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Music and Ideas: Developing repertoire for new instruments

6:15pm | 23 November 2017
Recital Hall

RCM professor Jonathan Pitkin is joined by pianist Kate Ryder and engineer Andrew MacPherson to present a new work for The Magnetic Resonator Piano, a new electronically augmented instrument which opens up new creative possibilities.

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Art Song Evening

6:15pm | 23 November 2017
Grove Room

Singers from the RCM Vocal Faculty introduce and perform a range of songs by composers, including Lehar, Coates, Grieg, Schubert and Sondheim.

 

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RCM at Charlton House

1:00pm | 24 November 2017
Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

Pianist Adam Taylor performs Liszt's famously frenetic Mephisto Waltz No 1, which depicts dancing and merriment, alongside pieces by Medtner and Bach/Busoni.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 24 November 2017
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

RCM musicians piano Grieg's tragic second violin sonata with Beethoven's 'Archduke' piano trio, which was composed in 1811 and dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria.

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Double Bass Masterclass with Rüdiger Ludwig

1:30pm | 24 November 2017
West Parry Room

Highly experienced double bass player, Rüdiger Ludwig, coaches RCM musicians in solo double bass repertoire.

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Viola Masterclass with Maxim Rysanov

6:15pm | 24 November 2017
West Parry Room

Internationally renowned musician, Maxim Rysanov, provides coaching and guidance for Royal College of Music violists.

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Sacconi Quartet - CANCELLED

7:30pm | 24 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This event has been cancelled. 

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RCM at Pallant House Gallery

12:00pm | 25 November 2017
Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ

Liszt's Années de pèlerinage is widely considered a masterwork and summation of Liszt's musical style, with the third volume being a notable example of his later style. Edyta Lajdorf also plays two works by Chopin.

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RCMJD Peter Morrison Concerto Competition Final

5:30pm | 25 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Musicians from the RCM Junior Department compete for one of the RCMJD’s most coveted prizes.

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RCMJD Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 26 November 2017
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Watch inspirational performances by outstanding musicians from the Royal College of Music, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room.

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RCM International Festival of Viols: Masterclass with Hille Perl

10:00am | 27 November 2017
West Parry Room

Join leading viol player Hille Perl for this special masterclass, as part of the RCM's Festival of Viols.

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RCM International Festival of Viols Lectures

2:00pm | 27 November 2017
West Parry Room

Join us for three lectures given by visiting experts, as part of the RCM’s International Festival of Viols.

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Animal Antics

5:30pm | 27 November 2017
Inner Parry Room

Take a stroll in the woods before the RCM International Opera School’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen, and preview the fauna that lies within…

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 27 November 2017
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

Francaix's L’Horloge de Flore is originally an oboe concerto - however, the orchestral parts in the reduced piano transcription constitute one of the most fiendishly difficult accompaniments to play for a pianist.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 27 November 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

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RCM International Festival of Viols: Concert with Hille Perl

7:30pm | 27 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Virtuoso viola da gamba player Hille Perl performs key works of the baroque era alongside contemporary pieces by Martha Bishop and Lee Santana.

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Clarinet Masterclass with Maximiliano Martin

10:00am | 28 November 2017
West Parry Room

We are delighted to welcome back renowned clarinettist Maximiliano Martin for this public masterclass.

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RCM International Festival of Viols: Masterclass with Hille Perl

10:00am | 28 November 2017
Farinelli Room

Join leading viol player Hille Perl for this special masterclass, as part of the RCM's Festival of Viols.

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RCM International Festival of Viols: Masterclass with Hille Perl

2:00pm | 28 November 2017
West Parry Room

Join leading viol player Hille Perl for this special masterclass, as part of the RCM's Festival of Viols.

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Piano Masterclass with Kathryn Stott

6:15pm | 28 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM graduate Kathryn Stott returns to the College for this public masterclass with star pianists of the future.

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Viola Masterclass with Isabel Villanueva

6:15pm | 28 November 2017
Corelli Room

Join internationally renowned violist Isabel Villanueva for this public masterclass with star RCM musicians.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 29 November 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

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RCM at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

1:00pm | 30 November 2017
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NH

Guitarist Mihai Cinca performs a variety of works, from the baroque sounds of JS Bach to the sensual tango of Astor Piazzolla.

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Orchestral Masterworks: Wagner

6:15pm | 30 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

In our final Orchestral Masterworks concert of the year, the RCM Philharmonic and Martyn Brabbins showcase some of Wagner’s greatest orchestral music.

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RCM at Regent Hall

1:00pm | 01 December 2017
Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

The Lucent Duo is joined by soprano Eleanor Penfold, who sings Prokofiev's emotional Five poems of Anna Akhmatova, a woman who became one of the Russian canon's most acclaimed writers.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 01 December 2017
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

RCM musicians play Brahms' Clarinet trio, a somber work with that feels both romantic and introspective, which was written for the composer's dear friend, clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld.

