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Orchestral Series

Nottingham Classics is the Royal Concert Hall's international orchestral series. One of the most successful concert series in the UK, each year it brings world renowned artists and orchestras to the city. Highlights of the 2013-2014 season include the Philharmonia Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra with conductor Stéphane Denève, and the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra with pianist Barry Douglas. Nottingham Classics' resident orchestra is the Hallé, which visits the Royal Concert Hall five times each season, regularly under the baton of its Music Director Sir Mark Elder.

Besides the main concerts there is a programme of free pre-concert talks (6.30pm in the auditorium - no booking required), free pre-concert solo piano performances in the Level 4 bar (from 6.45pm) and a late night series, After Hours, featuring contemporary music and eclectic mixes.

Nottm Classics Brochure Image 2013-2014

Nottingham Classics Brochure 2013-2014 Image
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The 2013-2014 Season at a glance

Friday 7 March, 7.30pm
Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada
conductor; Barry Douglas piano; Sarah Fox soprano
Kodaly Dances of Galanta; Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1; Beethoven Ah, perfido; Dvorák Symphony No. 8 More info

Friday 28 March, 7.30pm
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicholas Collon
conductor; Jonathan Scott piano
Copland Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo; Gershwin Piano Concerto in F; Korngold Overture: The Sea Hawk; Barber Adagio for Strings; Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story More info

Wednesday 30 April, 7.30pm
Philharmonia Orchestra Gala Concert
Vladimir Ashkenazy
conductor; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
Sibelius Finlandia; Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 More info

Thursday 15 May, 7.30pm
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Simonov
conductor; Natalie Clein cello
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini; Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3 More info

Tuesday 27 May, 7.30pm
The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder
Mahler Symphony No. 9 More info

Thursday 12 June, 7.30pm
The Hallé
Cristian Mandeal
conductor; Valeriy Sokolov violin
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso; Sarasate Carmen Fantasy; Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Ravel La Valse; Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No. 1; Respighi Roman Festivals More info