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From Darkness to Light

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7.30pm

WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto


Michele Mariotti Conductor
Esther Yoo Violin (RPO Artist-in-Residence 2018)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Beginning with a seductive whisper from the strings, Wagner’s most powerful expression of love, torment and loss opens the concert with music from his operatic masterpiece Tristan und Isolde. There’s nothing hazy, however, about the restless and mysterious opening of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Journeying from darkness to light, it is rightly considered one of the greatest violin concertos and will showcase the talented Esther Yoo. After a Beethoven-like struggle with Fate, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony launches into a whirlpool of emotions, concluding with a thrilling life-affirming finale.

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This is the RPO’s designated 2018 Legacy Giving Concert, which aims to create awareness around the value of legacy giving and to thank supporters (members of the RPO 1946 Club) who have generously pledged to leave a gift to the Orchestra in their Will. For more information about leaving a gift to the RPO in your Will, please contact Huw Davies on 020 7608 8825 or [email protected], or visit

Ticket information

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15

Booking fees may apply

Cadogan Hall
Sloane Terrace
020 7730 4500