BBC Proms 2019 RPO Concert Announced

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The RPO is delighted to announce that we'll be a part of the BBC Proms this September. 

Our event, Prom 68: Wagner Night, is part of one of the BBC Proms’ themes for 2019 which celebrates 150 years of the birth of Proms Founder /conductor Sir Henry Wood.

Monday night was always ‘Wagner’ night when Sir Henry would present audiences with chunks of Wagner, complemented by other composers who had a resonance with Wagner’s music. Our programme is a high-voltage evening to include excerpts from Wagner’s Ringcycle (with Wagnerian soprano Christine Goerke and tenor Stephen Gould) and music by César Franck and Carl Maria von Weber.

 

 

Tom Poster on moments of self-doubt to elation and the power of music

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Tom Poster will be rejoining the RPO in a series of concerts later this month to perform Rachmaninov's much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The concerts are sure to be a treat as BBC Music described his playing as having “a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions”

We caught up with Tom in between his busy touring schedule to ask him about the piece and what audiences can expect from his performance.

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Diana Adamyan on Prokofiev's Russian lyrical soul

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Fresh off the stage from winning the 2018 Menuhin competition, violinist Diana Adamyan joins the RPO for a series of concerts in the 2019-20 season, to perform Prokoviev's enchanting Violin Concerto No.2. We caught up with Diana to find out more!

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Sonia Sielaff's Remarkable Story

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Married on Saturday and full driving licence gained on Monday – one thing's for sure, Sonia Sielaff doesn’t waste time, but then who would blame her? For two and a half weeks last year this sub-principal clarinettist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was in a medically induced coma, during which she underwent a liver transplant operation that required her to remain in hospital for a further two months, recovering.

“It was around the end of May that I noticed my abdomen was distended,” she tells me. “A scan at Lewisham Hospital revealed I had fluid in my abdomen and lungs. It was flushed out but almost immediately I became very ill.”

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Latest News

  • Thursday 18 April 2019
    BBC Proms 2019 RPO Concert Announced
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
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  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
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