Hexagon 40th Anniversary Gala

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth

Venue: Hexagon Theatre (Directions)

Fri 3 Nov, 19:30


Barry Wordsworth, Conductor
Duncan Riddell, Violin

With young musicians from Berkshire Maestros, Reading Youth Orchestra and Henley Music School

Overture: Cockaigne

Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending

The Planets

The 2017-2018 season marks the 40th Anniversary of The Hexagon. To begin the festivities, our Resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, bring a Gala Concert of British favourites. Beginning with the frivolous melodic lines of Elgar’s playful Cockaigne Overture, followed by Vaughan Williams’ incredibly popular The Lark Ascending, with the lyrical violin line soaring above shimmering strings. After the interval, we are excited to bring Holst’s majestic work, The Planets. A phenomenal work, each movement has a distinct character, taking you on a rollercoaster ride through the solar system. What better way to celebrate?

In addition, the concert opens with young musicians from our Emerging Artist Partner organisations playing a new work, created by them in workshops with the RPO and performed by them with the orchestra. A celebration of just some of the members of the community which contributes to The Hexagon’s varied programme of events.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
The Hexagon Auditorium FREE

Ticket information

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Booking for individual concert opens on Monday 10 July.

Tickets: £25.50, £22.50

Groups 10+: ALL tickets are £12 each. No additional subscription rates apply. (subject to availability)
All children under 18: £6 for individual tickets
Schools: £6 each, including free programmes (subject to availability) (SMS members £5.75)
Classical Membership Scheme: £12 for individual tickets. (For patrons aged 18-25 or students of any age - please contact the Box Office to register for the scheme)

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Venue info

Hexagon Theatre

Queens Walk
Sat Nav - RG1 7TQ


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Contact: 0118 960 6060

Box Office opening times:
Mon-Fri: 10.00-17.00 or until show time
Sat-Sun: Closed or 1 hour before show time