Spring 2018 Booking Now Open

-Posted on 12.12.2017

We are delighted to announce our spring season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music. Highlights include Royal Academy Opera’s production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight (12, 15 & 17 Mar); guest conductors including Pierre-Laurent Aimard (19 Jan), Oliver Knussen (26 Jan; 16 Mar), Jac van Steen (16 Feb) and Sir Mark Elder (2 Mar) and masterclasses with world-renowned musicians including Mischa Maisky (5 Feb), Helmut Deutsch (28 Feb) and Claude-Michel Schönberg (16 Mar). With the opening of our transformed Theatre and brand new rooftop Recital Hall, 2018 promises to be an exciting and historic year for the Academy.

The New Recital Hall opens with ‘A Crowd of Twisted Things’: New Works for Ensemble and Voice (2 Feb) and Chamber Orchestra of Europe’s leader, Lorenza Borrani, directing an all-Haydn programme (9 Feb).

We are delighted to welcome a host of eminent musicians from across the globe for our renowned series of masterclasses. These include appearances from Academy Visiting Professors including pianists Imogen Cooper (6 Feb) and Stephen Hough (5 Mar) and our Marquis de Corberon Visiting Professor of Cello Steven Isserlis (16 Feb). Trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts gives two masterclasses (30 Jan; 1 Feb) and violinists Philippe Graffin (16 Feb) and Pavel Vernikov (12 Mar) also work with our students.

Our 30 years of jazz at the Academy celebrations continue with the Academy Big Band and guest appearances from Jazz Artist in Residence Dave Douglas and Evan Parker (16 Jan). Jazz alumni return for our Academy Jazz Festival (7 & 8 Feb) and Professor of Jazz Composition Pete Churchill directs the Jazz Composers’ Big Band (25 Mar). The Academy Big Band, directed by Keith Nichols, performs an evening of works made famous by the Duke Ellington Orchestra (2 Mar).

As always, we offer a large majority of our events for free. Our Tuesday and Thursday concert series feature an eclectic range of music from a variety of Academy student ensembles, the Academy Symphonic Wind (9 Feb) and a British Chamber Music series (13 Feb – 8 Mar).

Outside of the Academy, our acclaimed Richard Lewis Song Circle performs at Wigmore Hall (21 Jan) and back on home ground, we continue our Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas series with three Sunday concerts (21 Jan; 18 Feb; 25 Mar).

For the full list of spring events and to book tickets, browse at www.ram.ac.uk/whats-on

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