Assembly Hall Theatre

RTWSO: Martin James Bartlett

Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra lines up another exciting season of concerts.

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Brahms: Symphony No 4

Soloist: Martin James Bartlett  Piano
Conductor: Roderick Dunk

Our concerto this month is Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, a thrilling and lively work written in the 1920s, full of jazz-inspired musical ideas set against a beautiful and tranquil Mozart-like slow movement. The ballet Appalachian Spring, with music by American composer Aaron Copland, is about early 19c American pioneers and quotes the famous Shaker tune ‘Tis the Gift to be Simple’. We are performing the suite from the ballet made for the concert hall. Our concert ends with Brahms’s memorable Fourth Symphony, his last and in many ways his most ambitious symphonic creation.

Martin James Bartlett (Piano)

Martin James Bartlett possesses a fearless technique and plays with a wisdom and elegance far beyond his years.

He is an exclusive recording artist with Warner Classics. Bartlett won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014 since when he has performed with orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2018/19 season Martin James Bartlett will participate in the Verbier Festival’s short winter residency at Schloss Elmau, Germany and has been invited by Sir András Schiff to participate in a public masterclass at the Salzburg Mozartwoche. He makes his debut with the BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Philharmonia, and will also perform in recital in the UK, at St John Smith’s Square and the new Birmingham Conservatoire and in many other venues across the country.

At the beginning of the season Bartlett competed in the Bad Kissingen Klavier Olympiad competition, winning both second prize and the audience prize.




What's On?

Park Safari: Dunorlan Park
August 21st 2019
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That'll Be The Day
August 22nd 2019
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Dreamboys
August 24th 2019
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English Symphony Orchestra
September 7th 2019
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Rhod Gilbert
September 18th 2019
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The Legend of Barry White
September 19th 2019
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Heritage Open Day Tour
September 20th 2019
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RTWSO: Howard Shelley
September 29th 2019
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors
October 3rd 2019
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Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians
October 3rd 2019
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Henning Wehn
October 10th 2019
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Little Monster
October 11th 2019
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Get Ready
October 12th 2019
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King of Pop
October 20th 2019
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Stagecoach Haywards Heath
October 27th 2019
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Ben Elton Live
October 28th 2019
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The Nutcracker
October 29th 2019
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Russell Kane
November 1st 2019
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RTWSO: Amy Harman
November 3rd 2019
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Kevin Bloody Wilson
November 4th 2019
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One Night of Queen
November 7th 2019
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
November 8th 2019
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An Evening with Lenny Henry
November 15th 2019
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Fastlove
November 17th 2019
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Psychic Sally
November 18th 2019
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Ed Byrne
November 22nd 2019
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Respect
November 23rd 2019
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Made in Dagenham
November 26th 2019
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Peter Pan
December 7th 2019
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Lost in Music
January 30th 2020
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TEDx
February 1st 2020
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RTWSO: Opera Gala
February 2nd 2020
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Milton Jones
February 5th 2020
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German Cornejo's Tango Fire
February 14th 2020
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Jimmy Carr
February 26th 2020
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ELO Again
February 28th 2020
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Believe
February 29th 2020
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RTWSO: Martin James Bartlett
March 1st 2020
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What's Love Got To Do With It?
March 6th 2020
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Havana Nights
March 7th 2020
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Aida
March 30th 2020
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Giovanni Pernice
April 1st 2020
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RTWSO: Thomas Gould
April 5th 2020
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Burn the Floor - Anything You Can Do...
April 15th 2020
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Beyond the Barricade
April 26th 2020
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Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
April 29th 2020
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RTWSO: Mozart & Bruckner
May 3rd 2020
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Hello Again
May 6th 2020
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The Bootleg Beatles
June 11th 2020
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Luther UK
September 18th 2020
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The World Famous Elvis Show
September 19th 2020
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Magic of Motown
October 2nd 2020
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Bowie Experience
October 3rd 2020
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