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RPO resound in action
RPO resound runs one of the most diverse community and education programmes in the UK. To experience the nature of this work for yourself, please view the videos below.


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RPO resound 20th Anniversary Video > PLAY VIDEO

RPO resound celebrates 20 years of delivering ground-breaking projects, widening access to and engagement with classical music, with an inspirational short film narrated by Stephen Fry, showing the breadth and diversity of their projects and shedding light on the impact their work has had on those involved.


We Got Rhythm > PLAY VIDEO

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.


Westminster Urban Orchestra > PLAY VIDEO

Designed to give young people from across Westminster the opportunity to write, rehearse and perform their own music, the Westminster Urban Orchestra saw musicians from across the borough work with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and workshop leader Paul Griffiths. The participants came together from a wide-range of different musical and social backgrounds to create an inspirational collection of original pieces.


Ipswich Orchestra Outreach Programme > PLAY VIDEO

Taking its inspiration from the Orchestra’s residency at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich, RPO resound visited local schools and music centres to deliver a wide range of different Orchestral-inspired activities. From brass-specific concerts and tutoring to creative music workshops and presentations covering all the different orchestral families, the activities worked with more than local 1100 young people.


First Time Live – Scunthorpe > PLAY VIDEO

In March 2013, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra delivered an education project that saw local children choose music for a concert that was performed by the Orchestra at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe. Part of a series of projects called First Time Live, the event gave 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.


SEA LIFE London Aquarium > PLAY VIDEO

RPO resound musicians made a splash when they brought pupils from the Joseph Clarke School for the visually impaired together with educators from the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to create their very own 'Audio Aquarium'. Inspired by the ability of music to express a range of sensory ideas, this project was aimed at helping visually impaired children to explore the sounds, feelings and images of the ocean world through music-making and composition.


Pass the Torch – A World Symphony > FULL DETAILS

Six youth ensembles from Brent, Enfield and Haringey, along with a 3,500 strong choir of children from local primary schools, performed alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. The specially-formed orchestra played an original piece composed by participants from all six musical ensembles, led by James Redwood and conductor Nicholas Collon. Click here for video highlights.


The Soldier's Tale, Brent > PLAY VIDEO

The Soldier's Tale, a music and literacy project involving three Brent primary schools, demonstrates how a team of nine RPO musicians led by workshop leader James Redwood can help kids engage in classical repertoire and inspire the children's own compositions and some really feel-good songs.