Rafael Payare

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

Wednesday 1 July 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 8 July, 7pm BST

Roderick Williams: vocal masterclass
Roderick Williams OBE coaches talented RCM singers through memorable songs by Schubert, Finzi and Gurney.

YouTube Premiere Broadcast

Due to a technical problem, this event will only be shown on YouTube.

Wednesday 22 July, 7pm BST

Juraj Valčuha conducts Mahler Symphony no 9
The RCM Symphony Orchestra under the baton of visiting conductor Juraj Valčuha give a beautiful performance of Mahler's final completed symphony.

YouTube Premiere Broadcast

A link to the Facebook Premiere will be available soon.

Wednesday 29 July, 7pm BST

Rafael Payare conducts Strauss Ein Heldenleben
A rousing rendition of one of the most popular tone poems in the orchestral repertoire, under the direction of Venezualen maestro Rafael Payare.

A link to the YouTube Premiere will be available soon.

A link to the Facebook Premiere will be available soon.

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.

Thursday 2 June

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds
Thomas Zehetmair conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Friday 3 July

JS Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Performed by Magadelena Loth-Hill, Laure Chan and the RCM Baroque Orchestra

Monday 6 July

Rachmaninov: Études-Tableaux Op 39, nos 1 & 2
Performed by Victor Maslov

Friday 10 July

Mahler: Symphony no 6
Nicolas Collon conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Monday 13 July

Daniel Lee Chappel: Corrugated Light
Performed by RCM New Perspectives

Tuesday 14 July

Mendelssohn: Octet
Performed by the Harlem Quartet and RCM students

Friday 17 July

Tippett: Five Spirituals
Performed by the RCM Chamber Choir

Monday 20 July

Franck: Les Éolides
Jac van Steen conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Friday 24 July

Ravel: Piano Concerto for the left hand
Nikola Avramovic joins John Wilson and the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Monday 27 July

Mozart: Piano Concerto K491
Martin Bartlett joins Bernard Haitink and the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Friday 31 July

Berlioz: Le carnival romain
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra

Announcing our Doctoral Showcase

Tuesday 7 July, 7pm BST

In addition to our programme of performances, RCM doctoral candidates Yuki Tampo-Hinton and Paolo Paolantonio showcase their research in a presentation chaired by Head of Postgraduate Programmes Dr Natasha Loges.

This event is available to attend via Zoom. Register by Monday 6 July.

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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!

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