Concerts in London

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Professors' Concert

1:05pm | 22 September 2017
Britten Theatre

RCM professors perform two sublime 20th-century works for clarinet quintet by Herbert Howells and Arthur Bliss.

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Anne Boleyn's Music Book

2:00pm | 24 September 2017
Britten Theatre

Join us as we celebrate a treasure from the RCM's collection and one of the most significant manuscripts of early 16th-century music in Britain: Anne Boleyn’s Music Book.

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Chamber Orchestra of Europe: Schumann’s Symphony no 2

6:15pm | 05 October 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

We’re delighted to welcome back principal players from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe to perform with the RCM Chamber Orchestra.

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RCM Swing Band

7:30pm | 05 October 2017
Britten Theatre

Jazz trumpeter Mark Armstrong and the RCM Swing Band chart the development of swing band style from ‘old’ to ‘new’ testament swing with a selection of toe-tapping tunes.

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Marmen Quartet

7:30pm | 06 October 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM’s new Artist Diploma in Chamber Music string quartet performs lyrical quartets by Brahms, Janáček, and Haydn.

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Afternoon Tea and Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

3:00pm | 07 October 2017
Royal Albert Hall

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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Sir Thomas Allen: Enoch Arden

6:15pm | 11 October 2017
Britten Theatre

RCM alumnus and renowned opera star Sir Thomas Allen CBE performs Tennyson's heart-breaking melodrama, accompanied by Michael Rosewell.

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RCM Brass Ensemble

7:30pm | 11 October 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic and RCM Visiting Professor of Horn, joins Nigel Black and the RCM Brass Ensemble for an exhilarating programme.

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Orchestral Masterworks: Songs of the Auvergne

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

Martin André conducts the RCM Philharmonic and mezzo soprano Katie Coventry in Canteloube’s lush collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of France, sung in the Occitan language.

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Shanghai Conservatory of Music Chamber Concert

7:30pm | 16 October 2017
Britten Theatre

RCM musicians from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music perform a varied programme of western and traditional Chinese music as part of a week-long visit to the College.

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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
West Parry Room

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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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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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

Trio Apaches performs Brahms’ second piano trio and is joined by an RCM violist for Brahms’ third piano quartet.

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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 this year’s 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 this year’s 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 this year’s 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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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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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 02 December 2017
Britten Theatre

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

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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 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 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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