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Esther Yoo plays Bernstein

Wednesday 18 September 2024, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Mussorgsky, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov Khovanshchina: Prelude
Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)
Mussorsgky, orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

Long Yu Conductor
Esther Yoo Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Dancing chickens, luminous skulls, a witch’s hut… sounds spectacular? It’s amazing what you can achieve with a head full of stories, an ear for musical colour and a few shots of vodka! In the opening concert of our new season, guest conductor Long Yu – China’s pre-eminent living conductor – opens up a veritable musical picture book, and whether it’s a radiant vision of a Russian dawn or Mussorgsky’s fantastic musical art gallery, you’re guaranteed terrific tunes in fabulous colours in Pictures at an Exhibition. As for the Serenade: perhaps only Leonard Bernstein could have taken an Ancient Greek meditation on love and transformed it into a big-hearted (and delightfully quirky) violin concerto. The amazing Esther Yoo is our soloist – critics have praised her ‘freedom, invention and glorious sound’. You’re about to hear why.

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 at least one full week before the performance.

Ticket information

Doors: 6.45pm

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

Tickets from £18* (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%

Student tickets available, book via Student Pulse.

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

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

RPO Club

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School tickets are available for £5, subject to availability. Phone 020 7608 8840 or email to find out more.

*All orders made via the RPO are subject to a £4 transaction fee. For group bookings of 10+, a £1 fee per ticket applies (capped at £30 per booking).
Prices are subject to change, book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats at the best possible prices.

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 D–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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