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Saturday 30 November 2024, 7.30pm

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tickets from £26

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Perhaps the world’s most enduringly popular classical ballet, Swan Lake is a classic fairytale of a lovelorn Prince, an evil sorcerer and a spell that can only be broken by true love. It inspired some of Tchaikovsky’s most sumptuous music, impassioned, delicate and brilliantly coloured.

The Variations on a Rococo Theme (on a mock-baroque theme by the composer himself) pay homage to suave eighteenth-century style in a charming, lyrical slice of eighteenth century elegance. More myth and legend shape our curtain-raiser, as the magic of Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his enchanted forest kingdom is perfectly captured by the overture to Weber’s opera.

Sir Andrew Davis CBE 1944–2024

Everyone at Saffron Hall was sad to learn of the death of Sir Andrew Davis CBE. A master of so many differing musical styles, Sir Andrew will always be remembered fondly for the warmth and humour he combined with seemingly eternal youthfulness and, of course, superb musicianship. Our thoughts are with his son Edward, and the rest of his family.

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • Weber Oberon Overture 10 mins
  • Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme 22 mins
  • Tchaikovsky Music from ‘Swan Lake’ 40 mins

Performers

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • TBC conductor*
  • Zlatomir Fung cello
  • *Following the sad news of Sir Andrew Davis' death on 20 April, a new conductor will be arranged for this concert and we will be able to share this news in due course.

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Information for your visit

Saturday 30 November 2024, 7.30pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6.30pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

7pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7.30pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.10pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.10pm – 10.10pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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