Summer 2016 at the Academy

-Posted on 22.03.2016

The Royal Academy of Music has published its schedule of Summer 2016 events.

The Principal writes:

‘Welcome to Summer term at the Academy. Our students’ minds are already fully concentrated as they approach their final exams and assessed performances: you will find our Advanced Diploma students’ recitals spread throughout April, May and June. Framing these is a comprehensive menu of performances, masterclasses, research events, prizes and so on — our distinctive and varied activities which, all taken together, encapsulate our commitment to providing the very best opportunities for our talented students and enthusiastic audiences.

Our range of events reflects the full spectrum of Academy life. Starting with the voice: Royal Academy Opera presents Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at Shoreditch Town Hall, conducted by our outgoing Director of Opera Jane Glover and directed by John Ramster; we shall hear Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in a concert performance masterminded by Academy professor Michael Chance; we round off the academic year with the highlight of our Musical Theatre calendar, the Summer Shows Sweeney Todd and Rags, in the atmospheric Hoxton Hall; and of course we continue on the eighth year of our epic voyage through the Bach Cantatas, presented as always with thanks to Sir Ralph Kohn and the Kohn Foundation.

Amongst many other highlights, I’d like to pick out a welcome return visit by Sir Mark Elder to conduct Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony, ‘The Inextinguishable’; our celebration of the 80th birthday of Elgar Howarth, Director of Brass Ensembles; the third edition of Joanna MacGregor’s typically eclectic Summer Piano Festival; and the Wigmore Hall debuts of accordionist Iosif Purits and flautist Amy Yule, joint winners of our annual Patrons’ Award.

Before all of this, the Menuhin Competition returns to London in April. The Academy is hosting competition rounds and associated events, our symphony orchestra will play for the Senior Finals, and we are providing collaboration opportunities in local schools for some of the contestants. We are delighted to be celebrating Yehudi Menuhin’s Centenary in this major collaboration with the world’s most prestigious violin competition.

We look forward to welcoming you soon. And if you are inspired to join us in supporting the talented performers of the future, do please consider naming your own seat in our new theatre.’

How to book

General online booking will open on Wednesday 6th April (except for free ticketed events, which cannot be booked online).

Bookings by telephone (020 7873 7300) and in person will open on Monday 18th April.

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