Cadogan Hall - Upcoming events http://www.cadoganhall.com/events/rss/ Upcoming events at Cadogan Hall en-gb <![CDATA[London Chamber Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Orchestra continues its season-long journey through emotions in music exploring the empathy between three great Austrian composers: Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, including Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 with soloist Freddy Kempf, and Schubert's Fifth Sy

Thursday 22 February, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Haydn ## Symphony No. 64 ,pg. Mozart ## Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major ,pg. Schubert ## Symphony No. 5

Artists: pg. Freddy Kempf ## piano ,pg. Christopher Warren-Green ## conductor

Related Links: "www.lco.co.uk":http://www.lco.co.uk/ , ,"www.helenanddouglas.org.uk":http://www.helenanddouglas.org.uk/ , ,"www.momiji-uk.net":http://momiji-uk.net/mhouse/house_e.html

Ticket Information: £60 (premium seat), £40, £30, £20, £10


<p>Continuing the Orchestra&#8217;s season-long journey through emotions in music, it explores the empathy between three great Austrian composers who supported and championed each other’s music.</p> <p>Haydn’s own nickname for his Symphony No. 64 was <em>Tempora mutantur</em> (Times change) &#8211; perhaps inspired by the work’s radical slow movement which breaks musical rules for emotional effect. The good-natured Piano Concerto No. 17 by Haydn’s great friend Mozart is one of his very finest, and is performed in our concert by much-loved British pianist, Freddy Kempf.</p> <p>From a slightly later era, Schubert made no secret of his love for the music of Mozart and Haydn, and his high-spirited Symphony No. 5 exudes the influence of both his earlier compatriots.</p> <p><em>Proceeds from the concert will go to two leading children’s hospices:</em><br /> <em>Helen &amp; Douglas House (UK) and Momiji House (Japan).</em></p> ]]>
2018-02-22T19:30:00 2018-02-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Clare Teal and her BIG Mini Big Band]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A celebration of popular music from the golden age of song with the award-winning vocalist and Radio 2 presenter and her excellent musicians, featuring standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book, to witty and urbane song stylists of

Clare Teal

Friday 23 February, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Ticket Information: £31, £25, £19 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets


<p>A celebration of popular music from the golden age of song &#8211; upbeat and uplifting to the extreme. </p> <p>This brand new show sees award-winning vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and her excellent musicians effortlessly traverse a rich landscape of timeless and sparkling material, with standards from the grand masters of the <em>Great American Song Book</em>, Cole Porter and Rodgers &amp; Hart to witty and urbane song stylists of the ’50s and ’60s &#8211; Cy Coleman , Carolyn Leigh and Dave Brubeck, there’s always a nod to more contemporary writers and originals too.</p> <p>This ensemble, built to demonstrate the thrill and power of the big band age, packed with fantastic jazz players capable of taking flight at any given moment, gives a great backdrop for Clare to communicate her eclectic songbook of intimate ballads, roaring blues, sophisticated swing and fiery latin tunes; in fact grooves of every kind are in abundance.</p> <p>With arrangements by world-renowned trumpeter and composer <strong>Guy Barker</strong> and jazz pianist extraordinaire <strong>Jason Rebello</strong>, songs include <em>Cry Me A River, Take Five, What Is This Thing Called Love, I Wish You Love, I’ll Take Romance, It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, How Long Has This Been Going On, Perfidia, There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight&#8230;</em></p> <p>As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Big Mini Big Band promise an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, coupled with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling a night to be remembered is guaranteed!</p> ]]>
2018-02-23T19:30:00 2018-02-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chelsea Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 24 February, 7pm

Concert Duration: approx. 3 hours (incl. interval)

Programme: pg. Rossini ## Mosè in Egitto (Moses in Egypt)

Artists: Cast includes: , ,* Catherine Carby ,* Anush Hovhannisyan ,* Nico Darmanin ,* James Platt ,* Ji Hyun Kim ,* Christopher Turner ,* Eirlys Myfanwy Davies ,* Daniel Grice , ,pg. Robin Newton ## conductor

Related Links: "www.chelseaoperagroup.org.uk":http://www.chelseaoperagroup.org.uk

Ticket Information: £38, £33, £25.50, £15


<p>This is a rare opportunity to hear Rossini’s Moses opera in the finely crafted original Italian version. It tells the story of the love of a young Jewish girl for the son of the Egyptian Pharaoh at the time of the enslavement of the Israelite minority in Egypt.</p> <p>Among its highlights are the superbly atmospheric opening <em>Scene of the Shadows</em>, an unforgettable portrait of an entire people plunged into the deepest misery, and the closing scene whose celebrated <em>Prayer</em> prefaces the parting of the waves, as Moses leads the Israelites to freedom and their own promised land.</p> <p><em>Concert performance in Italian with English surtitles.</em></p> <p><strong>5.45pm: Pre-concert talk</strong><br /> by Richard Osborne (for ticket holders only)</p> ]]>
2018-02-24T19:00:00 2018-02-24T19:00:00
<![CDATA[English Chamber Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with soloist Nicolas Altstaedt, and two of Haydn's most exuberant symphonies, including the brilliant No. 97, a sensation in London in 1792.

Nicolas Altstaedt

Sunday 25 February, 7pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Tchaikovsky ## Variations on a Rococo Theme ,pg. Haydn ## Symphony No. 80 ,pg. Saint-Saëns ## Cello Concerto No. 1 ,pg. Haydn ## Symphony No. 97

Artists: * English Chamber Orchestra , ,pg. Nicolas Altstaedt ## cello/conductor

Ticket Information: £45, £35, £25, £10 , ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets , ,Book two or more ECO concerts and receive 20% off - see "series page":/tour-dates/english-chamber-orchestra-2018 for other concerts.


<p>When Joseph Haydn came to Britain, he sparked a Georgian media-frenzy – and he knew that London audiences deserved only the very best. Two of his most exuberant symphonies are at the heart of this concert, including the brilliant No. 97: a sensation in London in 1792, and just as entertaining in 2018!</p> <p>The award-winning Nicolas Altstaedt shares his passion tonight, and plays two delightful showpieces for his own instrument, the cello. Tchaikovsky’s <em>Rococo Variations</em> is a sparkling celebration of the 18th century by Russia’s supreme master of melody. And as for Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto: well, romance just doesn’t get more elegant.</p> ]]>
2018-02-25T19:00:00 2018-02-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Doctors' Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Jayson Gillham, and Beethoven's sunny Fourth Symphony, conducted by Stephen Brearley. Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture opens the concert.

Monday 26 February, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Concert Duration: approx. 2 1/4 hours

Programme: pg. Mozart ## Overture to Don Giovanni ,pg. Beethoven ## Symphony No. 4 ,pg. Brahms ## Piano Concerto No. 1

Artists: pg. Stephen Brearley ## conductor ,pg. Jayson Gillham ## piano

Related Links: "www.freedomfromtorture.org":https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/

Ticket Information: £35, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top two prices ,Students: £10


<p>From the doom-laden opening chords of Mozart&#8217;s <em>Don Giovanni</em> Overture to the exuberant, life-affirming final pages of Brahms&#8217;s youthful First Piano Concerto by way of one of Beethoven&#8217;s sunniest, even-numbered symphonies, the ninth concert given by the Doctors&#8217; Orchestra in support of Freedom from Torture runs the gamut of emotions and musical styles.</p> <p>The orchestra is joined in the Brahms concerto by the winner of the Montreal International Music Competition, Jayson Gillham, whose playing has been described by Sir Mark Elder as having “a sort of ‘glow&#8217; … always a lovely sound &#8211; gorgeous!”</p> ]]>
2018-02-26T19:30:00 2018-02-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Brimming with mythical imagery and drama, a concert of Mussorgsky’s terrifying Night on the Bald Mountain, Tchaikovsky’s wonderful Violin Concerto, Sibelius’ mesmerising Nightride and Sunrise and extracts from Khachaturian’s Spartacus Suite.

Tuesday 27 February, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Mussorgsky ## Night on Bald Mountain ,pg. Tchaikovsky ## Violin Concerto ,pg. Sibelius ## Nightride and Sunrise ,pg. Khachaturian ## Spartacus Suite - excerpts

Artists: pg. Alexander Shelley ## conductor ,pg. Yi-Jia Susanne Hou ## violin

Related Links: "www.rpo.co.uk":http://www.rpo.co.uk/

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices ,Series discounts available – see "series page":/tour-dates/royal-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-18-resident-season for details. , ,"BUY ENCUE TICKETS HERE":https://rpostore.myshopify.com/products/myths-and-fairytales-ii-27-feb-encue-ticket


<p>Brimming with mythical imagery and incredible drama, this concert brings together pieces such as Mussorgsky’s terrifying <em>Night on Bald Mountain</em>, Tchaikovsky’s wonderful Violin Concerto, performed by the immensely talented Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, Sibelius’ mesmerising <em>Nightride and Sunrise</em> and a delightful array of extracts from Khachaturian’s <em>Spartacus Suite</em>.</p> <p><strong>EnCue by Octava – enriching your concert experience</strong><br /> The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to enjoy an enhanced live listening experience, exclusive to the <span class="caps">RPO</span>&#8217;s <em>Myths and Fairytales</em> series. EnCue by Octava is a downloadable concert-enhancing app that delivers real-time programme notes to your mobile or tablet device. Connect to the our WiFi and enrich your listening experience throughout the concert by viewing real-time information about the works you hear; at the exact moment the action is happening on stage. Enjoy this new experience in a designated seating area.</p> <p><a href="https://rpostore.myshopify.com/products/myths-and-fairytales-ii-27-feb-encue-ticket"><span class="caps">BUY</span> <span class="caps">ENCUE</span> <span class="caps">TICKETS</span> <span class="caps">HERE</span></a><br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1705.4959.brand_bartlett_supported/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2018-02-27T19:30:00 2018-02-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Meet the Music with the Russian State Philharmonic]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 1 March, 2.30pm

Free Event

Concert Duration: 1 hour

Programme: * Excerpts from Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and more!

Artists: * Russian State Philharmonic

Ticket Information: *ADMISSION FREE! Just turn up.* , ,If you require a wheelchair space, please give the Box Office a call on 020 7730 4500 as spaces are limited.


<p>Join us at Cadogan Hall for the most joyful, moving, exhilarating classical music ever written!</p> <p>Our world-class performers are here to woo you with their musical prowess, so show your appreciation and go where the music takes you (no shushing allowed&#8230;)</p> <p>Sounding good so far? <strong>Better still, it&#8217;s totally <span class="caps">FREE</span>.</strong> No tickets needed! Just turn up on the day.</p> <p>This hour-long concert is part of the Hall’s commitment to engaging with people in our community who may not have experienced a live orchestral performance before. We want to reach out to people who we think might enjoy the experience but, through many possible circumstances, may not have had opportunity to attend a concert before. People of all ages are welcome.</p> <p>The repertoire will be recognisable short pieces and extracts from popular classics, and we want the audience to engage with the orchestra and react to the feelings and emotions provoked by the music in any way they like. (<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23noshushing">#NoShushing</a>)</p> ]]>
2018-03-01T14:30:00 2018-03-01T14:30:00
<![CDATA[Russian State Philharmonic]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 An all-Russian programme featuring Valentina Lisitsa as the soloist in Rachmaninov's virtuosic Third Piano Concerto, followed by Tchaikovksy's dramatic Fourth Symphony. Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite opens the concert which is conducted by Valery Polyans

Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Thursday 1 March, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Tchaikovsky ## Romeo & Juliet Overture ,pg. Rachmaninov ## Piano Concerto No. 3 ,pg. Tchaikovsky ## Symphony No. 4

Artists: pg. Valery Polyansky ## conductor ,pg. Valentina Lisitsa ## piano

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>Cadogan Hall is delighted to welcome back the enormously popular Russian State Philharmonic with its Music Director Valery Polyansky, recognized today as a leading interpreter of the works of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.</p> <p>Rachmaninov himself said that the third was his personal favourite amongst his piano concertos, requiring breathtaking virtuosity from both soloist and orchestra. Valentina Lisitsa joins them for one of the most difficult and physically demanding works for pianists.</p> <p>Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, written soon after the collapse of his brief and disastrous marriage, is saturated with the idea of fate, or as the composer wrote ‘that fatal force which prevents the impulse to happiness from attaining its goal’. The vigorous finale, incorporating a famous Russian folk song, swings from the dark emotions of the first movement to a more triumphant mood.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-03-01T19:30:00 2018-03-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[RNCM and Paris Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Outstanding musicians from two of the world's leading conservatoires perform alongside one another in a programme of Debussy, Elgar and Wagner.

RNCM and Paris Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra

Friday 2 March, 7.30pm

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours 15 mins

Programme: pg. Debussy ## Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune ,pg. Elgar ## Enigma Variations ,pg. Wagner ## The Ring, an orchestral adventure (arr. de Vlieger)

Artists: * Musicians from the RNCM and Paris Conservatoire , ,pg. Markus Stenz ## conductor

Related Links: "www.rncm.ac.uk":http://www.rncm.ac.uk ,"www.conservatoiredeparis.fr":http://www.conservatoiredeparis.fr

Ticket Information: £40 (premium seats) £32, £27, £18


<p>A new generation of international musicians from two of the world&#8217;s leading conservatoires perform alongside one another for the first time in a programme inspired by musical life in wartime 1918. </p> <p>A joint orchestra of over 90 players from the Royal Northern College of Music (<span class="caps">RNCM</span>) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (<span class="caps">CNSMDP</span>) performs works by three great European masters – Debussy, Elgar and Wagner – conducted by the German conductor Markus Stenz.</p> <p>Manchester&#8217;s Hallé Orchestra, under Sir Thomas Beecham, performed several all-Wagner concerts throughout the First World War. 100 years on, this compilation from the operatic cycle known as <em>The Ring</em> compresses its finest orchestral music into a fiery spectacle &#8211; an extraordinary challenge for even the most talented young musicians.</p> <p>This concert forms part of Paris-Manchester 1918, a partnership project between the Royal Northern College of Music (<span class="caps">RNCM</span>) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (<span class="caps">CNSMDP</span>) that combines performance and research to shed light on the musical life of Paris and Manchester during the First World War.</p> ]]>
2018-03-02T19:30:00 2018-03-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Imperial College Symphony Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 One of the finest University orchestras in the UK, Richard Dickins conducts the Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and Walton's Cello Concerto with soloist Laura van der Heijden. Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro opens the programme.

Imperial College Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

Saturday 3 March, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Mozart ## Overture to The Marriage of Figaro ,pg. Walton ## Cello Concerto ,pg. Prokofiev ## Symphony No. 5

Artists: pg. Laura van der Heijden ## cello ,pg. Richard Dickins ## conductor

Related Links: "www.union.ic.ac.uk/arts/orchestra":https://union.ic.ac.uk/arts/orchestra/

Ticket Information: £20, £17, £12 ,Students: £5 off all tickets


<p>Imperial College Symphony Orchestra, rightly recognised as one of the finest University orchestras in the UK, makes a welcome return to Cadogan Hall with a programme that features Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 which the composer himself described as “a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit, a song of praise of free and happy mankind”.</p> <p>In the first half of the concert, they are joined by distinguished cellist Laura van der Heijden for a performance of Walton’s Cello Concerto – the piece that shot her to fame when she won <span class="caps">BBC</span> Young Musician in 2012.</p> ]]>
2018-03-03T19:30:00 2018-03-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 This ethereal concert explores the nostalgic sound-worlds of Humperdinck, Wagner and Grieg, including Wagner’s delightful Wesendonck Lieder, with mezzo-soprano Madeleine Shaw, and excerpts from Grieg’s ever-popular Peer Gynt.

Sunday 4 March, 3pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Humperdinck ## Overture to Hansel & Gretel ,pg. Wagner ## Wesendonck Lieder ,pg. Grieg ## Peer Gynt - excerpts

Artists: pg. Alexander Shelley ## conductor ,pg. Madeleine Shaw ## mezzo-soprano

Related Links: "www.rpo.co.uk":http://www.rpo.co.uk

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices ,Series discounts available – see "series page":/tour-dates/royal-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-18-resident-season for details. , ,"BUY ENCUE TICKETS HERE":https://rpostore.myshopify.com/products/myths-and-fairytales-iii-4-march-encue-ticket


<p>This ethereal concert explores the nostalgic sound-worlds of Humperdinck, Wagner and Grieg. Humperdinck’s stirring opening Overture is where the magical story begins, leading into Wagner’s delightful <em>Wesendonck Lieder</em>, performed here by exceptional mezzo-soprano Madeleine Shaw. This atmospheric programme concludes with excerpts from Grieg’s ever-popular and lyrical <em>Peer Gynt</em>. </p> <p><strong>EnCue by Octava – enriching your concert experience</strong><br /> The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to enjoy an enhanced live listening experience, exclusive to the <span class="caps">RPO</span>&#8217;s <em>Myths and Fairytales</em> series. EnCue by Octava is a downloadable concert-enhancing app that delivers real-time programme notes to your mobile or tablet device. Connect to the our WiFi and enrich your listening experience throughout the concert by viewing real-time information about the works you hear; at the exact moment the action is happening on stage. Enjoy this new experience in a designated seating area.</p> <p><a href="https://rpostore.myshopify.com/products/myths-and-fairytales-iii-4-march-encue-ticket"><span class="caps">BUY</span> <span class="caps">ENCUE</span> <span class="caps">TICKETS</span> <span class="caps">HERE</span></a><br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1705.4959.brand_bartlett_supported/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2018-03-04T15:00:00 2018-03-04T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Trio Joubran featuring Youssef Hbeisch]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 9 March, 7pm

Artists: pg.Samir Joubran## oud ,pg.Wissam Joubran ##oud ,pg.Adnan Joubran## oud ,pg.Youssef Hbeisch## percussion ,

Ticket Information: £45, £35, £30, £24


<p>Evocative and trailblazing, the three Joubran brothers, Samir, Wissam and Adnan, hail from a Palestinian family synonymous with the rich musical heritage of the oud. Playing together with percussionist Youssef Hbeisch, they craft complex and remarkably varied compositions that pay tribute to the instrument’s history, while revitalising its contemporary musical landscape with hints of blues, flamenco, jazz and rock. Their passages develop into mesmerising improvisations while brooding Arabic melodies build up into quick-fire arrangements.</p> <p>A stunning display of talent and dedication, the brothers carry a unique performance dynamic, and an insuppressible passion for the musical legacy of their instrument.</p> ]]>
2018-03-09T19:00:00 2018-03-09T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Thames Philharmonic Choir]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Choral masterpieces including Bernstein's impressive Chichester Psalms, and Mozart's Requiem. Barber's heart-achingly beautiful Adagio for Strings completes the programme.

