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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates 10 years of performance at Cadogan Hall with a series of exciting concerts, featuring a number of acclaimed artists including Freddy Kempf, Jamie Walton and Pinchas Zukerman.

Transcript of Cadogan Hall November 2013 - July 2014


    NOVEMBER 2013 JULY 2014


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    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the Resident Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, generously supported by Cadogan Estates.

  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to present its new season at Cadogan Hall, one of the most vibrant concert venues in London. The Orchestra will be collaborating with a host of internationally renowned artists throughout the season. One of the many highlights is the Zukerman Festival, during which the great violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman will lead the Orchestra in a series of truly scintillating programmes, including a concert devoted to the last three symphonies by Mozart.

    Following the success of the recent Beethoven series, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is reunited with pianist and conductor Freddy Kempf for an all-Beethoven programme, which also features outstanding violinist Clio Gould and viola player Tim Gill. Cellist Dimitri Maslennikov performs Tchaikovskys charming Variations on a Rococo Theme, based on a theme by Mozart. Bach and Beethoven were two composers influencing Brahms as he wrote his monumental Symphony No.4, which is performed alongside Sibelius radiant Violin Concerto, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak with soloist Ju-Young Baek. There are many more symphonic delights, with Bizets Symphony in C and the gloriously inventive Unfinished Symphony No.8 by Schubert.

    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is renowned not only for its exceptional performances of classical repertoire, but also for its exciting approach to a diverse range of musical styles. This season sees the Orchestra showcasing its lush interpretations of the music of Burt Bacharach. Epitomising good old-fashioned romance, the great songwriter has penned over fifty top-40 hits in the UK alone, with fans across the globe marvelling at his apparently effortless ability to write memorable and magical tunes. Whatever your musical taste whether its Bach, Bacharach, or both the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra looks forward to welcoming you to Cadogan Hall soon.

    Programme notes Joanna Wyld, 2013

    Mario Galeani Barry Wordsworth

    Jamie Walton Debbie Wiseman

    Mary Carewe Michael Dore

    Graham Bickley Mary Carewe Alison Jiear Sarah Lark

    Freddy Kempf Grzegorz Nowak

    Alessandro Fabrizi Dimitri Maslennikov Pinchas Zukerman

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    An essential concert for all lovers of Tchaikovskys music, this programme celebrates the many facets of the composers style, from elegant poignancy, to unfettered emotion, to light-hearted humour. The Serenade for Strings was inspired by Mozart, a composer much admired by Tchaikovsky, such that the younger composer said of the Serenade that it was written from inner compulsion. This is a piece from the heart. The Violin Concerto was not much appreciated during Tchaikovskys lifetime, but its vibrant and heartfelt melodies have ensured that the work remains hugely popular with audiences today. The programme concludes with unique arrangements of Tchaikovskys glorious Swan Lake, produced by the concerts acclaimed conductor Barry Wordsworth.

    Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky arr. Swan Lake (excerpts) Barry Wordsworth

    Barry Wordsworth Conductor Yoon-Hee Kim Violin

    Tuesday 12th November 2013, 7.30pm

    Thursday 7th November 2013, 7.30pm

    A programme encompassing delicious refinement and great passion, opening with the Overture to German composer Humperdincks fairy tale opera Hansel and Gretel. The work was first conducted by Richard Strauss, and Humperdincks Overture exudes a Straussian romance and wit, full of charming melodies and rich orchestration. Pianist Mario Galeani performs Beethovens majestic Third Piano Concerto, with its dramatic first movement, a deeply beautiful Largo, and the famous Rondo. While composing his extraordinary Sixth Symphony, Tchaikovsky wrote to his brother, declaring: It seems that the best of all my works is coming forth from me. Many would agree: the Pathtique represents some of the most intensely personal and powerful of all Tchaikovskys music.

    Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, Pathtique

    Alan Buribayev Conductor Mario Galeani Piano

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    As winter sets in, warm up with a magical concert full of festive cheer for all the family. Featuring the popular classics Sleigh Ride and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, orchestral favourites, such as Tchaikovskys Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, and a selection of music by composer and conductor Debbie Wiseman, including the world premire of The Christmas Party and the orchestral suite from Father Brown.

    THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS 2013 In aid of Breast Cancer Campaign

    Debbie Wiseman Conductor/Composer James Loynes Vocalist Simon Bates Presenter Nigel Havers Narrator George Layton Narrator

    Sunday 8th December 2013, 3.30pm

    Thursday 28th November 2013, 7.30pm

    A programme of contrasting musical styles unified by exquisite emotional power. Composed during World War I, Ravel dedicated each movement of his Le tombeau de Couperin to a fallen friend. Yet the influence of the Baroque composer Couperin results in music of bittersweet understatement. Also written in response to the First World War, Elgars Cello Concerto is one of his greatest works, the cello evoking the human voice as it unfolds aching, deeply moving melodies. The concerto is performed by Jamie Walton, hailed by The Washington Post as a major cello talent. Tchaikovskys Fifth Symphony offers a profound insight into the composers tumultuous emotional history, travelling a longed-for journey from unfulfilled desires to joyful acceptance.

    Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Elgar Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

    Christoph Koenig Conductor Jamie Walton Cello

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    A fantastic Valentines Day concert celebrating the music of Oscar-winning popular composer and performer Burt Bacharach: a towering figure in songwriting whose career is a roll call of the greatest popular artists of our time, including Tom Jones, the Carpenters, Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield. His unbelievable talent has provided the soundtrack to the twentieth-century music charts. Featuring melodic gems including: Alfie, Reach Out, Magic Moments, Close to You, Walk on By, Delilah, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Whats New Pussycat?, Raindrops Keep Fallin on my Head and many more!

    WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW THE MUSIC OF BURT BACHARACHRichard Balcombe Conductor Mary Carewe Vocalist Graham Bickley Vocalist Alison Jiear Vocalist Sarah Lark Vocalist

    Friday 14th February 2014, 7.30pm

    Returning due to popular demand, this scrumptious Christmas favourite is perfect to whet your yuletide appetite. Featuring a sparkling mix of Christmas songs, sing-along carols and orchestral pieces conducted by Nick Davies, this enchanting and melodious concert is sure to lift your spirits and fill you with good cheer as you look forward to celebrating this wonderful time of year. Suitable for all the family, vocalists Mary Carewe and Michael Dore sing their hearts out in a programme to include:

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Marys Boy Child, Sleigh Ride, The Little Road to Bethlehem, Santa Baby, Let it Snow plus many more!

    CHRISTMAS CRACKER 2013Nick Davies Conductor Mary Carewe Vocalist Michael Dore Vocalist

    Saturday 21st December 2013, 3.00pm and 7.30pm



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    Brimming with lyrical, colourful music, this concert begins with Mendelssohns evocative overture A Midsummer Nights Dream. While classical in form, the romantic atmosphere is unmistakable upon hearing the rich yet mysterious opening chords of the piece. The Violin Concerto by Sibelius is an outstanding contribution to the repertoire, with its combination of thrilling technique and soaring passion. The majestic Symphony No.4 by Brahms was influenced by two of the composers heroes: Bach and Beethoven. The work opens in a dramatic vein and ends with one of Brahms greatest achievements: a grand chaconne on a theme by Bach.

    Mendelssohn A Midsummer Nights Dream Overture Sibelius Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No.4

    Grzegorz Nowak Conductor Ju-Young Baek Violin

    Wednesday 7th May 2014, 7.30pm

    A must for Beethoven devotees, this programme is directed by the inimitable pianist and conductor Freddy Kempf, performing in the Triple Concerto alongside celebrated violinist Clio Gould and cellist Tim Gill. Beethovens exhilarating Fidelio Overture is a tour de force of orchestral virtuosity. Fidelio, his only opera, generated four overtures; after the three weighty Leonore Overtures, Beethoven wanted to write something with a more adventurous spirit, and this joyous piece was the result. The programme culminates in the regal Seventh Symphony, famous for its mesmerising slow movement (used in the film The Kings Speech), which gradually builds from a soft opening into music of thrilling grandeur.

    Beethoven Fidelio Overture Beethoven Triple Concerto Beethoven Symphony No.7

    Freddy Kempf Conductor/Piano Clio Gould Violin Tim Gill Cello

    Tuesday 25th February 2014, 7.30pm


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  • Tuesday 3rd June 2014, 7.30pm

    Schubert Symphony No.8 Unfinished Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Bizet Symphony in C

    Alessandro Fabrizi Conductor Dimitri Maslennikov Cello

    This programme boasts not one but two symphonies and while Schuberts Symphony No.8 is famously incomplete, its two movements are full of memorable melodies and nuanced orchestral writing. Bizets Symphony in C opens with great energy and panache, and features a wistful Adagio, rustic Scherzo and effervescent Finale. In Tchaikovskys Variations on a Rococo Theme, the cello and orchestra explore a theme inspired by one of the composers idols, Mozart. Tchaikovsky creates a charming dialogue between soloist and ensemble, with moments of romantic beauty and boisterous vigour. At the works premire, even Liszt was impressed

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    The illustrious violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman joins the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in what promises to be an exceptional series of concerts, with great works hand-picked for each programme. The festival culminates in a concert featuring the last three symphonies by Mozart: three masterworks displaying different facets of the composer at the height of his powers.

    Thursday 26th June 2014, 7.30pmJ.S. Bach Violin Concerto in A minor Schoenberg Verklrte Nacht Mendelssohn Symphony No.4Pinchas Zukerman Conductor/Violin

    Sunday 29th June 2014, 3pmBeethoven Prometheus Overture Brahms Double Concerto Elgar Enigma VariationsAmanda Forsyth Cello Pinchas Zukerman Violin

    Wednesday 2nd July 2014, 7.30pmMozart Symphony No.39 Mozart Symphony No.40 Mozart Symphony No.41Pinchas Zukerman Conductor

    Additional concerts to be announced soon.

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