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Yunchan Lim performs Chopin

Tuesday 20 May 2025, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

Mussorgsky, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov Night on the Bare Mountain
Piano Concerto No.2      
Strauss An Alpine Symphony

Vasily Petrenko Conductor 
Yunchan Lim Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Frederic Chopin took the piano and transformed it into the ultimate vehicle for the Romantic imagination. There’s a burning fire beneath the poetry of his music, or as one contemporary put it ‘cannons hidden in flowers’. In the hands of Yunchan Lim – who in 2022 became the youngest-ever winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – his Second Piano Concerto will blaze as never before. But first comes Mussorgsky, battling his demons in music of spine-tingling drama.

And then Vasily Petrenko is our guide as we join Richard Strauss on a sonic ascent into the Bavarian Alps. Expect waterfalls, glaciers, alpine meadows and soul-shaking vistas, all painted in some of the most dazzling sounds ever imagined for a supersized orchestra.

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 £15* (prices subject to change)

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

Limited student tickets available, book via Student Pulse.

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.

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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.

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