Thames Philharmonic Choir

Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Mozart ## Requiem ,pg. Bernstein ## Chichester Psalms ,pg. Barber ## Adagio for Strings

Artists: pg. Katherine Crompton ## soprano ,pg. Theo Golden ## countertenor ,pg. Adam Tunnicliffe ## tenor ,pg. Edward Grint ## bass ,pg. John Bate ## conductor

Related Links: "www.thamesphilhchoir.org.uk":http://www.thamesphilhchoir.org.uk

Ticket Information: £28, £25, £18, £12 ,ENCORE Members: £5 of top two ticket prices


<p>Leonard Bernstein&#8217;s impressive choral masterpiece, the <em>Chichester Psalms</em>, here celebrates his centenary; pianist, conductor and composer, in jazz, classical and musical theatre (<em>West Side Story</em>), he was a giant of 20th-century American music.</p> <p>The first half of the programme is completed by the heart-achingly beautiful <em>Adagio for Strings</em> by his compatriot Samuel Barber; originally the slow movement of a string quartet, it was frequently played by Toscanini as an encore.</p> <p>Mozart&#8217;s Requiem needs little introduction; mysteriously commissioned, and left unfinished at his death, it is one of the most popular of all choral-orchestral works, containing page after page of his finest music.</p> ]]>
2018-03-10T19:30:00 2018-03-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[John Lewis Partnership Music Society]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Society’s popular Spring Concert features Elgar’s much-loved Enigma Variations and Jenkins’ The Armed Man, one of his most popular works, and a poignant piece in light of this year’s WW1 centenary.

Monday 12 March, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Elgar ## Enigma Variations ,pg. Jenkins ## The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Artists: * Voices in Partnership ,* The Cavendish Ensemble ,* directed by Manvinder Rattan

Ticket Information: £7 (all unreserved seating) ,JLPMS Members and Under 16s: £5


<p>The John Lewis Partnership Music Society’s popular Spring Concert features Elgar’s much-loved series of 14 short musical portraits followed by one of Jenkins’ most popular works <em>The Armed Man</em> – a poignant piece in light of this year’s WW1 centenary.</p> ]]>
2018-03-12T19:30:00 2018-03-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude Singers’ Prize Masterclass with Della Jones]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 13 March, 10.30am

Concert Duration: 2 hours

Ticket Information: £30


<p>Now in its fifth year, the Opera Prelude Singers’ Prize offers one of our young singers the unique chance of private masterclasses with Della Jones, one of Great Britain’s leading mezzo-sopranos. We are most grateful to her for the generosity she continues to show Opera Prelude’s young singers and also for the generosity of our Friends Programme subscribers who have made this prize possible.</p> <p>Join us for the finals of our Singers’ Prize and await Della’s choice of winner which will be announced after the event! Past winners include Ricardo Panela (baritone), Callie Gaston (soprano), Becca Marriott (soprano) and Sophie Pullen (soprano), who have all benefited immensely from private lessons with Della.</p> ]]>
2018-03-13T10:30:00 2018-03-13T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Shostakovich’s energetic Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Dmitry Masleev, and Tchaikovsky's passionate Sixth Symphony, the Pathétique, are preceded by Weber's charming Euryanthe Overture and Martucci's lush Notturno.

Tuesday 13 March, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Weber ## Euryanthe Overture ,pg. Martucci ## Notturno ,pg. Shostakovich ## Piano Concerto No. 2 ,pg. Tchaikovsky ## Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

Artists: pg. Christoph König ## conductor ,pg. Dmitry Masleev ## piano

Related Links: "www.rpo.co.uk":http://www.rpo.co.uk

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices ,Series discounts available – see "series page":/tour-dates/royal-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-18-resident-season for details.


<p>This concert opens with the charming Overture to Weber’s opera <em>Euryanthe</em>, a work which paved the way for Wagner’s operatic innovations. This is followed by Martucci’s lush and pensive <em>Notturno</em>.</p> <p>The Orchestra is then joined by Dmitry Masleev for Shostakovich’s energetic Piano Concerto No. 2, before the evening is drawn to a close by Tchaikovsky’s monumental Symphony No. 6, known as the <em>Pathétique</em> Symphony. The Symphony bursts with passion; Tchaikovsky himself described the piece many times in his letters as the best thing he had ever composed.</p> ]]>
2018-03-13T19:30:00 2018-03-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Wimbledon High School London Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 14 March, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Concert Duration: approx. 2&frac14; hours (incl. interval)

Programme: pg. Sibelius ## Karelia Suite – Intermezzo ,pg. Beethoven ## Symphony No. 7 – Allegretto ,pg. Copland ## Rodeo – Hoe Down ,pg. Grieg ## Holberg Suite – excerpts ,pg. Ravel ## Pavane pour une infante défunte ,pg. Marquez ## Danzón No. 2 ,pg. Jenkins ## Adiemus II - Cantata Mundi

Artists: * WHS Symphony Orchestra ,* Baroque Ensemble ,* Canto ,* A Cappella , ,pg. Clare Kennington ## Director (Baroque Ensemble) ,pg. John Parsons ## Director (Canto) ,pg. Richard Bristow ## Director of Music

Related Links: "www.wimbledonhigh.gdst.net":http://www.wimbledonhigh.gdst.net

Ticket Information: £18, £16, £14, £6 ,Students: £2 off ,ENCORE Members: £2 off ,


<p>The musicians of Wimbledon High School return to Cadogan Hall for their annual London Concert. Featuring performances by the <span class="caps">WHS</span> Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Ensemble, Canto and A Cappella, the concert is the musical highlight of the academic year and should not be missed.</p> ]]>
2018-03-14T19:30:00 2018-03-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Classical Opera and The Mozartists]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 MOZART 250’s exploration of the year 1768 continues with a rare performance of Haydn’s one-act cantata ‘Applausus’.

Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Haydn ## Applausus

Artists: pg. Ellie Laugharne ## Temperantia ,pg. Elspeth Marrow ## Prudentia ,pg. Thomas Elwin ## Justitia ,pg. John Savournin ## Fortitudo ,pg. David Shipley ## Theologia ,pg. The Mozartists ,pg. Ian Page ## conductor ,

Ticket Information: £55 (premium seats), £50, £42, £36, £28, £18


<p>Ian Page and The Mozartists continue their ground-breaking chronological journey through Mozart’s life, works and influences with an overdue reassessment of Haydn’s fascinating and unjustly neglected <em>Applausus</em> cantata. Commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cistercian abbot taking his monastic vows in the small Austrian town of Zwettl, this work has been largely forgotten, but the music is revelatory, ranging from the <em>Sturm und Drang</em> dynamism of its two bass arias to two exquisite tenor concertante arias featuring extended solos for harpsichord and violin respectively.</p> <p>The work is sung in Latin, its allegorical plot recalling medieval literary traditions as the four cardinal virtues of Temperance, Prudence, Justice and Fortitude – joined by the personification of Theology – extol their host’s qualities and achievements. The text, though, is primarily a vehicle for uplifting contemplation and Haydn’s beautiful music.</p> <p>A superb cast of young British singers is headed by soprano Ellie Laugharne – described by <em>Opera</em> as “a joy to behold” and by <em>The Guardian</em> as “a genuinely magnetic stage presence” – tenor Thomas Elwin and bass David Shipley, with Elspeth Marrow and John Savournin making their company débuts as Prudentia and Fortitudo.</p> <p><em>&#8220;These young singers and a period-instrument orchestra &#8211; packed with many of the wisest practitioners in the business &#8211; deliver uniformly superb interpretations.&#8221;</em> (<em>Gramophone</em>)</p> <p><strong>6.15pm-6.45pm: Free pre-concert talk in the main auditorium</strong><br /> Conductor and artistic director Ian Page provides an overview of Applausus and its historical context.</p> ]]>
2018-03-15T19:30:00 2018-03-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sir Roger Norrington conducts an all-Beethoven programme, including the Third Piano Concerto, with the acclaimed Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi, and the Third Symphony, the Eroica.

Friday 16 March, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Beethoven ## The Creatures of Prometheus Overture ,pg. Beethoven ## Piano Concerto No. 3 ,pg. Beethoven ## Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)

Artists: pg. Sir Roger Norrington ## conductor ,pg. Francesco Piemontesi ## piano

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>Sir Roger Norrington, fêted for his historically informed performances of Beethoven, was the widely acclaimed Chief Conductor with the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra for 13 years. He continues to shape the music world with his inquisitive, provocative approach and this evening he joins the orchestra as Conductor Emeritus.</p> <p>Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi has been widely praised for his ‘playful, assertive, intelligent music making, with bone-china clarity’ (<em>The Times</em>). He performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto which is among the first of Beethoven’s mature masterworks.</p> <p>Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 conducted by Sir Roger Norrington promises to be an outstanding highlight of this year’s concert series.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-03-16T19:30:00 2018-03-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rumours of Fleetwood Mac]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac performs the legendary 'Rumours' album note-for-note and in its entirety... plus much much more!

Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm

Related Links: "www.rumoursoffleetwoodmac.com":https://www.rumoursoffleetwoodmac.com/

Ticket Information: £25.50; Gold Circle tickets: £35.50


<p>Performing the legendary <em>Rumours</em> album note-for-note and in its entirety&#8230; plus much much more!</p> <p>Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2018 with a brand new show celebrating 40 years of the iconic <em>Rumours</em> album. </p> <p>Encompassing nearly five decades of legendary music and channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offer a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most-loved bands of all time.</p> <p>Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.</p> ]]>
2018-03-17T19:30:00 2018-03-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sloane Square Choral Society and Orchestra]]> Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sunday 18 March, 6pm

Programme: pg. Mendelssohn ## Elijah

Artists: * Sloane Square Choral Society and Orchestra , ,pg. Susanna Fairbairn ## soprano ,pg. Benjamin Williamson ## alto ,pg. Ben Thapa ## tenor ,pg. Frederick Long ## bass ,pg. Oliver Lallemant ## conductor

Ticket Information: £16; Students/Children: £6 (all unreserved seating)


<p>NB. Please note venue.</p> ]]>
2018-03-18T18:00:00 2018-03-18T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Ealing Choral Society]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Considered one of the composer's supreme achievements and one of the most significant Mass settings of the period, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis - for orchestra, choir and soloists - was completed in 1823.

Sunday 18 March, 7pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Beethoven ## Missa Solemnis

Artists: pg. Ealing Choral Society ,pg. Sinfonia Britannica , ,pg. Marie Arnet ## soprano ,pg. Samantha Price ## mezzo-soprano ,pg. James Way ## tenor ,pg. Ashley Riches ## bass ,pg. Dr Jonathan Williams ## conductor

Ticket Information: £24, £17, £10 ,ENCORE Members: 10% off


<p>The Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 is a solemn mass composed by Ludwig van Beethoven from 1819 to 1823, around the same time as his Ninth Symphony. It was first performed on 7 April 1824 in St Petersburg, Russia, under the auspices of Beethoven&#8217;s patron Prince Nikolai Galitzin. It is considered one of the composer&#8217;s supreme achievements and one of the most significant Mass settings of the period. While it is not Beethoven&#8217;s first religious work, it is generally regarded as the one in which he expressed himself most fully.</p> <p>The challenging nature of this dramatic work &#8211; for orchestra, choir and soloists &#8211; means that it can be less frequently performed than other works. Enjoy this rare opportunity to experience a true masterpiece.</p> ]]>
2018-03-18T19:00:00 2018-03-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Purcell School Symphony Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 These outstanding young musicians perform Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Thomas Kelly, under the baton of Moritz Gnann, Boston Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor.

Moritz Gnann

Monday 19 March, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Wagner ## Overture to Die Meistersinger ,pg. Hindemith ## Symphonic Metamorphosis ,pg. Brahms ## Piano Concerto No. 2

Artists: pg. Moritz Gnann ## conductor ,pg. Thomas Kelly ## piano

Related Links: "www.purcell-school.org":http://www.purcell-school.org

Ticket Information: £20, £17.50, £15, £12.50 ,Students & Under 18s: £5 off top price tickets ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets ,


<p>The young musicians of the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra perform under the baton of Moritz Gnann. Moritz Gnann is starting his third season as Boston Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor where he will be working with conductors like Andris Nelsons, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt and François-Xavier Roth.</p> <p>Highlights of the season will be concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and opera performances at the Semperoper Dresden. Further engagements include concerts in Budapest, Madrid and Australia and rehearsing the complete <span class="caps">RING</span> for San Francisco Opera.</p> <p>Piano soloist, Thomas Kelly, is an alumnus of the Purcell School, and is currently studying at the Royal College of Music. The Purcell School is the UK&#8217;s oldest specialist music school; alumni include Oliver Knussen <span class="caps">CBE</span>, Catrin Finch and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Young Musician of the Year winners, Nicholas Daniel, Lara Melda, Martin James Bartlett, and Alexandra Ridout (Jazz Award).</p> ]]>
2018-03-19T19:30:00 2018-03-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: Don’t Look Back]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 20 March, 10.30am

Artists: * Sophie Pullen (soprano) accompanied by Natalie Burch

Ticket Information: £30


<p>Orpheus, the so-called father of song, has reached far from his classical roots to influence music and other art forms right up to the present day. His heady mixture of bravado, passion, charm and indelible musical gifts enabled him to save Jason and the Argonauts from the hypnotic Sirens, to enter the underworld unheeded and to inspire multiple operas in every century since the 1600s! Even his demise at the hands of Dionysus’s Maenads could not quell his indefatigable voice – his severed head sang as it floated down the Hebrus… A fascinating character whose beautiful melodies entranced the most powerful of creatures, Orpheus’s has been an appealing story for composers since opera took form. In this lecture soprano Sophie Pullen traces Orpheus’s musical fingerprint, from the Orphic Hymns to Monteverdi and Offenbach, right through to the modern day, to discover why his flow of music continues unabated.</p> ]]>
2018-03-20T10:30:00 2018-03-20T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Woldingham School 175 Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 20 March, 7.30pm

Artists: * Amaris ,* Senior Choir ,* Symphony Orchestra ,* Chamber Orchestra ,* Massed choirs

Ticket Information: £17.50 ,Students and Under 18s: Free (not available online - please call the Box Office on 020 7730 4500 for tickets)


<p>The 175 Concert marks the school&#8217;s momentous 175th anniversary. The evening celebrates the breadth and depth of Woldingham&#8217;s musical talent with performances from Amaris, Senior Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Music Scholars and Soloists. The community will unite in a massed choir of students, staff, parents and alumnae to sing Vivaldi&#8217;s <em>Gloria</em>.</p> <p>£2.50 from each ticket will be donated to the school charity, Laina Saba School, Kenya.</p> ]]>
2018-03-20T19:30:00 2018-03-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[London Concert Choir]]> Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ 0.00000000 0.00000000 Performed at Holy Trinity Church, a new choral piece celebrating life by award-winning composer Alison Willis is framed by two works for choir and soloists by Vaughan Williams.

London Concert Choir

Tuesday 20 March, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Vaughan Williams ## Five Mystical Songs ,pg. Alison Willis ## A Light Not Yet Ready to Go Out {(world premiere)} ,pg. Vaughan Williams ## Mass in G minor ,

Artists: pg. London Concert Choir ,pg. Mark Forkgen## conductor ,pg. Jack Lawrence-Jones ## baritone ,pg. Bethany Partridge ## soprano ,pg. Jessica Dandy ## mezzo-soprano ,pg. Hiroshi Amako ## tenor ,pg. Stephen Disley ## piano/organ

Ticket Information: £25 including an interval drink (unreserved seating)


<p>Award-winning composer Alison Willis was commissioned by choir member Adrienne Morgan to write a choral piece celebrating life, love, togetherness and hope. Subtitled ‘Affirmation’, the work emphasises the sustaining power of friends and family when living with breast cancer. </p> <p>The <em>Five Mystical Songs</em> for baritone soloist and chorus by Vaughan Williams are set to poems by the visionary 17th-century poet and Anglican priest George Herbert. The soloist takes the lead in the first four songs, while the final movement is a hymn of praise for the choir alone, with the refrain ‘Let all the world in every corner sing: my God and King’.</p> <p>The Mass in G minor has been described as one of the most beautiful and effective masses of the 20th century. Composed for use in Westminster Cathedral, this deeply felt interpretation of the words of the Latin liturgy for unaccompanied double choir and soloists is in the choral tradition of the English late Renaissance composers Byrd and Tallis, whose music had just been rediscovered.</p> <p>A retiring collection will be held in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.</p> <p><strong><em>NB. Please note venue.</em></strong></p> ]]>
2018-03-20T19:30:00 2018-03-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Choir of King's College, Cambridge]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Works inspired the events of Lent and Holy Week including two great Stabat Mater settings, by Palestrina and Lassus, performed alongside Tallis’ dramatic Lamentations and motets by Brahms and Poulenc.

Wednesday 21 March, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Palestrina ## Stabat Mater ,pg. Tallis ## Lamentations of Jeremiah I ,pg. Poulenc ## Lenten motets ,pg. Lassus ## Stabat Mater ,pg. Tallis ## Lamentations of Jeremiah II ,pg. Brahms ## Warum ist das Licht gegeben? ,pg. Brahms ## Schaffe in mir, Gott

Artists: pg. Stephen Cleobury ## director of music

Ticket Information: £31, £27, £23, £19 ,ENCORE Members: pay £27 for top price tickets , ,Series discounts of up to 30% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/choral-at-cadogan-2017-18 for details.


<p>The events of Lent and Holy Week have inspired composers over the centuries to write some of their most profound music.</p> <p>Here, two great settings of the poem <em>Stabat Mater</em>, which describes Jesus’ mother standing at the foot of the Cross on the first Good Friday, are coupled with Tallis’ dramatic interpretation of sombre words from the <em>Lamentations of Jeremiah</em>.</p> <p>Two motets, with apposite texts by Brahms and Poulenc’s sequence of four penitential motets complete the programme.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/choral-at-cadogan-2017-18">Choral at Cadogan 2017-18</a>.</p> ]]>
2018-03-21T19:30:00 2018-03-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Beth Nielsen Chapman]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grammy-nominated Nashville based singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman takes to the Cadogan Hall stage for one night only.

