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RPO Gala Concert with Martin James Bartlett

Hastings International Piano Festival

White Rock Theatre

Sat 29 Feb 7pm

The Hastings International Piano Festival

Our Resident Orchestra is joined by the BBC Young Musician Of The Year, and two of our 2019 Hastings Piano Competition Prizewinners: 2019 Winner Fumiya Koido and 2019 Prizewinner Sylvia Jiang.

Repertoire: Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 – with Sylvia Jiang, Ravel Piano Concerto in G – with Martin James Bartlett, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 – with Fumiya Koido

For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Its home base since 2004 at London’s Cadogan Hall serves as a springboard for seven principal residencies as well as more than forty-five concerts per year in long-term partnership venues across the country, often in areas where access to live orchestral music is very limited. In London, the Orchestra’s regular performances at Cadogan Hall are complemented by a distinguished series at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and a hugely popular series at the Royal Albert Hall. With a wider reach than any other UK large ensemble, the RPO has truly become Britain’s national orchestra.

Alongside its concert series, the RPO embraces twenty-first-century opportunities, including appearances with pop stars and on video game, film and television soundtracks, whilst its artistic priority remains paramount: the making of great music at the highest level for the widest possible audience. This would have been lauded by its Founder and first conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham, who set up the RPO in 1946, leading a vital revival in the UK’s orchestral life after World War II. Since then, the Orchestra’s principal conductors have included Rudolf Kempe, Antal Doráti, Walter Weller, André Previn, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yuri Temirkanov, Daniele Gatti and Charles Dutoit; and its repertoire has encompassed every strand of music from the core classical repertoire to music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and works by leading composers of recent years, such as Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Sir John Tavener.

Doors - 6pm
First half - 7pm
Second half - 8.05pm
Finish - 9pm



All remaining standard tickets £22.50, £82.50 (VIP)

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Festival pass: £200

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