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Chamber Music Series

 
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RCM at St Martin-in-the-Fields

1:00pm | 20 October 2017
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

RCM musicians play Bartók's tempestuous Rhapsody no 1 for Violin and Piano at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

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RCM at Charlton House

1:00pm | 20 October 2017
Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

The Lucent Duo plays Grieg and Tchaikovsky at Charlton House.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 20 October 2017
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

RCM musicians play a varied collection of works, including Debussy's Reverie, one of the composer's earliest pieces.

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RCM at the Victoria and Albert Museum

6:30pm | 20 October 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

The Parallax Quartet performs an interesting collection of works by 20th-Century and contemporary composers.

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RCMJD Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 22 October 2017
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Musicians from the Royal College of Music present a selection of the best-loved classical scores from movies past and present.

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 23 October 2017
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

Duo Astra performs Schumann's beautiful Three Romances, plus pieces by Mendelssohn and Wieniawski, in St. Stephen's Church.

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RCM Chamber Music

1:05pm | 24 October 2017
West Parry Room

RCM singers present a mix of songs from a Chinese inspired folk song to Berg's Early Evening Songs alongside Beethoven's charming fourth Violin Sonata.

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RCM Chamber Music

1:05pm | 25 October 2017
Grove Room

Former RCM professor Joseph Horovitz' lighthearted and jazz-influenced Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano is presented alongside works by Brahms, Prokofiev and Peter Maxwell Davies.

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RCM at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

1:00pm | 26 October 2017
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NH

Duo Astra plays an eclectic selection of pieces for violin and piano, including Elgar's Salut d'amour and Kroll's Banjo and Fiddle.

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RCM at Pallant House Gallery

12:00pm | 28 October 2017
Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ

RCM pianist Aleksandar Pavlovic performs Rachmaninov's Corelli Variations, a piece composed by Rachmaninov but never recorded by the composer, plus works by Beethoven and Chopin.

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Afternoon Tea and Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

3:00pm | 28 October 2017
Verdi Restaurant, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea of sandwiches, sweet treats and homemade scones in the elegant surroundings of the Hall’s Verdi restaurant, whilst experiencing a live performance from one of the UK’s most promising operatic talents.

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Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 29 October 2017
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Watch inspirational performances by outstanding musicians from the Royal College of Music, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room.

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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 30 October 2017
Grove Room

Chopin's first Ballade, made famous by the 2002 Roman Polanski film The Pianist, is presented alongside works by Mozart and Max Reger.

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 30 October 2017
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

In equal parts dreamy and passionate, Schumann's Fantasiestücke was inspired by the novels of ETA Hoffman. Angela Lau also plays works by Debussy and Chopin.

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RCM Chamber Music

1:05pm | 31 October 2017
Grove Room

Join us for this lunchtime concert featuring a unique mix of Latin American and Classical works by Rodrigo, Villalobus, Schubert and Beethoven.

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RCM at the Victoria and Albert Museum

6:30pm | 03 November 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Melissa Youngs and Beth Haughan perform one of Lutosklawski's final compositions, plus works by Ireland and Debussy, in the beautiful surroundings of the V&A.

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Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 05 November 2017
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Watch inspirational performances by outstanding musicians from the Royal College of Music, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room.

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 06 November 2017
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

Manu Brazo plays Pizzolla's Histoire du Tango, one of the most famous compositions by the tango composer, originally written for flute and guitar.

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RCM at Steinway Hall

1:10pm | 08 November 2017
Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2DB

Brahms' 7 Fantasien was written in 1892, and consists of several contrasting yet connected miniatures. Petar Dimov also plays one of Bach's complex Partitas.

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RCM at the Victoria and Albert Museum

6:30pm | 10 November 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Richard Strauss's gentle cello Romanze was composed at the same time as his famous cello sonata, yet was largely forgotten for years until it was unearthed and published in 1987.

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 13 November 2017
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

Melissa Youngs and Beth Haughan perform one of Lutosklawski's final compositions, plus works by Brahms and Poulenc.

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RCM at St James's Piccadilly

1:10pm | 15 November 2017
St James's Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Beethoven's Piano Sonata no 18 is a playful, complicated sonata - for this reason, it is often nicknamed 'The Hunt'. Chi-Hoi Cheung also plays one of Schumann's piano sonatas.

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RCM at the Victoria and Albert Museum

6:30pm | 17 November 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

El amor brujo (Love, the Magician) is a ballet composed in 1914-1915 by Manuel de Falla It has a distinctive Andalusian feel, and includes the fiendish Danza ritual del fuego. The Nova Duo also plays works by Scarlatti and Mompou.

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 20 November 2017
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

Schumann's Fantasie in C Major is generally described as one of Schumann's greatest works for solo piano, and is one of the central works of the early Romantic period. Frank Sauvignon also plays pieces by Bach and Ravel.

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RCM at Charlton House

1:00pm | 24 November 2017
Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

Pianist Adam Taylor performs Liszt's famously frenetic Mephisto Waltz No 1, which depicts dancing and merriment, alongside pieces by Medtner and Bach/Busoni.

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RCM at Pallant House Gallery

12:00pm | 25 November 2017
Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ

Liszt's Années de pèlerinage is widely considered a masterwork and summation of Liszt's musical style, with the third volume being a notable example of his later style. Edyta Lajdorf also plays two works by Chopin.

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RCMJD Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 26 November 2017
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Watch inspirational performances by outstanding musicians from the Royal College of Music, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room.

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 27 November 2017
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

Francaix's L’Horloge de Flore is originally an oboe concerto - however, the orchestral parts in the reduced piano transcription constitute one of the most fiendishly difficult accompaniments to play for a pianist.

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RCM at Regent Hall

1:00pm | 01 December 2017
Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

The Lucent Duo is joined by soprano Eleanor Penfold, who sings Prokofiev's emotional Five poems of Anna Akhmatova, a woman who became one of the Russian canon's most acclaimed writers.

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RCM at the Victoria and Albert Museum

6:30pm | 01 December 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

de Fall's Homenaje is his only work for solo guitar. Utilising a habanera-influenced rhythm, his Homenaje expresses the high regard in which de Falla held Debussy’s Spanish-influenced repertoire.

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RCM at St Martin-in-the-Fields

1:00pm | 04 December 2017
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

Award-winning young cellist Jamal Aliyev plays Dvorák's entertaining Rondo, a piece that belongs in the standard repertoire of every cellist, and Brahms' bold Second Sonata.

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RCM at St James's Piccadilly

1:10pm | 06 December 2017
St James's Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Cellist Timothée Botbol plays Dvoƙák, Schumann, and Shostakovich's Sonata for cello and piano, one of the composer's early works, composed in 1934 just prior to the censure by Soviet authorities of his music.

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Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 10 December 2017
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Watch inspirational performances by outstanding musicians from the Royal College of Music, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room.

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