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RCM at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

1:00pm | 22 February 2018
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NH

Nicholas Kent and Fionnuala Ward perform an interesting programme, featuring Bernstein's Elegy for Mippy, a eulogy for a beloved dog.

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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 22 February 2018
Inner Parry Room

Yaroslava Trofymchyk plays Ligeti's Cello Sonata, a popular piece in today's cello repertoire, yet originally banned by the Soviet Composers' Union.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 23 February 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

RCM musicians perform pieces including Piazzolla's Estaciones Porteñas, a set of four pieces evoking the different seasons in Buenos Aires.

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Harp Masterclass with Stephen Fitzpatrick

2:00pm | 23 February 2018
West Parry Room

Stephen Fitzpatrick visits the RCM for this masterclass with some of our top harp students.

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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 performance of Stravinsky's Les noces.

 

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RCMJD Chamber Music Concert

6:00pm | 24 February 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Young musicians from the RCM Junior Department perform a selection of chamber works.

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Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 25 February 2018
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Duo BellArte performs in the iconic Royal Albert Hall, with a programme comprising works by Beethoven, Martinu and Richard Strauss.

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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 at Kings Place

5:45pm | 25 February 2018
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

The Parallax Quartet plays a selection of works written and arranged for saxophone ensemble, including an emotive arrangement of Barber's Adagio for Strings.

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RCM at the Austrian Cultural Forum

1:05pm | 26 February 2018
Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1PQ

This concert features a suite by French composer Visée, composed for the theorbo, an unusual string instrument from the lute family.

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 26 February 2018
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

Kelly Lenahan plays the beautiful Trois Morceaux pour piano by Lili Boulanger, sister of teacher Nadia Boulanger, who tragically died at only 25 years old.

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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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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 28 February 2018
Farinelli Room

A rush hour concert in which RCM musicians perform Ravel's intriguing Sonata for Violin and Cello, a piece dedicated to Claude Debussy after his death.

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Composers' Studio

7:30pm | 01 March 2018
West Parry Room

Hear new works from RCM composers played by an ensemble of professional musicians in the first of our Composers' Studio events.

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RCM at Charlton House

1:00pm | 02 March 2018
Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

Duo Vario performs pieces for saxophone and piano, with a programme featuring the Latin-influenced rhythms of Piazzolla and the easy jazz of Gershwin.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 02 March 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

A chamber concert featuring a piano sonata by Bartók, composed in 1926, colloquially known as the composer's 'piano year'.

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RCM at the Victoria and Albert Museum

6:30pm | 02 March 2018
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Talented RCM musicians perform one of the most popular post-WWII violin sonatas in the repertoire at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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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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Reflections on the Relationship between Classical Music and the Jazz Movement

7:30pm | 02 March 2018
Recital Hall

A lecture-recital given by Royal College of Music Junior Fellow, Jaymee Coonjobeeharry, exploring how classical music was influenced by the emergence of jazz in the 20th century.

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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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Song Plus Series: 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 Finzi, Schubert, Parry and Vaughan Williams 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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Violin Masterclass with Maxim Vengerov

5:30pm | 06 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Maxim Vengerov, the RCM's Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin, has appeared with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors and given solo recitals at major concert halls and festivals around the globe.

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Trumpet Masterclass with Matthias Höfs

6:15pm | 06 March 2018
East Parry Room

Matthias Höfs returns to the RCM to work with aspiring trumpet players.

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Piano Masterclass with Dominique Merlet

6:15pm | 06 March 2018
Recital Hall

We are very fortunate to welcome Dominique Merlet to the RCM for this very special masterclass.

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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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RCM Sparks Lunchtime Concert for Schools

1:00pm | 07 March 2018
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Key Stage 2

Enjoy fairytale magic at Cadogan Hall.

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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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Music and Ideas: Redefining classical concerts for online audiences

6:15pm | 08 March 2018
East Parry Room

In this presentation Matt Parkin explores how various elements of the concert experience are being delivered in the online world.

