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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra © Ben Wright

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Elizabeth Sombart

Pierre Vallet © Josh Lehrer

Thursday 8 June

Classical Heroes

St Giles-without-Cripplegate, 7:30pm

Tickets £25 (£12.50 under-25s & Students)

The world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra opens this year's festival with three titans of classical repertoire. The legendary hero of opera, Figaro, sets the scene for one of the most beloved piano concertos of all, the Emperor, perhaps the crowning glory of Beethoven's 'heroic' period. The opening chords of Mozart's final symphony reminded a contemporary critic of Jupiter and his thunderbolts. It is exhilarating, and regarded by many as the greatest of all classical symphonies.



MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 'Emperor'

MOZART Symphony No. 41, K. 551 'Jupiter'


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Elizabeth Sombart, piano                        

Pierre Vallet, conductor

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