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Thursday 22 March, 6pm

Related Links: "www.bethnielsenchapman.com":http://bethnielsenchapman.com

Ticket Information: £34.50, £29.50, £22.50


<p>From writing hits for other artists to recording her own, twice Grammy-nominated <strong>Beth Nielsen Chapman</strong>, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter has truly embraced musical diversity and takes to the stage this March at Cadogan Hall for one night only.</p> <p>A breast cancer survivor, environmental activist, teacher of workshops and lecturer on the magic of creativity, she’s penned numerous hits and written songs for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Bette Lavette and many more.</p> <p>Early booking advised as tickets for this celebrated and much-loved artist are sure to be in great demand.</p> <p>Special guest <strong>Robert Vincent</strong> has just won UK Album of the Year at the Americana Awards.</p> <p>6pm: Venue doors<br /> 7.30pm: Robert Vincent<br /> 8.40pm: Beth Nielsen Chapman</p> ]]>
2018-03-22T18:00:00 2018-03-22T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Goldsmiths Choral Union]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Starkly dramatic, Bach’s great St John Passion is presented by one of London’s finest amateur choirs, Goldsmiths Choral Union. Sung in German, and with a superb group of soloists led by the renowned tenor Nick Pritchard as the Evangelist storyteller a

Goldsmiths Choral Union

Friday 23 March, 7.30pm

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

Programme: pg. J.S. Bach ## St John Passion

Artists: pg. Nick Pritchard ## Evangelist ,pg. Lukas Kargl ## Christus ,pg. Alice Gribbin ## soprano ,pg. Benjamin Williamson ## countertenor ,pg. Peter Harris ## tenor ,pg. Nicholas Mogg ## bass ,pg. Musicians of London

Related Links: "www.goldsmithschoral.org.uk":http://www.goldsmithschoral.org.uk

Ticket Information: £30, £25, £20


<p>Starkly dramatic, Bach’s great <em>St John Passion</em> is presented by one of London’s finest amateur choirs, Goldsmiths Choral Union. Sung in German, and with a superb group of soloists led by the renowned tenor Nick Pritchard as the Evangelist storyteller and the Austrian baritone Lukas Kargl as Christ, the performance features the authentic sounds of period instrumentalists, Musicians of London.</p> ]]>
2018-03-23T19:30:00 2018-03-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Kingston Choral Society]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Kingston Choral Society returns to Cadogan Hall, alongside a superb quartet of soloists and the period instruments of The Purcell Orchestra, to perform Bach's Mass in B minor.

Saturday 24 March, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Bach ## Mass in B minor

Artists: * Kingston Choral Society ,* The Purcell Orchestra , ,pg. Anna Devin ## soprano ,pg. Katie Bray ## alto ,pg. Nick Pritchard ## tenor ,pg. Dingle Yandell ## bass ,pg. Andrew Griffiths ## conductor

Ticket Information: £30, £22, £15 ,Concessions (Students & Over 60s) & ENCORE Members: £4 off top 2 prices, £2 off bottom price


<p>Kingston Choral Society is thrilled to return to Cadogan Hall, alongside a superb quartet of soloists and the period instruments of The Purcell Orchestra, to perform perhaps the greatest piece of choral music ever written: J.S. Bach’s mighty Mass in B minor. Intended as compendium of everything that Bach had achieved in his lifetime, it contains music of every kind: majestic, overwhelming choruses, magnificent fugues, and arias of heart-rending beauty.</p> ]]>
2018-03-24T19:30:00 2018-03-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[London Suzuki Group]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sunday 25 March, 4pm

Ticket Information: £35, £25, £15, £10 ,Children: half price


<p>Violin, viola and cello students from the London Suzuki Group perform a range of classical pieces in group performances. String performers aged from 4 to 18 years perform works chosen from Handel, Bach, Bohm, Vivaldi and Bartók among others, in groups according to their level. The concert ends with all levels performing together.</p> <p>The London Suzuki Group was founded in 1972 and was the first group in the United Kingdom to teach music by the Suzuki method. With 60 teachers and over 600 students, the Group runs individual and group classes, orchestral and chamber music courses, workshops and an annual residential summer course. Public and private concerts are regularly organised at London venues such as Cadogan Hall and Milton Court Concert Hall.</p> <p>For further information about the London Suzuki Group and the Suzuki Method please see <a href="http://www.londonsuzukigroup.co.uk">www.londonsuzukigroup.co.uk</a></p> ]]>
2018-03-25T16:00:00 2018-03-25T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: Masterclass and Discussion with Susan Bullock]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 27 March, 10.30am

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours

Artists: * with Alex Otterburn (baritone) ,* accompanied by Maria Levandovskaya

Ticket Information: £30


<p>Alex Otterburn (baritone) is one of Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists for the 2017/18 season and is described by them as a &#8216;name to watch&#8217;. He has most recently played the role of Eddy in their production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s <em>Greek</em>, alongside the magnificent Susan Bullock. In this morning’s discussion and masterclass, he will explore Susan’s astonishing career with her, followed by a chance to work on his own repertoire with this wonderful artist.</p> <p>Susan Bullock’s unique position as one of the world’s most sought-after British dramatic sopranos was recognised by the award of a <span class="caps">CBE</span> (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in June 2014.</p> <p>One of her most distinctive roles, Wagner’s Brünnhilde, has garnered outstanding praise leading Susan Bullock to become the first ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of <em>Der Ring des Nibelungen</em> at the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio Pappano as part of the London 2012 Festival. In addition to new productions at Oper Frankfurt, Opera Australia, New National Theatre, Tokyo and Canadian Opera Company, she has appeared in the role at the Wiener Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper Berlin. She is equally acclaimed for her appearances as Richard Strauss’s <em>Elektra</em>, and received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s award in 2009 for her performances of the role at the Royal Opera House.</p> <p>Recent additions to her repertoire include Kostelnička (<em>Jenůfa</em>, Grange Park Opera), Minnie (<em>La fanciulla del West,</em> <span class="caps">ENO</span>) and, in a more light-hearted vein, both Mother and The Witch (<em>Hänsel und Gretel</em>) in a new production for Opera North, as well as Mrs Lovett (<em>Sweeney Todd</em>), which she debuted at Houston Grand Opera. Her vast and diverse concert work has included the Prelude and Liebestod from <em>Tristan und Isolde</em> with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra, as well as working with Zubin Mehta and the orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper. Popular appearances have included the <em>Last Night of the Proms</em> in 2011 and a special appearance at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.</p> ]]>
2018-03-27T10:30:00 2018-03-27T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Mozart: Requiem]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and London Mozart Players perform Mozart's Requiem, alongside the composer's 'Vesperae solennes de confessore' and 'Ave Verum Corpus', under the direction of William Vann.

Tuesday 27 March, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Mozart ## Requiem ,pg. Mozart ## Vesperae solennes de confessore ,pg. Mozart ## Ave Verum Corpus

Artists: * Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea ,* London Mozart Players , ,pg. William Vann ## conductor

Ticket Information: £35, £25, £18, £10 ,Royal Hospital and London Mozart Players Friends: ,10% off


<p>The Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea is one of the finest professional church choirs in the UK. Its members regularly sing with many of the world&#8217;s leading consort groups, such as The Sixteen, Tallis Scholars, Stile Antico and Monteverdi Choir and also work in the fields of opera, conducting, teaching and music journalism.</p> <p>Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor is undoubtedly the most famous of all unfinished musical compositions: composed in Vienna in 1791, the work was only partially complete when Mozart died of a fever on 5 December. It was completed the following year by Franz Xaver Süssmayr, in order to fulfil the original commission by Count Franz von Walsegg, an amateur chamber musician who routinely commissioned works by composers and passed them off as his own!</p> <p>Mozart’s final work for Salzburg Cathedral, in 1780, was a setting of the texts for vespers, intended for liturgical use. The highlight, perhaps, is the wonderful soprano solo <em>Laudate Dominum</em>. We also hear his impeccable and renowned setting of <em>Ave Verum Corpus</em>, thoroughly appropriate for performance alongside the Requiem.</p> <p><em>‘First-class personnel… it’s the tension and subtlety in the performances that catch the ear’</em> (Gramophone)</p> <p><em>‘… model singing from the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea under the meticulous direction of William Vann’</em> (The Observer)</p> ]]>
2018-03-27T19:30:00 2018-03-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Whitgift School Orchestras with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 28 March, 7pm

Programme: pg. Mendelssohn ## Symphony No. 4 (Italian) ,pg. Mozart ## Clarinet Concerto ,pg. Bach ## Magnificat ,pg. Bach ## Toccata and Fugue (arr. Stokowski) ,

Artists: * Whitgift Orchestras ,* Whitgift Chamber Choir ,* Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , ,pg. Marian Bozhidarov ## clarinet ,pg. Rosanna Whitfield ## conductor ,pg. Philip Winter ## conductor ,pg. Daniel Smith ## conductor ,pg. Ronny Krippner ## conductor

Ticket Information: £12, £10 ,Concessions (Under 16s, Over 60s & Students): £4 off , ,Whitgift students: free student ticket with every paying adult (not available online - call the Box Office on 020 7730 4500)


<p>The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with the Whitgift Symphony Orchestra and Whitgift Chamber Orchestra, to perform alongside the Whitgift Choristers and Chamber Choir in a sensational evening of orchestral and choral delights.</p> <p>The programme is full of exhilarating classics, including Mendelssohn&#8217;s enchanting <em>Italian</em> Symphony, the stirring <em>Magnificat in D</em>, by Bach, and Stokowski&#8217;s majestic re-imagining of Bach&#8217;s <em>Toccata and Fugue</em>, for full symphony orchestra. Also featured is Whitgift International Music Competition 2017 winner, Marian Bozhidarov, who will be performing Mozart&#8217;s sublime Clarinet Concerto.</p> <p>Celebrating the quality of Whitgift music, together with our unique partnership with the <span class="caps">RPO</span>, this promises to be a truly memorable occasion.</p> ]]>
2018-03-28T19:00:00 2018-03-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[English Chamber Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The German master-pianist Christian Zacharias play/directs a programme of Mozart including Piano Concerto No. 25, Symphony No. 38, the 'Prague', and concert arias.

Christian Zacharias

Thursday 29 March, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Mozart ## Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503 ,pg. Mozart ## Ch'io mi scordi di te, K. 505 ,pg. Mozart ## Parto, Parto from La clemenza di Tito, K. 621 ,pg. Mozart ## Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 (Prague)

Artists: * English Chamber Orchestra , ,pg. Renata Pokupić ## soprano ,pg. Christian Zacharias ## piano/conductor

Ticket Information: £45, £35, £25, £10 , ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets , ,Book two or more ECO concerts and receive 20% off - see "series page":/tour-dates/english-chamber-orchestra-2018 for other concerts.


<p>Amadeus means “beloved by God” and for over two centuries, musicians and listeners alike have agreed that there’s only one way to describe the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: simply divine. The German master-pianist Christian Zacharias has devoted a lifetime to the music of Mozart, and today he directs the <span class="caps">ECO</span> in both the majestic <em>Prague</em> Symphony and some of Mozart’s brilliant concert arias – music that Mozart said should fit a singer’s voice “like a well-tailored suit”.</p> <p>First, though, he stars as both soloist and director in Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto exactly as the composer himself would have done, back in 1786.</p> ]]>
2018-03-29T19:30:00 2018-03-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Carrie Hope Fletcher in Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 New date added!

Saturday 31 March & Sunday 1 April

Ticket Information: £35, £30, £25 ,VIP tickets: £60 (includes a ‘Meet & Greet’ with Carrie and a signed show poster - limited availability)


<p>Audience members will be treated to a night of exciting music and stories from Carrie’s career with some extra special surprises to be announced.</p> <p>Carrie said, <em>“Being alone on stage without a character to hide behind has always terrified me but I’ve always been one for facing my fears&#8230; Whilst I’m nervous I’m secretly quite excited that I get to sing all the songs I may never get to sing professionally &#8211; songs only my shower and neighbours have heard me sing &#8211; so this concert will hopefully be something very unique!”</em></p> <p>Carrie&#8217;s credits include Wednesday Addams in <em>The Addams Family</em> (UK Tour); Eponine in <em>Les Misérables Dubai</em> (Cameron Mackintosh), Truly Scrumptious in <em>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang</em> (Music and Lyrics); Eponine in Les Misérables London (Cameron Mackintosh); Beth in Jeff Wayne’s Arena Tour of <em>The War of the Worlds</em>; <em>Wind in the Willows</em> (Regents Park); Jane Banks in <em>Mary Poppins</em> (Disney Theatrical/Cameron Mackintosh); Jemima in <em>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang</em>; Young Eponine in Les Misérables.</p> ]]>
2018-03-31T15:00:00 2018-04-01T18:30:00
<![CDATA[English Chamber Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Stephanie Gonley performs/directs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Beethoven's two Romances for violin and orchestra. Dvořák's Serenade for Strings opens the concert.

Stephanie Gonley

Tuesday 3 April, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Dvořák ## Serenade for Strings ,pg. Beethoven ## Romances for Violin and Orchestra in F & G ,pg. Vivaldi ## The Four Seasons

Artists: * English Chamber Orchestra , ,pg. Stephanie Gonley ## violin/director

Ticket Information: £45, £35, £25, £10 , ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets , ,Book two or more ECO concerts and receive 20% off - see "series page":/tour-dates/english-chamber-orchestra-2018 for other concerts.


<p>The birdsong of Spring, the downpours of Summer, the fireside serenity of Winter: everyone’s got their own favourite bit of Vivaldi’s <em>The Four Seasons</em>. But there’s still nothing to beat the sensation of hearing these four ever-fresh concertos performed live &#8211; and feeling all that energy at first hand.</p> <p>We regret that Julian Rachlin, the originally advertised soloist, is unable to perform due to ill health. We are delighted that <strong>Stephanie Gonley</strong>, leader of the English Chamber Orchestra for over 20 years, will take his place. She has both directed and appeared as soloist with the <span class="caps">ECO</span> throughout the world, as well as performed as soloist with many international and top British orchestras.</p> ]]>
2018-04-03T19:30:00 2018-04-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gallipoli World Peace Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 5 April, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Can Atilla ## Symphony No. 2 (Gallipoli) ,pg. Vaughan Williams ## Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ,pg. Butterworth ## A Shropshire Lad ,pg. Elgar ## Enigma Variations - 'Nimrod' & Finale

Artists: pg. Angela Ahıskal ## soprano ,pg. Onur Şenler ## cello ,pg. Burak Tüzün ## conductor

Related Links: "www.gallipoliworldpeaceconcert.com":http://www.gallipoliworldpeaceconcert.com

Ticket Information: £45 (premium tickets), £40, £30, £20 ,Concessions and Groups of 8+: £2 off all tickets (excludes premium tickets) ,Under 30s: £9 off bottom price tickets only ,ENCORE Members: £5 off all tickets (excludes premium tickets)


<p>A concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Battle of Gallipoli, following the centenary commemorative events in 2015. </p> <p>Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.</p> ]]>
2018-04-05T19:30:00 2018-04-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Magic of Motown]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience including all your favourite songs such as: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Ge

Friday 6 April, 7.30pm

Related Links: "www.themagicofmotown.com":http://www.themagicofmotown.com

Ticket Information: £36.50, £30.50, £26.50


<p>Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it&#8217;s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance.</p> <p>Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.</p> <p>Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of <strong>Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson</strong> and more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.</p> <p>This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: <strong><em>Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave</em></strong> and many more.</p> <p><em>“A spellbinding performance from start to finish”</em> (Daily&nbsp;Record,&nbsp;Scotland)</p> <p><em>“The evening throbbed with music… oh, the songs were back to back”</em> (Blues&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Soul&nbsp;Magazine)</p> <p><em>“They had the sold-out crowd dancing feverishly in the aisles”</em> (Press&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Journal)</p> <p><em>“A triumph&#8230; signed, sealed, delivered”</em> (Blackpool&nbsp;Gazette)</p> <p><em>“Hooked even the most reticent of spectators on to their feet, reaching out to the stage as though summoned by an evangelical spirit”</em> (East&nbsp;Anglian&nbsp;Daily&nbsp;Times)</p> <p><em>“… an incredible cast, dazzling costumes and classic tracks… this is a must-see show for all Motown fans”</em></p> <p><em>“From an era of style and sequins, the show was slick, stylish, smooth and infinitely sexy”</em></p> <p><em>“&#8230; spellbinding all the way through”</em></p> ]]>
2018-04-06T19:30:00 2018-04-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Kurt Elling]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 7 April, doors 6pm

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

Artists: pg. Kurt Elling ## voice ,pg. Stu Mindeman ## piano/organ ,pg. Clark Sommers ## bass ,pg. Jeff "Tain" Watts ## drums ,pg. John McLean ## guitar

Ticket Information: £37.50, £20


<p><span class="caps">GRAMMY</span>-winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for 14 consecutive years and has been named &#8216;Male Singer of the Year&#8217; by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. Every one of Elling’s ten albums has been nominated for a <span class="caps">GRAMMY</span>.</p> <p>Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word and poetry.</p> <p><em>The New York Times</em> declared, “Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.” <em>The Washington Post</em> added, “Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.” </p> <p>Elling was the Artist-in-Residence for the Singapore and Monterey Jazz Festivals. He has also written multi-disciplinary works for The Steppenwolf Theatre and the City of Chicago. The Obama Administration’s first state dinner featured Elling in a command performance.</p> <p>Elling is a renowned artist of vocalese – the writing and performing of words over recorded improvised jazz solos. The natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks, Elling has set his own lyrics to the improvised solos of Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny. He often incorporates images and references from writers such as Rilke, Rumi, Neruda and Proust into his work. The late poet and Bollingen Prize winner Robert Creeley wrote, “Kurt Elling takes us into a world of sacred particulars. His words are informed by a powerful poetic spirit.” Said Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, “In Kurt Elling’s art, the voice of jazz gives a new spiritual presence to the ancient, sweet and powerful bond between poetry and music.” </p> <p>Kurt Elling has toured vigorously throughout his career, thrilling audiences throughout the world. In that time he has led his own ensemble and has collaborated with many of the world’s finest orchestras. </p> <p><em>The Questions</em>, his new studio recording, is Kurt Elling’s musical response to this moment in history and the widespread anxiety of our times. It touches artfully on challenges – personal, political, global, spiritual, existential – and on hopes and aspirations for the future. Co-produced by <span class="caps">NEA</span> Jazz Master and celebrated saxophonist Branford Marsalis, <em>The Questions</em> unfolds into a rich and irresistible musical conversation, as Elling encourages us to join him in living with big questions and finding courage to face our fears as we seek our own answers. It opens with Elling&#8217;s powerful version of Bob Dylan&#8217;s <em>A Hard Rain&#8217;s A-Gonna Fall</em> and gently closes with the wistful yearning of <em>Skylark</em>. His vibrant and surprising choice of songs takes us on a journey through searching inquiries and thoughtful responses that challenge and inspire, touching on heartache and healing, sorrow and redemption, and the transforming power of love.</p> <p><em>6pm: Venue doors open</em><br /> <em>7.30pm: Concert</em></p> ]]>
2018-04-07T18:00:00 2018-04-07T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A programme of Rachmaninov’s much-loved Piano Concerto No. 2, with its soaring themes, performed by pianist Shiran Wang, and Dvořák’s optimistic Symphony No. 8. The vivacious Overture to Smetana’s The Bartered Bride opens this gripping concert.

