Concerts Royal Festival Hall

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Talented Welsh harpist, Glain Dafydd, plays a programme of diverse repertoire that emphasises both the boldness and delicacy of the instrument. These pieces include Debussy's lively and playful Deux Arabesques, which were originally composed for the piano, and Mathias's Santa Fe Suite, consisting... MORE

Prize-winning cellist, Margarita Balanas, studied at the Purcell School and is currently an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music. An international soloist and active chamber musician, Balanas comes to the Royal Festival Hall to perform works by Ligeti and Rachmaninov. Ligeti's sonata for... MORE

Rosanna Rolton, currently studying at the Royal College of Music, makes her Royal Festival Hall debut with a sumptuous selection of harp music. GB Pescetti's Sonata in C Minor was transcribed by Carlos Salzedo, and remains a popular piece for the instrument. Salzedo's own piece, Ballade No.... MORE

Pre-concert talk

Thursday 26 May 2016, 6.00pm
Royal Festival Hall, London


Telling tales: Myths and Rituals Series Consultant Jonathan Cross introduces the music in tonight's programme, in the context of its Russian folk and literary sources. FREE admission. MORE

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