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In Tune with the RA: performances from the Royal College of Music


  • 17 May 2019, 7 — 7.10pm
  • 17 May 2019, 7.20 — 7.30pm
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Part of our

The Making of an Artist: The Great Tradition

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Every month, we welcome musicians from the Royal College of Music to perform original compositions inspired by the RA Collection in the galleries, as part of our Friday night late openings.

For these performances, composers from the Royal College of Music have selected a work from the RA Collection as their inspiration, which have included works by Royal Academicians and artists – such as Bob and Roberta Smith RA, Angelica Kauffman, John Constable and Michelangelo.

This month’s performances have been composed by Matthew Lomax and Connor D’Netto and each composition will be performed twice. Each round of performances will last 10 minutes and will start from 7pm and 7.20pm.

Response to: John Constable RA, Seascape Study: Boat and Stormy Sky
Composer: Matthew Lomax
Composition: Drowning in the Din…
Musicians - Matthew Lomax, Electronics

Response to: Jacopo Tintoretto, Study of Michelangelo’s Samson and the Philistines
Composer: Connor D’Netto
Composition: Rippling Musculature
Musicians: Wallis Power, cello, Jonathan Leeds, bass clarinet

The works performed during this event were premiered in The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre in December 2018 in celebration of the RA’s 250th Anniversary.

Kindly supported by Dasha Shenkman.

Find out about more events in the In Tune with The RA series.

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  • 17 May 2019, 7 — 7.10pm
  • 17 May 2019, 7.20 — 7.30pm

The Collection Gallery, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required.