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Group Booking Information October – December 2011

Save up to 35% off all ticket prices


Welcome! Dear Group Travel Organiser, We are delighted to announce the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s forthcoming series of concerts in London, during October – December 2011. The Orchestra returns to the Royal Albert Hall with a series of popular shows, including Best of Broadway and John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration - plus a brand new show, Symphonic Queen. Classical music stars Freddy Kempf and Tasmin Little are sure to astonish audiences in intimate Cadogan Hall performances as they explore a wide variety of classical works. Plus, during 2012 the Orchestra will return to the Royal Festival Hall. Further details will follow later in the year. Over 12,000 group bookers enjoyed RPO concerts during 2010, and we very much look forward to welcoming you and your group to one of our concerts soon. With best wishes, Jo Thomson Friends’ and Groups’ Co-ordinator

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Royal Albert Hall

The Great Classics

£28.50 - £3.25

A Tchaikovsky Portrait

World Trust 25th Anniversary Concert Wednesday 5th October 2011, 7.30pm Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 Arguably one of the most well-known of all the Romantic composers, with an evening devoted to Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces. Janusz Piotrowicz Conductor Peter Donohoe Piano

Seating Area - see seating plan on page 4 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) Choir not available

Ticket Price £38 £30 £30 £20 £15 £10 £5 n/a

25% Discount (10-29 people) £28.50 £22.50 £22.50 £15 £11.25 £7.50 £3.75 n/a

35% Discount (30+ people) £24.70 £19.50 £19.50 £13 £9.75 £6.50 £3.25 n/a

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New for 2011

Royal Albert Hall

Stars and Showstoppers

£36 - £7.80

Best of Broadway

Symphonic Queen

For one night only, Best of Broadway is back to bring you hit songs from hit shows, including Wicked, Mamma Mia, Chicago, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, Les Misérables, Cabaret …and many more! Plus, a special tribute to the great MGM musicals, including The Wizard of Oz, High Society, Easter Parade, Kiss Me Kate and Annie Get Your Gun.

A thrilling tribute to the many hits of Queen performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This magnificent and unforgettable evening will undoubtedly rock you.

Friday 14th October 2011, 7.30pm

Tuesday 18th October 2011, 7.30pm

Come and experience the glitz and glamour of New York’s Broadway and London’s West End with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra within the splendid grandeur of the Royal Albert Hall. David Firman Conductor Mary Carewe Vocalist, Ria Jones Vocalist Graham Bickley Vocalist, Michael Dore Vocalist Seating Area - see seating plan on page 4 Stalls • Loggia Boxes Second Tier Boxes • Side Stalls not available 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)

Group Bookings Line 020 7608 8840

Featuring a spectacular light show, a full rhythm section and over a hundred performers on stage. Classic hits include: We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions, Another One Bites The Dust, I Want To Break Free, Radio Ga Ga, Killer Queen, Somebody To Love, Who Wants To Live Forever…and many more! Also featuring The Queen Symphony, guest conducted by its composer Tolga Kashif. Matthew Freeman Conductor Ken Bruce Presenter

Ticket Price £48 £37.50 £35 £30 £25 £22.50 £20 £17.50 £12

25% Discount (10-29 people) £36 £28.13 £26.25 £22.50 £18.75 £16.88 £15 £13.13 £9

35% Discount (30+ people) £31.20 £24.38 £22.75 £19.50 £16.25 £14.63 £13 £11.38 £7.80

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Royal albeRT Hall

John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration Saturday 10th December 2011, 3pm & 7.30pm

£40 - £8.75

Selling fast. Last few seats remaining!

Group bookers have enjoyed John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration concerts within the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall for many years and 2011 will be no exception. This impressive setting is a perfect way to start your Christmas festivities and enjoy sing-along carols, plus John Rutter’s extra special Christmas trimmings. Raise the Royal Albert Hall’s roof and enjoy this seasonal favourite brought to you by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. John Rutter Conductor / Composer The Bach Choir

Organ Choir

Choir Stage

Royal albert Hall seating plan Seating Area

Ticket Price

20% Discount (10-29 people)

£50

£40

30% Discount (30+ people) £35

Stalls • loggia boxes Second Tier boxes • Side Stalls not available Front arena (rows 1-15) Rear arena (rows 16-29) Mid Choir (rows 1-3) Front Circle (rows 1-4) Rear Circle (rows 5-7) Upper Choir (rows 4-9)

£40

£32

£28

£37.50 £32.50 £25 £27.50 £20 £20

£30 £26 £20 £22 £16 £16

£26.25 £22.75 £17.50 £19.25 £14 £14

Side Circle (Restricted View)

£12.50

£10

£8.75

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Circle

Boxes

Circle

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CaDoGaN Hall

£28.13 - £8.13

Freddy Kempf’s Tasmin Little performs Beethoven Piano Series Bruch Violin Concerto Thursday 6th October 2011, 7.30pm

