Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Spotlight On Strings

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The Strings Of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra return with an exquisite 75-minute concert performing a selection of well-loved pieces. Grieg’s popular Holberg Suite is supremely crafted, based on eighteenth-century dance forms, while Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No.10 displays a touch of his sensitive style. Completing the programme is Tchaikovsky’s sublime Serenade For Strings. A work inspired by Mozart and described by the composer as written ‘from the heart’, the Serenade is the perfect piece to showcase the luscious sounds of the RPO’s strings.

This concert is a socially distanced performance in full compliance with the latest government regulations. Please note, this performance has no interval. Click here to read more about all the measures being taken to keep you safe while at the venue.

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GRIEG Holberg Suite

MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No.10

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade For Strings


Director/Violin Duncan Riddell

Strings of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

James Williams, Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra says: “The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to be returning to its resident home at Royal & Derngate on 16 June for its first performance as part of the theatre’s reopening programme. Audiences will once again be able to experience the joy and magic of hearing a concert live but safe in the knowledge that stringent COVID-19 protocols are in place for audience and the performers to maintain everyone’s safety. This performance features music by familiar names such as Grieg and Mendelssohn and a personal favourite of mine, Tchaikovsky’s Serenadefor string orchestra which abounds with joyous melodies and buoyant rhythms. We look forward to welcoming you to share once again the thrill of live music”.

Jun 21
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Derngate
Duration: 62 minutes without an interval