Events Calendar

26 Sep 24.png

Mendelssohn, Schumann and Wagner

Thursday 26 September 2024, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Wagner Rienzi: Overture
Schumann Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No.3, ‘Scottish’

Jac van Steen Conductor
Curtis Phill Hsu Piano (Winner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition) 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The composers of the Romantic era liked their landscapes untamed, their stories sensational and their emotions larger-than-life – so that’s exactly what conductor Jac van Steen delivers tonight. Mendelssohn conceived his ‘Scottish’ Symphony at twilight in Edinburgh, as he wandered the ruins of Holyrood Abbey: what follows is a sweeping musical drama of mist-covered moors and warring clans. Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi is even more over the top: a rip-roaring musical swashbuckler inspired by a tale of bloody rebellion amid the ruins of Rome. You simply have to hear it! And in between… well, we have a real treat for you as we present the newly crowned winner of the 2024 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, Curtis Phill Hsu. A star in the making, Curtis performs Schumann’s sublime Piano Concerto.

Kindly supported by the Fairlight Arts Trust

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

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 35% – phone 020 7608 8840 to find out more.

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.

You might also be interested in...

Wednesday 18 September, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
Wednesday 30 October, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
Tuesday 12 November, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall