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English Fantasia

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Three classic English works frame a new concerto for bass clarinet inspired by Greek legend.

Popular since its premiere in 1946, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra introduces the instruments of the orchestra one by one.

Martyn Brabbins conducts two English classics for string orchestra: Elgar's lively Introduction and Allegro and Vaughan Williams' Romantic masterpiece, the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

In between, hear the premiere of a new bass clarinet concerto inspired by Ancient Greek legend, from American composer and winner of the Aaron Copland Award, Geoffrey Gordon.

His infectious style combines an ear for melody with a ‘zest for sonic experimentation’ (New York Times).

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins conductor
Laurent Ben Slimane bass clarinet

Repertoire

Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Geoffrey Gordon: Concerto for bass clarinet & orchestra (Prometheus) (London premiere)
Interval
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Dates & times

20 Jan 2019
Approximate run time: 100 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£12, £19, £28, £36, £45, £58

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 -– 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Related events
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6pm: Music of Today pre-concert performance. Free but ticketed.

Ticketing
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)

These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts:
Brian Tyler Returns – Live in Concert (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Valentine’s Day Gala (14 Feb 2019).