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Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony

Thursday 29 May 2025, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Mozart The Magic Flute: Overture
Nielsen Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6, ‘Pathétique’

Antonello Manacorda Conductor
Johan Dalene Violin (RPO Artist-in-Residence, 2024–25)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Don’t be misled by the title: for Tchaikovsky, ‘Pathétique’ meant ‘full of emotion’ and when he composed his autobiographical final symphony… well, let’s just say that he didn’t hold back. Soaring romance, desperate tragedy and brilliant celebration: it’s all here, in a symphony that leaves no heartstring un-tugged, right up to its devastating and unforgettable conclusion. If you’ve heard our guest conductor Antonello Manacorda in action at the Royal Opera House, you’ll know that he aims straight for the heart of everything he conducts. So expect elegance and joy in Mozart’s exuberant Overture to The Magic Flute, and pure energy when he joins RPO Artist-in-Residence Johan Dalene to perform the piece with which Dalene shot to fame in 2019: the powerful Violin Concerto by Carl Nielsen. It’s possible that no one alive plays it better.

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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