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1000 Aberdeen residents will be able to enjoy a concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall for free, without leaving their home city, on Thursday 27 May.
Southbank Centre will stream the final concert of its 2009/10 Shell Classic International Series, featuring Julia Fischer, to Aberdeen Music Hall and 1000 free tickets will be made available to Aberdeen residents.
Aside from Julia Fischer, the concert will feature the world-renowned Chamber Orchestra of Europe and conductor Iván Fischer. Southbank Centre’s Head of Music Marshall Marcus will introduce the nineteenth-century repertoire, which includes Schubert’s Fifth Symphony, Rossini’s Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers and Variazioni a più istrumenti obbligati, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
In recent years, Southbank Centre has regularly streamed performances to The Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall, and occasionally to other locations, including as far afield as Caracas, Venezuela during Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel’s 2009 Residency.
Marshall Marcus commented on the Southbank Centre’s ongoing partnership with Shell: ‘It is really wonderful to be working with Shell to bring high-quality international work to audiences hundreds of miles from Southbank Centre in London. This is yet another example of how working with Shell has helped us to explore new relationships with audiences, and has pushed the boundaries of our work and the manner in which it can be disseminated.’
Royal Dutch Shell renewed its support of Shell Classic International earlier this year, following the end of its initial three-year sponsorship for Southbank Centre’s Transformation project, which included the reopening of the refurbished Royal Festival Hall in June 2007.
Admission for the concert screening at Aberdeen Music Hall on Thursday 27 May is free but tickets are required. Call Aberdeen Box Office Ticket Office on 01224 641122.