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Sir Roger Norrington conducting the RCM Symphony orchestra

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

Monday 1 June 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.

Composition for Screen Showcase returns in brand new event

We are delighted to bring you a brand new event for the Summer Term. Our annual showcase for screen composers goes digital with a live concert of newly composed works! Join us on 17 June to hear and see the very best from our screen composers.

Wednesday 17 June, 7pm BST

Composition for Screen Showcase
Our ever-popular expose of fim music composed by talented RCM students returns.

The showcase will be broadcast live on our YouTube and Facebook channels. Links to both will be posted here in due course.

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 3 June, 7pm BST

Håkan Hardenberger: Trumpet masterclass with the RCM Symphony Orchestra
Hardenberger works with RCM trumpeter Jack Wilson on Mark Anthony Turnage's From the Wreckage.

YouTube Premiere Broadcast

Facebook Premiere Broadcast

Wednesday 24 June, 7pm BST

Sir Roger Norrington conducts Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Relive this fabulously memorable performance with the RCM Symphony Orchestra from 2014. One not to miss!

YouTube Premiere Broadcast

Facebook Premiere Broadcast

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.

Monday 1 June

Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw
Sir Thomas Allen joins the RCM Symphony Orchestra & Chorus under the baton of Michael Rosewell

Friday 5 June

Haydn: String Quartet op33 no3 'Bird'
Performed by the Salomé Quartet

Monday 8 June

Puccini: Messa a quattro (Messa di Gloria)
Performed by RCM Wind Ensemble

Tuesday 9 June

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
John Wilson conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 11 June

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall

Monday 15 June

Copland: Quiet City
John Wilson conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Friday 19 June

Walton: Façade
Featuring Sir Thomas Allen and Sally Burgess

Monday 22 June

Stravinsky: Pulcinella
Vladimir Jurowski conducts RCM singers and the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Friday 26 June

Debussy: Prelude l'apres midi d'un faune
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Monday 29 June

Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3
Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra

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Support our students

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!