Our first major symphonic concert in the autumn term features Hailing by alumnus Joseph Howard and Tippett’s Symphony No 2, performed by the Academy Symphony Orchestra and led by Sir Charles Mackerras Chair of Conducting, Edward Gardner (15 Oct, 1pm).
The first Bach concert of the autumn term sees Rachel Podger, Micaela Comberti Chair of Baroque Violin, lead a performance of works written for the Himmelsburg court chapel, including the cantatas Komm, du süße Todesstunde and Himmelskönig, sei willkommen (10 Oct, 12pm).
In October we welcome leading European soloists to work with our students. Visiting Professor of Chamber Orchestras, Lorenza Borrani, directs the Academy Chamber Orchestra in a programme of Mozart and Beethoven (8 Oct, 1pm) and Visiting Professor of Trombone, Jörgen van Rijen, conducts a concert with our brass students (1 Oct, 1pm).
Clio Gould, Professor of Violin, performs a 20th-century programme of Stravinsky and Ravel with the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists (22 Oct, 1pm).
Also coming up this term we have ensemble performances from our jazz players (19, 21, 28 Oct, 6pm), the termly Royal Academy Opera Scenes showcase (28 Oct, 7pm) and a brass concert of excerpts from Wagner’s Ring (29 Oct, 1pm).
In the 2021/22 academic year we will reach the Bicentenary, marking 200 years of the Academy. Our 200 PIECES project continues, a series of new compositions written to celebrate this milestone. In the first half of the autumn term our students perform world premieres of pieces by George Benjamin, Michael Berkeley, Emily Howard and Karen Tanaka, amongst many others.
Our full diary of events will continue as livestreamed performances in the first half of term, providing our current and incoming students with an online audience while the main building remains closed to the public. We look forward to sharing our plans for the second half of the autumn term at the end of August.