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Beethoven, Grieg and Nielsen

Wednesday 26 June 2024, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Nielsen Maskarade: Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
Grieg Peer Gynt (excerpts), with narration

Adam Hickox Conductor
Lise de la Salle Piano
Ceferina Penny Soprano
Sam Hird Baritone
Tama Matheson Actor

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Cadogan Hall’s 20th anniversary


The overture to Nielsen’s joyful and exuberant opera Maskarade, is the perfect start to our celebrations, filled as it is with all the fun and drama of a masked ball. Despite being considered the ‘national opera’ of Denmark and acknowledged by Denmark’s Ministry of Culture in 2006 as one of the nation’s 12 greatest musical works, the piece is rarely performed outside of the composer’s home country. 

Beethoven’s lyrical fourth piano concerto opens with a quiet invitation from the soloist to join them, and the Orchestra, on a musical journey like no other. Lise de la Salle is the perfect guide for this piece that was nearly eclipsed by Beethoven’s other works, but was championed by none other than Felix Mendelssohn, whose own Violin Concerto we will hear on Saturday 29 June.

For the second half of tonight’s concert, we welcome back to the stage Tama Matheson, who will bring to life some of the incidental music which Edvard Grieg wrote for Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. Regular RPO audience members may remember Matheson’s unique 2022 rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which he embodied Shakespeare and retold the story live on stage.  


The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Cadogan Hall were saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Sir Andrew Davis, who was due to conduct this performance. We send our deepest sympathies to Sir Andrew’s family.

We are incredibly thankful to Adam Hickox for graciously stepping into Sir Andrew’s role for this concert. Following successful debuts with leading orchestras around Europe and his recent appointment as Principal Conductor of The Glyndebourne Sinfonia, British conductor Adam is fast building a reputation for his impressive and elegant performances and mature interpretations of a wide range of repertoire.


Ticket information

Doors: 6.45pm

Concert starts: 7.30pm (approximate end time: 9.45pm)

Tickets from £18 (prices are subject to change)

RPO Club members save 50% on two tickets per London Season concert and receive a host of other benefits – phone 020 7608 8840 to find out more.

Groups of just 6+ save up to 30% – 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 price 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 price bands C–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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