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Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Vardianu

Saturday 29 June 2024, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Oana Vardianu Genesis (UK premiere)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No.5

Cristian Măcelaru Conductor
Bomsori Kim Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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


GRAMMY-award-winning conductor Cristian Măcelaru takes to the Cadogan Hall stage to conduct South Korean violin sensation, Bomsori Kim. Kim, who ‘wowed’ the Proms audience in 2023 (The Times), will play Mendelssohn’s exquisite Violin Concerto in a rare London appearance. Full of ravishing, flowing melodies, it is easy to see why this piece is a favourite of audiences across the world. As a precursor, young composer Oana Vardianu’s piece Genesis, written for Măcelaru and the Romanian Chamber Orchestra, charts the evolution of music itself from folkloric tradition passed through the generations to its myriad and ever-changing forms in the present day.

In the second half of the concert, Măcelaru and the Orchestra will perform Sibelius’ Symphony No.5, filled with vivid musical depictions of the natural world, from the earth to swans flying through the air. As Sibelius himself wrote in his diary while he was composing the symphony, "the melodies are divine!!"


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.

Under 18 offers apply: £5 for children aged 7–17 in price bands 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 - SOLD OUT

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

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  • click on the 'Buy Tickets' link above to be transferred to Southbank Centre’s website, followed by 'Book Now'
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