RPO Spotlight Series: Strings

A socially distanced performance

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 13:15

Past Event
RPO Spotlight Series: Strings Past Event


George Walker Lyric for Strings
Nielsen Little Suite for Strings, Op.1
Barber Adagio for Strings
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Op.48


Strings of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Duncan Riddell director

In light of current restrictions, we have sadly had to cancel the ‘RPO Spotlight Series: Strings’ concert on Wednesday 11 November.

We are doing our utmost to support the national effort in reducing the spread of coronavirus and the health and well-being of all our visitors, staff members and visiting performers is our number one priority.

Ticket holders are fully covered for the full value of their tickets and will be contacted shortly. Alternatively, our box office remains open (Monday – Friday, 10am to 3pm) on 020 7730 4500 and a member of our team will be available to you.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you on future occasions.

The RPO was able to record Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings at the Hall, ‘behind closed doors’. You can watch the online premiere of that piece on Thursday 26 November at 4pm below. 

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is excited to be returning to its home ground for a series of lunchtime concerts that will shine a spotlight on the different sections of the Orchestra.

Introduced from the stage, today’s informal 75-minute performance concludes the Spotlight Series. The concert will showcase the luscious sounds of a full string orchestra. Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American composer George Walker’s moving Lyric for Strings, originally entitled ‘Lament’, precedes Nielsen’s elegiac Little Suite, an early work that announced the talents of the great Danish composer. The second half of the programme features two ever-popular works – Barber’s timeless, stirring Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, a work inspired by Mozart and described by the composer as written ‘from the heart’.

Thank you to the Cadogan Estate (the owners of Cadogan Hall) for their generous support which made this concert possible.

This event is socially distanced. Find out more >

Duration: approx. 75 mins

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RPO Spotlight: Strings - online premiere

This is a socially distanced event

We are following government guidelines to make this event socially distanced.

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