Classical Music Alive in Reading is delighted to present orchestras, conductors, ensembles and soloists of the highest calibre at The Hexagon and The Concert Hall. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continue their three-concert residency and also their 70th birthday with three exceptional soloists; Tasmin Little, Khatia Buniastishvili and Dame Evelyn Glennie. Also returning to The Hexagon is the European Union Chamber Orchestra with numerous soloists and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell. And for their debut in Reading, the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, bringing Simon Callow to narrate Ibert's Ballad of Reading Gaol.
Not forgetting another fantastic RPO Noisy Kids concert, taking us Around the World in 80 Minutes!
The Concert Hall will be welcoming pianist, Mitsuko Uchida, The Sixteen, The Nash Ensemble and the Pavel Haas Quartet with Denis Kozhukhin back to the stage, and presents concerts by Sir Willard White, the phenomenal Red Priest Harpsichordist, Trevor Pinnock and Friends and the award-winning guitarist, Milos.
The Emerging Artists Platform is delighted to be working in partnership with Berkshire Maestros, Henley Music School, Henley Music Centre and Reading Youth Orchestra to support young people in their music making and enjoyment. Q&A sessions with soloists and conductors, opportunities to perform during concert intervals, participating in masterclasses and workshops and by offering an easier acess to all Classical Music Alive in Reading concerts. These young people will become the soloists, orchestral players, conductors and audience members of the future.