Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Here Come The Classics
Sun 17 November
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Then follows the Overture to Rossini’s explosive The Italian Girl in Algiers. Packed with energy, this Overture perfectly showcases the full instrumental colour and spirit that the RPO is known for . Mendelssohn’s buoyant and cheerful Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ closes this concert with panache and flair; a charming expression of how Italy made him feel.
FREE: Pre-concert talk at 2:00pm with conductor Chloé van Soeterstède in the auditorium.
We’re pleased to announce that for the RPO’s 2019 performances we will be hosting pre-concert talks in the auditorium with members of the orchestra. These will be free to attend (with unreserved seating) for ticket holders and last approximately half an hour commencing an hour prior to the performance time.
Enhance your visit to Wycombe Swan by booking a table in the popular foyer dining area, and choosing a delicious pre-show meal from our seasonal menu.
ArtistsMOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
MOZART Horn Concerto No.4
ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4, 'Italian'
Chloé van Soeterstède Conductor
Ben Goldscheider French Horn
Ben Goldscheider - French Horn
At the age of eighteen, Ben Goldscheider reached the Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, where he performed at London's Barbican Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has performed at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre and London's Royal Albert Hall, where he made his BBC Proms Debut in 2018. He has also appeared as soloist with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia. In 2018, Ben released his debut album with Willowhayne Records to critical acclaim, and was selected as BBC Music Magazine’s “Rising Star” and Gramophone Magazine’s “One to Watch”.
This season, Ben makes concerto debuts with the English Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and the Prague Philharmonia. In February he returns to the Berlin Philharmonie to perform the Gliere Horn Concerto with das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin conducted by Radek Baborák. A committed chamber musician, Ben has performed at Wigmore Hall with tenor Julian Prégardien and pianist Christoph Schnackertz, the Pierre Boulez Saal alongside Daniel Barenboim and Michael Barenboim and the Verbier Festival with Sergei Babayan. Other highlights include the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, chamber music with Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich at the Pierre Boulez Saal and Trio concerts with Callum Smart (violin) and Richard Uttley (piano) across the UK, featuring the premiere of a new work by Geoffrey Gordon in London. Sought-after as an orchestral player, he has performed as guest principal horn with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Philharmonia, English Chamber, West-Eastern Divan Orchestras and in 2018, played the solo horn call from Wagner’s Siegfried in a semi-staged production with The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder.
Prizes include the 2016 Philip Jones Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition and the Cox Memorial Prize and Audience Prize at the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition. In 2012, Ben was the youngest participant in the London Symphony Orchestra Brass Academy, and as principal horn of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, he was awarded the John Fletcher Brass Prize for his contribution to the orchestra.
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PricingTickets £42.00 - £20.50
Save 15% when you book three concerts or save 20% when you book all four concerts!
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Friends £4.50 off
Under 16s £10.00
Access List £20.50
Groups 10+ save 10%
Groups 20+ save 20%
Secret Seats £15
About Secret Seats
Shhhh... it’s a bargain and it’s a secret!
Try your luck and book an unreserved ticket. We guarantee it will be full-view and we’ll sit your booking (max. 4 tickets) together. You may be in the Upper Circle, or you could end up in the Stalls!
When you book, you will receive a voucher to exchange at the theatre on the day of the performance you’re seeing.
Terms and Conditions:
All seats will be sold as unreserved – like a lottery
All seats are full view
Max 4 per booking (the 4 seats will be guaranteed to sit together)
Non refundable. Exchangeable only for an upgrade.
Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Friends of Wycombe Swan; Groups of 10+ please call 01494 552875 to buy fee-free.