Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Martin Roscoe

Venue: Hexagon Theatre (Directions)

Sun 21 May, 19:30


Christian Kluxen, Conductor
Martin Roscoe, Piano

Overture: William Tell

Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.25

Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74 'Pathetique'

Bursting brass at a galloping pace proclaims the opening of Rossini's William Tell Overture and the beginning of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's spring concert, led by conductor, Christian Kluxen. Joining the Orchestra for Mendelssohn's virtuosic Piano Concerto No.1 is "a refined pianist with the wisdom of experience" (Gramophone Magazine), Martin Roscoe. Opening with breathless urgency, Mendelssohns' light and joy filled piano concerto is almost improvisatory in its speed and excitement.

Close the programme is Tchaikovsky's towering masterpiece, his Symphony No.6 'Pathetique'. Perhaps one of the most personal scores that the composer ever wrote, the piece is etched with heart-breaking intensity and was intended to be his own requiem.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
The Hexagon Auditorium

Ticket information

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

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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