Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Elgar Cello Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No.9 From the New World

A cello cries out in sorrow, the woodwinds sigh, and like mist on an autumn river, a quiet melody drifts into the evening sky. Some pieces are classics for a reason, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of those works that touches everyone’s soul – just as Dvořák’s_ Symphony No.9 From the New World channels a nostalgia that seems to speak to listeners of all times and all nationalities (just don’t mention the Hovis advert!).

The hallmark of a true classic is that it always has something new to say, and that’ll certainly be the case when the award-winning young cellist Kian Soltani – whose performance at the 2015 BBC Proms was described by the London Evening Standard as “superlative” – offers his perspective on Elgar’s uniquely British masterpiece.

And with Rory Macdonald conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis will open the evening in a vision of timeless beauty.


The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.

Our Creative Learning Team says
Suitable for KS3, GCSE and A level students. This concert is part of our Instrumental() scheme enabling students from state schools from Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull to have the opportunity to engage with our Classical Music programming. Warwick Arts Centre will work with individual schools to design and customise their visits, with the option of backstage tours, pre-concert talks and off site visits by Arts Centre staff.

Tickets for schools and home educators:
£17.50 Under 26s – £13.50 Under 18s – £10.50 Under 10s – £6.00.
Contact if you would like to find out how your school can get FREE concert tickets to this performance.

Booking information:
To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email

While you are here
Why not visit our Clare Woods exhibition, Reality Dimmed, in our Mead Gallery. It’s FREE entry and we can organise a FREE tour and/or workshop for your group. Contact Lynsey Cullen on to find out more.

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