Maxim Vengerov working with a student during an orchestral masterclass

Announcing May's performances in the RCM's online concert series

Friday 1 May 2020

Join us online as our digital performance programme continues. In a series specially curated by our Artistic Director Stephen Johns, bringing classic Royal College of Music performances to the screen!

Our online concert series showcases the wide variety of music-making at the RCM, including orchestral, vocal and chamber music. The College is delving into its archives to offer a mixture of online premieres and audience favourites, released throughout each month to provide both on-demand and live concert experiences for our online community.

This month's Facebook and YouTube Premieres

Join us for all the excitement of a live stream with our very best archive performances broadcast as YouTube Premieres and Facebook Premieres. There will be live chat and people watching from all over the world at the same time. If you can't make it for the premiere event you can catch-up in your own time; all videos will be available to watch on-demand afterwards.

Wednesday 6 May, 7pm BST

Maxim Vengerov: Orchestral masterclass on Beethoven's Violin Concerto
A standout masterclass from Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin Maxim Vengerov, with talented RCM violinists and the forces of the RCM Symphony Orchestra

YouTube Premiere Broadcast

Facebook Premiere Broadcast

Wednesday 20 May, 7pm BST

Thomas Zehetmair conducts Dvořák Symphony no 8
A fantastic performance of this perennial favourite with the RCM Symphony Orchestra

YouTube Premiere Broadcast

Facebook Premiere will appear be available to bookmark one week before the broadcast begins

This month on demand

We'll be releasing several scheduled performances over the next few weeks on YouTube for you to watch at your leisure and share with Friends.

Friday 1 May

Mendelssohn Symphony no 5
RCM Chamber Orchestra with members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Monday 4 May

Gurney (orchestrated by Howells) In Flanders
Sung by baritone Nicholas Morton with the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 7 May

Dvořák Wind Serenade
Performed by RCM Wind Ensemble

Monday 11 May

Der Musensohn
A Schubertiad exploring the great master's songs with Roger Vignoles and RCM singers

Tuesday 12 May

Lili Boulanger D'un soir triste
RCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jac van Steen

Friday 15 May

Schumann Symphony no 2
RCM Chamber Orchestra with members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Monday 18 May

Mascagni Prelude to 'Iris'
RCM Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Friday 22 May

Beethoven Octet in E flat
Performed by RCM chamber musicians

Monday 25 May

Fauré Requiem
RCM Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Jac van Steen

Friday 29 May

Beethoven Symphony no 1
Arranged for wind ensemble by Nicholas Reader

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These are unprecedented times for the RCM and its students. Many of our young musicians rely on gigs, teaching, performances and other work to cover their living costs and student fees. As a result of Covid-19, most of this work has been cancelled. We are asking our community to support our Covid-19 Hardship Fund to support those RCM students facing significant financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Any donation that you are able to give will support RCM students in urgent need of financial assistance at this time. Thank you for your kind support.

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Find our more about the RCM Community

The concert series is part of the RCM’s newly launched #RCMCommunity campaign, through which the College is promoting continued music-making by the RCM community and ensuring that its social media channels remain a hub of creativity during challenging times. Uplifting content, tips and support are being shared across the College’s TwitterFacebook and Instagram pages, as well as major Chinese social media platforms Weibo and WeChat (ID: RCMLondon). Content submissions are encouraged from fans and followers as well as those directly connected to the RCM – use the hashtag #RCMCommunity to get involved!

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