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Celebrating our Natural World

21 September 2022 - 26 November 2022

Feel at one with nature at the Royal College of Music this season, with a series of concerts featuring music inspired by our natural world.

From the rolling English countryside of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, to the dramatic Scottish backdrop to Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, and the quintessentially American scenes of Copland’s Appalachian Spring, be transported to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.

Plus, set sail on the tempestuous waters of Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, and dive into less well-known masterpieces including Crumb’s haunting depiction of whale song, Vox Balaenae.

Events

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25 October 2022, 6:00pm
Performance Hall

Hear established chamber music favourites alongside works you might not know in our Chamber Spotlight series with the first of four concerts inspired by the natural world.

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27 October 2022, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Celebrations of Vaughan Williams' 150th anniversary continue as conductor Adrian Partington leads the monumental work that firmly put the composer on the map.

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28 October 2022, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Celebrations of Vaughan Williams' 150th anniversary continue as conductor Adrian Partington leads the monumental work that firmly put the composer on the map.

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02 November 2022, 6:00pm
Performance Hall

Hear firm chamber music favourites alongside works you might not know in Chamber Spotlight, as we continue our varied programmes inspired by the natural world.

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02 November 2022, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM string players perform side-by-side with young musicians from the RCM Junior Department in celebration of Vaughan Williams' 150th anniversary year, in a programme including the ever-popular The Lark Ascending

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09 November 2022, 7:30pm
Performance Hall

Hear chamber music favourites alongside works you might not know in Chamber Plus, with this concert inspired by American landscapes.

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24 November 2022, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM New Perspectives, our flagship new music group, explores a dramatic programme of music by Xenakis and Birtwistle, plus UK and world premieres by RCM doctoral composers and RCM composition professor Alison Kay.

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26 November 2022, 7:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Talented musicians from the RCM Junior Department continue our celebrations for Vaughan William's 150th anniversary with A London Symphony