Thursday 13th October 2011, 7.30pm

Beethoven Beethoven Beethoven

Beethoven Bruch Brahms

Piano Concerto No.1 Piano Concerto No.2 Piano Concerto No.3

Internationally celebrated pianist Freddy Kempf joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in this unique and exciting concert, appearing as both soloist and conductor. An exuberant and explosive performer, Freddy launched his career as winner of the prestigious BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. His profound musicality will translate Beethoven’s first three Piano Concertos like you’ve never heard them before, in an intimate, personal and insightful performance at Cadogan Hall. Freddy Kempf Conductor / Piano

Ticket Price (Stalls / Gallery) £37.50 £30 £22 £12.50

Group bookings line 020 7608 8840

Egmont Overture Violin Concerto Symphony No.4

Germany’s sublime input into great classics from the Romantic era is truly represented in this concert, opening with Beethoven’s powerful egmont overture and closing with Brahms’ majestic Symphony No.4. It is energetic violinist Tasmin Little who will ‘steal the show’, performing Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto, one of the most popular of such works, overflowing with romantic, heart-rendering melodies. Thomas Dausgaard Conductor Tasmin Little Violin

25% Discount (10-29 people) £28.13 £22.50 £16.50 £9.38

35% Discount (30+ people) £24.38 £19.50 £14.30 £8.13

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CaDoGaN Hall

£28.13 - £8.13

Russian Romance

Cadogan Hall Seating Plan Gallery

Tuesday 22nd November 2011, 7.30pm Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2 ‘Little Russian’ Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings is a perfect opening to showcase the “silvery aristocratic strings tone” from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s string section. Rachmaninov’s lushly scored Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, based on Paganini’s well-known violin theme, is an irresistible work for a full orchestra. Near Kiev at the time, Tchaikovsky wrote his ‘Little Russian’ symphony, with it’s haunting movements – an ideal piece to complete your musical evening. Grzegorz Nowak Conductor Roustem Saitkoulov Soloist

Ticket Price (Stalls / Gallery) £37.50 £30 £22 £12.50

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25% Discount (10-29 people) £28.13 £22.50 £16.50 £9.38

STAGE

STAGE

Stalls STAGE

STAGE

35% Discount (30+ people) £24.38 £19.50 £14.30 £8.13

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COMING SOON!

CaDoGaN Hall

Christmas Cracker

£30 - £8.75

Wednesday 21st & Friday 23rd December 2011, 3pm & 7.30pm

2012 at the Royal Festival Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present its 2012 series at the Royal Festival Hall, featuring a stellar line-up of internationally renowned artists and conductors, including: Charles Dutoit, Nigel Kennedy, Pinchas Zuckerman, Andrew Litton, Daniele Gatti, Kirill Karabits, James Ehnes, Julia Fischer and more.

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, EXTRA DATES HAVE BEEN ADDED FOR CHRISTMAS 2011 Everyone’s favourite festive singers Mary Carewe and Michael Dore present a magical yuletide concert full of fun and good cheer. Enjoy a merry mix of Christmas songs, festive orchestral pieces and sing-along carols. You and your group can take in the dazzling lights of Sloane Square and perhaps indulge in some retail therapy along King’s Road before unwinding back at the Hall and succumbing to the festivities of Christmas with this memorable concert.

Full details will be announced later in the year.

Highlights include: Hansel and Gretel overture, Waltz of the Flowers, Sleigh Ride, Mary’s boy Child, The Skater’s Waltz, Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, The little Road to bethlehem…plus much, much more! Nick Davies Conductor Mary Carewe Vocalist Michael Dore Vocalist

Ticket Price (Stalls / Gallery) £37.50 £30 £22 £12.50

Group bookings line 020 7608 8840

20% Discount (10-29 people) £30 £24 £17.60 £10

30% Discount (30+ people) £26.25 £21 £15.40 £8.75

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Group Booking Information Telephone: 020 7608 8840 Email: groups@rpo.co.uk Website: www.rpo.co.uk/groups RPO Groups Package • Groups of 10-29 save up to 25% off all ticket prices • Groups of 30+ save up to 35% off all ticket prices • Free concert programmes • Free pair of tickets for every group booking made • Seats may be held until eight weeks before the concert date

‘We absolutely enjoyed it, it was a really, really great show. We had great seats and the free concert programmes were very much appreciated. everything was just superb.’

Vivienne Marcroft, Treasurer Six In One Pensioners’ Group ‘My group had a wonderful time at the concert and very much enjoyed the excellent lunch - voted the best ever mass catering!! Thank you so much for all your help, advice and patience with a first time group organiser.’

Sue Webster, Chairperson NADFAS ‘brilliant, we really enjoyed it. We all had such a great time and the tickets were such excellent value. all of our group were really lifted by it; we just wish we had more room to dance to the abba medley! We can’t wait to come back next year!’

Rita Hales, Leatherhead and District U3A

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Group Booking Information, October - December 2011