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Quintessentially English

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 7.30pm

DELIUS The Walk to the Paradise Garden

WALTON Suite from Henry V


Mark Wigglesworth Conductor
Samuel West* Narrator 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Mark Wigglesworth, a notable interpreter of British music, opens the programme of English music with Delius’ gentle tone-poem The Walk to the Paradise Garden. Beginning with beautiful dream-like wind solos, the tranquil mood is soon shifted when Walton’s Suite from Henry V conjures stirring battle scenes, for which Olivier Award winner Samuel West* will narrate. Composed for Laurence Olivier’s remarkable 1944 film Henry V, this imaginative score fuses romantic tenderness with medieval beauty in a whirl of pure cinematic excitement. Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony rounds out the concert with some of his most serene music – its pastoral tranquillity is set again against the backdrop of 1940s war-torn Europe.

*Subject to other professional commitments.

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Ticket information

Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15

Booking fees may apply

Cadogan Hall
Sloane Terrace
020 7730 4500