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Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony

Wednesday 20 March 2024, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Delius Irmelin: Prelude
Chopin Piano Concerto No.2
Beethoven Symphony No.3, ‘Eroica’

Jamie Phillips Conductor
Lucas Krupiński Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Poets and revolutionaries: Jamie Phillips conducts Beethoven and Lucas Krupiński plays Chopin.

“If I understood war as well as I understand music, I would conquer him” said Beethoven of the Emperor Napoleon. Instead, he did the next best thing – and composed a symphony so revolutionary that, from opening explosion to victorious finish, it’s still shaping the way we think and feel about the power of music.

With the young British conductor Jamie Phillips at the helm, this should be a highlight of the RPO season, and the same goes for tonight’s chance to hear Łukasz Krupiński – winner of the San Marino International Piano Competition – in Chopin’s deliriously poetic Second Piano Concerto.

First, though, a real rarity: the ravishing prelude to Delius’s forgotten fairytale opera Irmelin – British music doesn’t get more magical than this.


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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Groups of just 6+ save up to 35% – phone 020 7608 8840 to find out more.

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.

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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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