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Tue, 11 Jun

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St Giles Cripplegate

English Classics and a London Premiere with RPO Principals and Mark Bebbington

Principals of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Mark Bebbington perform quintessentially English romantic piano quintets and the London premiere of the Lim Fantasy of Companionship chamber suite.

English Classics and a London Premiere with RPO Principals and Mark Bebbington
English Classics and a London Premiere with RPO Principals and Mark Bebbington

Time & Location

11 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:30

St Giles Cripplegate , Fore St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DA, UK

About the event

Pianist Mark Bebbington and Principals of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra present two English romantic gems, together with an enchanting contemporary tribute to companionship. 

Piano quintets by the two greatest British composers are presented together: Vaughan Williams’ early, rare foray into chamber music (evoking his ravishing song Silent Noon) alongside a late flowering of Elgar’s creative genius – one of the great chamber works of the 20th century.

The 2022 recording of the Vaughan Williams Quintet by these players received outstanding reviews:

  • ‘impassioned, tender and melodious… speaks directly to the listener in romantic terms, beautifully crafted and wholly engaging’ (Colin’s Column)
  • ‘Bebbington in particular embraces the rhapsodic turbulence of the music, pushing it to fever pitch in places…' (BBC Music Magazine)
  • ‘lyrical warmth and rapt poetry aplenty… unmissable’ (Gramophone)

This concert is generously supported by the Vaughan Williams Foundation. 

LIM Fantasy of Companionship

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Piano Quintet in C min 

ELGAR Piano Quintet in A min

Mark Bebbington, piano 

Principals of the RPO:

Tamas Andras, violin

Shana Douglas, violin

Andrew Storey, violin

Elen Rideal, violin

Abigail Fenna, viola

Liz Varlow, viola

Richard Harwood, cello

Jonathan Ayling, cello

Benjamin Cunningham, double bass 

Emer McDonagh, flute

The concert will include a 20 minute interval during which refreshments will be available.

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