Wednesday 11 April, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Smetana ## Overture to The Bartered Bride ,pg. Rachmaninov ## Piano Concerto No. 2 ,pg. Dvořák ##Symphony No. 8

Artists: pg. Alan Buribayev ## conductor ,pg. Federico Colli ## piano

Related Links: "www.rpo.co.uk":http://www.rpo.co.uk

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices ,Series discounts available – see "series page":/tour-dates/royal-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-18-resident-season for details.


<p>The vivacious and fiendish Overture to Smetana’s <em>The Bartered Bride</em> opens this gripping programme. The comic opera is often considered a major contribution to the development of Czech music.</p> <p>Federico Colli then takes centre stage to perform Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, a staple of the classical canon and a firm favourite amongst audiences, with its soaring themes and emotional journey.</p> <p>Conductor Alan Buribayev then leads the Orchestra in Dvořák’s optimistic Symphony No. 8, closing what promises to be a thrilling evening of much musical variety.</p> ]]>
2018-04-11T19:30:00 2018-04-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[London Chamber Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A concert to evoke a sense of nostalgia with a programme including Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, with soloist Benjamin Beilman, Prokofiev's 'Classical' Symphony and Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite.

Thursday 12 April, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Purcell/Britten ## Chaconne ,pg. Mendelssohn ## Violin Concerto ,pg. Stravinsky ## Pulcinella Suite ,pg. Prokofiev ## Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

Artists: pg. Rumon Gamba ## conductor ,pg. Benjamin Beilman ## violin

Related Links: "www.lco.co.uk":http://www.lco.co.uk/

Ticket Information: £40, £30, £20, £10


<p>In the hands of renowned English conductor Rumon Gamba, tonight’s concert transports us back to earlier eras, evoking a sense of nostalgia for what we imagine as simpler times past.</p> <p>Britten, Stravinsky and Prokofiev were all writing during the troubled era of the 20th century, and while Britten’s masterly arrangement of Purcell’s <em>Chaconne</em> conjures up Baroque-period England, Stravinsky and Prokofiev pay tribute to the Classical age, with the former’s elegant, disarming <em>Pulcinella Suite</em> and the latter’s fizzing First Symphony. </p> <p>The mood of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto moves from a sad wistfulness to exhilaration and joy, and we are thrilled that young star violinist Benjamin Beilman returns to give us his interpretation of this evergreen work.</p> ]]>
2018-04-12T19:30:00 2018-04-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Pro Youth Philharmonia]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join the Pro Youth Philharmonia for its inaugural concert featuring Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Bartók's thrilling orchestral showpiece Concerto for Orchestra. James MacMillan's The Confession of Isobel Gowdie opens the concert.

Wissam Boustany, conductor

Friday 13 April, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. James MacMillan ## The Confession of Isobel Gowdie ,pg. Prokofiev ## Violin Concerto No. 2 ,pg. Bartók ## Concerto for Orchestra

Artists: pg. Stephanie Gonley ## violin ,pg. Wissam Boustany ## conductor

Related Links: "www.proyouthphil.org.uk":http://www.proyouthphil.org.uk

Ticket Information: £30, £24, £18, £10 ,Children under 12 (with accompanying adult): half price ,Unwaged/Over 60’s: 25% off all tickets ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets


<p>Join the Pro Youth Philharmonia for its inaugural concert and witness the birth of a new musical force. Conceived as an advanced training orchestra providing high profile platforms for emerging musicians aged 22-32, <span class="caps">PYP</span> is the brainchild of its artistic director and principal conductor, Wissam Boustany.</p> <p><span class="caps">PYP</span> will be performing MacMillan’s dark memorial to Isobel Gowdie, who was persecuted and burnt as a witch during the post-reformation period in Scotland, and will be joined by soloist Stephanie Gonley in Prokofiev’s hypnotic Violin Concerto No. 2. The concert ends with Bartók’s thrilling orchestral showpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra.</p> ]]>
2018-04-13T19:30:00 2018-04-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Aao Twist Kare]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 14 April, 6pm

Concert Duration: approx. 3&frac12; hours (incl. interval)

Artists: * Kaushik Punjani & Group ,* Music arrangements By Sunil Jadhav

Ticket Information: £75 (VIP tickets), £40, £25, £20


<p>&#8220;Aao Twist Kare&#8221; (come and twist), is a live musical performance, presenting foot-tapping numbers of Bollywood, from the old to the new.</p> <p>Come and join Kaushik Punjani and his team for an unforgettable experience of well-known melodies, you definitely do not want to miss!</p> ]]>
2018-04-14T18:00:00 2018-04-14T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The City of London Choir and clarinettist Katherine Lacy celebrate some of the finest achievements of the Classical period, including Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Haydn's Harmoniemesse and Insanae et vanae curae.

Katherine Lacy

Sunday 15 April, 7pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Haydn ## Overture to Il ritorno di Tobia ,pg. Haydn ## Insanae et vanae curae ,pg. Mozart ## Clarinet Concerto ,pg. Haydn ## Harmoniemesse (XXII:14)

Artists: pg. Hilary Davan Wetton ## conductor ,pg. Katherine Lacy ## clarinet ,pg. City of London Choir ,pg. Joanne Lunn ## soprano ,pg. Marta Fontanals-Simmons ## mezzo-soprano ,pg. Daniel Norman ## tenor ,pg. James Cleverton ## baritone ,

Related Links: "www.rpo.co.uk":http://www.rpo.co.uk

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices ,Series discounts available – see "series page":/tour-dates/royal-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-18-resident-season for details.


<p>Join the City of London Choir for the latest in a series of concerts celebrating some of the finest achievements of the Classical period, all conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton.</p> <p>Featuring Katherine Lacy, Principal Clarinet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in Mozart’s ever-popular Clarinet Concerto and Haydn’s last major work, his masterful <em>Harmoniemesse</em>, this concert will brim full of classical delights.</p> <p>NB. Please note start time.</p> ]]>
2018-04-15T19:00:00 2018-04-15T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Czech National Symphony Orchestra 1]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The first of two concerts by the CNSO, featuring Schubert’s lyrical 'Unfinished' Eighth Symphony, Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, and Dvořák's glorious Seventh Symphony, conducted by Ben Palmer.

Monday 16 April, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Schubert ## Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished) ,pg. Beethoven ## Piano Concerto No. 4 ,pg. Dvořák ## Symphony No. 7

Artists: pg. Ben Palmer ## conductor ,pg. Pavel Kolesnikov ## piano

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>Cadogan Hall is delighted to welcome back the <span class="caps">CNSO</span>, one of the most popular orchestras in Europe, for two concerts featuring two of Schubert’s most lyrical symphonies, Beethoven’s iconic Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos, and Dvořák&#8217;s much-loved Seventh and Ninth Symphonies.</p> <p>Since becoming Prize Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012 and becoming one of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 3’s New Generation Artists young pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has performed around the world.</p> <p>We regret to announce that the originally advertised conductor Petr Altrichter has had to withdraw from this concert due to ill health. We are delighted that Ben Palmer has agreed to take his place this evening.</p> <p>The second <span class="caps">CNSO</span> concert is on <a href="/event/zios1718-czech-national-symphony-orchestra-2/">Wednesday 18 April</a>, with soloist Barry Douglas.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-04-16T19:30:00 2018-04-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Janis Kelly]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 17 April, 10.30am

Ticket Information: £30


<p>Masterclass morning with Janis Kelly &#8211; heralded as a “singing actress of near genius” (Sunday Times).</p> <p>More details to follow.</p> ]]>
2018-04-17T10:30:00 2018-04-17T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Angela Brownridge piano recital]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hailed as ‘one of the world’s finest pianists’ by New York Times, she performs Chopin's four Ballades, a selection of Debussy's Préludes, and Beethoven's Op. 109 Sonata.

Angela Brownridge

Tuesday 17 April, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Beethoven ## Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 ,pg. Chopin ## Ballade No. 1 in G minor ,pg. Chopin ## Ballade No. 2 in F major ,pg. Debussy ## Préludes Book 1 – No. 4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air; No. 5 Les collines d'Anacapri; No. 7 Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest ,pg. Debussy ## Préludes Book 2 – No. 2 Feuilles mortes; No. 10 Canope; No. 11 Les tierces alternées ,pg. Chopin ## Ballade No. 3 in A flat major ,pg. Chopin ## Ballade No. 4 in F minor

Artists: pg. Angela Brownridge ## piano

Ticket Information: £25, £22, £18, 12 ,Senior citizens: £3 off all tickets ,Students: £5 off all tickets ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets


<p>Hailed as a ‘major star in classical music’ and ‘one of the world’s finest pianists’ by New York Times, Angela&#8217;s playing brings spontaneity, character and beauty of sound to the platform.</p> <p><em>“This Debussy disc represents the apogee of her achievement”</em> (Classical CD, December 2017)</p> <p><em>“She has amazing technique, tonal splendour, wonderful clarity and dramatic force of which electrifying authority, passion and dedication are keynotes. She is an artist of the highest calibre and this playing of the highest order”</em> (The Guardian)</p> <p><em>“She gave one of the finest and most riveting performances I have ever heard”</em> (Daily Telegraph)</p> ]]>
2018-04-17T19:30:00 2018-04-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Czech National Symphony Orchestra 2]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The CNSO's second concert features Schubert's Fifth Symphony, Beethoven's final piano concerto, the 'Emperor', and Dvořák's much-loved Ninth 'New World' Symphony, conducted by Jan Chalupecký.

Wednesday 18 April, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Schubert ## Symphony No. 5 ,pg. Beethoven ## Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) ,pg. Dvořák ## Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

Artists: pg. Jan Chalupecký ## conductor ,pg. Barry Douglas ## piano

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>Cadogan Hall is delighted to welcome back the <span class="caps">CNSO</span>, one of the most popular orchestras in Europe, for two concerts featuring two of Schubert’s most lyrical symphonies, Beethoven’s iconic Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos, and Dvořák&#8217;s much-loved Seventh and Ninth Symphonies.</p> <p>Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.</p> <p>We regret to announce that the originally advertised conductor Petr Altrichter has had to withdraw from this concert due to ill health. We are delighted that Jan Chalupecký, a regular conductor of the <span class="caps">CNSO</span> and very highly regarded in the Czech Republic for his work with the orchestra, has agreed to take his place this evening.</p> <p>The first <span class="caps">CNSO</span> concert is on <a href="/event/zios1718-czech-national-symphony-orchestra-1/">Monday 16 April</a>, with soloist Pavel Kolesnikov.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-04-18T19:30:00 2018-04-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Tom Paxton & The DonJuans]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 19 April, 7.30pm

Artists: pg. Tom ## guitar/vocals/stories ,pg. Don ## guitar/vocals/uke/banjo/grins ,pg. Jon ## piano/vocals/guitar/uke/kitchen sink

Ticket Information: £34.50; £28.50


<p>Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and US folk icon Tom Paxton returns to Cadogan Hall with very special guests, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter duo The DonJuans &#8211; Don Henry and Jon Vezner.</p> <p>Collectively, their songs have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul &amp; Mary and Bob Dylan… just to name a few!</p> <p>Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something. Now they’re taking it on the road!</p> ]]>
2018-04-19T19:30:00 2018-04-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Yeol Eum Son and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Yeol Eum Son has won accolades at the most prestigious international piano competitions, and tonight performs two of Mozart's most exquisite piano concertos. Haydn's Symphony No. 86 and L'isola disabitata Overture open and close the evening.

Friday 20 April, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Haydn ## L'isola disabitata Overture ,pg. Mozart ## Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 ,pg. Mozart ## Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, K. 246 ,pg. Haydn ## Symphony No. 86 in D major ,

Artists: * Academy of St Martin in the Fields , ,pg. Yeol Eum Son ## piano ,pg. Tomo Keller ## leader/director

Related Links: "www.yeoleumson.com":http://www.yeoleumson.com ,"www.asmf.org":http://www.asmf.org/ ,

Ticket Information: £36, £29, £22, £15, £10


<p>Described as “marvellous, intense and boundlessly virtuosic”, Yeol Eum Son has won accolades at the most prestigious international piano competitions and caught the attention of audiences worldwide with her thrilling performances.</p> <p>Following the success of their acclaimed 2016 collaboration in her native South Korea, this concert offers the chance to see the exciting young pianist join forces with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields for two of Mozart&#8217;s most exquisite piano concertos.</p> <p>The evening &#8211; which also features the fifth of Haydn&#8217;s <em>Paris</em> Symphonies directed by the Academy&#8217;s Leader Tomo Keller &#8211; celebrates the launch of Yeol Eum Son&#8217;s new CD, which includes recordings with the celebrated orchestra.</p> <p><strong>Pre-concert talk from 6.30pm</strong>, free for all ticket holders.</p> ]]>
2018-04-20T19:30:00 2018-04-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Royal Choral Society]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 21 April, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Bernstein ## Chichester Psalms ,pg. Copland ## Appalachian Spring ,pg. Fauré ## Cantique de Jean Racine ,pg. Fauré ## Requiem

Artists: * Royal Choral Society ,* London Mozart Players , ,pg. Richard Cooke ## conductor ,pg. Zoë Brown##soprano ,pg. Dominic Sedgwick##bass ,pg. Tom Lilburn##counter-tenor ,

Related Links: "www.royalchoralsociety.co.uk":http://www.royachoralsociety.co.uk

Ticket Information: £35, £28, £20, £15 ,ENCORE Members: 10% off all tickets ,RCS and LMP Friends: 10% off all tickets


<p>The Royal Choral Society, the London Mozart Players and a trio of soloists perform two ebullient American musical masterpieces alongside two reflective French classics.</p> <p>Bernstein&#8217;s exhilarating jazz-inspired setting of the Hebrew psalms for chorus and soloists, commissioned by Chichester Cathedral, and Copland&#8217;s much-loved ballet suite <em>Appalachian Spring</em> provide an inspirational contrast to Fauré&#8216;s ever-popular <em>Requiem</em> and <em>Cantique de Jean Racine</em>.</p> <p>The Royal Choral Society has been performing the great choral masterpieces ever since its formation for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871, including the UK premières of Verdi¹s <em>Requiem</em> in 1875, and Dvořák’s <em>Stabat Mater</em> in 1884, both concerts conducted by their composers.</p> ]]>
2018-04-21T19:30:00 2018-04-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Alex Salmond Unleashed ]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival sell-out show will feature Alex’s thoughts and stories, conversations with some specially chosen friends, including Alastair Campbell and Des Clarke, music and comedy as well as your own chance to question him on ju

Alex Salmond

Encore Event

Artists: pg. Alex Salmond ,pg. Alastair Campbell ,pg. Des Clarke ,pg. and special guests

Ticket Information: £39.50, £27.50 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off


<p><em>Alex Salmond… Unleashed</em>, which sold out 19 back-to-back shows at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a further five shows, is now embarking on its 2018 spring tour. The show will feature Alex’s thoughts and stories, conversations with some specially chosen friends, music and comedy as well as your own chance to question him on just about anything you like.</p> <p>It’s also likely that Mr Salmond’s version of the much loved Rikki Fulton character, the Rev. Jolly which in a special 2017 Christmas message, attracted over 150,000 views on Facebook, will put in an appearance.</p> ]]>
2018-04-22T19:00:00 2018-04-22T19:00:00
<![CDATA[St George's Day Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Band of the Coldstream Guards celebrates this most important of English days with international trumpet soloist Alan Thomas and Sam Bailey, winner of the X Factor. Be taken on a journey through Old England and treated to the unique sound of Pomp & Cer

Monday 23 April, 7.30pm

Artists: * The Band of the Coldstream Guards , ,pg. Alan Thomas ## trumpet ,pg. Sam Bailey ## vocalist

Ticket Information: £20, £15


<p>Direct from duties at Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Coldstream Guards returns to Cadogan Hall to celebrate this most important of English days.</p> <p>Performing alongside international soloist <strong>Alan Thomas</strong>, principal trumpet, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Symphony Orchestra, and singing sensation <strong>Sam Bailey</strong>, winner of the X Factor, the band present an evening of musical excellence in aid of Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.</p> <p>For one night only, you will be taken on a journey through Old England and treated to the unique sound of Pomp &amp; Ceremony alongside a moving tribute to the former Garrison Sergeant Major of London ‘Perry Mason’.</p> <p>Superbly supported by Buffet Group.</p> ]]>
2018-04-23T19:30:00 2018-04-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: Jack Furness of Shadwell Opera]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 24 April, 10.30am

Artists: * with Jack Furness (artistic director), Shadwell Opera ,* and Amy Lyddon (mezzo-soprano) accompanied by Natalie Burch

Ticket Information: £30


<p>Details to follow.</p> ]]>
2018-04-24T10:30:00 2018-04-24T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Ballet in Particular]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 This evening will raise money for the charities Mind and Walking with the Wounded. With music by Katchachurian, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Sviridov, Rachmaninov and some additional surprises.

