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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Wagner
Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1
Elgar
Cello Concerto
Beethoven
Symphony No. 7

Performers

Jac van Steen
conductor
Raphael Wallfisch
cello

Wagner likened the strings in his opera Lohengrin to ‘streams of gold, ravishing the senses of the beholder’, and ravish the senses they certainly do!

Following this we experience the passion and intensity of Elgar’s Cello Concerto – played here by Raphael Wallfisch – with its opening torturous chords immediately revealing the work’s heart-wrenching emotion.

And the drama doesn’t end there, as Maestro Jac van Steen leads the Orchestra for Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, a work of nobility and orchestral gravitas.

6.15pm: RPO Preludes – Mozart: Clarinet Quintet
A unique blend of instruments, as deep emotions surrounding Mozart’s life is reflected and evident throughout his quintet. Written in 1789, Mozart’s Viennese popularity was troubled and was certainly coming to an end! Tickets/More info

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