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RCM at the Victoria and Albert Museum

6:30pm | 01 December 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

de Fall's Homenaje is his only work for solo guitar. Utilising a habanera-influenced rhythm, his Homenaje expresses the high regard in which de Falla held Debussy’s Spanish-influenced repertoire.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 01 December 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

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RCMJD Sparks Juniors End of Term Concert

1:00pm | 02 December 2017
Recital Hall

RCM Sparks Juniors present their annual Christmas concert.

 

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RCMJD Symphony and Chamber Orchestras

7:00pm | 02 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our talented young musicians perform Swedish composer Wirén’s pastoral Serenade for strings, and William Walton’s powerfully intense First Symphony.

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The Cunning Little Vixen

7:00pm | 02 December 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM International Opera School and conductor Michael Rosewell present their autumn production of Janáček’s tragi-comic opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

 

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RCM at Kings Place

5:45pm | 03 December 2017
Kings Place

Cellist Carola Krebs juxtaposes the Baroque sound of one of JS Bach's seminal works for cello with Walton's romantic Passacaglia.

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RCM at St Martin-in-the-Fields

1:00pm | 04 December 2017
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

Award-winning young cellist Jamal Aliyev plays Dvorák's entertaining Rondo, a piece that belongs in the standard repertoire of every cellist, and Brahms' bold Second Sonata.

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Harlem Quartet Festive Reception

6:30pm | 04 December 2017
East Parry Room

Kick start the festive season with RCM Friends and a glass of bubbles before enjoying the return of New York's Harlem Quartet, the RCM Quartet in Residence.

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Harlem Quartet

7:30pm | 04 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Continuing its three-year residency, we’re delighted to welcome back New York’s Harlem Quartet. The ensemble performs Beethoven’s last string quartet alongside works by Turina, Webern and Mendelssohn.

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From the Soundhouse: RCM Studios at 50

7:30pm | 05 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the RCM Studios, RCM professors and students perform significant works from each decade.

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RCM at St James's Piccadilly

1:10pm | 06 December 2017
St James's Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Cellist Timothée Botbol plays Dvořák, Schumann, and Shostakovich's Sonata for cello and piano, one of the composer's early works, composed in 1934 just prior to the censure by Soviet authorities of his music.

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RCM at Foundling Museum

1:00pm | 07 December 2017
External venue

Cellist Carola Krebs plays Schnittke's Sonata for cello and piano, with its Shostakovich-like feel and plaintive solo beginning, followed by Brahms and Popper. 

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RCM New Perspectives

7:30pm | 07 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM’s flagship contemporary music group presents two exciting world premieres from RCM composers, alongside works by Harrison Birtwistle and George Benjamin.

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RCM at the Victoria and Albert Museum

6:30pm | 08 December 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Come and hear some Christmas tunes performed by RCM musicians at the beautiful Victoria and Albert Museum, just in time for Christmas!

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RCMJD Sinfonia Concert

11:30am | 09 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

See our middle orchestra perform in their very own concert with a selection of popular orchestral works.

 

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RCMJD End of Term Concert

5:30pm | 09 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Junior Department gives a rousing end to the autumn term with something for everyone, including a brass dectet, choral ensembles and much more.

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Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 10 December 2017
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Watch inspirational performances by outstanding musicians from the Royal College of Music, whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room.

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Vienna Calling

3:00pm | 10 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Musicians in London and Vienna perform four world premieres made possible by live-streaming software, alongside music by Georg Friedrich Haas and Schoenberg’s rarely heard Ode to Napoleon.

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RCM Big Band

7:00pm | 10 December 2017
Britten Theatre

The RCM Big Band returns with a lively programme, including Stan Kenton’s suite commissioned for jazz composer Johnny Richards.

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Percussion Showcase

6:15pm | 12 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM’s Percussion Faculty returns for another thrilling showcase, featuring one of John Cage's iconic works for percussion.

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Historical Performance Concert

6:15pm | 13 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Professor Ashley Solomon and students from the Historical Performance Faculty present a programme of music including works by Purcell and Handel.

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Exhibition Road Carol Service

6:00pm | 14 December 2017
Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BA

Join us for this year's Christmas service for friends and colleagues around Exhibition Road, featuring the Exhibition Road Chamber Choir. 

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RCM Student Union Film Orchestra: Magic in Winter

7:30pm | 15 December 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

An evening of illusions, sorcery and cold magic. The concert also includes two new works by RCM composers and music from the Harry Potter film series.

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RCM Wind Orchestra

7:00pm | 19 January 2018
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Brilliant conductor Jamie Phillips and the RCM Wind Orchestra are joined by RCM Concerto Competition winner Claire Shaw for a concert of Bozza, Watters and Messiaen. 

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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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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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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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