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Keyboard Festival: Trios and Trifles

Dates
22 March 2020, 11:00am

Venue
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Tickets
Free but required

Keyboard Festival: Trios and Trifles

Dates
22 March 2020, 11:00am

Venue
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Tickets
Free but required

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

Many RCM musicians will be performing his complete Piano Trios and assorted smaller works for solo keyboard and four hands.

In Beethoven’s lifetime, the amateur chamber ensemble market was booming and there was huge demand for new music to play at home. Indeed, the young composer’s first published works were a set of three piano trios –his op 1. He continued to write for the ensemble of piano, violin and cello throughout his career, with the mighty Archduke Trio from 1811 being perhaps the most well-loved.

Join us for this fascinating and stimulating day of works by one of the greatest musicians the world has known and follow his development through 45 years of composing for keyboard.

Drop in for a trio, or trifle away a few hours, soaking up an abundance of wonderful performances. Our doors will be open all day so come and go as you please!

Part of the RCM Keyboard Festival. 

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Plan your visit

Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

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   South Kensington: 0.5 miles
   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

   Santander Cycles docking station and public cycle locking facilities adjacent to RCM

The RCM provides refreshments throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.

RCM Café

The RCM Café serves barista-style coffees, sandwiches, snacks, salads and hot food. There is also access to outside seating in our courtyard.

Opening: Monday–Saturday, 8am–5pm
Hot food service: Monday–Saturday, 11.30am–2.30pm

Evening performance refreshments

The RCM offers a range of light pre-performance and interval refreshments for many of our most popular events. These are served between 6pm and 9pm (5pm for early evening performances) in the Britten Theatre Bar or in the main Foyer outside the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.

The main entrance to the RCM has eight steps up from the pavement and two inside the main doors. A lift is available for visitors with limited mobility. The lift is built into the smaller staircase to the left of the main entrance steps. There is an intercom button on the control panel, which can be seen and reached easily from the street. On arrival, press the buzzer to notify a member of RCM staff, who will come out to meet you and operate the lift for you.

All our event venues can be accessed by visitors with limited mobility via the lift at the main entrance.