Concerts in London

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Brahms and his Poets

2:00pm | 24 January 2018
Britten Theatre

Join us as we celebrate the publication of the first booklength study of the poets of Brahms’s solo songs by Head of Postgraduate Programmes Dr Natasha Loges.

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Artist Diploma Showcase

6:15pm | 24 January 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This concert showcases the work of musicians on the RCM's Artist Diploma in Performance.

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RCM Opera Scenes

5:30pm | 26 January 2018
Britten Theatre

RCM singers perform a selection of favourite operatic scenes, featuring Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande and Rossini's The Barber of Seville, intimately staged with piano accompaniment.

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Saxophone Recital with Simon Diricq

6:15pm | 26 January 2018
Recital Hall

Belgian saxophonist Simon Diricq, graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, has won prestigious global competitions and performed with the Belgian Military Air Force Band.

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RCMJD Contemporary Music Concert

5:30pm | 27 January 2018
Recital Hall

Hear music written and performed by talented young composers and musicians from the RCM Junior Department.

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RCM Opera Scenes

5:30pm | 30 January 2018
Britten Theatre

Our wonderful vocalists perform operatic scenes, including Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Handel's Rodelinda, intimately staged with piano accompaniment.

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Bernard Haitink: Mozart and Strauss

7:30pm | 01 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Maestro Bernard Haitink returns to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra in two not-to-be-missed concerts.

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Bernard Haitink: Mozart and Strauss

7:30pm | 02 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Maestro Bernard Haitink returns to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra in two not-to-be-missed concerts.

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French Chamber Essentials: Piano

7:30pm | 06 February 2018
Recital Hall

André Caplet's inventive and imaginative quintet opens tonight's chamber essentials concert, followed by Poulenc's first chamber music venture – a trio imitating the French baroque style.

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Orchestral Masterworks: Shostakovich's Symphony no 5

7:00pm | 08 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM Visiting Professor and English National Opera Music Director Martyn Brabbins leads the RCM Philharmonic through one of Shostakovich’s most popular and debated works.

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RCM New Perspectives

6:15pm | 09 February 2018
Recital Hall

The RCM’s flagship contemporary music group presents a concert dedicated to Karlheinz Stockhausen, a larger-than-life pioneer in electronic music and a seminal figure of serialism technique.

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Conductors' Podium

7:30pm | 10 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Intimate and dreamlike, Nielsen’s concerto for flute and Mozart’s joyous symphony no 29, this concert is led by three RCM conductors in our Conductors’ Podium showcase.

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Café Mélodie française

7:00pm | 11 February 2018
Britten Theatre

Under the direction of internationally renowned piano accompanist Roger Vignoles, RCM singers give a unique spin on songs by Gounod, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Poulenc in a delightful semi-staged performance in the Britten Theatre.

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Tuba Recital with Øystein Baadsvik

1:05pm | 13 February 2018
West Parry Room

Described as a 'fantastically accomplished practitioner' by The New York Times, we're thrilled to welcome Norwegian tuba virtuoso Øystein Baadsvik for this lunchtime recital.

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French Chamber Essentials: Saxophone

7:30pm | 14 February 2018
Recital Hall

This concert concludes our chamber essentials series with contemporary French works for saxophone alongside new pieces written by RCM composers.

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RCM Wind Ensemble

7:30pm | 15 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Wind Ensemble performs exciting new works and arrangements by RCM composers.

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Voice of the Whale

7:30pm | 16 February 2018
Recital Hall

American composer George Crumb’s music takes inspiration from spiritual, natural and philosophical sources.

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Pre-concert performance: Les Noces

6:15pm | 23 February 2018
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Vasily Petrenko directs RCM musicians alongside members of the LPO and its Foyle Future Firsts programme in a free pre-concert talk and performance of Stravinsky's Les noces.

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Organ Festival

12:00pm | 25 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a day of performances and talks celebrating the launch of the RCM's new organ designed by renowned Dutch organ builder Flentrop Orgelbouw, and a wonderful new facility for the College.

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Thomas Trotter Recital

5:00pm | 25 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Experience the full power of the RCM's new organ with a rush-hour concert from world-renowned organist Thomas Trotter, to end our day-long celebration.

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RCM Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky's Journey

7:30pm | 27 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Singers from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory join us for Renard and Mavra, based on a poem by Pushkin, which tell nostalgic stories from Stravinsky's homeland in Russia.

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From the Soundhouse

7:30pm | 02 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our electronics series From The Soundhouse returns with an exciting programme featuring RCM musicians.

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Bach Cantatas at St George's

7:30pm | 02 March 2018
St Georges, Hanover Square

Hear the RCM Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra in the beautiful setting of St George's, Hanover Square.

