Eduardo Strausser & Liya Petrova

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Korngold’s Violin Concerto

Wednesday 9 April 2025, 19:30

Prices from £18.00 to £55.00

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Book Now

Programme

Kaprálová Suita Rustica
Korngold Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Performers

Eduardo Strausser conductor
Liya Petrova violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

If you enjoy Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony (No. 9), you’re going to love the one that he wrote back home in the heart of Bohemia. Hymn tunes, birdsong and folk dances; village bands, summer sunsets and blazing triumph – they’re all here, in what might be the single happiest symphony by any great composer (and, definitely, one of the most tuneful).

For guest conductor Eduardo Strausser, it’s a natural way to end a concert that positively glows with Central European sunshine. The award-winning violinist Liya Petrova steps into the limelight in Korngold’s soaring Violin Concerto – composed in Hollywood by a composer with his heart in Vienna. And there’s a chance to discover a real neglected gem: the folk-inspired Suita Rustica by Vítězslava Kaprálová, who lit up Czech music between the wars.

Ticket Information

Tickets from £18 (prices subject to change)

All orders are subject to a transaction fee, except if made in person. See booking information for details, payment methods and delivery options.

Check out the view from your chosen seat on our interactive seating plan.

Book Now
E
ENCORE Membership Discount

ENCORE members: £5 off top three ticket prices

Join Today
Series Discount

Book 2 or 3 concerts, save 15%
Book 4 or 5 concerts, save 25%
Book 6 or more concerts, save 30%

View Series
Group Discount

Groups of 6+ save up to 35% – see the rpo.co.uk/groups for details

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Esther Yoo plays Bernstein plus Pictures at an Exhibition

Wednesday 18 September 2024, 19:30

Dancing chickens, luminous skulls, a witch’s hut… sounds spectacular? It’s amazing what you can achieve with a head full of stories, an ear for musical colour, and a few shots of vodka! In the opening concert of our new season, guest conductor...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Mendelssohn, Schumann & Wagner

Thursday 26 September 2024, 19:30

The composers of the Romantic era liked their landscapes untamed, their stories sensational and their emotions larger-than-life – so that’s exactly what conductor Jac van Steen delivers tonight. Mendelssohn conceived his ‘Scottish’ Symphony a...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachmaninov, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

Wednesday 30 October 2024, 19:30

Trumpets ring out as Shostakovich prepares to cut loose and party. Sergei Prokofiev meets a French violinist and writes a concerto with a Spanish sizzle: music that sings, dances and tingles in the ear. And, exiled from Russia, Sergei Rachmaninov dis...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart’s Requiem

Tuesday 12 November 2024, 19:30

The masked stranger, the mysterious commission; the dying Mozart frantically composing as his life ebbs away… If you’ve seen Amadeus, you’ll know the legend behind Mozart’s unfinished Requiem. For once, though, the reality is even more incred...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tribute to a Hungarian Legend

Thursday 28 November 2024, 19:30

The RPO’s Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley has been called ‘a natural communicator’ – and tonight he has a joyous story to tell. He kicks off with the whirlwind energy and homespun high-spirits of Smetana’s irresistible comed...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Christmas Cracker 2024

Saturday 7 December 2024, 15:00 & Saturday 7 December 2024, 19:30

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s much-loved Christmas Cracker concert returns to Cadogan Hall. Featuring your favourite Christmas songs and a selection of sing-along carols, it’s the perfect way to get your festive season off to a joyfu...

Limited Availability
Orchestral Valentines

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 14 February 2025, 19:30

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as it returns to Cadogan Hall with a passionate programme filled with much-loved romantic pieces from the worlds of film, opera and classical music. Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt a...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Thursday 27 February 2025, 19:30

When Johan Dalene won the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in 2019, one critic predicted that he’d become the greatest Swedish violinist in generations: a player with ‘a wondrous tone, an elegant straightforwardness and a freshness o...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Bizet’s Carmen Symphony

Wednesday 12 March 2025, 19:30

‘Take me away… I have killed her: Carmen, my beloved!’ Bizet’s Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas, and with good reason – it’s bursting with melodies that, once heard, are never forgotten. Tonight’s concert climaxes with...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Korngold’s Violin Concerto

Wednesday 9 April 2025, 19:30

If you enjoy Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony (No. 9), you’re going to love the one that he wrote back home in the heart of Bohemia. Hymn tunes, birdsong and folk dances; village bands, summer sunsets and blazing triumph – they’re all here...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Wednesday 16 April 2025, 19:30

Elgar’s Enigma Variations began as a parlour game – a series of musical portraits of the composer’s nearest and dearest. It grew into the warmest, tenderest and most stirring masterpiece in all of British music: who isn’t moved by the profoun...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Thursday 1 May 2025, 19:30

‘I am the new Bacchus, pressing out glorious wine for the human spirit,’ declared Ludwig van Beethoven. True, he wasn’t known for his modesty – but until you’ve heard his incredible Seventh Symphony in full, heart-pounding flight, you’ve...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony

Thursday 29 May 2025, 19:30

Don’t be misled by the title: for Tchaikovsky, ‘Pathétique’ meant ‘full of emotion’ and when he composed his autobiographical final symphony… well, let’s just say that he didn’t hold back. Soaring romance, desperate tragedy and brill...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Prokofiev & Borodin

Wednesday 11 June 2025, 19:30

The wind rises, and waves smash against the North Sea coast of England. The earth shakes, as the very ground beneath our feet threatens to give way. And, in 19th-century Russia, a chemist with a gift for music, dreams of ancient times and exotic trib...

Join our email mailing list to be the first to hear about new events and for access to pre-sale tickets.

Join our Mailing List

View our privacy policy