Orchestral Masterworks: Swan Lake

16 November 2023, 6:00pm

Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

£5, £8

Martyn Brabbins smiling and looking at the camera

16 November 2023, 6:00pm

Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

£5, £8

Martyn Brabbins conductor
Alex Mackinder conductor*
Maxence Bretel violin
RCM Philharmonic

Anian Wiedner Waterfall Night (world premiere)*
Betsy Jolas A Little Summer Suite
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake suite op 20a

Martyn Brabbins, Music Director of English National Opera and RCM Prince Consort Professor of Conducting, has been described as an ‘inspirational force in British music’.

He returns to the Royal College of Music to lead the RCM Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake Suite, with its famous opening fantasy-like theme played by the oboe and harp.

In addition, hear a suite by Betsy Jolas – an evocative work described as 'a walking stroll in four sections' – and a world premiere by RCM composer Anian Wiedner, inspired by the abstract and richly layered painting by American artist Pat Steir. 

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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

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