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Cromwell Place x Philharmonia Orchestra: Women in Art

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March 11, 2023
- 2:30 p.m.

Lavery Studio

Cromwell Place

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Cromwell Place present a series of concerts reflecting on the themes of current exhibitions.

Alongside Women’s History Month, Cromwell Place and our Members are celebrating women and female-identifying artists across all geographies and époques, with the second concert in the series. Four members of the Philharmonia’s cello section have put together a captivating programme showcasing women composers past and present, and memorable female characters from film and opera. 

Barbara Strozzi, a 17th century composer of exquisite songs, rubs shoulders with two living composers, Roxanna Panufnik and Rosie Trentham. Women in leading roles are represented by music from Richard Strauss’s opera Der Rosenkavalier, the classic Audrey Hepburn movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and a new suite from Madam Butterfly arranged by the ensemble.

The Philharmonia Orchestra recital series at Cromwell Place is supported by NJA Limited.


Events Programme

PUCCINI (arr. the cellists): Suite, Madama Butterfly
1. Introduction & Entrance of Butterfly
2. 'Un bel di vedremo'
3. The Humming Chorus
4. 'Addio, fiorito asil'

PANUFNIK (arr. Birchall): Votive

STROZZI (arr. Rundle): Amor Dormiglione

STRAUSS (arg. Birchall): Trio, Der Rosenkavalier

TRENTHAM: Sonorum (World premiere)

MANCINI (arr. Birchall): Moon River

Members of the Philharmonia Chamber Players, including,

  • Karen Stephenson, cello
  • Ella Rundle, cello
  • Richard Birchall, cello
  • Eric Villeminey, cello


All tickets include a complimentary glass of prosecco or non-alcoholic equivalent on arrival.

Food and drinks will be available to purchase ahead of performance.


Event Timings

10:00am: The Hazel Bar & Kitchen opens

12:00pm: Lunch served in The Hazel Bar & Kitchen

2:15pm: Doors open

2:30pm: Music starts

3:30pm: Music ends

6:00pm: The Hazel Bar & Kitchen closes


Discover the other performances in this series:

28 January: Emerging Art

1 April: Art in Conflict

1 June: Three Trios

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Cromwell Place

Cromwell Place

A row of five, grade II listed, Victorian townhouses in South Kensington. Home to a year-round programme of diverse, interdisciplinary exhibitions and events across beautiful galleries, alongside the delicious Cromwell Place Café, and a variety of architecturally striking workspaces. Cromwell Place is open to all, and entry to all exhibitions is free.