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January

22 January 2020, 7:30pm
Britten Theatre

Limited Availability

The ever-popular RCM Big Band returns to the Britten Theatre stage, joined by Swiss jazz group Vein Trio, for colourful a performance of original compositions and works by George Gruntz.

23 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Beethoven’s Symphony no 1 is creatively arranged for wind instruments in this RCM Wind Ensemble concert.

24 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

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Celebrate the Year of the Rat as we welcome in the Chinese New Year with a special concert of traditional and Western repertoire curated by RCM musicians.

25 January 2020, 5:30pm
Recital Hall

Leading soloists from the RCM Junior Department take centre stage for a varied concert of instrumental music.

28 January 2020, 1:05pm
West Parry Room

Limited Availability

Lindsay Garritson offers the chance to enjoy her talents in the intimate setting of our West Parry Room

29 January 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Join us as we celebrate the music of RCM Research Fellow and leading composer Mark-Anthony Turnage in his 60th birthday year.

29 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

We continue our 60th birthday celebration of composer Mark-Anthony Turnage with a performance from the RCM’s contemporary music ensemble New Perspectives.

30 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

For the final concert in our Composer in Residence series, the RCM welcomes Ben Gernon to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra.

31 January 2020, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

Limited Availability

Singers from the RCM regularly go on to take leading roles in the world’s greatest opera houses so don’t miss the opportunity to spot the stars of the future!

31 January 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues this spring with a 30-minute programme of masterworks performed on our Flentrop Orgelbouw organ.

31 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM String Quartet in Residence returns with its unique playing style and 'new attitude to classical music' (Cincinnati Enquirer).

February

04 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Acclaimed percussion soloist Marta Klimasara joins RCM musicians for a fun-packed evening featuring pieces by RCM composers and traditional works arranged for percussion.

06 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Philharmonic performs Sibelius's Symphony no 2 alongside Kaija Saariaho’s Asteroid 4179: Toutatis.

07 February 2020, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

Limited Availability

Don’t miss the opportunity to spot the stars of the future on stage, conducted by Natalie Murray Beale!

07 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues this spring with a 30-minute programme of masterworks performed on Flentrop Orgelbouw organ.

10 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The Gift of Music series continues with a celebration of some of the most important instrument donations received by the Royal College of Music.

11 February 2020, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

Limited Availability

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the stars of the future as singers from the RCM perform pieces from the operatic repertoire.

11 February 2020, 7:30pm
SJE Arts

The Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present a concert celebrating two masters of the baroque.

12 February 2020, 6:00pm
Inner Parry Room

Prince Consort Winds, winner of the RCM Woodwind Ensemble Competition 2019, kicks off our 2020 Chamber Music Festival with Barber’s Summer Music.

12 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Baroque Orchestra opens with Bach’s first Brandenburg Concerto, the largest and most dramatic of the six, and ends with his bright and joyous Ascension Oratorio.

13 February 2020, 11:00am
Recital Hall

This workshop will include a presentation on techniques and end with a performance of chamber music.

13 February 2020, 1:05pm
East Parry Room

Dr Ingrid Pearson introduces one of Haydn’s most popular quartets ahead of a performance of the whole work.

13 February 2020, 3:00pm
West Parry Room

Limited Availability

The Brompton Quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet op 95 alongside the work of another great moderniser, Stravinsky.

13 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

RCM students perform repertoire that explores the range of the saxophone in the glorious acoustic of our Recital Hall.

13 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Consone Quartet performs music by Beethoven in the 250th anniversary of his birth, as well as a sextet by Spohr.

14 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Join us on Valentine’s Day for a special recital of songs and duets from Russia, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Britain.

14 February 2020, 6:00pm
Inner Parry Room

The RCM’s viol professor and Viol Consort perform Dowland’s Lachrimae, a collection of seven variations that make a tender backdrop to Valentine’s Day.

14 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

As the newlyweds contemplate their future in Copland’s Appalachian Spring, so we round off our Valentine’s Day selection of concerts in this year’s Chamber Music Festival.

15 February 2020, 1:05pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Salome Quartet, formed in 2016 at the RCM, performs Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A minor alongside the first of Mozart’s 'Prussian' quartets.

15 February 2020, 3:00pm
Recital Hall

Dr Angela Slater brings her fascinating concert series to the RCM with an afternoon dedicated to the inspirational work of both emerging and established female composers.

15 February 2020, 6:00pm
East Parry Room

The Albert Quintet brings a fusion of jazz and classical composition to Saturday early evening, with a programme that includes Schifrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans.

15 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Performing entirely from memory, RCM musicians tackle staples of the chamber orchestra repertoire in a theatrical, staged performance.

16 February 2020, 11:00am
Royal Albert Hall

The Chloé Piano Trio performs in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room. 

16 February 2020, 5:15pm
Britten Theatre

Roger Vignoles will lead a handpicked group of singers and pianists in exploring these musical portraits of Schumann, his wife and the influences on the path to their union.

18 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

We continue our celebration of 20th-century master Bela Bartok with the shortest of his totemic string quartets.

20 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM Concerto Competition winner Annabel Kennedy performs Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, a collection of songs based on poems by Friedrich Ruckert.

21 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

RCM musicians explore the intricacies of Beethoven’s chamber works this season, celebrating the composer’s 250th anniversary through his timeless music.

