Please find below details of forthcoming events for London Philharmonic Orchestra supporters.
Private Members’ Rehearsals
Friends, Benefactors and Thomas Beecham Group members are invited to attend exclusive private rehearsals at the Royal Festival Hall throughout the season.
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The Rest Is Noise Opening Night
Saturday 19 January 2013
To celebrate the opening night of The Rest is Noise, the Beecham Bar will be relocated to the Weston Pavilion and we will be joined by Alex Ross, author of the book ‘The Rest is Noise – listening to the Twentieth Century’ and special guests associated with the Festival.
Meet the Players
Saturday 9 February 2013
An opportunity for Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra to meet musicians in the Friends’ Bar before the concert.
Friends’ Pre-concert Talk
Saturday 16 February
The Friends’ Bar will be relocated to the Level 3 Function Room on this date for a pre-concert talk about Orchestra life by Friends Supported Musician and Principal Harp Rachel Masters.
Thomas Beecham Group Concert and Dinner
Saturday 16 February 2013
In recognition of the support given to the London Philharmonic Orchestra by the members of the Thomas Beecham Group, we have named the Orchestra’s concert on Saturday 16 February ‘The Thomas Beecham Group Concert’. Following the performance, there will be a special dinner for Thomas Beecham Group patrons at the Corinthia Hotel, London – located just across the river next to Charing Cross
LPO Contemporaries Subscription Series Concert and Stars and Stripes Reception (2 of 3)
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Join us for this wonderful concert conducted by Marin Alsop. Enjoy a delicious Sipsmith cocktail in the interval followed by a special American-themed reception after the concert.
Friday 22 February 2013
Principal Friends, Benefactors and Thomas Beecham Group patrons are invited to join us at the annual Supporters Lunch, this year held at Brasserie Blanc, following the morning’s rehearsal. Enjoy two courses and a glass of wine with LPO musicians and staff.
New York Tour Experience
Thursday 7 – Tuesday 12 March 2013
Join the Orchestra on tour when it visits New York in March 2013. This exciting package allows you to not only take in the Orchestra’s performances at Lincoln Centre, private recitals at exclusive addresses and a Broadway show but also some of New York’s more unusual sights such as the Mayor of New York’s residence Gracie Mansion. Hurry – final bookings are now being taken.
LPO Contemporaries Subscription Series Concert and Dinner (3 of 3)
Saturday 6 April 2013
Join us for dinner at Ping Pong after this concert conducted by Hans Graf and, of course, enjoy a complimentary cocktail in the Sipsmith Bar during the interval.
Royal Festival Hall Organ Tour
Monday 22 April 2013
Join us for this rare opportunity to explore one of the world’s largest organs. Nearly 60 years since it was installed, curator William McVickers will guide us through the history and inner workings of this extraordinary instrument, as Southbank Centre completes its restoration for a grand opening in 2014.
LPO Contemporaries Champagne Saturday
Saturday 27 April 2013
Be one of the very few people invited to listen to the London Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal. Observe this world-class symphony orchestra in their jeans and T-shirts as Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski takes them through their programme for that evening. After the rehearsal has finished, join players and staff at Skylon to relax and chat over a complimentary glass of champagne.
LPO Contemporaries VIP Evening (2 of 2)
Wednesday 1 May 2013
If you missed the LPO Contemporaries VIP evening in November you can use your two complimentary tickets this evening and join VIP guests in the Orchestra’s Beecham Bar pre-concert and during the interval.
Meet the Players
Friday 17 May 2013
Another opportunity for Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra to meet musicians in the Friends’ Bar before the concert.
Behind the Scenes: Fanfare
Wednesday 29 May 2013
This popular ’behind the scenes’ evening will take a closer look at the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s brass section. Enjoy an insightful and light hearted look into this section with members performing a selection of their favourite pieces and introducing guests to their instruments. This will be coupled with a drinks reception on arrival and a post-performance informal buffet supper served in Henry Wood Hall’s crypt.
The Annual Fundraising Gala
Thursday 27June 2013
We are delighted to announce that the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual fundraising Gala will take place at Guildhall on Thursday 27 June.
The 2013 Gala evening promises to be a wonderful occasion in a beautiful historic venue. Guests will enjoy a Champagne Taittinger reception in the Old Library, followed by a special orchestral performance of Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, followed by a formal dinner, accompanied by Villa Maria wines, in the stunning Great Hall.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Principal Harp Rachel Masters, Friends Supported Musician for 2012/13, will give a talk and 45 minute recital in a private home in Chiswick. Refreshments and canapés will be served. The event is kindly hosted by David and Louise Kaye.
Private Members’ Rehearsals
Friends, Benefactors and Thomas Beecham Group Patrons enjoy exclusive access to attend private rehearsals at the Royal Festival Hall throughout the season.
Saturday rehearsals marked with a star are also now open to LPO Contemporaries.
Tickets are priced at £5 and can be booked by calling Sarah Fletcher on 020 7940 4225. Please note that numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.
*Saturday 26 January 2013 | 10.00am – 1.00pm | RFH
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
Sir Mark Elder conductor, Sarah Connolly mezzo soprano, Paul Groves tenor, Brindley Sherratt bass, London Philharmonic Choir, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Friday 1 February 2013 | 10.30am – 1.30pm | RFH
Debussy Ibéria (from Images pour orchestre); Sibelius Violin Concerto; Sibelius Symphony No. 4
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor, Henning Kraggerud violin
Friday 22 February 2013 | 10.30pm – 1.30pm | RFH
Ives Three Places in New England; Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue; Copland Piano Concerto: Joplin (arr. Schuller) Treemonisha Suite
Marin Alsop conductor, Garrick Ohlsson piano
*Saturday 6 April 2013 | 10.00am – 1.00pm | RFH
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms; Orff Carmina Burana
Hans Graf conductor, Sally Matthews soprano, Andrew Kennedy tenor, Rodion Pogossov baritone, London Philharmonic Choir, Trinity Boys Choir
Wednesday 1 May 2013 | 10.30am – 1.30pm | RFH
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 4; Tippett A Child of our Time
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor, Rebecca Evans soprano, Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo soprano, Ben Johnson tenor, Matthew Rose bass, London Philharmonic Choir
Friday 17 May 2013 | 10.30am – 1.30pm | RFH
Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes; Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2; Shostakovich Symphony No. 6
Vladimir Jurowski conductor; Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
Please note that Private Members’ Rehearsals are subject to change and cancellation at short notice.
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