Wednesday 25 April, 7.30pm

Artists: pg. Soloists: ## Marianne Allen, Kamila Sizinceva, Megan Vain, Cassandra Adu-tei, Dominic Handford, Boudewijn Cannemeijer and graduating students of the School ,pg. Evgeny Goremykin ## Artistic Director ,pg. Teona Charkviani ## Senior Repetiteur ,pg. Dmitry Antipov ## Contemporary Choreographer

Ticket Information: £48, £35, £22, £18


<p>With music by Katchachurian, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Sviridov, Rachmaninov and some additional surprises.</p> <p>This is no ordinary evening. The London Russian Ballet School returns with an unexpected programme of rare and delightful classical pieces, with brilliantly choreographed dancing inspired by people the world over. Who needs words when the language of ballet and music can express our deepest feelings, emotions that we too often neglect in our busy lives?</p> <p><strong>This evening will raise money for the charities Mind and Walking with the Wounded in support of their vital work which helps many different families.</strong></p> ]]>
2018-04-25T19:30:00 2018-04-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Reigate Grammar School in Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 26 April, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Elgar ## Cello Concerto ,pg. Brahms ## Academic Festival Overture ,pg. Glière ## Harp Concerto ,pg. Film score collection ,pg. Queen medley

Ticket Information: £17.50, £12.50 ,Students: £7 (all tickets) ,


<p>A celebration of music at Reigate Grammar School featuring the school’s premier ensembles, guest appearances from the choirs of Micklefield and Chinthurst Schools and a showcase of some of RGS’s finest soloists.</p> <p>This gala concert will include orchestral classics such as Elgar’s much-loved Cello Concerto and Brahms’ <em>Academic Festival Overture</em> alongside a rare outing for the Glière Harp Concerto. The orchestra and concert band will perform a selection of the greatest film scores, including John Williams favourites <em>Schindler’s List</em> and <em>Star Wars</em>. </p> <p>The concert concludes with a choral spectacular featuring contributions from Micklefield and Chinthurst Schools and a massed choir singing a medley of songs by Queen – bringing to a close what promises to be an evening to remember.</p> ]]>
2018-04-26T19:30:00 2018-04-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Classical Extravaganza]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 27 April, 7.30pm

Artists: * Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , ,pg. Susan Bullock ## soprano ,pg. Owain Arwel Hughes ## conductor

Ticket Information: £75 (VIP tickets*), £40, £32.50, £25, £15 , ,(*VIP ticket includes premium seat, concert programme and 'sparkling' private pre-concert reception from 6.30pm)


<p>Your favourite music in one night!</p> <p>Join Owain Arwel Hughes, Susan Bullock and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for this spectacular evening featuring some of the most dramatic and evocative musical themes ever composed.</p> <p>From Verdi’s <em>Grand March</em> to Grieg’s <em>In The Hall of the Mountain King</em>, the scintillating Prelude to Act 3 of <em>Lohengrin</em>, Elgar’s <em>Nimrod</em> and glorious Puccini arias and much, much more, be sure not to miss this evening of music by the world’s greatest composers.</p> <p>All proceeds to the Lisa Crispin Charitable Foundation.</p> ]]>
2018-04-27T19:30:00 2018-04-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Midnight in Mayfair]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Keith Nichols takes us back to the days of London’s exclusive clubs and great hotels and the wonderful music that the BBC broadcast across the nation, featuring a wide range of music from the ’20s and ’30s including Billy Cotton’s Somebody Stole M

Saturday 28 April, 7.30pm

Ticket Information: £36, £28, £23, £18 , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/the-jazz-repertory-company-presents for details.


<p>Keith Nichols takes us back to the days of London’s exclusive clubs and great hotels and the wonderful music that the <span class="caps">BBC</span> broadcast across the nation. It was the age of the bandleader as superstar – Carroll Gibbons and Fred Elizalde at the Savoy, Sydney Lipton at Grosvenor House, Lew Stone at the Monseigneur, Jack Jackson at the Dorchester, Henry Hall on the <span class="caps">BBC</span> and Ambrose at the Mayfair. The bandsmen, men like Sid Phillips, Lew Davis, Tiny Winters, George Chisholm and Nat Gonella were talented and versatile and the crooners, too, soon became stars: Al Bowlly, Sam Browne, Elsie Carlisle and Vera Lynn were just a few.</p> <p>The show will feature a wide range of music from the ’20s and ’30s including Billy Cotton’s <em>Somebody Stole My Gal</em>, Nat Gonella’s <em>Georgia on my Mind</em>, Al Bowlly’s <em>The Very Thought of You</em>, Henry Hall’s <em>Anything Goes</em> and Jack Hylton’s <em>You’re the Top</em>.</p> <p>A superb ensemble augmented with strings from the <span class="caps">BBC</span> Concert Orchestra features some of the country’s leading specialists in vintage jazz and dance music and the evening promises to be an unforgettable night of rhythm and romance.</p> <p>Keith Nichols is one of the UK’s most renowned vintage jazz musicians and a respected bandleader who has performed all over the world – everywhere from Carnegie Hall and Mississippi steamboats in the <span class="caps">USA</span> to concert halls and clubs in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Back in the 1970s he led the Midnight Follies Orchestra, in the 80s and 90s The Cotton Club Orchestra. Currently he directs the Blue Devils and The Mayfair Dance Orchestra as well as numerous small bands. At Cadogan Hall he has been Musical Director for shows featuring the music of Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller.</p> ]]>
2018-04-28T19:30:00 2018-04-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Russian Opera Gala]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Star guest performers - soloists from the Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Opera and Bolshoi Theatre - sing popular Russian and English arias, songs, and romances by famous composers, as well as classical folk songs, in this delightful show for music lovers.

Sunday 29 April, 4.30pm

Concert Duration: approx. 4&frac12; hours (incl. interval)

Artists: * British Imperial Orchestra , ,pg. Vasiliy Gerello ## baritone (Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg) ,pg. Larisa Gergiev ## piano (National Artist of Russia, Chair of the Judges, St Petersburg) ,pg. Larisa Rudakova ## soprano (Bolshoi Opera, Moscow) ,pg. Aigul Akhmetshina ## mezzo-soprano (Royal Opera House) ,pg. Evgeniy Kungurov ## baritone (National Opera soloist; presenter of _Cultura_ TV, Moscow) ,pg. ## and others tba ,pg. Graham O. Jones MBE ## conductor , ,

Ticket Information: £35, £15 ,Under 16s: £10 off top price tickets


<p>Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Elena Obraztsova.</p> <p>Star guest performers &#8211; soloists from the Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg, the Bolshoi, Moscow &#8211; sing popular Russian and English arias, songs, and romances by famous composers, as well as classical folk songs, in this delightful show for music lovers.</p> <p>The genres in the Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK are: Classical, Romance Song, Folk, and Best 20th-century.</p> <p>Programme for the evening:<br /> <strong>1)</strong> Opening Ceremony (including fantastic guest performances, a video tribute to the great Russian singers Dmitri Hvorostovsky &amp; Elena Obvaztsova, and an exhibition of photos)<br /> <strong>2)</strong> Over 30 of the best international, Russian and English arias, romances and songs performed by the competition&#8217;s international finalists<br /> <strong>3)</strong> Winners’ Awards Ceremony</p> <p>All proceeds will go to charity.</p> ]]>
2018-04-29T16:30:00 2018-04-29T16:30:00
<![CDATA[Jorge Drexler]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Not seen in London since 2016, the charismatic Drexler returns with his new project, debuting songs from his evocative new album Salvavidas de Hielo, full of rhythm, experimentation, melodies and, above all, great songs.

Jorge Drexler

Monday 30 April, 7.30pm

Related Links: "www.jorgedrexler.com":https://www.jorgedrexler.com , ,"www.lalineafestival.com":http://www.lalineafestival.com

Ticket Information: £35, £25, £20


<p>Not seen in London since 2016, the charismatic Drexler returns with his new project, debuting songs from his evocative new album <em>Salvavidas de Hielo</em>, full of rhythm, experimentation, melodies and, above all, great songs.</p> <p>Drexler is a warm and engaging storyteller, with a magical rapport with his audience. He has the voice of a tenor but comes close to the warmth of a baritone, and while Latin rhythms predominate in his wide-ranging musical pursuits, he’s also partial to a rock beat or a country waltz if the opportunity arises.</p> <p>Since winning an Oscar in 2005 for his theme song to <em>The Motorcycle Diaries</em>, Uruguay’s Jorge Drexler has become an eminence across the Latin diaspora, his songs much covered and graced with awards. Where his last album, <em>Bailar en la Cueva</em>, successfully embraced funk, electronica and rap, here he returns to the clever acoustic samba that made his name. A qualified doctor, Drexler boasts a questing intellect: referencing Gabriel García Márquez on <em>Despedir a los glaciares</em>, a sad farewell to our planet’s glaciers; addressing migration on <em>Movimiento</em> &#8211; how migration is a connective tissue we share as humans; and the ephemeral nature of life in <em>Salvavidas de Hielo</em>.</p> <p><em>&#8216;Jorge Drexler is a modern-day Renaissance man&#8217;</em> (<span class="caps">NPR</span> online)</p> ]]>
2018-04-30T19:30:00 2018-04-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: The Golden Age of the Imperial Theatres]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 1 May, 10.30am

Artists: * with Dr Rosamund Bartlett ,* and Sophie Pullen (soprano) & Maria Levandovskaya (piano)

Ticket Information: £30


<p>In this morning’s lecture, Dr Rosamund Bartlett and pianist Maria Levandovskaya take us back to the glory days of imperial St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, highlighting the composers, directors, singers and conductors who helped to build its international reputation. The wonderful music of Russia’s golden period is brought to life in a fascinating morning, illustrated with rare period photographs, set designs and historic recordings and set off with music from Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Glinka amongst others. This exploration of the most glittering period of Russian musical innovation promises to sparkle and delight the audience, enticing us back to the glamour of the imperial era and the creative brilliance that emerged from it.</p> <p><em>Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian of Russia with expertise in music, art, and literature. Her publications include &#8216;Wagner and Russia&#8217; and &#8216;Victory Over the Sun: The World’s First Futurist Opera&#8217;, as well as biographies of Chekhov and Tolstoy, whose works she has translated for Oxford World’s Classics. She is regularly invited to contribute to broadcasts on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 3, and to the programmes of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in 2017 was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival to complete a new translation of the libretto to Shostakovich’s &#8216;Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk&#8217;.</em></p> ]]>
2018-05-01T10:30:00 2018-05-01T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sibelius’ dramatic Violin Concerto, performed by the RPO's first ever Artist-in-Residence, Esther Yoo, followed by Brahms’ monumental First Symphony. Górecki’s moving Three Pieces in Olden Style opens this concert conducted by Michał Nesterowicz.

Wednesday 2 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Górecki ## Three Pieces in Olden Style ,pg. Sibelius ## Violin Concerto ,pg. Brahms ## Symphony No. 1

Artists: pg. Michał Nesterowicz ## conductor ,pg. Esther Yoo ## violin

Related Links: "www.rpo.co.uk":http://www.rpo.co.uk

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices ,Series discounts available – see "series page":/tour-dates/royal-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-18-resident-season for details.


<p>This concert begins with Górecki’s moving <em>Three Pieces in Olden Style</em>, a set of works a world away from much of the Polish composer’s radically avant-garde music.</p> <p>Following this, the Orchestra is delighted to welcome its first ever Artist-in-Residence, Esther Yoo, to the stage to perform Sibelius’ dramatic Violin Concerto, an ethereal piece which demonstrates Sibelius’ deep understanding of the violin and showcases the performer’s ability.</p> <p>The concert finishes with Brahms’ monumental First Symphony, which took the composer nearly 15 years to write, and this is evident in the pure musical intensity throughout the work.</p> ]]>
2018-05-02T19:30:00 2018-05-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bruckner Orchester Linz]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Markus Poschner conducts a performance of Mahler's epic Second Symphony, the 'Resurrection', a grand musical exploration of life and humanity, culminating in a transcendent choral finale.

Thursday 3 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Mahler ## Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)

Artists: * Bournemouth Symphony Chorus ,* Markus Poschner, conductor

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>Cadogan Hall welcomes back the Bruckner Orchester Linz, which for this visit, brings Mahler’s epic Second Symphony – a work that explores the depths of human emotion and ends with a powerful hymn to transcendent renewal. The orchestra is joined by Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, culminating in a heart-stirring and divine choral finale.</p> <p>This is the first time an international orchestra has performed Mahler’s Second Symphony at Cadogan Hall, and as Mahler said of his most enduringly popular work: <em>&#8220;You are clubbed to the ground and then lifted to the highest heights on angels’ wings.&#8221;</em></p> <p>Early booking is recommended for what will undoubtedly be a heart-stopping concert.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-05-03T19:30:00 2018-05-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[English Choral Music]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 5 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Lambert ## The Rio Grande ,pg. Vaughan Williams ## Serenade to Music ,pg. Britten ## Hymn to the Virgin ,pg. Elgar ## Serenade for Strings ,pg. Tavener ##The Lamb ,pg. Paul Patterson ## Magnificat , ,* and works by Henry Purcell and John Rutter ,

Artists: * English Concert Singers ,* English Concert Chorus ,* English Concert Orchestra , ,pg. Tim Rhys-Morgan ## piano ,pg. Roy Wales ## conductor

Related Links: "www.englishconcertchorus.co.uk":www.englishconcertchorus.co.uk

Ticket Information: £30, £22, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets


<p>This concert of English Choral Music celebrates the 30th anniversary of the formation of the English Concert Singers and Chorus.</p> <p>The programme includes works by a number of distinguished English composers including Vaughan Williams, Britten, Elgar, Tavener, Purcell, Rutter and Patterson. The choir is delighted to include Paul Patterson’s <em>Magnificat</em> in the programme as he is a composer with whom they have worked closely over the past 30 years. </p> <p>Conducted by Roy Wales, the choir’s founding Music Director, the concert also includes members of the English Concert Orchestra and features a number of vocal and instrumental soloists.</p> ]]>
2018-05-05T19:30:00 2018-05-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: Accidents in Opera]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 8 May, 10.30am

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours

Artists: * Alex Haigh (tenor) accompanied by Natalie Burch

Ticket Information: £30


<p>Opera: the most complete art form, and (most of the time) a stunning blend of music, stagecraft, lighting and passion – but what happens when it all goes wrong? Ask any singer and they will have a hundred stories of errors and accidents onstage, most of which go unnoticed by the audience. There are, however, always one or two that simply can’t be explained away! </p> <p>Tenor Alex Haigh will explore just what happens when the worst occurs in this morning’s lecture, covering the humble cracked voice, destruction of sets by enraged singers and even inebriated musicians playing the wrong opera in the second act! More than any other art form, opera walks the fine line between triumph and disaster, and it is this balancing act that we are drawn to; after all, at this highest point of tension is where some of opera’s greatest successes are found, and without the knowledge that it could all fall apart at any moment, where would the excitement be? Come join Alex on a romp through some of the lowest moments in opera’s history, safe in the knowledge that even when the scenery collapses, the diva is ill and the maestro is asleep, the music ultimately wins the day!</p> ]]>
2018-05-08T10:30:00 2018-05-08T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Chopin’s youthful Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Jayson Gillham, is sandwiched by two magical gems: Dukas’ symphonic poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Mussorgsky’s triumphant Pictures at an Exhibition, in Ravel’s iconic arrangement.

Wednesday 9 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Dukas ## The Sorcerer's Apprentice ,pg. Chopin ## Piano Concerto No. 2 ,pg. Mussorgsky ## Pictures at an Exhibition

Artists: pg. Alexander Shelley ## conductor ,pg. Jayson Gillham ## piano

Related Links: "www.rpo.co.uk":http://www.rpo.co.uk

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices ,Series discounts available – see "series page":/tour-dates/royal-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-18-resident-season for details. , ,"BUY ENCUE TICKETS HERE":https://rpostore.myshopify.com/products/myths-and-fairytales-iv-9-may-encue-ticket


<p>Alexander Shelley welcomes the young and vibrant Jayson Gillham to join him on the main stage for Chopin’s youthful Second Piano Concerto.</p> <p>This is sandwiched by two magical gems: Dukas’ symphonic poem <em>The Sorcerer&#8217;s Apprentice</em> and Ravel’s iconic arrangement of Mussorgsky’s triumphant <em>Pictures at an Exhibition</em>, bringing the concert to a jaw-dropping close.</p> <p><strong>EnCue by Octava – enriching your concert experience</strong><br /> The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to enjoy an enhanced live listening experience, exclusive to the <span class="caps">RPO</span>&#8217;s <em>Myths and Fairytales</em> series. EnCue by Octava is a downloadable concert-enhancing app that delivers real-time programme notes to your mobile or tablet device. Connect to the our WiFi and enrich your listening experience throughout the concert by viewing real-time information about the works you hear; at the exact moment the action is happening on stage. Enjoy this new experience in a designated seating area.</p> <p><a href="https://rpostore.myshopify.com/products/myths-and-fairytales-iv-9-may-encue-ticket"><span class="caps">BUY</span> <span class="caps">ENCUE</span> <span class="caps">TICKETS</span> <span class="caps">HERE</span></a><br /> <br /> <br /> </p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1705.4959.brand_bartlett_supported/400x400.fitdown.png" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2018-05-09T19:30:00 2018-05-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Carpenters Story]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Ticket Information: £35 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off


<p>This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.</p> <p>The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist / artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from <span class="caps">LIVE</span> musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection.</p> <p>Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including <strong><em>(They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days &amp; Mondays</em></strong>, and many more!</p> <p><em>“Phenomenal vocals &amp; great musicianship”</em> (Evening Standard)</p> <p><em>“A very accurate and faithful portrayal”</em> (Richard Carpenter)</p> ]]>
2018-05-10T19:30:00 2018-05-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Faithfully re-creating the glories of popular music from the 1920s and 1930s, this fun-packed show features timeless classics from the Great American Songbook. With suave singer and bandleader Duncan Galloway, this matchless orchestra masters the arrangem

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Friday 11 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Ticket Information: £33, £26, £24, £18 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets


<p>Founded by John Arthy in 1969, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been faithfully re-creating the glories of popular music from the 1920s and 1930s. The fun-packed show features timeless classics from the Great American Songbook – those wonderful songs that miraculously lifted people’s spirits during the depression era, and which made household names of singers such as Bing Crosby, Al Bowlly, and Fred Astaire.</p> <p>This matchless orchestra masters the arrangements and sound of the fabled American orchestras such as Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, whilst also paying tribute to the great British dance Bands like Ray Noble or Ambrose.</p> <p>Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat white tie and tails, is the suave singer and bandleader Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.</p> ]]>
2018-05-11T19:30:00 2018-05-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Hallaj of Hope]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 12 May, 7pm

Concert Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)

Artists: pg. Bachar Zarkan ## vocalist

Ticket Information: £35, £30, £24


<p>Paying homage to the divine poetry of Sufi mystics such as Ibn Arabi and Al-Hallaj, Bachar Zarkan masterfully extends their rich legacy to the work of contemporary poet and literary icon Mahmoud Darwish. Coupling authentic Arabic modes alongside contemporary Arabic music, Zarkan’s blending of Syrian and Egyptian musical heritage bring a remarkable distinction to the inner musicality of the works.</p> <p>His astonishing musical agility focuses on the inherent ‘poetic word’ and it’s power to decide the rhythmic structure of the works. Striking a resilient harmony between Sufi heritage and contemporary poetry, it’s a worldwide premier you&#8217;ll want to experience first-hand.</p> <p>NB. Please note start time.</p> ]]>
2018-05-12T19:00:00 2018-05-12T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: Discussion and Masterclass with David Butt Philip & William Wallace]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 15 May, 10.30am

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours

Ticket Information: £30


<p>More details to follow.</p> ]]>
2018-05-15T10:30:00 2018-05-15T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Orion Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 15 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Wagner ## Overture from Das Liebesverbot ,pg. Elgar ## Cello Concerto ,pg. Wagner ## Prelude to Parsifal ,pg. Elgar ## Enigma Variations

Artists: pg. Jamie Walton ## cello ,pg. Toby Purser ## conductor

Ticket Information: £40, £30, £20, £10 ,Students/Under 18s: half price (excludes top price tickets) ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top three prices ,


<p>Highlighting the journey between the first and last works of great composers, the second concert in Orion Orchestra&#8217;s Alpha &amp; Omega series features Wagner and Elgar. </p> <p>Bursting with the youthful confidence which also characterises the brilliant Orion Orchestra, Elgar&#8217;s <em>Enigma Variations</em> is in stark contrast to the sense of melancholy and war-affected desolation of his Cello Concerto. In Wagner&#8217;s case, few transformations could be as extraordinary or profound as between the overture to one of his earliest operas and the Prelude to his final musical drama, <em>Parsifal</em>.</p> <p>With cellist Jamie Walton as soloist in the Elgar concerto, this concert will be a very special evening.</p> ]]>
2018-05-15T19:30:00 2018-05-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[English Chamber Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Michael Collins makes his debut conducting the ECO in a programme of concertos by Shostakovich and Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Fourth Symphony. He is joined by two rising soloists, pianist Mihai Ritivoiu and violinist Michael Foyle.

