Events Calendar


Maxim Vengerov performs Sibelius

Sunday 25 May 2025, 3.00pm
Royal Albert Hall

Strauss Don Juan
Violin Concerto 
Stravinsky The Firebird (Complete Ballet)

Vasily Petrenko Conductor 
Maxim Vengerov Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

‘You could never accuse violinist Maxim Vengerov of playing it safe’ wrote one critic – going on to praise ‘the sense of meaning and purpose… and, above all, that effortless charisma’. But perhaps it’s easiest to come and hear for yourself, as Vengerov summons the fire and ice of Sibelius’ windswept Violin Concerto. It’s music from an era of new beginnings and strong emotions – whether the swashbuckling, sensuous thrills of Richard Strauss’ Don Juan or the ear-popping colours of Stravinsky’s fairytale ballet The Firebird. When The Firebird premiered in Paris, four years before World War I, it was as if Stravinsky had waved a magic wand across the orchestra, and the tale of the enchanted Firebird, the demon Kaschei and the courageous Prince Ivan is one that Vasily Petrenko never tires of retelling.

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: 2.15pm

Concert starts: 3pm (approximate end time: 5.15pm)

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.

RPO Club

RPO Club members get priority booking, 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 30% – phone 020 7608 8840 to find out more. (Book 6 to 9 tickets online now and immediately save 10%.)

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

*All Royal Albert Hall orders are subject to fees of 10% of the total transaction, plus a recovery levy of £2 per ticket. 

All RPO orders are subject to a £4 transaction fee. For group bookings of 10+, a £1 fee per ticket applies (capped at £30 per booking).

Book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats at the best possible prices. Ticket prices will be adjusted in real-time and will reflect the most current price for each performance based on demand. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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.

Find out more about the RPO Brent membership and sign up here.