Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – The Italian Job

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – The Italian Job

Saturday 12th October, 2019


Phoenix Concert Hall



ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture

MARTUCCI Notturno Op.70, No.1

BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1

BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3, ‘Eroica’

Gianluca Marciano Conductor

Francesca Dego Violin

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gives a big welcome back to Fairfield Halls in Croydon, where the Orchestra has been entertaining audiences with incredible orchestral music for many decades, and opens its new 2019-20 Season in spectacular style.

Rossini’s illustrative Overture with its unwinding, energetic energies is contrasted by Martucci, whose Notturno has a wholly different Italian flavour in its exquisite elegance. Closing the first half is Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 with Italian soloist Francesco Dego, a work that unleashes the full spectrum of the instrument and to this day is one of the most popular works in the violin repertoire.

Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 is considered by many – including the composer himself – to be his greatest symphony. The passionate fervour of its composition shows itself from the audacious opening movement, and the symphony’s complex ideas never fail to find emotional weight in the masterstrokes of a fiery young genius who began to define what it meant to be a Romantic.


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Venue Info

Phoenix Concert Hall

Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.

The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.



Phoenix Pianos

Phoenix Pianos - Fairfield Halls

Phoenix Pianos are a British company that pride themselves on leading the piano manufacture industry with new, high-end piano technologies.

Founder and Chairman, Richard Dain, is a man of impressive engineering pedigree and tireless vision, who in the early 2000s began to combine his passion for pianos and music with his wide-ranging engineering skills.

A series of ground-breaking innovations have led to the most technologically advanced pianos in the world.

The Phoenix mission is twofold:

  1. To once again offer inspiration to artists in new levels of acoustic performance, after a century of near complete stagnation within the piano industry.
  2. To make highly practical improvements to piano design, such as climate resistance, longevity of parts, reliability of performance, and touch response.

Phoenix instruments benefit from:

  • Carbon fibre and Kevlar soundboard designs
  •  A new highly responsive action comprising 3D printed and carbon fibre parts
  • Patented bridge technology to improve the power and efficiency of acoustic transfer, giving artists access to a wider dynamic range

The installation of a fleet of Phoenix instruments in the Fairfield Halls, and their sponsoring of the Phoenix Academy, represent a very special moment for both piano design and manufacture, and for this premier venue.