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RCM Jazz Orchestra

Dates
13 October 2021, 7:30pm

Venue
Britten Theatre

Tickets
£10

Our autumn season performances will be ticketed with socially distanced seating, to ensure a safe and comfortable visit for you. You can read more about our safety measures here.

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RCM Jazz Orchestra

Dates
13 October 2021, 7:30pm

Venue
Britten Theatre

Tickets
£10

Our autumn season performances will be ticketed with socially distanced seating, to ensure a safe and comfortable visit for you. You can read more about our safety measures here.

Mark Armstrong director
Zoe Rahman guest pianist
RCM Jazz Orchestra

Mary Lou Williams (arr Laura Jurd) Zodiac Suite
Zoe Rahman Selected works

In memory of Mary Purcell Cosgrave

Mary Lou Williams (1910–1981) is often described as the first female jazz composer. Although she wrote hundreds of pieces, her work is unjustly overlooked, despite being performed by Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. A musical prodigy, she played piano with Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. Written in 1945, Zodiac Suite is a 12-piece work with each movement representing a sign of the zodiac and dedicated to colleagues Williams performed with. It is orchestral in style, allowing RCM musicians to showcase their skills and develop their talent in performing jazz.

In the second half our guest soloist Zoe Rahman performs her own compositions reflecting her classical background and British and Bengali heritage.

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 light 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 new 1851 courtyard.

Opening hours: Monday–Saturday, 8.30am-4.30pm (from 13 September)

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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.