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Korngold’s Violin Concerto

Wednesday 9 April 2025, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Kaprálová Suite Rustica
Korngold Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No.8

Eduardo Strausser Conductor
Liya Petrova Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

If you enjoy Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony (No.9), you’re going to love his Eighth, which he wrote back home in the heart of Bohemia. Hymn tunes, birdsong and folk dances; village bands, summer sunsets and blazing triumph – they’re all here, in what might be the single happiest symphony by any great composer (and definitely one of the most tuneful). For guest conductor Eduardo Strausser, it’s a natural way to end a concert that positively glows with Central European sunshine. The award-winning violinist Liya Petrova steps into the limelight in Korngold’s soaring Violin Concerto – written in Hollywood by a composer with his heart in Vienna. And there’s a chance to discover a real neglected gem: the folk-inspired Suita Rustica by Vítězslava Kaprálová, who lit up Czech music between the wars.

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.

RPO Groups

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.

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