Michael Collins

Wednesday 16 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Shostakovich ## Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major ,pg. Prokofiev ## Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major ,pg. Tchaikovsky ## Symphony No. 4

Artists: pg. Mihai Ritivoiu ## piano ,pg. Michael Foyle ## violin ,pg. Michael Collins ##conductor

Ticket Information: £45, £35, £25, £10 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets , ,Series discount available - see series page for details.


<p><em>‘…all life is an unbroken alternation of hard reality with swiftly passing dreams and visions of happiness…’</em> – so wrote a world-weary Tchaikovsky as he described his heart-felt Fourth Symphony in a letter to his patroness.</p> <p>If Tchaikovsky’s Romantic symphonic poetry captures ‘hard reality’, then Shostakovich’s exuberant second Piano Concerto and Prokofiev’s lyrical First Violin Concerto evoke the sweeter, more ephemeral moments o.</p> <p>Michael Collins makes his debut conducting the English Chamber Orchestra, who are joined by two rising soloists: Mihai Ritivoiu and Michael Foyle.</p> <p>Romanian pianist Ritivoiu won the Dinu Lipatti National Competition in Bucharest in 2010 and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate Competition in 2016.</p> <p>Foyle won the 2016 Netherlands Violin Competition and his acclaimed performance of Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra led to an immediate invitation to give his debut recital at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.</p> <p>Ritivoiu and Foyle are both City Music Foundation Artists.</p> ]]>
2018-05-16T19:30:00 2018-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Flanders Symphony Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A programme including Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, with the brilliant young pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, Sibelius' atmospheric Swan of Tuonela and both of Grieg's delightful Peer Gynt Suites.

Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Dvořák ## Two Slavonic Dances ,pg. Beethoven ## Piano Concerto No. 1 ,pg. Sibelius ## The Swan of Tuonela ,pg. Grieg ## Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2

Artists: pg. Jan Latham Koenig ## conductor ,pg. Pavel Kolesnikov ## piano

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>Cadogan Hall welcomes back Flanders Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Jan Latham-Koenig with a typically varied and beautiful programme of music. Joining them for Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto is the talented young pianist Pavel Kolesnikov.</p> <p>The delightful choice of repertoire for the second half begins with Sibelius telling the tale of a mystical swan. The Sibelius swan is guarding Tuonela, the Finnish version of Hades, which is surrounded by a dark, wide river. Listen out for the cor anglais representing the swan’s elegant voice.</p> <p>Edvard Grieg’s beloved <em>Peer Gynt</em> music was the result of a successful collaboration between Norway’s two greatest creative artists of the late 19th century – Ibsen and Grieg. It continues to delight audiences, containing some of his most memorable melodies.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-05-17T19:30:00 2018-05-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[London Chamber Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Christopher Warren-Green conducts a programme of Poulenc’s uplifting Sinfonietta and Astor Piazzolla’s famous Libertango, plus a new commission by award-winning composer Ollie Howell, mentee of the legendary Quincy Jones.

London Chamber Orchestra - Joy

Friday 18 May, 7pm

Programme: pg. Poulenc ## Sinfonietta ,pg. Piazzolla ## Libertango ,pg. Ollie Howell ## New work (Music Junction commission)

Artists: pg. Christopher Warren-Green ## conductor

Related Links: "www.lco.co.uk":http://www.lco.co.uk/

Ticket Information: £40, £30, £20, £10


<p>Our season-long look at the contrasting facets of human nature ends with an exploration of joy.</p> <p>Poulenc’s uplifting Sinfonietta, written shortly after the end of the Second World War, overflows with catchy tunes and dance rhythms, and Argentinian Astor Piazzolla’s famous <em>Libertango</em> &#8211; a&nbsp;reinterpretation of his country’s quintessential dance &#8211; is a celebration of freedom of expression.</p> <p>Rounding off our season at Cadogan Hall, the youthful energy and enthusiasm of our Music Junction performers will be given full rein in a new commission by award-winning composer and instrumentalist Ollie Howell, mentee of the legendary Quincy Jones.</p> ]]>
2018-05-18T19:00:00 2018-05-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[A Celebration for the Royal Wedding]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm

Programme: Choral and orchestral music including a new Royal Fanfare ,*A Toast for Harry and Meghan* and , ,pg. John Rutter ## Magnificat ,pg. Michael Lawson ## The Seasons (world premiere) ,pg. Bob Chilcott ## Can you hear me? ,pg. Clive Malabar ## Celebration

Artists: * Eltham College Choral Society and College Choir ,* London Festival Sinfonia ,* Eltham College Sinfonia ,* Eltham College Boys Choir , ,pg. Paul Showell ## conductor

Ticket Information: Stalls £15, Gallery £10 ,Senior Citizens / Under 18s: Stalls £13, Gallery £8


<p>The outstanding Eltham College Choir and Choral Society partner with the London Festival Sinfonia in a stimulating programme of British choral and orchestral music, conducted by Paul Showell.</p> <p>Michael Lawson&#8217;s powerful orchestral showpiece, <em>Symphonic Movements</em> opens the concert, followed by one of John Rutter&#8217;s masterworks, the brilliant and colourful <em>Magnificat</em>, performed using English text.</p> <p>The second half highlights shorter, much loved choral pieces by Rutter and Bob Chilcott. Continuing the theme of showcasing living British composers, Clive Malabar&#8217;s magnificent orchestral <em>Celebration</em> introduces the second half and the world premiere of Lawson&#8217;s new symphonic suite, <em>The Seasons</em>, concludes the concert.</p> ]]>
2018-05-19T19:30:00 2018-05-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: Happily Never After]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 22 May, 10.30am

Artists: * with Rosie Clifford (mezzo-soprano) accompanied by Natalie Burch

Ticket Information: £30


<p>Tosca, plummeting to her doom from the roof of the Castel Sant’Angelo; Juliette, stabbing herself to be reunited with her dying lover Romeo; Rodrigo, shot in front of his powerless best friend; opera is full of beloved characters meeting grisly ends and sad endings, and audiences can’t get enough! What is it about watching misery onstage that so appeals to our collective psyche? </p> <p>In this lecture, Rosie Clifford will take us on a voyage through the history of tragedy, from its earliest roots in Greek drama, right up to the present day. It’s clear that as audiences, we gain a sense of catharsis from watching characters undergo the worst possible events; why is this, and why does opera in particular embrace this so completely? Operatic tragedy is such a recognisable form that it has almost become a cliché, and plots seem to become ever more convoluted and desperate in their efforts to doom their characters to horrible ends. However, as W. H. Auden said, “No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible”! Leave your scepticism at the door and join Rosie for an adventure through opera’s gloomiest – and yet most transcendent – moments and discover just why it is that we can’t keep away from tragedy.</p> ]]>
2018-05-22T10:30:00 2018-05-22T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Dresden Philharmonic]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tchaikovsky's virtuosic Violin Concerto, with the internationally lauded soloist Arabella Steinbacher, and Shostakovich’s hugely popular and emotional Symphony No. 5. Weber's Overture to Euryanthe opens the concert conducted by Michael Sanderling.

Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Weber ## Euryanthe Overture ,pg. Tchaikovsky ## Violin Concerto ,pg. Shostakovich ## Symphony No. 5

Artists: pg. Michael Sanderling ## conductor ,pg. Arabella Steinbacher ## violin

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>The outstanding Dresden Philharmonic returns to Cadogan Hall with Chief Conductor Michael Sanderling. The evening begins with the overture to Weber’s opera <em>Euryanthe</em>, a fine example of the early German Romantic style heralding Richard Wagner, who in fact arranged Weber’s burial in Dresden, where he lived part of his life.</p> <p>German violinist Arabella Steinbacher has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading violinists on the international concert scene, performing with the world’s major orchestras. The <em>New York Times</em> reports that she plays with ‘balanced lyricism and fire &#8211; among her assets are a finely polished technique and a beautifully varied palette of timbres’, and she brings these to bear on Tchaikovsky&#8217;s passionate and virtuosic Violin Concerto.</p> <p>The concert concludes with Shostakovich’s hugely popular and emotional Symphony No. 5. Apparently, at the work’s premiere, many members of the audience wept during its sublime third movement.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-05-22T19:30:00 2018-05-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Urology Foundation Charity Gala Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Piano concertos by Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Goldsmith and Adinsell are performed by pianists Aisa Ijiri, Eduardo Andrade and Panayiotis Gogos with the Orion Orchestra to raise funds for the Urology Foundation.

Aisa Ijiri

Wednesday 23 May, 7pm

Programme: pg. Adinsell ## Warsaw Concerto * ,pg. Schumann ## Piano Concerto in A minor ** ,pg. Saint-Saëns ## Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor *** ,pg. Adrian Goldsmith ## Piano Concerto No. 2 (world premiere) *

Artists: pg. Eduardo Andrade ## piano * ,pg. Aisa Ijiri ## piano ** ,pg. Panayiotis Gogos ## piano *** ,pg. Toby Purser ## conductor ,pg. Orion Orchestra ,

Ticket Information: £100, £55, £40, £25 , , ,


<p>This is the second charity evening sponsored by Prestigic Holdings and organised by Adrian Goldsmith, an amateur pianist and big supporter of prostate cancer and similar medical problems, having survived three cancers himself.</p> <p>Adrian has chosen the programme to include his very different Second Piano Concerto (played by Eduardo Andrade) to balance against the virtuoso playing of Aisa Ijiri playing the Schumann Concerto and Panayiotis Gogos (Saint-Saëns). The <em>Warsaw Concerto</em> may be familiar to older cinema goers!</p> ]]>
2018-05-23T19:00:00 2018-05-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Vox Luminis]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Belgian-based ensemble performs some of the most poignant and important works of the Renaissance canon, namely Tallis’ Lamentations and Sheppard’s Media vita, interwoven with some of the choir’s favourite works from closer to home.

Friday 25 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: Programme includes: , ,pg. Tallis ## Lamentations of Jeremiah ,pg. Sheppard ## Media vita , ,

Ticket Information: £31, £27, £23, £19 ,ENCORE Members: pay £27 for top price tickets , ,Series discounts of up to 30% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/choral-at-cadogan-2017-18 for details.


<p>The Choral at Cadogan series is proud to have played an important part in the meteoric rise of Vox Luminis in the world-wide classical music scene since they won Gramophone Artist of the Year in 2012.</p> <p>The Belgian-based ensemble joins the series for a third time. Once more the ensemble cannot resist the temptation to perform British music to Cadogan Hall’s discerning audience. This season they perform some of the most poignant and important works of the Renaissance canon, namely the <em>Lamentations of Jeremiah</em> by Thomas Tallis and <em>Media vita</em> by John Sheppard. Lionel Meunier will interweave these pieces with some of the group&#8217;s favourite works from closer to home.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/choral-at-cadogan-2017-18">Choral at Cadogan 2017-18</a>.</p> ]]>
2018-05-25T19:30:00 2018-05-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Bob Reynolds & Casey Benjamin]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 26 May, 7pm

Related Links: "www.londonsaxophonefestival.com":http://www.londonsaxophonefestival.com

Ticket Information: £35, £25, £22.50


<p>The London Saxophone Festival presents two fantastic saxophonists who are currently pushing the boundaries of their instruments and welcoming an audience of both old and new to their interpretation of jazz with international acclaim. Both Grammy Award Winners, we present Bob Reynolds from Snarky Puppy and Casey Benjamin from the Robert Glasper Experiment.</p> <p><strong>Bob Reynolds</strong><br /> Saxophonist Bob Reynolds is a Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy, an in-demand jazz performer, educator, and sideman. Born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1977, he honed his skills at Boston&#8217;s Berklee College of Music, where he mentored with George Garzone, Hal Crook, and others.</p> <p>He joined fellow Berklee alum John Mayer&#8217;s band and spent the next five years with the pop star, touring and recording. In 2013, he returned to his solo work with <em>Somewhere in Between</em>, which reached No. 1 in the jazz charts. He then made his Snarky Puppy debut appearing on the genre-bending group&#8217;s 2014 effort <em>We Like It Here</em>. Two years later he was back with Snarky Puppy for the Grammy Award-winning <em>Culcha Vulcha</em>. In 2017, Reynolds delivered the EP <em>Guitar Band</em>, which featured appearances from Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar, as well as fellow Snarky Puppy members Robert &#8220;Sput&#8221; Searight (drums) and Mark Lettieri (guitar).</p> <p><strong>Casey Benjamin</strong> aka Stutz McGhee<br /> Double Grammy Award-winning Casey Benjamin is the first original member of the Robert Glasper Experiment. Through his melodic ingenuity on the vocoder, textual mastery on the keytar and spiky virtuosity on the alto, soprano and tenor saxophone, he has worked with a string of other stellar musicians that, from jazz to hip-hop, include: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, singer Betty Carter, bassist Derrick Hodge, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and A Tribe Called Quest to name a few.</p> <p>Benjamin’s defining sounds has enabled him to gain international acclaim in the jazz, R&amp;B and hip-hop scenes on such trailblazing albums as <em>Black Radio</em> and <em>Black Radio 2</em> both released on Blue Note Records.</p> ]]>
2018-05-26T19:00:00 2018-05-26T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Sunny Li Piano Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The exceptional young Chinese pianist performs works by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and Bridge, followed by Rachmaninov's Second Symphony performed by the Hornton Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Jacky Wong.

Sunday 27 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: Piano solo: ,pg. Bridge ## Three Sketches ,pg. Beethoven ## Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique) ,pg. Liszt ## Années de pèlerinage Venezia e Napoli S.159 - Tarantella ,pg. Chopin ## Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22 ,pg. ## ~ Interval ~ ,pg. Rachmaninov ## Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Artists: * Hornton Chamber Orchestra , ,pg. Sunny Li ## piano ,pg. Jacky Wong ## conductor

Related Links: "www.sunnylipiano.com":http://www.sunnylipiano.com

Ticket Information: £45*, £35, £25, £15 ,(*premium tickets - limited availability) ,ENCORE Members: 15% off all tickets ,Students: 15% off all tickets


<p>The exceptional young Chinese pianist Sunny Li comes to Cadogan Hall, bringing with her some of the most brilliant classical pieces. A Steinway Artist, and endorsed by the Arts Council England, Sunny has performed in major concert venues and has won prestigious awards such as the Third Rising Star International Piano Competition, Schoenfeld International Piano Competition, British Royal Northern College of Music Concerto Competition, the 56th Grotrain-Steinweg Schumann International Competition and China-International Piano Open Competition.</p> <p>In 2016, Sunny’s new album <em>Sunny Li Piano</em> was released and the album was ranked as one of the top best-selling classical albums on Amazon. Sunny has been interviewed by Classic Finland, Sino Radio London, GB Times and Pianist Magazine. Her piano video was posted by Classic FM with over a million views that caused a social media storm.</p> <p>Sunny will be displaying her incredible virtuosity in this emotionally charged performance, which also features the Hornton Chamber Orchestra.</p> ]]>
2018-05-27T19:30:00 2018-05-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Opera Prelude: The Opera Awards Masterclass with Dame Anne Evans]]> Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 29 May, 10.30am

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours

Ticket Information: £30


<p>Dame Anne Evans kindly leads this morning’s event with emerging young singers.</p> <p>She made her debut as Countess Ceprano in <em>Rigoletto</em> in 1967 in Geneva and went on to make her debut in a leading role in 1968 as Fiordiligi in <em>Così fan tutte</em> at the then Sadler&#8217;s Wells, later English National Opera in 1968 to critical acclaim.</p> <p>In the early years of her career, she sang many of the leading Puccini and Mozart soprano roles, like Tosca and Countess Almaviva in <em>Le nozze di Figaro</em>. In the late sixties, she started to work with the lighter Wagner roles, like Elsa in <em>Lohengrin</em> and Senta in <em>The Flying Dutchman</em>, roles that became trademark. However, it was the role of Brünnhilde that would earn her international fame, most notably in the Wagner temple of Bayreuth in 1989-1992, a performance which was also captured on CD and video (now transferred to <span class="caps">DVD</span>, and announced on Blu-ray by the end of 2012), conducted by Daniel Barenboim and directed by Harry Kupfer. In this performance she sang with Siegfried Jerusalem and John Tomlinson. She also earned an Olivier Award for this production. She also played Isolde in <em>Tristan und Isolde</em>, a role often considered to be her finest achievement.</p> <p>In 2003, she retired from performing to dedicate herself to giving Masterclasses and to coach other British singers in Wagnerian performance techniques. Her last public performance was in 2005 in a comeback performance in Cardiff doing excerpts from her celebrated Isolde and other Wagner performances.</p> <p>She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (<span class="caps">DBE</span>) in the 2000 Queen&#8217;s Birthday Honours &#8220;for services to music”.</p> <p>Founded in 2012, the International Opera Awards are the ‘Oscars of the opera world’ with winners from more than 25 countries. The Opera Awards Foundation, their charity and <em>raison d’être</em>, has so far raised over £240,000 to support aspiring talent in opera throughout the world. Dame Anne Evans has been a patron of the awards since they were founded. The Foundation has supported numerous Opera Prelude singers over the years and is delighted to be collaborating to present this morning&#8217;s Masterclass.</p> <p>For more information about The Opera Awards Foundation please visit <a href="http://www.operaawards.org">www.operaawards.org</a> or contact <a href="mailto:info@operaawards.org">info@operaawards.org</a> 0207 104 2057</p> ]]>
2018-05-29T10:30:00 2018-05-29T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Brussels Philharmonic 2]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Violinist Liza Ferschtman joins the orchestra for a programme of romance and drama including Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, preceded by Bernstein's Serenade for violin and orchestra. Stéphane

Thursday 31 May, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Guillaume Connesson ## Le tombeau des regrets ,pg. Bernstein ## Serenade for violin and orchestra ,pg. Bernstein ## Three Dance Episodes from On the Town ,pg. Bernstein ## Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Artists: pg. Stéphane Denève ## conductor ,pg. Liza Ferschtman ## violin

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>Brussels Philharmonic is back for a second visit this season with a programme full of romance and drama. The orchestra’s Music Director, Stéphane Denève, is joined by the Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman.</p> <p>Bernstein‘s <em>Serenade</em> is perhaps his most famous non-theatrical work and has been performed by many great violinists. It is based on Plato’s <em>Symposium</em>, the text in which he introduced the concept of Platonic love. Bernstein described his violin showpiece as ‘a series of related statements in praise of love’.</p> <p>Jazz and dance rhythms, finger clicking, not to mention a police whistle are not ordinarily heard at symphony concerts but expect to hear them all during a performance of <em>West Side Story</em>, Bernstein’s modern-day, big-city adaptation of <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>. In 1960, Bernstein drew from it an orchestral suite of <em>Symphonic Dances</em> which follows the principal episodes of the drama.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-05-31T19:30:00 2018-05-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Megan Hilty Live in London]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Star of stage and screen, Megan Hilty performs live at Cadogan Hall. She made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked, and is perhaps best-known for her portrayal of Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama Smash.

