RPO - The Grand Tour

Sun 26 April 7.30pm Theatre

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Grand Tour

WAGNER Die Meistersinger: Prelude to Act I

ELGAR Sea Pictures

BIZET Carmen: Suite No.1

ROSSINI William Tell: Overture

SMETANA Má vlast: Vltava

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Hilary Davan Wetton Conductor

Marta Fontanals-Simmons Mezzo-soprano

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a grand tour of the best of European orchestral music. Among the iconic works is Rossini’s William Tell Overture with its galloping pace and signature chest-bursting brass. Other

highlights include mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons who joins the orchestra for Elgar’s Sea Pictures. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s last word on romance, his glorious Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture which makes full use of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s sweeping string section.


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