Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Wycombe Swan
"Fresh from international tours to Geneva, Istanbul and USA"
2016 is set to be an exciting year for the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As well as returning to the Wycombe Swan for its seventh season, the Orchestra will celebrate the 70th anniversary since it was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham. Bringing together outstanding soloists, conductors and pieces of music, the season at the Wycombe Swan will delight audiences.
Fresh from international tours to Geneva, Istanbul and USA, the Orchestra is excited to be bringing classical music to High Wycombe. Managing Director of the RPO Ian Maclay said, “It’s wonderful to be returning to the Wycombe Swan during our 70th anniversary year. The audiences are always enormously appreciative and we’re grateful to have such supportive and loyal fans.”
On Wednesday 18th May the concert opens with Sibelius’ beautifully pictorial Karelia Suite, led by the rising star conductor Ben Gernon.
The concert brings together Heroes and Demons with Rachmaninov’s ghostly Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Beethoven’s intense Symphony No.3, ‘Eroica’. While the rumour that the violinist Paganini sold his soul to the devil has inspired many composers, including Brahms and Andrew Lloyd Webber, it is Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on the theme that is considered the most intricate. Joining the orchestra will be the supremely talented pianist Alexandra Dariescu, recently named “one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career” in International Piano Magazine.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform at the Wycombe Swan on Wednesday 18th May. Tickets are available at wycombeswan.co.uk or 01494 512000.
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