RCM Festival of Woodwind and Brass

16 June 2024, 11:00am

Various locations

£15, £12 under 35

Woodwind and brass musicians performing

16 June 2024, 11:00am

Various locations

£15, £12 under 35

Join RCM musicians for the College’s inaugural Festival of Woodwind and Brass. The day comprises outstanding performances, trade stands and an opportunity to experience the RCM's cutting-edge Performance Laboratory.

Alongside RCM ensembles, the College welcomes renowned visiting artist Tredegar Band – the 2023 Welsh Champion, Double British Open Champion and featured band in the BAFTA award-winning film Pride – as well as members of the Orsino Ensemble, flautist Adam Walker (former Principal Flute, LSO) and bassoonist Amy Harman (RCM alumna and Principal Bassoon, ENO and Aurora orchestras).

The day includes performances of Philip Sparke's The Year of the Dragon, Maconchy's Music for Woodwind and Brass and Bernstein's jazzy Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.

Turangalîla at the Royal Festival Hall 

The Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed conductor Jac van Steen, perform Messiaen’s epic masterpiece Turangalîla-symphonie at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 1 May, 7.30pm.

Join us for this special event, featuring RCM pianist Thomas Kelly as soloist and Imsu Choi on the ondes Martenot.

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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

   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-Friday: 8.30am-4.30pm

Saturday: 8.30am-4.30pm (term time only)

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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.

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