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01 November 2017Autumn Visit to Queen's Gallery and Cadogan Hall Concert

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Autumn Visit to Queen's Gallery and Cadogan Hall Concert
Wednesday 01 November 2017

Tickets (price £48:50) will be on sale until 14th August, after which time we have to inform the Cadogan Hall of the exact number of concert tickets we require. If you would like a ticket please contact Rhona before the 14th August. The ticket price includes the coach, entry to the Canaletto Exhibition at the Queens Gallery and an RPO concert at Cadogan Hall. Given the concert tickets normally cost £40, this is a real bargain!

The coach will leave about 1:30pm, and take us to visit the Canaletto exhibition at the Queens Gallery. The coach will then take us to Sloane Square, where there will be time for a meal (not included in the price) and/or shop in Peter Jones!, before the RPO concert (Elgar and Vaughan Williams) at 7:30pm. Coach will return us to the car park by about 11:30pm.

Canaletto & the Art of Venice

The Royal Collection contains the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice's most famous view-painter, Canaletto (1697-1768). These works were bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto's agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, along with the rest of Smith's huge collection.

The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall - Barry Wordsworth conducts "The Best of British"

This features two wondrous works from the great Vaughan Williams, John Ireland’s remarkable Piano Concerto, performed here by one of the UK’s finest pianists Mark Bebbington, and Elgar’s wonderfully rousing ‘Enigma’ Variations, which includes the instantly recognisable Nimrod.

Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture and The Lark Ascending

John Ireland Piano Concerto

Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations