar, 7.30pm Musical Homelands · Cadogan Hall Tue 10 Mar, 7.30pm The Rite of Spring · Royal Festival Hall

Sun 3 May, 7.30pm The Poem of Ecstasy · Royal Festival Hall Thu 7 May, 7.30pm English Idylls · Cadogan Hall Sat 9 May, 3pm & 7.30pm Film Music Gala · Royal Albert Hall Wed 13 May, 7.30pm Music in Flight · Cadogan Hall Thu 28 May, 7.30pm Classical Foundations · Cadogan Hall Sun 31 May, 7.30pm Symphonie Fantastique · Royal Festival Hall

JUNE

FEBRUARY

Tue 4 Feb, 7.30pm The Planets · Royal Festival Hall Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm Orchestral Valentines · Cadogan Hall Thu 20 Feb, 7.30pm Symphonic Colours · Cadogan Hall Thu 27 Feb, 7.30pm Wagner 360 · Cadogan Hall

MARCH

RPO London Season: Spring/Summer 2020

APRIL

AT A GLANCE

Sun 7 Jun, 2.30pm Let’s Face the Music · Royal Albert Hall Wed 10 Jun, 7.30pm Musical Reflections · Cadogan Hall

View our full London Season at www.rpo.co.uk/groups


RPO LONDON SEASON

Tickets: £51–£6.50 (after discounts)

TUE 4 FEB 2020

7.30PM ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

THE PLANETS Eminent interpreter of the English repertoire, conductor Mark Wigglesworth, takes the helm for two English gems: Walton’s bustling Portsmouth Point Overture and Holst’s awe-inspiring The Planets, as well as Liszt’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No.2, performed by world-renowned pianist, Khatia Buniatishvili (pictured). A landmark of English Romanticism, Holst’s breath-taking suite explores the contrasting astrological qualities of the Solar System, includes the much-loved movements ‘Mars’ and ‘Jupiter’, and never fails to capture the wonder we project onto the night’s sky. Featuring the resplendent Holst Singers.

FRI 14 FEB 2020

7.30PM CADOGAN HALL

ORCHESTRAL VALENTINES SELLING FAST!

Join conductor Paul Bateman and presenter Petroc Trelawny for this delightful Valentine’s concert, celebrating some of the most romantic pieces of music ever written from the worlds of film, opera and classical music. Sit back, relax and revel in well-known themes from: Gone with the Wind, Doctor Zhivago, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Out of Africa, as well as much-loved classics by Mascagni, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Verdi, Massenet and more. Also featuring the sublimely soulful Adagio from Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto (as heard throughout David Lean’s 1945 classic film, Brief Encounter), with outstanding pianist, Clare Hammond.

TUE 10 MAR 2020

7.30PM ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

THE RITE OF SPRING Three Russian masterworks, including Borodin’s Russian folk inspired Overture from his Prince Igor opera, and one of the most popular concertos of the repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major – performed here with fire and ferocity by former RPO Artist-in-Residence, violinist Esther Yoo (pictured) – are brought to you tonight by seasoned conductor, Thierry Fischer. Stravinsky’s revolutionary work, The Rite of Spring, shattered tradition, upended conventional settings and, at its 1913 premiere, caused a stir that brought on a near-riot launching Stravinsky to fame – and notoriety.

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RPO LONDON SEASON

Tickets: £51–£6.50 (after discounts)

FRI 3 APR 2020

7.30PM ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

PROKOFIEV’S FIFTH Join the Orchestra’s Music Director Designate (from August 2020), Vasily Petrenko, for a host of inspiring masterpieces, including Britten’s evocative Four Sea Interludes from his Peter Grimes opera, as well as classical favourite, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, performed here by the critically acclaimed cellist, Alexey Stadler (pictured). Despite being composed against the backdrop of World War II, Prokofiev’s powerful Symphony No.5 is a work of exuberance and energy which, in the composer’s words, provided ‘a hymn to free and happy Man’.

WED 8 APR 2020

7.30PM CADOGAN HALL

PASTORAL DREAMS Weber’s fantastical Oberon Overture opens tonight’s concert with conductor Long Yu, setting a scintillating scene before Karl Goldmark’s emotive Violin Concerto No.1, performed here by the accomplished violinist, Ning Feng (pictured). Written as a retreat from the modernity of nineteenth-century Europe, and tinged with nostalgia for a countryside that nurtured the composer’s creative passions, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, ‘Pastoral’, is full of frolicsome melodies that dance freely throughout, until the stormy penultimate movement, which passes with a glorious wave of relief in the Symphony’s climax.

THU 16 APR 2020

7.30PM CADOGAN HALL

A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY Conductor Sascha Goetzel invites you on a voyage of discovery across distinct lands, including the untempered Scottish seascape of Mendelssohn’s sweeping Hebrides Overture and, in Rodrigo’s iconic Concierto de Aranjuez – performed here by rising star classical guitarist, Sean Shibe (pictured) – the flamboyant flavours of Spanish Romanticism. Rimsky-Korsakov’s spellbinding Scheherazade, the much-loved reinterpretation of the classic legend of ‘One Thousand and One Arabian Nights’, ends this evening’s programme with its shimmering strings and enticing woodwind, revealing hope for the heroine’s ambitious escape.

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RPO LONDON SEASON

Tickets: £51–£6.50 (after discounts)

SUN 19 APR 2020

3PM ROYAL ALBERT HALL

GREAT CHORAL CLASSICS MATINEE SHOW!

The majestic sounds of monumental music for massed choirs and orchestra fill the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall in this spectacular celebration of timeless choral classics, which features the acclaimed City of London Choir, Brighton Festival Chorus and star tenor, Andrés Presno. Enjoy thrilling highlights from: Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and more, as well as Parry’s I Was Glad and Jerusalem, Arne’s Rule, Britannia!, Handel’s Zadok the Priest – to name just a few! Conducted by Jac van Steen.

THU 7 MAY 2020

7.30PM CADOGAN HALL

ENGLISH IDYLLS SELLING FAST!

Join conductor Christoph Altstaedt for a delightful programme of English classical favourites, including Vaughan Williams’ zesty The Wasps Overture, and Delius’ Piano Concerto – a glorious blend of red-blooded Romanticism and pastorallike gentleness, performed here by one of the UK’s most celebrated pianists, Mark Bebbington (pictured). Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations is widely regarded as one of the greatest pieces of British music: a set of musical dedications to his friends, the mysterious main theme – the ‘Enigma’ – remains unstated throughout, leaving this magnificent and rousing work an intriguing mystery still to this day.

SAT 9 MAY 2020

3PM & 7.30PM ROYAL ALBERT HALL

FILM MUSIC GALA TWO SHOWS!

Timeless themes from the silver screen! Join conductor Nick Davies and presenter Tommy Pearson to celebrate the mesmerising music of the most iconic movie moments, from: Superman, Gladiator, Harry Potter, E.T., Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars®, Jurassic Park… and many more. Also featuring the unforgettable songs from Frozen, La La Land, Titanic, Mary Poppins and The Greatest Showman, performed by guest star vocalist, Louise Dearman (Wicked).

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RPO LONDON SEASON

Tickets: £51–£6.50 (after discounts)

SUN 31 MAY 2020

7.30PM ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Love, life and longing are tonight’s themes as the great British conductor, Sir Andrew Davis, brings some of the greatest works of the Romantic imagination to life, including Elgar’s charming In the South (Alassio), and Strauss’ heart-bursting meditations Four Last Songs, featuring soprano Siobhan Stagg (pictured). Closing the concert is Berlioz’s gripping Symphonie Fantastique – a colossal work, revolved around the idea of an intense, idealised and unrequited love, which spirals inwards in the final movement towards a passionate outcry, blending dreams and reality.

SUN 7 JUN 2020

2.30PM ROYAL ALBERT HALL

LET’S FACE THE MUSIC SELLING FAST!

