Start planning now to get your culture fix in 2019 at the iconic venue…
What’s On in 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall?
The Royal Albert Hall in London’s South Kensington is the venue of choice for all manner of spectacles, concerts, sporting events, the ballet and just about everything in between. We take a look at what’s on at the iconic venue in 2019, so that you can start planning your day out now…
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The Royal Albert Hall is buzzing with all sorts of symphonic sounds.
Friday 18 January 2019, 12 pm
The Royal Albert Hall presents occasional free gigs in their Italian kitchen Verdi. On Friday 18th January, the RAH welcomes Southern Senegalese artist and musician Kadialy Kouyate, whose music is inspired by West Africa and who has performed in infamous venues worldwide, renowned for his delicate string plucking skills and hauntingly beautiful voice. The Friday after that, Jan 25th, welcomes Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas.
Monday 28 January 2019, 8:30 pm
As part of Independent Venue Week and the RAH’s ‘Unstoppable Voices’ season, the venue invites Sarathy Korwar, an indo-jazz percussionist to lead a show with the UPAJ Collective. Performing in the round in the Elgar Room, the show will consist of ten different tracks performed by the ensemble who’ll be facing each other, creating an intimate music space showcasing the improvisation that will take place during the playing of the traditional Indian music.
Thursday 14th February 2019, 9:30 pm
Get jazzy this Valentine’s Day. This late night jazz session showcases Londoner Chelsea Carmichael, who’ll be debuting her own compositions in the breathtaking Elgar Room. The performance is curated by guest curator, composer and saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi.
1 – 2 March 2019, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Indulge your Disney-themed guilty pleasures with Disney’s Broadway Hits, returning to the RAH after amazing millions of audiences over the past two decades. Classic Disney tunes will be performed by world-class West End singers such as Ava Brennan and Anton Zetterholm, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Expect songs from the award-winning scores of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and so many more!
21 – 24 March 2019, 3 pm, 7 pm
The ultimate celebration of classical music comes to the Royal Albert Hall this March with a star-studded line up featuring music from Strauss, Vivaldi and Monti, performed by ensembles such as the Royal Choral Society, London Philharmonic Choir, violin soloist Thomas Gould and soprano Anna Patalong.
13 – 16 May 2019, 7:30 pm
Rock legend Eric Clapton returns to the RAH for a series of concerts this year, following his 2-night stint at Madison Square Garden. Accompanied by his bandmates bass player Nathan East, Doyle Bramhall, drummer Sonny Emory and Chris Stainton, these 3 concerts will be the only UK performances he does this year – so get your tickets now!
Make an occasion of it by booking into CODA by Eric Chavot, the Royal Albert Hall’s fine dining restaurant and bar. Michelin star-awarded chef Eric Chavot has created a menu of seasonal, French-inspired dishes to delight RAH ticketholders, who now make a ritual of heading there for an early supper before the evening’s entertainment. You can even order dessert and drinks which will be prepared in time for the first interval, so there’s no rush. With beautiful views of Kensington Gardens, the restaurant is located on the Rausing Circle and decked out with accents of lilac and grey, making it an elegant spot for a glass of pre-show champagne – but it’s worth taking the time to dine there. The prix fixe menu is extremely reasonable considering the quality of the cuisine. Highlights include the refreshingly tart sea bream ceviche to start and a delicately seared piece of Brill atop squid ink linguine in a mustard velouté. 2 courses for £37.
For full event listings and further information, please visit royalalberthall.com
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