Royal Albert Hall – Classic FM Live

I’m off to the Royal Albert Hall tonight to see Classic FM Live. I have seen the hall many times from the outside and several shows on TV that were hold there, but going inside has always been something I wanted to do. Therefore I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to secure a cheap ticket for a Classic FM event:

Classic FM welcomes the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and their sensational conductor Vasily Petrenko, back for another star-studded Classic FM Live.

We are very excited to have Emma Johnson joining us to perform Mozart’s stunning Clarinet Concerto. Her recording of the concerto is number 6 in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2008.

There will be performances from Alison Balsom,j Alfie Boe and Kate Royal. The concert will be hosted by Classic FM’s Breakfast Show presenter, Simon Bates, who will lead you through an evening of classical greats.

It is not my favourite type of classical music nor do I know all of the music that will be played, but Simon Bates is a great presenter and the experience in the hall will be worth it. Plus there is always the chance to, as they call it, broaden my horizons.

Whilst browsing the Classic FM site I came across another event in the Barbican next week which includes one of my favourite composers – Ludovico Einaudi. His work is brilliant.


Le Onde – Ludovico Einaudi

Although, surprisingly Ludovico Einaudi doesn’t rank as high as I thought he would in my Last.fm stats, but at least he’s in my top ten.

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UPDATE: Due to a “customer incident” at some Tube station, I spent the majority of my late afternoon/evening on the Tube and missed the concert. Who would have thought that 2 1/2h would not be enough for a one hour journey..

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4 Comments

  1. Posted September 26, 2008 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    No way, no way, no way!!! I was so excited for you as I read your post! It’s a concert I’d love to hear, and at the Royal Albert! Then I read your update, :(
    On a positive note (heh) though, I am listening right now to Le Onde; it’s beautiful. I had not heard Einaudi before, so I appreciate the introduction.
    I certainly hope you are actually able to get to that concert!

  2. Posted September 28, 2008 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    I know, I was very, very annoyed I couldn’t get there on time and that I wasted about five hours travelling alltogether for just a one hour journey each way and didn’t get anywhere. I guess the Royal Albert Hall will have to wait for me.

    I discovered Einaudi about five years ago and have loved him since, his music is brilliant and I do recommend getting some of his albums. Particularly “Echos – The Einaudi Collection” which contains Le Onde and many others and “Una Mattina” which was released in 2005 or 2006. The other albums are great too, but those two stand out for me.

    I haven’t yet bought a ticket for it, but I will do this weekend, prices start from £10, so at least it’s cheap!

  3. Posted September 28, 2008 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    And ticket is booked. Not for the same event though, but at least I’ll get to see him and it appears to be a smaller venue.

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