Megan Hilty

Sunday 3 June, 2.30pm & 6.30pm

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours

Ticket Information: £55 (limited VIP ticket, includes a Meet & Greet with Megan Hilty, 6.30pm only), £40, £38


<p>Megan Hilty is most recognisable for her portrayal of seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama <em>Smash</em>. She followed up the series with a starring role in the comedy <em>Sean Saves the World</em>. Last spring, Megan Hilty received critical acclaim for her role of Brooke Ashton in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of <em>Noises Off</em>, for which she earned nominations for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award and won a Broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Featured Actress in a Play.</p> <p>Megan Hilty made her Broadway debut as Glinda in <em>Wicked</em> and went on to perform the role in both the national tour and in Los Angeles.</p> <p>Megan Hilty regularly performs with orchestras and symphonies across the country and her solo show, including her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, has received critical acclaim. She recently released a live album comprising of songs from her recent concert tour, entitled <em>Megan Hilty Live at the Café Carlyle</em> and a Christmas album entitled <em>A Merry Little Christmas with Megan Hilty</em>.</p> ]]>
2018-06-03T14:30:00 2018-06-03T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Last Exit Before Brexit]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 EARLY BIRD TICKET OFFER! The Hexagon Society is proud to announce a once-in-a-lifetime event: Last Exit before Brexit, a one-man play on Europe, written and performed by Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French activist-philosopher. He will share his passionate vi

Monday 4 June, 7.30pm

Ticket Information: £120 (VIP ticket*), £60, £45, £30 , ,(*VIP ticket includes front Stalls seat, pre-concert sparkling reception and signed book) , ,Concessions: Students and Under 16s: all tickets £15 (excludes VIP tickets) , ,*EARLY BIRD TICKET OFFER* ,Book before 1 March and pay £30 for a standard top price ticket of £60.


<p><strong><span class="caps">EARLY</span> <span class="caps">BIRD</span> <span class="caps">TICKET</span> <span class="caps">OFFER</span></strong> &#8211; see right for details.</p> <p>The Hexagon Society is proud to announce a once-in-a-lifetime event: <em>Last Exit before Brexit</em>, a one-man play on Europe, written and performed by Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French activist-philosopher.</p> <p>From humanity’s darkest hours at Auschwitz to the siege of Sarajevo and the migrants sinking in the Mediterranean, a French writer, confined in a hotel room, travels back in time, searching his memory, to compose a speech on the fate of Europe and to praise the UK to remain with us.</p> <p>He will share his passionate views about European common identity and history, its victories and defeats. From Shakespeare and Locke, through Churchill, to the Beatles, J.K. Rowling, Stephen Hawking and so many others, the British have been, alongside with the French and the Germans, the inventors of the European Idea.</p> <p>Bernard-Henri Lévy wants to remind the English public the words of the great poet John Donne: <em>“No man is an island entire of itself / Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”</em></p> <p><em>Last Exit before Brexit</em> will be performed in English. A once-in-a-lifetime event!</p> ]]>
2018-06-04T19:30:00 2018-06-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Würth Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Two English masterpieces - Vaughan Williams' lush Tallis Fantasia and Elgar's Enigma Variations - frame Rachmaninov's poignant Piano Concerto No. 2 (with soloist John Lill), one of the best loved piano concertos in the repertory.

Wednesday 6 June, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Vaughan Williams ## Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ,pg. Rachmaninov ## Piano Concerto No. 2 ,pg. Elgar ## Enigma Variations

Artists: pg. Rumon Gamba ## conductor ,pg. John Lill ## piano

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18 , ,ENCORE Members: ,premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35 , ,Series discounts of up to 25% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18 for details


<p>The Würth Philharmonic, named after the German philanthropist Prof. Dr Reinhold Würth, brings together some of the world’s most talented young musicians to form a virtuosic symphony orchestra performing with today’s greatest conductors and soloists. For its Cadogan Hall debut the orchestra is conducted by Rumon Gamba.</p> <p>The evening’s programme of masterpieces begins with Vaughan Williams <em>Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis</em>, a visionary fusion of folksong and sacred music, followed by Rachmaninov’s much-loved Second Piano Concerto, performed by one of Britain’s leading pianists, John Lill.</p> <p>The concert ends with Elgar’s most beloved work, his <em>Enigma Variations</em> where he draws a series of affectionate portraits of his family and friends. The central <em>Nimrod</em> variation has almost become an instantly recognisable second national anthem.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/zurich-international-orchestra-series-2017-18">Zurich International Orchestra Series 2017-18</a></p> ]]>
2018-06-06T19:30:00 2018-06-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Tallis Scholars]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tallis’ astonishing 40-part motet Spem in alium and other works requiring substantial forces including Sheppard’s Missa Cantate, Robert White’s glorious Magnificat, and John Sutton’s Salve Regina from the Eton Choirbook.

Thursday 7 June, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. White ## Domine quis habitabit ,pg. Sheppard ## Missa Cantate ,pg. Sutton ## Salve Regina ,pg. White ## Magnificat ,pg. Tallis ## Spem in alium

Artists: pg. Peter Phillips ## director

Ticket Information: £45, £36, £28, £20, £16 ,ENCORE Members: 10% off , ,Series discounts of up to 30% available - see "series page":/tour-dates/choral-at-cadogan-2017-18 for details.


<p>Tallis’s 40-part motet <em>Spem in alium</em> stands as one of the most astonishing achievements of the human spirit, unrivalled in the <em>a cappella</em> idiom in its complexity. The very size and scope of it calls for forces which enable us to programme some other substantial masterpieces we cannot normally perform: Sheppard’s 6-voice <em>Missa Cantate</em>; and Robert White’s glorious <em>Magnificat</em>, replete with a triple gimell.</p> <p>But perhaps the <em>pièce de résistance</em> in this context is John Sutton’s 7-voice <em>Salve Regina</em> from the <em>Eton Choirbook</em>. It may have fewer parts than <em>Spem</em>, but it is just as much of a challenge to sing.</p> <p>Part of <a href="/tour-dates/choral-at-cadogan-2017-18">Choral at Cadogan 2017-18</a>.</p> ]]>
2018-06-07T19:30:00 2018-06-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[1958: A Jazz Jamboree]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following on from its sell-out show featuring the music of 1956, and hugely popular 1957 show, the Jazz Repertory Company presents 1958, the year of Sinatra’s 'Come Fly With Me', Ella’s 'Irving Berlin Songbook', the young Nina Simone and the budding s

Friday 8 June, 7.30pm

Ticket Information: £36, £28, £23, £18 , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/the-jazz-repertory-company-presents for details.


<p>Following on from our sell-out show featuring the music of 1956 and our rapidly selling out show of the finest jazz of 1957 we present 1958: A Jazz Jamboree. This was the year of Sinatra’s <em>Come Fly With Me</em>, Ella’s <em>Irving Berlin Songbook</em> and a great year too for the young Nina Simone and the budding superstar Ray Charles.</p> <p>A great evening packed with superb music featuring singers Georgina Jackson, Iain Mackenzie, Jeremy Sassoon and the 17-piece Pete Long Orchestra.</p> ]]>
2018-06-08T19:30:00 2018-06-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Panos Karan piano recital]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The internationally acclaimed pianist Panos Karan performs Chopin’s 24 formidable Études in aid of the wildlife charity Born Free Foundation and Keys of Change's musical education programmes across the world.

Panos Karan

Monday 11 June, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Debussy ## Étude No. 1 "Pour les cinq doigts d'après Monsieur Czerny" ,pg. Chopin ## Études, Op. 10 & Op. 25

Artists: pg. Panos Karan ## piano

Related Links: "www.bornfree.org.uk":http://www.bornfree.org.uk/ , ,"www.keysofchange.org":http://www.keysofchange.org , ,"www.panoskaran.com":http://www.panoskaran.com

Ticket Information: £75* (premium tickets), £35, £25, £15 , ,(*includes exclusive ‘sparkling’ pre-concert reception with Panos Karan and members of the BFF)


<p>The wildlife charity Born Free Foundation is thrilled to be working with internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor Panos Karan who performs Chopin’s 24 formidable, evocative and popular <em>Études</em>, while also speaking about his charity Keys of Change, which uses music to improve the lives of young people living in extraordinary circumstances around the world.</p> <p>Greek-born Panos, who has performed in some of the world’s top venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Boston Symphony Hall and Tokyo Suntory Hall, has a passion to bring classical music to deprived audiences around the world and with music education improve the lives of children and young people in need.</p> <p>The event is raising funds to support Born Free’s Global Friends programme, which supports schools and communities alongside our wildlife projects in Africa and Asia, and Keys of Change musical education programmes from Ecuador and the Amazon, to India and tsunami-stricken Fukushima. Tickets are limited and will sell out fast, so don’t miss the opportunity to be involved!</p> <p>The evening is hosted by Born Free Foundation President Will&nbsp;Travers&nbsp;<span class="caps">OBE</span>.</p> <p><strong>6.30pm: Exclusive ‘sparkling’ pre-concert reception</strong> with Panos Karan and members of the <span class="caps">BFF</span> (premium ticket holders only)<br /> <br /> </p> <p><em>“I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to announce the launch of ‘Children &amp; Wildlife in Harmony’. This glorious project brings together three of my greatest passions – classical music, and the well-being of wild animals and children. I do hope you will join us for this very special evening”</em><br /> Virginia McKenna <span class="caps">OBE</span><br /> <em>Co-Founder &amp; Trustee, Born Free Foundation</em></p> ]]>
2018-06-11T19:30:00 2018-06-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Gretchen Peters]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 13 June, 6pm

Ticket Information: £32.50, £27.50, £23.50


<p>With special guest: Kim Richey.</p> <p>Gretchen Peters is once again touring the UK in support of her, yet untitled, brand new album (to be released in spring 2018).</p> <p>A songwriter and an artist; both sides are essential to her identity, and one listen to this collection makes it clear that her extraordinary body of work is indeed essential listening for the rest of us.</p> <p>Doors 6pm.</p> ]]>
2018-06-13T18:00:00 2018-06-13T18:00:00
<![CDATA[London Gay Men's Chorus presents Polyphonica]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The massed voices of the LGMC showcase a kaleidoscope of choral possibilities in their exciting new programme, with music including Britney Spears, Rag’n’Bone Man and Eric Whitacre, Sondheim and Sia, vibrant settings of work from Brel to Björk...

London Gay Men's Chorus presents Polyphonica

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours 20 mins

Programme: pg. Simon Sharp ## artistic director ,

Related Links: "www.lgmc.org.uk":http://www.lgmc.org.uk

Ticket Information: £39, £34, £27, £18


<p>The massed voices of the London Gay Men’s Chorus showcase a kaleidoscope of choral possibilities in their exciting new programme <em>Polyphonica</em>. Accompanied simply by two pianos, percussion and bass, vocals will be to the fore as the Chorus explores a wide repertoire, ranging from full choral ‘wall of sound’ to the solitude of an unaccompanied solo voice.</p> <p>With music including Britney Spears, Rag’n’Bone Man and Eric Whitacre, gems by Sondheim and Sia and vibrant settings of work from Brel to Björk, the concert promises to be another unique <span class="caps">LGMC</span> experience in the wonderful acoustic of Cadogan Hall.</p> ]]>
2018-06-15T19:30:00 2018-06-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Parisian Summer Nights]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 A midsummer's evening of magical French music including Fauré's pastoral miniature, Pavane, and ethereal Requiem, Ravel's colourful Piano Concerto in G, and Saint-Saëns' irrepressible Danse macabre.

Vitaly Pisarenko

Sunday 17 June, 7pm

Encore Event

Concert Duration: approx. 1 hour 45 mins (incl. interval)

Programme: pg. Fauré ## Pavane ,pg. Saint-Saëns ## Danse macabre ,pg. Ravel ## Piano Concerto in G ,pg. Fauré ## Requiem

Artists: * City of London Choir ,* London Mozart Players , ,pg. Vitaly Pisarenko ## piano* ,pg. Cecilia Osmond ## soprano ,pg. Thomas Humphreys ## baritone ,pg. Hilary Davan Wetton ## conductor

Ticket Information: £35, £28, £20, £15 ,Concessions (Senior Citizens/Students): 50% off ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets , ,Groups of 10+: 20% off ,(please call the Box Office on 020 7730 4500 to book)


<p>Magical French music for a midsummer&#8217;s evening. Saint-Saëns&#8217; irrepressible <em>Danse macabre</em> depicts Death himself playing his violin for the dance of the skeletons, setting a spirited tone for Ravel&#8217;s colourful Piano Concerto in G. Infused with 1920s jazz syncopations, Ravel&#8217;s masterpiece is by turns witty and tender, and always lyrical.</p> <p>These lively pieces are juxtaposed with Elysian reverie in Fauré&#8216;s pastoral miniature, <em>Pavane</em>, and his ethereal Requiem. First performed shortly after the death of the composer&#8217;s mother, the Fauré Requiem is justly one of the most consoling and cherished pieces in choral repertoire.</p> <p><small>(*in association with The Keyboard Charitable Trust)</small></p> ]]>
2018-06-17T19:00:00 2018-06-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[The Illegal Eagles]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 19 June, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours 30 mins

Related Links: "www.illegaleagles.com":http://www.illegaleagles.com

Ticket Information: £35 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off


<p>The World’s Official No. 1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.</p> <p>This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound. </p> <p>Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including <em>Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado</em> and plenty more!</p> <p><em>‘Amazing musicianship and vocals’</em> (<span class="caps">NME</span>)</p> ]]>
2018-06-19T19:30:00 2018-06-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Simon and Garfunkel Story]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Direct from a SELL OUT worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, this critically acclaimed concert style theatre show returns to Cadogan Hall! Including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Boun

Thursday 21 June, 7.30pm

Related Links: "www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com":http://www.thesimonandgarfunkelstory.com

Ticket Information: £34.50 (premium seats, £29.50, £24.50


<p>Direct from a <span class="caps">SELL</span> <span class="caps">OUT</span> worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon &amp; Garfunkel Story returns to Cadogan Hall!</p> <p>Now seen by over a 1/4 million people across the world, <em>The Simon and Garfunkel Story</em> is a about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band and brass ensemble performing all the hits including <em>Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound</em> and many more.</p> <p>Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!</p> ]]>
2018-06-21T19:30:00 2018-06-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chelsea Opera Group]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sally Silver takes the title role in one of Massenet’s most popular operas, which contains the Méditation, one of the most famous of operatic excerpts.

Chelsea Opera Group

Saturday 23 June, 7pm

Concert Duration: approx 3 hours

Programme: pg. Massenet ## Thaïs

Artists: * Chelsea Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra , ,pg. Sally Silver ## Thaïs ,pg. Stephen Higgins ## conductor ,

Related Links: "www.chelseaoperagroup.org.uk":http://www.chelseaoperagroup.org.uk

Ticket Information: £38, £33, £25.50, £15


<p>One of Massenet’s most popular operas, <em>Thaïs</em> was first performed in 1894, two years after <em>Werther</em>. Set in Alexandria in the fourth century AD, it tells the story of Thaïs, a courtesan, and Athanaël, a monk who converts her to the Christian faith but cannot prevent himself from becoming enslaved by her beauty.</p> <p>The <em>Méditation</em>, the violin solo which depicts Thaïs’s awakening faith, is one of the most famous of operatic excerpts, but the whole score shows Massenet at his best. The arias for Thaïs are brilliant and seductive and the confrontations between Thaïs and Athanaël have music of great beauty and emotional power.</p> <p><em>Concert performance in French with English surtitles.</em></p> <p><strong>5.45pm: Pre-concert talk</strong> by Simon Bainbridge for ticket holders.</p> ]]>
2018-06-23T19:00:00 2018-06-23T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 26 June, 1pm

Programme: pg. Bach ## Chaconne in D minor from Partita No. 2 ,pg. Bartók ## Sonata for Solo Violin

Artists: pg. Viviane Hagner ## violin

Ticket Information: £12 , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/pinchas-zukerman-summer-music-festival-2017 for details


<p>Viviane Hagner takes centre stage to open the Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival, performing two ambitious works for solo violin. Firstly Bach’s Chaconne, which has been dubbed ‘the greatest structure for solo violin that exists’ by violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin, alongside Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin, which utilises the full gamut of instrumental techniques in an atmospheric setting.</p> ]]>
2018-06-26T13:00:00 2018-06-26T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 26 June, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Mendelssohn ## String Symphony No. 10 ,pg. Mozart ## Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major ,pg. Mendelssohn ## Symphony No. 5 (Reformation)

Artists: * Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , ,pg. Pinchas Zukerman ## conductor/viola ,pg. Viviane Hagner ## violin

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices , ,Enjoy the afternoon Chamber Concert for just £5 when purchasing a ticket to the evening orchestral concert. Enter the promo code DAYPASS when booking. , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/pinchas-zukerman-summer-music-festival-2017 for details


<p>Mendelssohn’s music has a well-earned reputation for oozing romance and drama and this concert will be no exception. Opening this performance with a touch of his sensitive style will feature Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10, whilst his rarely heard Symphony No. 5 will close the performance with a flourish.</p> <p><small>This concert is kindly supported by <span class="caps">MWM</span> Consulting.</small></p> ]]>
2018-06-26T19:30:00 2018-06-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 28 June, 1pm

