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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has residencies throughout England in Northampton, Lowestoft, Ipswich, Cambridge, Reading, Crawley, Croydon and in London’s Cadogan Hall.

Arts Council funding helps with the orchestra’s core costs, their extensive regional programme of concerts and their award-winning education and community programme, RPO RESOUND.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £940,917
  • 2013-2014: £965,577
  • 2014-2015: £987,609

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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.

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John Lill celebrates his 70th birthday, part one (Southbank Centre)

Bob Jones, from Classic FM interviews John Lill ahead of his 70th birthday celebrations with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

About the Westminster Urban Orchestra

Find out more about the Westminster Urban Orchestra at -- http://www.rpo.co.uk/urbanorchestra

Westminster Urban Orchestra -- Oct/Nov 2013

Find out more about the Westminster Urban Orchestra and register your interest in joining at: http://www.rpo.co.uk/urbanorchestra

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 Box Office: 020 7589 8212 http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/reserve.aspx?perfid=26344&datetime=07/06/2013%2019:30&title=default 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

Tchaikovsky Gala Saturday 1 June 2013 7.30pm De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex Box Office: 01424 229 111 http://www.dlwp.com/event/tchaikovsky-gala 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

Elgar Cockaigne Overture Tarik O'Regan Suite from Heart of Darkness for narrator and orchestra (London premiere) -- text by Tom Phillips, after Joseph Conrad Sibelius Symphony No.2 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.

Film Music Gala 2013 Trailer

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/royal-philharmonic-orchestra/2012/default.aspx Film Music Gala Wednesday 15 May 2013 - 7:30 PM This popular annual event pays homage to the magnificent world of film music featuring recent Hollywood blockbusters to timeless classics! Highlights include: Gladiator Star Wars® The Lord of the Rings Jurassic Park Pirates of the Caribbean Superman Mission: Impossible Harry Potter and many more! New for 2013: The music of Ennio Morricone Including The Mission, Cinema Paradiso & The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Paul Bateman Conductor Tommy Pearson Presenter For more information please visit rpo.co.uk For corporate hospitality enquiries please call 020 7959 0609 or email entertain@royalalberthall.com Part of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: 2012-13 Season

Symphonic Rock 2013 Trailer

http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/royal-philharmonic-orchestra/2012/default.aspx Symphonic Rock Thursday 2 May 2013 - 7:30 PM Symphonic Rock returns with legendary rock anthems, chart hits and classic songs, featuring a breathtaking line-up of hits from Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, U2, Robbie Williams, The Beatles, Elbow and many more! New for 2013: a tribute to the hits of Queen to include: We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and Killer Queen. Accompanied by a spectacular light show and presented by BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce. Nick Davies conductor Ken Bruce presenter Metro Voices For more information please visit rpo.co.uk For corporate hospitality enquiries please call 020 7959 0609 or email entertain@royalalberthall.com Part of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: 2012-13 Season

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra spring 2013 -- great group discounts!

For more information please go to http://www.rpo.co.uk/group_bookers.php To see upcoming events, please go to http://www.rpo.co.uk/group_events.php Are you booking for 10 or more people for a concert? Did you know: • Group bookers of 30+ save up to 35% on all ticket prices • Group bookers of 10+ save up to 25% on all ticket prices • The whole party receives free programmes • The group organiser receives two complimentary tickets • Final payment is not due until eight weeks before the event I just wanted to let you know how much our U3A group enjoyed the RPO concert. It was our first group visit to any concert and it turned out to be a huge success with our members so I am sure we will be doing it again. Thank you so much for your help with the booking; you certainly make the task of booking for large numbers very easy. Everything on the day went really smoothly.' -Tessa Pyke, Ver-Colne Valley U3A 'The conductor said we could dance in the aisles and, sure enough, we did...Jo Thomson at the RPO is excellent. She is always at the venue to welcome you and hand over the free concert programmes that are offered for group bookings.' -Ms. Valerie Woodford, Group Travel Organiser Magazine 'Our visit to the Royal Albert Hall this year was a most enjoyable sing-along concert. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was at its versatile best ... It soon became a happy, clapping, singing, standing audience.' -Kier Fellowship Trust By taking a group of just 10 or more people, group bookers can save up to 35% on tickets and claim complimentary programmes for the whole party. In addition, and to ensure that all members of your group have confirmed their places, we will defer your payment up until just six weeks before the event! Fast becoming an alternative to the busy West End, more and more groups are enjoying a wide variety of classical music performed by London's most versatile orchestra within the intimate surroundings of Cadogan Hall, at the iconic Royal Festival Hall and at Kensington's magnificent Royal Albert Hall. Our brand new 2012 'own-promotion' season of concerts in London sees the return of popular show-stoppers Best of Broadway, John Rutter's Christmas Celebration and The Great Classics, and also features some fantastic new concerts such as the John Williams 80th Birthday Concert, a special tribute to one of the greatest film music composers. As you will see, there are always events to suit all tastes! For further details of the RPO's generous Group Booking Scheme, or to reserve seats, please phone Jo Thomson, the Friends' and Groups' Co-ordinator on 020 7608 8840 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm), or contact her here. All school, college and university parties of just 8+ people are entitled to £5 best available seats. Terms and Conditions Discounts will vary depending on the number of people in the group. Tickets are subject to availability. The group ticket scheme is only available for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's 'own-promotion' season concerts at Cadogan Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. For more information please go to http://www.rpo.co.uk/group_bookers.php To see upcoming events, please go to http://www.rpo.co.uk/group_events.php

RPO at the Aquarium

RPO resound and the Royal National Institute for Blind People collaborate in an education project with Joseph Clarke School.

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