Events Calendar

Eduardo Portal conducts Barber

Sunday 13 March 2016, 7.30pm

MOZART The Marriage of Figaro Overture

MOZART Piano Concerto No.21 “Elvira Madigan”

MAHLER Adagietto from Symphony No.5

BARBER Adagio for Strings

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7

Eduardo Portal Conductor
Tom Poster Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Popular pianist Tom Poster ‘a musician of real subtlety and searching instincts’ (Big Issue), joins the orchestra for a performance of Mozart’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No.21. One of Mozart’s sunniest compositions, the Concerto combines a comic-opera jollity with darker shadows to create exquisite melodies.

Led by Spanish maestro Eduardo Portal, the Orchestra will open the concert with the Overture to Mozart’s spirited operatic masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro. Audiences will be able to hear Mahler’s outstanding fourth movement to his Fifth Symphony, which is often romantically thought to represent a love letter to his wife, Alma.

With its long, expressive lines and elegiac mood, Barber’s Adagio for Strings has been described as the American anthem of mourning having been played at the funerals of many notable figures. Closing the concert will be Beethoven’s stirring Symphony No.7; a wonderful blend of orchestral gravitas and swelling tunes which is recognisable from the film The King’s Speech.


Ticket information

Tickets: £24

Groups, under 18s, school, seniors, ES40 and subscription discounts available.

Booking fees may apply