The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continue their three-concert residency with three exceptional soloists; Leticia Moreno, Pinchas Zukerman and Martin Roscoe. Also returning to The Hexagon is the Czech National Symphony Orchestra with British Pianist, Mark Bebbington playing Grieg, the European Union Chamber Orchestra with violinist Jennifer Pike and violist Timothy Ridout playing Mozart and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra bringing their Spring Classics concert, presented by Classic FM's Anne-Marie Minhall.
RPO Noisy Kids returns with All Creatures Great and Small - from romping, stomping wild horses to whizzy bumblebees!
The Concert Hall will be welcoming pianists Louis Schwizgebel and Paul Lewis, The Sixteen return to get you in the mood for Christmas, the Carducci String Quartet return following their last-minute replacement of the Pavel Haas Quartet last season and cellist Steven Isserlis will be joined by pianist Sam Haywood for a programme of music by Chopin and friends. Completing the programme with varied ensemble reportoire will be The Vienna Piano Trio, London Conchord Ensemble and the Julian Bliss Septet.
Organ recitals continue with Celebrity recitals by David Aphramian Liddle and Simon Johnson, plus bi-monthly lunchtime recitals by locally and nationally renowned organists. The Father Willis Organ is a phenomenal instrument, which MUST be heard.
The Emerging Artists Platform is delighted to be working in partnership with Berkshire Maestros, Henley Music School 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 master-classes 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.
Booking for individual concerts is open from Monday 4 July.