Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall: last chance to get tickets to our spectacular concert

16 September 2021, 08:58 | Updated: 22 September 2021, 11:00

Classic FM Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall
Classic FM Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: Alamy/Classic FM with Viking

This is your final chance to be at our spectacular celebration of classical music, in one of London’s most iconic venues.

Classic FM Live with Viking is returning to London’s Royal Albert Hall for the first time in two years.

The spectacular celebration of classical music takes place tonight, Wednesday 22 September 2021, in the same year that the Hall celebrates its 150th anniversary.

The Royal Albert Hall has been home to our annual celebration of the world’s greatest music and performers since April 2000, and tonight’s concert promises to be a truly special night of music.

Unfortunately, Khatia Buniatishvili can no longer travel to the UK as planned, so we are hugely excited to have the very talented pianist Alexandra Dariescu joining us to perform Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2.

We’re also delighted that Camille and Julie Berthollet will make their Royal Albert Hall debut with their rendition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, plus music by Sir Karl Jenkins and Vittorio Monti.

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String duo Camille and Julie Berthollet to make their Classic FM Live debut
String duo Camille and Julie Berthollet to make their Classic FM Live debut. Picture: Getty

Playing alongside the world-class soloists is the Chineke! Orchestra, directed by the dynamic American conductor Damon Gupton.

Chineke!, founded by double bassist and host of Chi-chi’s Classical Champions Chi-chi Nwanoku, will perform music by Mozart and Grieg, plus the Ballade in A minor by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – a composer with a special association to the Royal Albert Hall.

The concert, hosted by Classic FM presenters Alexander Armstrong and Margherita Taylor, will also feature an unmissable lights-and-fireworks finale to the sound of Tchaikovsky’s mighty 1812 Overture.

Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s managing editor, said: “Over the past 20 years, we have brought some of the world’s greatest musicians to the iconic Royal Albert Hall – the home of Classic FM Live – as well as showcasing new and emerging classical music stars for our audience to enjoy.

“It feels great to be going back to the Hall, for the first time in two years, with a stunning line-up. Whether or not those attending have been to a classical music concert before, they will have the warmest of welcomes because our spectacular concert promises to be a very special classical music celebration.”

Chineke! Orchestra plays Florence Price Symphony No. 1 in E minor

To gain entry to the event you will need to show that your Covid-19 status is one of the following via the NHS Covid Pass, EU Digital Covid Certificate or by text or email confirmation of test results:

  • Proof of full vaccination – both doses received, with the second dose received at least 14 days prior to the event;
  • Proof of a negative PCR or Lateral Flow test result within 48 hours of the event; or
  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event (and after the 10 day isolation period following the result).

The final batch of tickets is now on sale on the Royal Albert Hall’s website. Book yours to secure your place at one of the biggest nights in the classical music calendar!

Terms and conditions apply. The concert will begin at 7.30pm on Wednesday 22 September.

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