These ticketed concerts will respond to the following exhibitions on the following dates, with tickets available for the performance only - or ith the option to have a two-course set meal in Cromwell Place's elegant Club Room:
28 September: In response to ‘MacArthur Park’, Donna Summer’s 18-minute orchestra arrangement, in the Pavilion Gallery, the Philharmonia will perform Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 3. Tchaikovsky’s anguish at not being able to express his sexuality openly gave us some of the most expressive music in the classical repertoire.
26 October: October’s recital is inspired by a range of exhibitions across Cromwell Place’s gallery spaces as part of Asian Art in London. The Philharmonia will explore the crosscurrents between East Asian and Western culture, with Debussy’s String Quartet, music by Philip Glass taken from his soundtrack to the film Mishima, about Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, and Toru Takemitsu’s arrangement of the jazz standard Autumn Leaves.
16 November: For the National Portrait Gallery’s 2022 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in the Pavilion Gallery in November, the players have chosen Johannes Brahms’s Horn Trio. Brahms’s choice of violin, piano and horn, the three instruments he learned as a child, and his exploration of different facets of bereavement after the death of his mother, make this something of a musical self-portrait. This is music full of emotion, from deeply felt grief to the warmth of happy memories.
29 November: String quartets by Mozart and Beethoven create a sound-world fit for the exhibitions presented in late November, showcasing works by Old Masters across a range of galleries throughout Cromwell Place.
Two further concerts will take place in January and February with details to be announced in the coming months. The Philharmonia recital series at Cromwell Place is supported by NJA Limited.
Tickets for the first performance is now on sale here.