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American Classics

Wednesday 25 September 2024, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

Michael Seal Conductor
Eric Lu Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Bernstein
Candide: Overture
Rogers Carousel: Waltz
Barber Adagio
Bernstein West Side Story: Suite No.1
Williams Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin An American Paris

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a celebration of some of the most iconic pieces of American music ever composed.

A sparkling programme filled with timeless American classics, from the captivating sounds of Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man to John Williams’ Olympic Fanfare and Theme. Originally composed for the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984, our performance will celebrate its 40th anniversary and coincide with the Games in Paris this year. Plus Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, as well as music from the much-loved musical West Side Story.

Featuring pianist Eric Lu, the Orchestra is also thrilled to be joined by conductor Michael Seal for a spectacular evening at the one-and-only Royal Albert Hall.


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: 10pm)

Tickets from £17*.

All RPO orders are subject to a £4 transaction fee. For group bookings of 10+, a £1 fee per ticket applies (capped at £30 per booking).

All Royal Albert Hall orders are subject to fees of 10% of the total transaction, plus a recovery levy of £2 per ticket. 

*Book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats at the best possible prices. Ticket prices will be adjusted in real-time and will reflect the most current price for each performance based on demand. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Groups of just 6+ save up to 30% – phone 020 7608 8840 to find out more (book 6 to 9 tickets online now and immediately save 10%).

Under 18 offers apply: £7 for children aged 7–17 in 2nd Tier boxes, Rear Circle and Upper Choir.

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.


Tickets for RPO Brent Members

A limited number of tickets are available for this performance at a special price for RPO Brent members in the Rear Circle and Upper Choir (only).

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.

Find out more about the RPO Brent membership and sign up here.

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