We Got Rhythm
Young musicians and dancers from Cambridgeshire were able to challenge their creativity by working alongside another art form in January 2014. By taking George Gershwin's 'I Got Rhythm' as inspiration, Workshop Leader Paul Griffiths and members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra worked in partnership with Cambridgeshire Music to deliver a ground-breaking cross-arts Music & Dance project.
La bohème Creative Project with RLSB
Participants from the Royal London Society for Blind People joined musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, students from the Royal College of Music and composer Hannah Conway to explore the music of Puccini's opera La bohème and create their own pieces in response. The workshop was supported by The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers.
Player Profile: Duncan Riddell
In this interview at Cadogan Hall, Duncan Riddell speaks to Bob Jones about the demands of his role and his experience in the Orchestra.
What the World Needs Now: The Music of Burt Bacharach
Richard Balcombe conducts the Overture to Promises, Promises with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in a recording session at Angel Studios, July 2012.
The Royal Philharmonic will perform the music of Burt Bacharach, in two concerts dedicated to the prolific songwriter's work, on Friday 14th February 2014 at Cadogan Hall, London, and Saturday 15th February 2014 at Fairfield Halls, Croydon.
Music by Burt Bacharach & Hal David. With thanks to Ian Maclay, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Angel Studios.
RPO resound 20th Anniversary Video
Narrated by Stephen Fry, this video offers a glimpse into the ground-breaking education and community work carried out by RPO resound across the UK.
Ipswich Partnership Programme
Throughout September and October 2013, members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have been visiting Ipswich schools and music centres to work with local young people, prior to their concert at the Ipswich Regent Theatre on Friday 18 October.
Tchaikovsky Gala 2013
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play great works by Tchaikovsky at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on Sunday 17th November. Featuring conductor Barry Wordsworth and pianist Peter Donohoe.
First Time Live
In March 2013, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra delivered an education project that saw local children choose music for concerts that were performed by the Orchestra at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.
As part of a series of projects called First Time Live, the event has given young people between the ages of 11 and 16 the experience of working with classical music in a new way, by planning, programming and presenting a concert.
Participants from local schools were selected to take part and worked with the Orchestra over three weekends between January and March, and were mentored in the interim through a secure, online social-learning forum called Makewaves.
Conversations with Alexandra Dariescu. Royal Albert Hall Introduction
The Great Classics: Ode to Joy
Friday 7 June 2013 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, London
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BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5, 'Emperor'
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9, 'Choral'
A spectacular performance of two of Beethoven's most celebrated works in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall. The majestic and powerful 'Emperor' Concerto sets the scene for Beethoven's last completed symphony, a work characterised by an intensity of emotional expression and overpowering energy. The unfolding drama of the first three movements culminates in the celebrated finale -- the Ode to Joy.
Conversations with Alexandra Dariescu. Bexhill-on-Sea Introduction
Saturday 1 June 2013 7.30pm
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
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TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slave
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1
TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Suite (excerpts)
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
A spectacular and explosive concert paying tribute to the genius of Tchaikovsky, from the immortal Piano Concerto No.1 to his most popular ballet score, The Nutcracker. Three great showpieces complete the programme -- the powerful Marche Slave, the sunny Capriccio Italien and the explosive 1812 Overture.
Conversations with Tarik O'Regan
Suite from Heart of Darkness for narrator and orchestra (London premiere) -- text by Tom Phillips, after Joseph Conrad
Samuel West - Narrator
Nicholas Collon - Conductor
A heady mixture of new music and established classics, this concert combines two renowned masterworks with the London première of the Suite from Tarik O'Regan's recent opera, Heart of Darkness. Inspired by Joseph Conrad's novella, O'Regan's opera has already met with great acclaim for its 'music of startling beauty' (The Observer) and 'a magical and haunting sound-world' (The Telegraph).
Elgar's Cockaigne Overture is a vibrant celebration of London, depicting a couple exploring the metropolis, enjoying sounds from church bells to a brass band. The Second Symphony by Sibelius is one of his most engaging and beautiful compositions, overflowing with exhilarating orchestral textures.