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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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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 09 March 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

Francisco Vilar plays Scriabin's third piano sonata, which the composer originally created to evoke an old, ruined castle, then reimagined as the inner workings of the soul.

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Double Bass Masterclass with Rick Stotijn

2:00pm | 09 March 2018
Grove Room

Leading Dutch bassist, Rick Stotijn, returns to the RCM for another stimulating masterclass with young double bass players.

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In Tune with Feminist Futures

6:30pm | 09 March 2018
Royal Academy of Arts, The Reynolds Room, Burlington House W1J 0BD

In celebration of International Women’s Day, RCM musicians perform a programme of music inspired by revered female artists, including Royal Academicians Gillian Wearing, Sonia Boyce and Phyllida Barlow.

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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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Piano Accompaniment Masterclass with Susan Manoff

10:00am | 12 March 2018
West Parry Room

Join us as Susan Manoff shares her experience with the next generation of collaborative pianists.

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Engineering Performance

6:15pm | 12 March 2018
Britten Theatre

Professors Aaron Williamon and Roger Kneebone host the inaugural Distinguished Lecture of the Centre for Performance Science, a partnership of the RCM and Imperial College London.

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Piano Masterclass with Victor Rosenbaum

6:15pm | 13 March 2018
Recital Hall

Renowned equally as a performer, recording artist and teacher, Victor Rosenbaum leads a masterclass with some of the RCM's top young piano players.

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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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Baroque Oboe Masterclass with Debra Nagy - CANCELLED

6:15pm | 15 March 2018
Farinelli Room

Debra Nagy, one of the world's leading performers on baroque oboe, leads a masterclass with musicans from the College's Historical Performance Faculty.

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Flute Masterclass with Johanna Dömötör

2:00pm | 16 March 2018
Grove Room (G05)

Hungarian musician Johanna Dömötör visits the RCM to give a masterclass to young flautists.

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Cello Masterclass with Torleif Thedeen

2:00pm | 16 March 2018
West Parry Room

Don't miss this chance to witness one of Scandanavia's most highly regarded musicans share his wealth of experience with the next generation of musicians.

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RCM Chamber Week: Afternoon Concert

3:00pm | 16 March 2018
Farinelli Room

Consort 21, a group of Historical Performance musicians, performs a variety of chamber pieces.

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Joan Chissell Schumann Prize for Voice and Piano Final

6:00pm | 16 March 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM singers and accompanists compete for a prestigious vocal prize, named after the great music writer and lecturer Joan Chissell.

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Music and Ideas: Music Exile and the Challenge of Cultural Mobility

6:15pm | 16 March 2018
Corelli Room (G15)

A lecture followed by a panel discussion with RCM professor Norbert Meyn, curator of the Singing a Song in a Foreign Land project, and Professor Peter Adey, Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway University.

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Composition for Screen Showcase End of Term Reception

6:30pm | 16 March 2018
Corelli Room

Available to Friends and Circles for Excellence Patrons

Celebrate the end of the Spring Season with fellow RCM supporters and a glass of fizz before this very special concert.

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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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Saxophone Masterclass with Arno Bornkamp

10:30am | 18 March 2018
East Parry Room

Arno Bornkamp leads this masterclass with talented young saxophone players from the RCM.

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Great Exhibitionists: OPEN SPACE

4:00pm | 20 March 2018
Inner Parry Room

An imaginative sound installation created by RCM composer Liam Taylor-West, exploring the concepts of music and space. 

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Great Exhibitionists: Across Cold Waters

6:00pm | 21 March 2018
Britten Theatre

In collaboration with the Goldcrest Dance Company and musicians from the Royal College of Music, RCM composer Harriet Grainger presents Across Cold Waters

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Great Exhibitionists: Across Cold Waters

7:30pm | 21 March 2018
Britten Theatre

In collaboration with the Goldcrest Dance Company and musicians from the Royal College of Music, RCM composer Harriet Grainger presents Across Cold Waters.

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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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