24 February 2020, 1:05pm
Recital Hall

The second event in our chamber music celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary sees RCM musicians perform the first of Beethoven’s late quartets alongside a quartet by Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

25 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Ensembles from the RCM Brass Faculty celebrate the tone and timbre of brass instruments in this varied programme.

26 February 2020, 7:00pm
West Parry Room

Undergraduate RCM singers and collaborative pianists explore American Song from across the years.

26 February 2020, 7:30pm
Recital Hall

Complimenting Beethoven’s music in this chamber concert is a work by Louis Spohr, whose popularity as a composer in his lifetime threatened to surpass that of Beethoven himself.

27 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

In the very first bar of Vortex Temporum, pioneering French composer Gérard Grisey sweeps us up in a swirling arpeggio taken directly from Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé.

28 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues this spring with a 30-minute programme of masterworks performed on Flentrop Orgelbouw organ.

29 February 2020, 5:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM Junior Department chamber ensembles showcase their talents in a varied programme of piano trios, string quartets and wind quintets.

March

01 March 2020, 11:00am
Royal Albert Hall

Performing at this Classical Coffee Morning are The Brompton Quartet, comprised of musicians from the UK, Austria and Slovenia.

01 March 2020, 1:30pm
Inner Parry Room

Pierre Hamon guides us on a musical journey through breath in ancient civilisations.

02 March 2020, 6:00pm
Inner Parry Room

International musicians Inês d'Avena and Claudio Ribeiro unite to perform a variety of works in this special recorder and harpsichord recital.

02 March 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Limited Availability

In this varied concert, musicians from the Artist Diploma in Performance programme showcase their honed skills with a range of impressive solo performances.

05 March 2020, 7:00pm
Recital Hall

Musicians from the Historical Performance and Composition faculties combine forces and work with harpsichord professor Jane Chapman and ensemble Consort 21 to premiere innovative new chamber works using historical instruments.

06 March 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM musicians perform a selection of Ravel’s piano works ahead of a concert with Sir Antonio Pappano on Sunday 8 March. 

07 March 2020, 5:30pm
Holy Trinity Church

The talented musicians of the RCM Junior Department present a varied programme of music for various choral groups.

08 March 2020, 12:00pm
Inner Parry Room

RCM musicians curate and perform works by female composers in this afternoon of mini concerts showcasing some of the music featured in the new RCM online resource.

08 March 2020, 4:30pm
Recital Hall

Featuring music by female composers who studied at the RCM.

08 March 2020, 6:15pm
Grove Room

An intimate reception before the evening's More Music concert. 

08 March 2020, 6:00pm
Inner Parry Room

A special version of Song Plus for International Women's Day with songs celebrating female composers and poets.

08 March 2020, 7:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Limited Availability

The Royal Opera’s Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano leads the RCM Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling evening of French music, culminating in Saint-Saens’s Symphony no 3 to showcase the full range of the RCM’s organ.

09 March 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM composition professor Michael Oliva presents an evening or works that extend and enrich solo instruments with live electronics.

14 March 2020, 5:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a selection of orchestral and ensemble works from Junior Department musicians, including pieces for String Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Ensemble, Brass Dectet, Chamber Choir and Parry Voices.

16 March 2020, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio presents a sophisticated evening of one-act masterpieces, celebrating the French language through their elegant libretti.

16 March 2020, 7:30pm
Recital Hall

RCM performers and composers present a programme of works encompassing conceptual, theatrical, multimedia and collaborative dimensions.

17 March 2020, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio presents a sophisticated evening of one-act masterpieces, celebrating the French language through their elegant libretti.

18 March 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony, which the composer described as a 'poem of suffering' in its depiction of the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942.

19 March 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

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

19 March 2020, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio presents a sophisticated evening of one-act masterpieces, celebrating the French language through their elegant libretti.

20 March 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This concert features the talents of RCM students and alumni, and a celebratory programme of all-Australian environmental and ecology-themed works.

21 March 2020, 5:30pm
Recital Hall

This concert is the culmination of a collaborative project between JD composers and musicians from the London Sinfonietta.

21 March 2020, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio presents a sophisticated evening of one-act masterpieces, celebrating the French language through their elegant libretti.

21 March 2020, 7:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM’s Junior Department Symphony Orchestra performs an impressive programme including Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements.

22 March 2020, 11:00am
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This spring our annual keyboard festival celebrates Beethoven in his 250th year.

23 March 2020, 7:30pm
Concert Hall

Mills Williams Junior Fellow Jobine Siekman explores JS Bach’s Cello Suite no 6 in D major and RCM compositions specially written for a very rare five-stringed baroque instrument.

25 March 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

RCM musicians perform Strauss’s cycle of twelve songs, Der Krämerspiegel, or 'The Shopkeeper’s Mirror'.

26 March 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Hear new works from RCM composers played by an ensemble of professional musicians.

27 March 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Hear RCM conductors deliver their own interpretation of an all-time favourite of the classical repertoire, The Lark Ascending.

28 March 2020, 11:00am
Recital Hall

Leading soloists from the RCM Junior Department take centre stage for a varied concert of instrumental music.

28 March 2020, 5:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This varied concert promises a rousing end to the spring term with a packed programme to include Sinfonia, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Octet, Percussion Ensemble and Girls’ Choir.

April

08 April 2020, 1:00pm
Wigmore Hall

Arina Lazgiian, the 2018 Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation, performs works by Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov.