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Barry Wordsworth conducts Holst

Friday 3 November 2017, 7.30pm

ELGAR Cockaigne Overture


HOLST The Planets

Barry Wordsworth Conductor
Duncan Riddell Leader/Solo Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The 2017–2018 season marks the 40th Anniversary of The Hexagon. To begin the festivities the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brings a Gala Concert of British favourites.

Beginning with the frivolous melodic lines of Elgar’s playful Cockaigne Overture, followed by Vaughan Williams’ incredibly popular The Lark Ascending, with the lyrical violin line soaring above shimmering strings.

After the interval, we are excited to bring Holst’s majestic work, The Planets. A phenomenal work, each movement has a distinct character, taking you on a rollercoaster ride through the solar system. What better way to celebrate?


Meet the Musicians

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional musician in a world-famous orchestra? Now’s your chance to ask! Members from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be in the Foyer at 6.45pm–7.15pm to answer your questions. It’s free of charge and informal so pop in to say hello!

Ticket information

Tickets: £25.50, £22.50

Groups, students and under 16s discounts available

Booking fees many apply

Reading The Hexagon
Queen's Walk
0118 960 6060