Royal College of Music

Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS
  • Telephone 020 7591 4314
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  • Website www.rcm.ac.uk
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Royal College Of Music

The Royal College of Music was founded in 1882 by Edward VII and has trained some of the most important musical figures including Vaughan Williams, Britten, Sir Roger Norrington, Dame Joan Sutherland, Alfie Boe, James Galway and Natalie Clein, to name but a few. It currently hosts 750 students from more than 60 countries studying to become talented and open-minded musicians.

The college is located in South Kensington. Access is available by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines which stop at South Kensington only a ten minute walk away. Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations are both approximately 15 minutes away. Buses 9, 10, 52 and 452 pass the Royal Albert Hall, whilst the number 360 stops directly outside.

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Bach Cantatas

Ashley Solomon director RCM Baroque Orchestra RCM Chamber Choir JS Bach Gott fahret auf mit Jauchzen BWV43 WF Bach Sinfonia in D major Fk 64 JS Bach Tonet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! BWV214 The RCM Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra come together to perform two joyous cantatas by JS Bach including Resound, ye…

Sun 4 Mar

£5 / 020 7591 4314

  • 15:00

Brahms And His Poets

Join us as we celebrate the publication of the first booklength study of the poets of Brahms's solo songs by Head of Postgraduate Programmes Dr Natasha Loges, featuring performances by RCM singers and pianists. Tickets: Free but required

Wed 24 Jan

Free / 020 7591 4314

  • 14:00

Cafe Melodie francaise

Roger Vignoles director Be transported into the sights and sounds of Paris in this entertaining French cafe style evening. Under the direction of internationally renowned piano accompanist Roger Vignoles, RCM singers give a unique spin on songs by Gounod, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Ravel and Poulenc in a delightful semi-staged…

Sun 11 Feb

£5 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:00

Composition For Screen Showcase

RCM Composition for Screen alumni are working throughout the industry in both Hollywood and the UK, and hold numerous accolades including BAFTA, Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy awards for work in the film, television and games industries. Don't miss this chance to hear music by current RCM composers as it's meant to be…

Fri 16 Mar

£10 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:30

From The Soundhouse

Stockhausen: Telemusik Saariaho: Noa Noa Maeve McCarthy: Passing Strangers (world premiere) Matthew Lomax: B|O|R|D|E|R|S (world premiere) Our electronics series From The Soundhouse returns with an exciting programme featuring RCM musicians.

Fri 2 Mar

£5 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:30

Keyboard Festival: La Fin De La Belle Epoque

Debussy Preludes Vierne Symphony No 3 This spring our annual keyboard festival marks the centenary of Debussy's death with a complete performance of his evocative piano Preludes, interspersed with movements from Louis Vierne's Symphony no 3 for organ. We also celebrate other works from the final blooming years of the…

Sun 11 Mar

Free / 020 7591 4314

  • 12:00

Matthias Hofs

Matthias Hofs trumpet Christian Schmitt organ Trumpet virtuoso Matthias Hofs joins concert organist Christian Schmitt for a selection of arranged concertos by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, performed on our magnificent new Flentrop organ.

Mon 5 Mar

£5 / 020 7591 4314

  • 18:15

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Based on Shakespeare's comic play, RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten's much-loved opera A Midsummer Night's Dream has enchanted audiences since its first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival over 50 years ago. Set in the woods around Athens, the King of the Fairies Oberon has fallen out with his Queen, Titania. While the…

Mon 5 Mar

£10–£50 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:00

Tue 6 Mar

£10–£50 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:00

Thu 8 Mar

£10–£50 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:00

Sat 10 Mar

£10–£50 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:00

Orchestral Masterworks: Ravel's Mother Goose Suite

Holly Mathieson conductor RCM Philharmonic Kodaly Hary Janos Suite Ravel Mother Goose Suite One of Ravel's most exquisite works, the whimsical suite of fairy-tales inspired by the Mother Goose stories is led by Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Holly Mathieson. The RCM Philharmonic also presents…

Thu 8 Mar

£5–£8 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:00

RCM Organ Festival

12:00pm | 25 February 2018 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall Join us for a day of performances and talks celebrating the launch of the RCM's new organ designed by renowned Dutch organ builder Flentrop Orgelbouw, and a wonderful new facility for the College. Hear works by some of the RCM's most revered former students…

Sun 25 Feb

Free / 020 7591 4314

  • 12:00

RCM Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky's Journey

Martyn Brabbins conductor Dominic Doutney piano RCM Symphony Orchestra Singers from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Alena Rozkopa soprano Veronika Ershova mezzo soprano Karina Demurova contralto Alexander Chernov tenor Bogdan Golyapa tenor Kirill Kapachinskikh bass Alkhas Ferzba bass Stravinsky Renard Stravinsky Concerto…

Tue 27 Feb

£10–£15 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:30

RCM Wind Ensemble

Simon Channing director RCM Wind Ensemble JS Bach (arr Kieran Timbrell) Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 Lara Poe Kuje (world premiere) Paul Evernden Carving no1 for mixed wind quintet Mozart (arr Robin O'Neill) Sonata in D minor for 2 pianos K 448 The RCM Wind Ensemble performs exciting new works and arrangements by…

Thu 15 Feb

£5 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:30

Russian Chamber Music: Dance And Turbulence

Often seen in the shadows of the Russian giants of the time, the music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a Polish Jew who emigrated to Russia, is only now being recognised for his unique musical style. Here his works are paired alongside chamber pieces by his good friend Shostakovich and Prokofiev's 'Trapeze' quintet written for a…

Wed 16 May

£8 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:30

Russian Chamber Music: News And Suspense

Discover the revolutionary soundworld of Alexander Mosolov with one of his provocative miniatures for voice inspired by newspaper announcements. Alongside, duets by the Russian impressionist Gliere are paired with Shostakovich's fourth string quartet, notable for its suspenseful final movement. This concert is part of the…

Tue 13 Mar

£8 / 020 7591 4314

  • 19:30

Thomas Trotter Organ Recital

Programme to include: Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G major JS Bach Ach, was soll ich Sunder Machen BWV259 Downes Paraphrase on 'O filii et filiae' Experience the full power of the RCM's new organ with a rush-hour concert from world-renowned organist Thomas Trotter, to end our day-long celebration. The RCM organ is in…

Sun 25 Feb

£5 / 020 7591 4314

  • 17:00

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