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RCMJD Spring Choral Concert

5:30pm | 03 March 2018
Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BA

RCM Junior Department singers perform choral works in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Church.

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Bach Cantatas

3:00pm | 04 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra come together to perform two joyous cantatas by JS Bach.

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Music and Shakespeare

5:15pm | 05 March 2018
West Parry Room

Ahead of our first performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, join us for a celebration of Shakespeare’s texts set to music by Schubert, Schumann, Quilter, Joseph Horovitz, Finzi and Poulenc in this pre-opera event.

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Trumpet Recital with Matthias Höfs

6:15pm | 05 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Trumpet virtuoso Matthias Höfs joins concert organist Christian Schmitt for a selection of arranged concertos by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, performed on our magnificent new Flentrop organ.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:00pm | 05 March 2018
Britten Theatre

Based on Shakespeare's comic play, RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten’s much-loved opera A Midsummer Night's Dream has enchanted audiences since its first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival over 50 years ago.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:00pm | 06 March 2018
Britten Theatre

Based on Shakespeare's comic play, RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten’s much-loved opera A Midsummer Night's Dream has enchanted audiences since its first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival over 50 years ago.

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International Women's Day

6:00pm | 08 March 2018
Recital Hall

On International Women's Day RCM musicians celebrate the talents of groundbreaking female composers, including vocal works by Clara Schumann, Lili and Nadia Boulanger and Judith Weir.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:00pm | 08 March 2018
Britten Theatre

Based on Shakespeare's comic play, RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten’s much-loved opera A Midsummer Night's Dream has enchanted audiences since its first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival over 50 years ago.

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Orchestral Masterworks: Ravel's Mother Goose Suite

7:00pm | 08 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

One of Ravel's most exquisite works is led by Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Holly Mathieson.

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Composers' Studio

7:30pm | 08 March 2018
West Parry Room

Hear new works from RCM composers played by an ensemble of professional musicians.

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Experimental Music

7:30pm | 09 March 2018
West Parry Room

RCM composers present a programme of works encompassing conceptual, theatrical, multimedia and collaborative dimensions.

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RCMJD Spring Concert

5:30pm | 10 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a rousing concert of orchestral works with RCM Junior Department musicians, as well as pieces for wind, saxophone and brass ensembles.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:00pm | 10 March 2018
Britten Theatre

Based on Shakespeare's comic play, RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten’s much-loved opera A Midsummer Night's Dream has enchanted audiences since its first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival over 50 years ago

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Keyboard Festival: Fin de la belle époque

11:00am | 11 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This spring our annual keyboard festival marks the centenary of Debussy’s death with a complete performance of his evocative piano Préludes.

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Russian Chamber Music: News & Suspense

7:30pm | 13 March 2018
Britten Theatre

Discover the revolutionary soundworld of Alexander Mosolov with one of his provocative miniatures for voice inspired by newspaper announcements.

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Composition for Screen Showcase

7:30pm | 16 March 2018
Britten Theatre

Hear music by current RCM composers as it’s meant to be experienced – performed live to new films by young producers - in the atmospheric Britten Theatre.

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RCMJD Sparks Juniors End of Term Concert

1:00pm | 17 March 2018
Recital Hall

Students on the Sparks Juniors Programme present their annual Spring Concert.

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RCMJD Symphony Orchestra

7:00pm | 17 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCMJD Symphony Orchestra is joined by the winner of the 2017 Peter Morrison Concerto Competition for a concert of thrilling orchestral works.

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RCMJD Contemporary Concert

11:30am | 24 March 2018
Recital Hall

Musicians from the RCM Junior Department perform a selection of contemporary works.

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RCMJD End of Term Concert

2:30pm | 24 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Bringing the RCM Junior Department’s busy term to a close, we hear a variety of performances from our outstanding young musicians.

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Friday Lunch: Ligeti Chamber Music - Serenade, Caprices and Bagatelles

1:00pm | 11 May 2018
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX

See musicians from the Royal College of Music perform two spirited pieces for wind quintet, framing Ligeti’s complex work for solo viola.

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Royal College of Music: Musica Ricercata

1:00pm | 12 May 2018
Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX

A fragment of Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata, was featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut. Here it concludes an all Ligeti programme presented by Royal College of Music musicians.

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Royal College of Music: Ligeti and Electronics

2:00pm | 13 May 2018
Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX

In this afternoon talk, composition professor at the Royal College of Music Michael Oliva discusses works by Ligeti and his contemporaries with recorded examples.

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Russian Chamber Music: Dance & Turbulence

7:30pm | 16 May 2018
Britten Theatre

Mieczyslaw Weinberg's unique works are paired alongside chamber pieces by his good friend Shostakovich and Prokofiev’s 'Trapeze' quartet written for a travelling troupe in Paris.

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