Events in this series

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday 16 December 2018, 3.00pm and 7.00pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Christmas Cracker

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...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 14 February 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Valentine's Day Opera Gala

Allow yourself to be swept off your feet for an evening of passion and drama from the world of opera in this Valentine’s Day Opera Gala. Performed by the exciting soprano Elin...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 21 February 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Fire and Passion

Genius, revolutionary, rebel – there are so many words used to describe Beethoven, many of which also epitomise his ground-breaking Symphony No. 3. Composed at the turn of the...

RPO Preludes

Thursday 28 February 2019, 6.15pm

RPO Preludes

RPO Preludes are a series of chamber concerts curated and performed by leading musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These concerts take place on the concert stage of...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 28 February 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Seeking New Horizons II: New Discoveries

Dvořák left his native Bohemia in 1892, to seek new opportunities in the USA, marking one of the most productive periods of his career and resulting in his 'New World' Symphony,...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 19 March 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Choral Discoveries

At just 22 years old, Mozart vowed to write a mass as a celebration of his marriage for his beloved Constanze, the result was his stirring ‘Great’ Mass in C minor. Skilfully...

RPO Preludes

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 6.15pm

RPO Preludes

RPO Preludes are a series of chamber concerts curated and performed by leading musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These concerts take place on the concert stage of...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Quintessentially English

Mark Wigglesworth, a notable interpreter of British music, opens the programme of English music with Delius’ gentle tone-poem _The Walk to the Paradise Garden_. Beginning with...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 25 April 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Seeking New Horizons III: Political Protest

The legend that the violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini sold his soul to the devil in order to become obscenely talented has inspired numerous composers, but one of the finest...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A Voyage of Invention

This programme celebrates the rich music heritage of Romania, beginning with Enescu’s neo-Classical Suite No. 2, full of spirit and vigour from the composer’s...

RPO Preludes

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 6.15pm

RPO Preludes

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

RPO Preludes are a series of chamber concerts curated and performed by leading musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These concerts take place on the concert stage of...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestral Masters

In a bombastic, passionate and lively programme, this concert will display the full force of the orchestra in an exhilarating programme. Opening with Borodin’s much-loved...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 20 June 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Mythical Creatures

Commencing with a high-octane opening, Glinka’s famous Overture to his opera _Ruslan and Ludmila_ sets the scene before the young and exciting cellist, Kian Soltani, performs...

Past events in this series

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The German Giants

Raising the curtain to an all-German programme, Beethoven’s much-loved Leonore Overture No. 3 opens with sparkling tunes and uncontainable waves of joy. Musical fireworks colour...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Choral Splendour

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with the City of London Choir and a stellar line up of soloists for perhaps Mozart’s most famous choral work: his thrilling...

RPO Preludes

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 6.15pm

RPO Preludes

Brahms: String Sextet No. 1

RPO Preludes are a series of chamber concerts curated and performed by leading musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These concerts take place on the concert stage of...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Musical Landscapes

For centuries composers have been inspired by the great outdoors and in this concert Jac van Steen conducts a programme of such picturesque inspirations. Enthused by a holiday...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

From Darkness to Light

Beginning with a seductive whisper from the strings, Wagner’s most powerful expression of love, torment and loss opens the concert with music from his operatic masterpiece...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Seeking New Horizons I: War and Conflict

In 1940, Bartók fled his native Hungary for the USA as World War II ravaged Europe. A happy outcome was a commission by the Boston Symphony Orchestra of the Concerto for...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 7 December 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A Winter Wonderland

Journey through a musical winter wonderland packed full of well-known orchestral works and themes from seasonal operas and ballets, all conducted by the Welsh maestro Owain Arwel...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2018-19 Resident Season

Welcome to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RPO) 2018-2019 season at Cadogan Hall. We invite you to join us to experience a varied programme of orchestral music in the immersive and intimate surroundings of our Resident Home at Cadogan Hall.

To open the season, the RPO welcomes back its first-ever Artist-in-Residence Esther Yoo to perform the first of two concertos (September and November) and to close the season in June we introduce our 2019 Artist-in-Residence, cellist Kian Soltani. British conductor Mark Wigglesworth makes his debut with the RPO in a quintessentially English programme (April), and the Orchestra introduces to London the fiery talents of a new generation of artists such as Mariam Batsashvili (November), Alpesh Chauhan (June) and Cristian Măcelaru (June).

Following on from the success of last season’s Myths and Fairytales series, the RPO’s dynamic Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley embarks on a thought-provoking new series, Seeking New Horizons. Through the music of Rachmaninov, Dvořák, Bartók and de Falla, Alexander takes us on a curated musical journey, exploring the lives of these composers who, by choice, fear or political protest, left their homeland and the effect this had on their music. For these concerts, we invite you to enjoy an enhanced listening experience using EnCue, a free app which delivers real-time programme notes during the concert straight to your mobile or tablet device. For more information, please visit www.rpo.co.uk/encue.

Other season highlights include a new series with the City of London Choir performing Mozart’s Masses and including the heart-wrenching Requiem (October), alongside the opportunity to hear rarely performed masterpieces including Thomas Coult’s Codex (Homage to Serafini) (June), the Romantic lyricism of Romanian composer Porumbescu’s Ballade for Violin and Orchestra (May), and Kodaly’s charming miniatures Dances of Galánta (November). A Winter Wonderland (December) celebrates the best-known orchestral and ballet scores associated with Christmas alongside the RPO’s ever-popular Christmas Cracker concerts, and romance is in the air on 14 February with a Valentine’s Day Opera Gala that is sure to sweep you off your feet.

We look forward to welcoming you to another season of great music!

James Williams
Managing Director
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


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RPO Preludes are free to attend if you have booked for the evening concert; otherwise they are £10 per Prelude (booking fees may apply).

Group discounts also available – see the RPO website for details.