RPO to perform at Chatham's Central Theatre
7 April 2010
We are delighted to announce that the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at The Central Theatre, Chatham this autumn. This concert will be a welcome return for the Orchestra, who last gave a concert in Chatham almost 20 years ago.
We are delighted to announce that the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at The Central Theatre, Chatham this autumn. Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most prodigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire. In recent months, the Orchestra has performed all over the world, including appearances in Japan, Russia and throughout Europe, and at home they boast an extensive regional touring programme. This concert will be a welcome return for the Orchestra, who last gave a concert in Chatham almost 20 years ago.
‘The Orchestra was electric, the strings...on masterful form. The brass gently warmed the texture or smashed clean through it with confident blasts, and the woodwind, too, were very much alive to the demands.' - The Guardian
GRAND TCHAIKOVSKY GALA
On Thursday 14th October 2010, the Orchestra will present a Grand Tchaikovsky Gala, conducted by the RPO’s charismatic Principal Associate Conductor, Grzegorz Nowak. In this concert, the Orchestra pays tribute to the genius of Tchaikovsky in a concert featuring four of his most popular scores. The immortal Piano Concerto No.1 is arguably the best-known of all Romantic keyboard concertos, with its soaring opening melody supported by massive piano chords. It finds a thrilling exponent here in emerging young pianist Alexander Romanovsky. The dramatic Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture is for many the most perfect expression of the fate of those ‘star-cross’d lovers’.
Tchaikovsky’s impressions of war are shown in the two great showpieces, the Marche Slave and the splendours of the 1812 Overture, a vivid celebration of Napoleon’s historic retreat from Moscow in that year.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is looking forward to performing once again in Chatham, and we hope that you will be able to join us to experience the sound of a full-scale symphony orchestra performing such dramatic pieces by a well-loved composer.
Tickets range from £19.50 - £25, with discounts available for group bookers, senior citizens and students. To book, please call the Ticket Office on 01634 338338 or visit www.thecentraltheatre.co.uk.