Concerts in London

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Russian Chamber Music: Lament & Inspiration

7:30pm | 18 October 2017
Britten Theatre

Hear lyrical piano trios from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, which bookend Glazunov's landmark saxophone quartet.

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Russian Chamber Music: Seasons & Soundscapes

7:30pm | 23 October 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition takes listeners on a musical tour of an art gallery. Alongside, RCM pianists bring to life works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.

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Album Launch: Violin Muse

2:00pm | 25 October 2017
Britten Theatre

Join us to celebrate the launch of violinist and RCM professor Madeleine Mitchell’s latest album of new music by British composers.

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Pre-concert event: Mystics & Modernists

6:00pm | 26 October 2017
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

RCM students perform chamber music from the time of the Russian Revolution, with cultural, musical and historical context provided by broadcaster and RCM professor Ivan Hewett.

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Voices of Revolution: Youth & Optimism

7:30pm | 26 October 2017
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

The RCM Symphony Orchestra returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall to perform an all-Russian programme under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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Cello Masterclass with Nicholas Jones

2:00pm | 27 October 2017
West Parry Room

Join Nicholas Jones, international solist and teacher at RNCM, for this open masterclass as he works with talented RCM musicians.

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Russian Chamber Music: Wartime & Alliance

7:30pm | 31 October 2017
Britten Theatre

Yuli Khait's rousing March of the Aviators is performed alongside Stravinsky’s powerful wartime description of the encounter between a soldier and the devil.

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Serenade for Strings

7:30pm | 03 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM International Double Bass Festival opens with double bass virtuoso Bottesini’s second concerto, alongside works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

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RCMJD Soloists Concert

5:30pm | 04 November 2017
Recital Hall

Don’t miss this delightful programme presented by leading soloists from the RCM Junior Department.

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RCM International Double Bass Festival

10:00am | 05 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM International Double Bass Festival returns with another action-packed day of inspiring performances, masterclasses and seminars.

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RCM at St Paul's Knightsbridge

3:00pm | 05 November 2017
St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge (St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, 32a Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8SH)

Tan Dun describes his Eight Memories as a 'diary of longing', evoking the folk songs of his culture and the recollection of his childhood. Tuanwei Ping also plays Szymanowski's first Preludes.

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Mozart's Requiem

7:30pm | 09 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Mozart's epic Requiem, and are joined by King's College Choir for the hauntingly beautiful Ave verum corpus.

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Mozart's Requiem

7:30pm | 10 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Mozart's epic Requiem, with Saint-Saëns' Second Piano Concerto.

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Russian Chamber Music: Poetry & Piano

7:30pm | 13 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM musicians perform avant-garde piano music from early 20th-century Russia, which both inspired and was inspired by revolutionary poets.

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Trio Apaches: Brahms

6:15pm | 15 November 2017
Recital Hall

This event has been cancelled. 

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RCMJD Chamber Music

5:30pm | 18 November 2017
Recital Hall

Chamber ensembles from the RCM Junior Department perform music for piano trio, string quartet and wind quintet.

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Conductors' Podium

3:00pm | 19 November 2017
Recital Hall

RCM conductors present an afternoon concert of compositions for winds and percussion.

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Telemann: A Celebration

7:30pm | 20 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a celebration of German composer Georg Philipp Telemann, featuring musicians from the RCM and the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

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Serenade for Wind Instruments

7:30pm | 22 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Wind Ensemble performs exciting new works by RCM composers, followed by Dvořák’s evocative serenade.

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Sacconi Quartet

7:30pm | 24 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The Sacconi Quartet perform string quartets by Haydn and Janáček, and are joined by RCM students for Shostakovich's pieces for string octet.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 27 November 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

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RCM International Festival of Viols: Concert with Hille Perl

7:30pm | 27 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Virtuoso viola da gamba player Hille Perl performs key works of the baroque era alongside contemporary pieces by Martha Bishop and Lee Santana.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 29 November 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

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Orchestral Masterworks: Wagner

6:15pm | 30 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

In our final Orchestral Masterworks concert of the year, the RCM Philharmonic and Martyn Brabbins showcase some of Wagner’s greatest orchestral music.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 01 December 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

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RCMJD Sparks Juniors End of Term Concert

1:00pm | 02 December 2017
Recital Hall

RCM Sparks Juniors present their annual Christmas concert.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 02 December 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

 

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RCMJD Symphony and Chamber Orchestras

7:00pm | 02 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our talented young musicians perform Swedish composer Wirén’s pastoral Serenade for strings, and William Walton’s powerfully intense First Symphony.

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RCM at Kings Place

5:45pm | 03 December 2017
Kings Place

Cellist Carola Krebs juxtaposes the Baroque sound of one of JS Bach's seminal works for cello with Walton's romantic Passacaglia.

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Harlem Quartet

7:30pm | 04 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Continuing its three-year residency, we’re delighted to welcome back New York’s Harlem Quartet. The ensemble performs Beethoven’s last string quartet alongside works by Turina, Webern and Mendelssohn.

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From the Soundhouse: RCM Studios at 50

7:30pm | 05 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the RCM Studios, RCM professors and students perform significant works from each decade.

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RCM at Foundling Museum

1:00pm | 07 December 2017
External venue

Cellist Carola Krebs plays Schnittke's Sonata for cello and piano, with its Shostakovich-like feel and plaintive solo beginning, followed by Brahms and Popper. 

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RCM New Perspectives

7:30pm | 07 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM’s flagship contemporary music group presents two exciting world premieres from RCM composers, alongside works by Harrison Birtwistle and George Benjamin.

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RCMJD Sinfonia Concert

11:30am | 09 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

See our middle orchestra perform in their very own concert with a selection of popular orchestral works.

 

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RCMJD End of Term Concert

5:30pm | 09 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Junior Department gives a rousing end to the autumn term with something for everyone, including a brass dectet, choral ensembles and much more.

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Vienna Calling

3:00pm | 10 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Musicians in London and Vienna perform four world premieres made possible by live-streaming software, alongside music by Georg Friedrich Haas and Schoenberg’s rarely heard Ode to Napoleon.

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RCM Big Band

7:00pm | 10 December 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM Big Band returns with a lively programme, including Stan Kenton’s suite commissioned for jazz composer Johnny Richards.

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Percussion Showcase

6:15pm | 12 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM’s Percussion Faculty returns for another thrilling showcase, featuring one of John Cage's iconic works for percussion.

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Historical Performance Concert

6:15pm | 13 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a programme of music to celebrate the festive season, including works by Bach, Telemann, Handel and Leclair.

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Russian Chamber Music: News & Suspense

7:30pm | 13 March 2018
Britten Theatre

Discover the revolutionary sound world of Alexander Mosolov with two of his provocative miniatures for voice inspired by newspaper announcements and grotesque scenes of childhood.

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Russian Chamber Music: Dance & Turbulence

7:30pm | 16 May 2018
Britten Theatre

Mieczyslaw Weinberg's unique works are paired alongside chamber pieces by his good friend Shostakovich and Prokofiev’s ‘Trapeze’ quartet written for a travelling troupe in Paris.

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