Back by demand – a tribute to the great musicals! Four West End stars join the RPO for a nostalgic celebration of much-loved songs and duets from the classic musicals of the golden age of Hollywood. Indulge in a trip down memory lane with the unforgettable music of: Gypsy, Carousel, My Fair Lady, Anything Goes, Cabaret, Top Hat, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!, Meet Me in St Louis, Sweet Charity, A Star is Born, Babes in Arms... to name just a few.

WED 10 JUN 2020

7.30PM CADOGAN HALL

MUSICAL REFLECTIONS A merry excursion through Berlioz’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing – Béatrice et Bénédict Overture – opens tonight’s concert, before the young and dynamic cellist, Pablo Ferrández (pictured), performs Shostakovich’s compelling Cello Concerto No.1. Bringing a triumphant conclusion to the concert – and to the Orchestra’s 2019–20 Season – is Mussorgsky’s mighty Pictures at an Exhibition. It’s no wonder that this deep, reflective and evocative series of musical portraits, commemorating the artworks of a lost friend with inspired intensity and sensitivity, remains a concert hall favourite – utterly unmissable.

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View our full London Season at www.rpo.co.uk/groups


RPO LONDON SEASON

Tickets: £51–£6.50 (after discounts) ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL GROUP PRICES TICKET PRICES

SEATING AREA

15% off 25% off 35% off 6–9 PEOPLE 10–29 PEOPLE 30+ PEOPLE

Front Stalls

£50

Front Stalls / Side Stalls / Boxes

£42.50

£37.50

£32.50

£40 £34 £30 £26

Front Stalls / Side Stalls / Boxes / Rear Stalls / Balcony

£30

£25.50

£22.50

£19.50

Side Stalls / Rear Stalls / Balcony

£20

£17

£15

£13

Balcony

£10

£8.50

£7.50

£6.50

CADOGAN HALL GROUP PRICES (Orchestral Valentines prices in brackets) GALLERY

STALLS

TICKET PRICE STALLS / GALLERY

£40 (£53)

15% 10% off

25% off 20% off

35% off 30% off

6–9

10–29

30+

PEOPLE

PEOPLE

PEOPLE

£34 £30 £26 (£47.70) (£42.40) (£37.10)

£32.50 (£43)

£27.63 £24.38 £21.13 (£38.70) (£34.40) (£30.10)

£25 (£33)

£21.25 £18.75 £16.25 (£29.70) (£26.40) (£23.10)

£15 (£23)

£12.75 £11.25 £9.75 (£20.70) (£18.40) (£16.10)

ROYAL ALBERT HALL GROUP PRICES

SEATING AREA

TICKET 15% off

25% off

35% off

6–9 10–29 30+ PRICE PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE

Loggia boxes (8-seater)

£60

£51

£45

£39

Stalls

£57.21

£48.63

£42.91

£37.19

Second Tier boxes (5-seater)

£54.42

£46.26

£40.82

£35.37

Front Arena (rows 1–15)

£46.98

£39.93

£35.24

£30.54

Rear Arena (rows 16–29)

£42.33

£35.98

£31.75

£27.51

Front Circle (rows 1–4)

£37.67

£32.02

£28.25

£24.49

Rear Circle (rows 5–7)

£27.44

£23.32

£20.58

£17.84

Mid Choir (rows 1–3)

£32.09

£27.28

£24.07

£20.86

Upper Choir (rows 4–9)

£27.44

£23.32

£20.58

£17.84

Side Circle (restricted view)

£17.21

£14.63

£12.91

£11.19

Booking fees apply. Please note that the Choir is not on sale for Great Choral Classics.

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Reserve now, pay later! • Groups of 30+ save up to 35% • Groups of 10+ save up to 25% • Groups of 6+ save up to 15% • Two FREE tickets (10+ parties) • Priority booking • No payment needed until two months before the concert • Dedicated group bookings line • Regular news and updates from the Orchestra

Telephone: 020 7608 8840 (Mon–Fri, 9.30am–5.30pm) · Email: groups@rpo.co.uk · Website: www.rpo.co.uk/groups All details correct at time of going to press.

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