Past events in this series

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Seeking New Horizons I: War and Conflict

In 1940, Bartók fled his native Hungary for the USA as World War II ravaged Europe. A happy outcome was a commission by the Boston Symphony Orchestra of the Concerto for...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 28 February 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Seeking New Horizons II: New Discoveries

Dvořák left his native Bohemia in 1892, to seek new opportunities in the USA, marking one of the most productive periods of his career and resulting in his 'New World' Symphony,...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 25 April 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Seeking New Horizons III: Political Protest

The legend that the violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini sold his soul to the devil in order to become obscenely talented has inspired numerous composers, but one of the finest...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Seeking New Horizons

Following on from the success of last season’s Myths and Fairytales series, the RPO’s dynamic Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley embarks on this thought-provoking new series. Through the music of Rachmaninov, Dvořák, Bartók and de Falla, Alexander takes us on a curated musical journey, exploring the lives of these composers who, by choice, fear or political protest, left their homeland and the effect this had on their music.

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