Programme: pg. Mendelssohn ## Song Without Words for Cello and Piano ,pg. Mendelssohn ## Trio No. 1 in D minor for Violin, Cello and Piano ,pg. Mozart ## Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major

Artists: pg. Pinchas Zukerman ## violin ,pg. Fumiaki Miura ## violin ,pg. Amanda Forsyth ## cello ,pg. Angela Cheng ## piano ,pg. Abigail Fenna ## viola ,pg. Katherine Lacy ## clarinet

Ticket Information: £12 , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/pinchas-zukerman-summer-music-festival-2017 for details


<p>Published after his death, Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words for Cello and Piano opens this chamber concert with a beautiful collection of miniature masterpieces. In contrast to the sweet and lyrical melodies of Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings is one of the most enduring Piano Trio’s of all time, Mendelssohn’s Trio No. 1 in D minor for Violin, Cello and Piano, whose popularity stems from its soaring melodies and virtuosity throughout.</p> ]]>
2018-06-28T13:00:00 2018-06-28T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 28 June, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Mozart ## Symphony No. 35 (Haffner) ,pg. Mendelssohn ## Violin Concerto ,pg. Mozart ## Serenade No. 6 in D major ,pg. Mozart ## Symphony No. 36, K. 425 (Linz) ,

Artists: * Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , ,pg. Pinchas Zukerman ## conductor/violin ,pg. Fumiaki Miura ## violin

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 , ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices , ,Enjoy the afternoon Chamber Concert for just £5 when purchasing a ticket to the evening orchestral concert. Enter the promo code DAYPASS when booking. , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/pinchas-zukerman-summer-music-festival-2017 for details


<p>Written in only four days, the genius of Mozart clearly shines throughout much of his music, in particular his Symphony No. 36. Pinchas Zukerman continues this stunning programme of Mendelsohn and Mozart, opening with the energetic Symphony No. 35 followed by Mendelssohn’s sweet, songful (and very well-known) Violin Concerto, performed by Fumiaki Miura.</p> ]]>
2018-06-28T19:30:00 2018-06-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 30 June, 1pm

Programme: pg. Shostakovich ## Trio No.2 in E minor for Violin, Cello and Piano ,pg. Schubert ## Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B flat major

Artists: pg. Pinchas Zukerman ## violin ,pg. Amanda Forsyth ## cello ,pg. Angela Cheng ## piano

Ticket Information: £12 , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/pinchas-zukerman-summer-music-festival-2017 for details


<p>It is a delight to welcome Amanda Forsyth and Angela Cheng back to the stage for this intimate chamber concert, featuring two masterpieces for violin, cello and piano trio. Written some 90 years apart, this programme fuses music written as a lamentation for victims of the Holocaust in Shostakovich’s Trio No. 2, with the grace and delicacy in Schubert’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano.</p> ]]>
2018-06-30T13:00:00 2018-06-30T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Haydn ## Symphony No. 82 (The Bear) ,pg. Haydn ## Violin Concerto in C major ,pg. Mendelssohn ## Symphony No. 4 (Italian)

Artists: * Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , ,pg. Pinchas Zukerman ## conductor/violin

Ticket Information: £40, £32.50, £25, £15 , ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices , ,Enjoy the afternoon Chamber Concert for just £5 when purchasing a ticket to the evening orchestral concert. Enter the promo code DAYPASS when booking. , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/pinchas-zukerman-summer-music-festival-2017 for details


<p>Scored as the first of the six Paris Symphonies, Haydn’s vigorous yet graceful ‘Bear’ Symphony will prevail as Pinchas Zukerman takes centre stage for Haydn’s acrobatic Violin Concerto. In contrast, Mendelsohn’s buoyant and cheerful Symphony No. 4 closes this Summer Music Festival with panache and flair.</p> ]]>
2018-06-30T19:30:00 2018-06-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Light Princess in concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sunday 1 July, 6.30pm

Ticket Information: £60, £45, £38


<p>Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson&#8217;s critically acclaimed musical arrives at Cadogan Hall starring musical theatre powerhouses Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser.</p> <p>A fairy-tale about grief, rebellion and the power of love. Once, in opposing kingdoms, lived a princess and a prince who had lost their mothers. Althea, unable to cry, became light with grief and floated, and so was locked away. Digby became so heavy-hearted that he could never smile, and so was trained as a warrior. One day, he declares war.</p> <p>Althea is forced out of hiding and down to ground but, in defiance of her father, she escapes, only to encounter the solemn prince on contested land. Beside a lake the warring heirs begin a passionate and illicit affair. But for Althea to find real love, she must first confront the world&#8217;s darkness and face her own deepest fears.</p> ]]>
2018-07-01T18:30:00 2018-07-01T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Churcher's College Grand Summer Concert]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Monday 2 July 2018, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Alexander L'Estrange ## Zimbe ,pg. Shostakovich ## Piano Concerto No. 2 - 2nd movement

Artists: Featuring: , ,* Senior and Junior Choirs ,* Senior Orchestra (soloist: Madeleine Plummer) ,* Senior Wind Band ,* Jazz Band ,* Junior Orchestra ,

Ticket Information: £15, £12, £8 ,Senior Citizens: £10, £8, £6 ,ENCORE Members: £12, £10, £7


<p>Following a sell-out concert at St. John&#8217;s Smith Square in 2016, Churcher&#8217;s College, an independent day school for girls and boys aged 3-18 in Hampshire, is set to hold their Grand Summer Concert at Cadogan Hall. The concert will feature all of the main College ensembles, including the Senior and Junior Choirs, Senior Orchestra, Senior Wind Band, Jazz Band and Junior Orchestra.</p> ]]>
2018-07-02T19:30:00 2018-07-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[London Phoenix Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The brilliance of women in music is at the heart of London Phoenix Orchestra’s summer concert, featuring music by Amy Beach, Grace Williams, Lili Boulanger, and award-winning composer Stuart Hancock.

London Phoenix Orchestra

Tuesday 3 July, 7.30pm

Concert Duration: approx. 2 hours

Programme: pg. Grace Williams ## Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes ,pg. Lili Boulanger ## D'un matin de printemps ,pg. Stuart Hancock ## Bitter Suite ,pg. Amy Beach ## Gaelic Symphony

Related Links: "www.londonphoenixorchestra.com":http://www.londonphoenixorchestra.com

Ticket Information: £15, £12, £10


<p>The brilliance of women in music is at the heart of London Phoenix Orchestra’s summer concert. Amy Beach’s <em>Gaelic Symphony</em>, the first symphony published by a female American composer, forms the heart of the programme.</p> <p>A first half of contrasting works by Grace Williams and Lili Boulanger is completed by all-female vocal ensemble Juice, described as ‘the 21st century’s answer to the Swingles or the King’s Singers’, in a performance of award-winning composer Stuart Hancock’s <em>Bitter Suite</em>.</p> ]]>
2018-07-03T19:30:00 2018-07-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with David Sedaris]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humour writers. You may have heard him on the hugely popular BBC Radio 4 series Meet David Sedaris or you might be one of the millions worldwide who h

Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 July, 7.30pm

Promoter: Kilimanjaro in association with Show and Tell

Ticket Information: £40. Tickets limited to 6 per person/card. , ,*TERMS & CONDITIONS* ,1. The event ticket is a personal, revocable license and, at all times, remains the property of the Promoters. This ticket must be surrendered to the Promoters upon request. ,2. The event ticket is sold by the Promoters directly to the Consumer. Any tickets purchased by business or traders in breach of the Terms and Conditions of Ticket Sale will be cancelled. ,3. The event ticket will IMMEDIATELY BECOME INVALID if resold or OFFERED FOR SALE unless the sale is through our official face-value resale partner.


<p>You may have heard him on the hugely popular <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series <em>Meet David Sedaris</em> or you might be one of the millions worldwide who have read one of his many books. Now David Sedaris returns to London at Cadogan Hall.</p> <p>With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humour writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.</p> <p>David Sedaris is the author of <em>Barrel Fever</em> and <em>Holidays on Ice</em>, as well as collections of personal essays, <em>Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames</em>, and his most recent book, <em>Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls</em>, each of which became an immediate bestseller.</p> <p>The audio version of <em>Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls</em> is a 56th Annual Grammy Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the <span class="caps">NYT</span>-bestselling collection of fables entitled <em>Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary</em> (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of <em>Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories</em>. Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in <em>The New Yorker</em> and have twice been included in <em>The Best American Essays</em>. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.</p> <p>He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name ‘The Talent Family’ and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include <em>Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe,</em> which received an Obie Award, <em>Incident at Cobbler’s Knob</em> and <em>The Book of Liz</em>, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service.</p> <p>David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show <em>This American Life</em>. David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.</p> ]]>
2018-07-24T19:30:00 2018-07-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Worbey and Farrell]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Worbey & Farrell – four hands, one piano – are internationally acclaimed concert pianists, with a wicked sense of humour. They perform astonishing arrangements of the world’s greatest music, include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky’s 181

Worbey and Farrell

Thursday 6 September, 7.30pm

Encore Event

Programme: The programme will include favourites such as , ,pg. Gershwin ## Rhapsody in Blue ,pg. Tchaikovsky ## 1812 Overture ,pg. Saint-Saën ## Carnival of the Animals ,pg. Queen ## Bohemian Rhapsody ,pg. ## and many more

Related Links: "www.worbeyandfarrell.com":http://www.worbeyandfarrell.com

Ticket Information: £28, £22, £18 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top price tickets


<p>Worbey and Farrell – four hands, one piano.</p> <p>Worbey &amp; Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour.</p> <p>The accredited Steinway ensemble have performed in over 150 countries and achieved millions of hits on YouTube with their utterly sensational piano playing and barnstorming blend of sparky humour. They bring to Cadogan Hall their astonishing arrangements of the world&#8217;s greatest music. Expect exhilarating rhapsodies, dazzling toccatas, beguiling boogie-woogies and sensational piano-playing. </p> <p>The ingenuity of these amazing musicians makes you laugh one moment and takes your breath away the next.</p> <p>The program will include favourites such as Gershwin’s <em>Rhapsody in Blue</em>, Tchaikovsky&#8217;s <em>1812 Overture</em>, Saint-Saën&#8217;s <em>Carnival of the Animals</em>, Queen&#8217;s <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em>, and many more.</p> <p>Prepare to be moved, delighted and utterly gobsmacked.</p> ]]>
2018-09-06T19:30:00 2018-09-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Russian State Opera presents Carmen]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Russian State Opera returns to delight you with a powerful and dramatic production of Carmen, with its thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th-century Seville in Bizet’s most popular opera will have you on the edge of your seat, with the

Russian State Opera presents Carmen

Sunday 16 September, 6pm

Encore Event

Programme: pg. Bizet ## Carmen

Related Links: "www.russian-state-opera.co.uk":http://www.russian-state-opera.co.uk

Ticket Information: £38, £35, £30 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off , ,Groups of 10+: 10% off (please call the Box Office on 020 7730 4500)


<p>After its successful season of Madama Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of <em>Carmen</em>. Feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th-century Seville in Bizet’s most popular opera. </p> <p>Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.</p> <p>The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters.</p> <p>The <em>Toreador Song</em> is among the best known of all operatic arias. The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performances will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen.</p> <p>Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.</p> <p><em>Sung in French with English surtitles.</em></p> <p><em>“Always top-quality productions from this producer”</em><br /> (Stage Talk Magazine)</p> <p><strong>NB. Please note start time.</strong></p> ]]>
2018-09-16T18:00:00 2018-09-16T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazz in New York: the 1930's]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm

Ticket Information: £36, £28, £23, £18 , ,Series discount available - see "series page":/tour-dates/the-jazz-repertory-company-presents for details.


<p>In 1930s New York jazz was the pop of its day and the music emanating from Manhattan’s radio stations, nightclubs, bars and dance halls was at its most swinging and exciting. Recreating the music of stars such as Fats Waller, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday will be some of the greatest names on today&#8217;s classic jazz scene, pianists <strong>Martin Litton</strong> and <strong>Keith Nichols</strong>, trumpeter <strong>Enrico Tomasso</strong>, singers <strong>Joan Viskant</strong> and <strong>Julia Biel</strong> and from Germany, the brilliant saxophonist and clarinetist <strong>Matthias Seuffert</strong>.</p> <p>We begin in 1937 with music from The Madhattan Room at Midtown’s Hotel Pennsylvania where Chicagoan Benny Goodman, The King of Swing, is resident. Benny’s effervescent playing is captured perfectly by German clarinet star Matthias Seuffert. From here, a cab ride to Greenwich Village and Nick’s Club where Eddie Condon and his band are cooking up a storm with their freewheeling Chicago jazz style.</p> <p>Keeping with our Chicagoans in New York theme we then feature our very own Chicago Chanteuse, Joan Viskant, paying tribute to the great singers Lee Wiley and Mildred Bailey. The first set finishes with the music of Harlem’s ‘Cheerful Little Earful’: Fats Waller. Keith Nichols leads his six-piece through some of the most well-loved Fats compositions such as <em>Your Feet’s Too Big</em> and <em>The Joint is Jumpin’</em>.</p> <p>Vibraphone virtuoso Anthony Kerr kicks off the second set performing as Lionel Hampton and taking us to New York’s <span class="caps">RCA</span> Victor studios in 1938 where Hamp’s dizzying small band sessions included some of the top New York jazzmen of the day such as Benny Carter and Harry James.</p> <p>2015 is the centenary of the ever-popular Billie Holiday and we celebrate with singer Julia Biel who captures Billie’s sound and style perfectly in a set of some of Billie’s marvellous recordings with Teddy Wilson and Lester Young. Pianist Martin Litton takes on the role of Duke Ellington and we’re back in the <span class="caps">RCA</span> studios with Duke’s small band starring such luminaries as Johnny Hodges and Cootie Williams.</p> <p>The concert finishes with a tribute to the biggest name in jazz, Louis Armstrong (played by maestro Enrico Tomasso reprising his role as the great ‘Satchmo’). In 1938 Louis was joined by Fats Waller, Bud Freeman, Jack Teagarden and a hotter-than-hot rhythm section on a Saturday Night in Harlem session on radio station <span class="caps">WNEW</span>. The wonderful music that ensued makes for a fitting climax to this round-up of jazz in 1930’s New York.</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[At Last: The Etta James Story]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Monday 22 October, 7.30pm

Ticket Information: £40 (premium seats), £30


<p>This smash-hit show saw its world premiere in Melbourne in 2013 and since then has packed theatres throughout Australia and New Zealand.</p> <p>In 2016 the show returned to Melbourne for a sell-out season at The Arts Centre and July saw the show triumph for a third season at The Sydney Opera House. In the spring of 2017 <em>At Last – The Etta James Story</em> toured the UK, selling out theatres in London, Liverpool, Manchester and across the country, receiving 5-star reviews and multiple standing ovations wherever it played. Starring the sensational Vika Bull <em>At Last</em> tells the story of soul legend Etta James turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including <em>Tell Mama, Something’s Got AHold On Me, Sugar On The Floor</em>, the heart-rending <em>I’d Rather Go Blind</em>, her iconic signature song <em>At Last</em> and more.</p> <p>Vika puts her heart and soul into this unforgettable show and is joined on stage by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians. During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Etta James has influenced a vast array of artists from Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart and is acknowledged as inspiring the careers of a new generation of singers from Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.</p> <p>Sadly, Etta’s frantic recording and touring schedule coincided with her ever-growing addiction problems and over time she not only sang the blues&#8230; she lived the blues. Mercifully, her passion for life and strength of character saw her conquer her demons and she continued to record and perform into her seventies. With respect, this is her story.</p> ]]>
2018-10-22T19:30:00 2018-10-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Carols by Candlelight]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 7.30pm

Programme: pg. Cullen ## Joy to the World ,pg. Handel ##Christmas Sequence from Messiah ,pg. Pearsall ##In dulci jubilo ,pg. Handel ## Zadok the Priest ,pg. Willcocks ## I Saw Three Ships ,pg. Handel ## Let the Bright Seraphim ,pg. And carols for all , ,* Good King Wenceslas ,* Once in Royal David's City ,* While Shepherd's Watched their Flocks by Night ,* O Come all ye Faithful ,* Hark! The Herald Angels Sing ,

Artists: * Highgate Choral Society ,* Mozart Festival Orchestra , ,pg. Steven Devine ## conductor ,pg. Keri Fuge## soprano

Ticket Information: £47.50, £37.50, £24.50


<p>A sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics, staged in full 18th-century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting.</p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sunday 16 December, 3pm & 7pm

Encore Event

Artists: pg. Nick Davies ## conductor ,pg. Sarah Brown ## vocalist ,pg. Oliver Tompsett ## vocalist

Ticket Information: £50, £40, £30, £20 ,ENCORE Members: £5 off top 3 prices


<p>Christmas isn’t the same without attending the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas Cracker. This fun, festive concert is back for two performances of glittering Christmas songs and music, featuring soprano Sarah Brown and West End star Oliver Tompsett (<em>Guys and Dolls</em>).</p> <p>This sparkling programme includes: <em>It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, White Christmas, The Christmas Song, Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland</em>, and many more!</p> <p>As the beautiful Christmas tree illuminates Cadogan Hall’s stage and mulled wine is served to complement the wintry weather, there will be no doubt in your minds that Christmas has well and truly begun!</p> ]]>
2018-12-16T15:00:00 2018-12-16T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Rainer Hersch Orkestra]]> Cadogan Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Rainer Hersch (BBC Radio 4 & Classic FM) takes to the stage with his very own orchestra of madcap virtuosos to welcome the New Year with an unforgettable evening of laughter and fab music with games, tricks and jokes for conductor, orchestra and audience.

Encore Event

Artists: pg. Rainer Hersch ## conductor/host

Related Links: "www.rainerhersch.com":http://www.rainerhersch.com

Ticket Information: £45 (premium seats), £35, £25, £19 ,Concessions: £2 off ,ENCORE Members: £5 off £35 tickets


<p>Rainer Hersch (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 &amp; Classic FM) takes to the stage once again with his very own orchestra of madcap virtuosos to welcome the New Year with an unforgettable evening of laughter and fab music. It&#8217;s a brand new dollop of games, tricks and jokes for conductor, orchestra and audience plus seasonal faves and more. Much, much more!</p> <p>Nothing is safe from the comic maestro as he whips through witty arrangements of the classics. Yes, it’s a classical concert Jim but not as we know it – all bound together with his award-winning stand-up comedy.</p> <p><em>‘Whether you are a professor of harmony or couldn’t tell a string quartet from a string vest, this is the funniest concert you’ll ever see’</em> (Time Out)</p> ]]>
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