RPO Preludes

RPO Prelude

Music for solo cello

Wednesday 8 April 2020, 18:15

Price: £ 10.00

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Music for solo cello

(Please note change to previously advertised repertoire)

RPO Preludes is a series of chamber concerts curated and performed by musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These 30-minute concerts take place on stage at Cadogan Hall from 6.15pm, before the main concerts begin at 7.30pm. The series provides a unique opportunity not only to listen to some astounding chamber music but also to hear the RPO musicians in a more intimate and personal setting.

Duration: 30 minutes

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£10

(FREE if you have booked for the evening concert at 7.30pm – not available online)

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Music for solo cello

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