- Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
- Violin Concerto
- Symphony No. 2
- Christoph König
- Tasmin Little
It seems only apt that we begin this summer concert with Wagner’s rousing orchestral opening as we welcome Tasmin Little, an international star of great prestige, to Cadogan Hall. Under Christoph König – a conductor of ‘deep intelligence and musicality’ – Tasmin Little performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, one of the foremost concertos of the Romantic era.
Another Romantic gem rounds out this concert in style, as we hear Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, one of the best loved symphonies of its kind.
6.15pm: RPO Preludes – Brahms: String Quintet No. 2
Some of the RPO’s best string players perform Brahms’ Second String Quintet, a work full of passionate expression, involving much contrast and musical conversation between the instruments.