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Online: www.southbankcentre.co.uk. Booking fee £1.75.

By phone: 0844 875 0073. Open 9am - 8pm, seven days a week.
Telephone bookings have a transaction fee of £2.75

In person: There is no transaction fee to book in person at the Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office, which is open every day, 10am - 8pm.

Organ Gala Launch Concert

Featuring the LPO Brass Ensemble

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Eugène Gigout Grand choeur dialogué arr. Michael Allen for brass & organ *
J S Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV.582
Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mendelssohn Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream
J S Bach Concerto in D for keyboard, BWV.972 arr. Alison Balsom for trumpet & organ
Peter Maxwell Davies New work for organ, brass & choir (for RFH 18 Mar 2014) (World premiere)*
Sir John Tavener Monument for Beethoven for chorus & organ
Franck Fantaisie in A (No.1 of 3 Pièces pour grand orgue)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1 arr. Jane Parker-Smith for organ
Dupré Prelude & Fugue in B, Op.7 No.1

John Scott organ
Jane Parker-Smith organ
Isabelle Demers organ
David Goode organ
Alison Balsom trumpet
Jessica Cottis conductor*
London Philharmonic Brass Ensemble
Philharmonia Brass Ensemble
Voicelab
The Elysian Singers

Come and hear the re-inauguration of the iconic Harrison & Harrison Royal Festival Hall concert organ, performed by a celebrity cast of organists with international star trumpeter Alison Balsom, Southbank Centre's Voicelab and the brass ensembles of resident Southbank Centre orchestras the London Philharmonic and Philharmonia.

The programme includes specially commissioned works from two of Britain's most famous composers - Sir John Tavener and Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Four of the world's leading organists celebrate the refurbishment and reinstallation of the organ, putting the instrument through its paces in a programme of virtuosic and dazzling repertoire, including Bach's monumental Passacaglia.

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