22 Jun 2018

Royal Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra

  • Players from Tokyo Geidai
  • Trevor Pinnock Conductor
  • Beethoven Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in E flat Eroica
  • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K364


The Royal Academy of Music collaborates with many eminent international partners, such as the Juilliard School in New York. This concert celebrates the Academy’s friendship with Japan and, in particular, its close links with Tokyo Geidai. A joint orchestra from both institutions will be performing in London, Oxford and Tokyo under the esteemed conductor Trevor Pinnock. Pinnock is a regular visitor to all of the major orchestras in the world and has established himself as the pre-eminent figure in marrying an informed historical performance style with modern orchestral practice. The Eroica Symphony is one of the most radically compelling masterpieces of the early 19th century and inhabits a world where struggle and resolution laid the path for large-scale structure from that point on. It also shares thematic material with the composer’s ballet Creatures of Prometheus of which we will hear the overture. Mozart’s well-known and beguiling Sinfonia Concertante – a concerto for violin and viola – completes this stimulating programme.

End time c. 9:25pm