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Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony

Tuesday 5 March 2024, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Tchaikovsky Orchestral Suite No. 4, ‘Mozartiana’
Mozart Bassoon Concerto
Martucci Nocturne
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’

Nil Venditti Conductor 
Richard Ion Bassoon

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Nil Venditti conducts music of sunlight and celebration by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

When the young Felix Mendelssohn saw Italy for the first time, his heart leaped for joy. In his Italian Symphony, you can hear it doing exactly that: because from spirited opening to whirling folk-dance finish, this is a picture-postcard come to exuberant, sunshiny life.

It is as much fun to play as it is to hear and, under charismatic guest conductor Nil Venditti, it will make a joyful ending to a concert that sparkles with melody and warmth.

Martucci basks in a fragrant Mediterranean night, Tchaikovsky pays tuneful homage to his idol Mozart, and Amadeus himself turns the humble bassoon into an operatic hero, as RPO Principal Bassoon Richard Ion takes centre stage in a concerto that’s equal parts elegance, romance and sheer unbuttoned fun.


Large print versions and digital formats of the programme for this concert are available on request for customers with accessibility requirements. Please email your request to Doran Crowhurst crowhurstd@rpo.co.uk at least one full week before the performance.


Ticket information

Doors: 6.45pm

Concert starts: 7:30pm (approximate end time: 9.45pm) 

Tickets from £15 (prices subject to change)

Series ticket discounts are available:

  • book 2 or 3 concerts, save 15%
  • book 4 or 5 concerts, save 25%
  • book 6 or more concerts, save 30%

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Student tickets available, book via Student Pulse.

Under 18 offers apply: £5 for children aged 7–17 in bands B–E.

This event is not recommended for children under 5. All customers aged 14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.

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Tickets for RPO Brent Members

A limited number of tickets are available for this performance at a special price for RPO Brent members in bands B–E.

To book tickets, members should make sure that they are logged into their RPO account. The offer will then automatically be applied in the basket.

Tickets are limited so if the offer is not applied that may be because there are no longer any tickets available for this offer.

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