Lockdown Dramatically Accelerated Engagement With Orchestral Music New Report Finds

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra today publishes its report on engagement with orchestral music in 2020. The national research, coupled with views from industry partners and anecdotal feedback from players and audiences, was based on a survey of over 8,000 people in the UK (nationally representative) carried out at each stage of lockdown in the UK: pre-pandemic, during the first lockdown, emerging from lockdown, and following the news of the arrival of the vaccine.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brent Music Service create Anthem for Brent Borough of Culture 2020

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This autumn, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RPO) community and education programme RPO Resound has been building on its thriving relationship with Brent Music Service (BMS) and today marks the culmination of this very special collaboration. Brent is The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture for 2020 and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been working in partnership with BMS, award-winning composer and music leader James Redwood, the poet Momtaza Mehri and more than 8,000 Brent school children and young members of BMS orchestras to compose and perform Anthem for Brent 2020.

BBC Young Chorister of the Year to sing in Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s online ‘A Christmas Celebration’ with John Rutter

Alexander Olleson with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in St Albans Cathedral

 

Alexander Olleson, who was announced as the winner of the Songs of Praise and BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year competition yesterday, will join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for its annual Christmas Celebration concert this week.

Tchaikovsky's Serenade available to view on YouTube

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From 26 November, 4pm on our  YouTube channel you can watch the exclusive online premiere of this performance, and enjoy the luscious sounds of a full string orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular piece – a work inspired by Mozart, and described by the composer as written ‘from the heart’. 

Latest News

  • Wednesday 13 January 2021
    Lockdown Dramatically Accelerated Engagement With Orchestral Music New Report Finds
  • Tuesday 8 December 2020
    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Brent Music Service create Anthem for Brent Borough of Culture 2020
  • Monday 7 December 2020
    BBC Young Chorister of the Year to sing in Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s online ‘A Christmas Celebration’ with John Rutter

Latest Media Articles

  • Wednesday 13 January 2021
    Lockdown Dramatically Accelerated Engagement With Orchestral Music New Report Finds
  • Monday 7 December 2020
    BBC Young Chorister of the Year to sing in Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s online ‘A Christmas Celebration’ with John Rutter
  • Tuesday 24 November 2020
    Tchaikovsky's Serenade available to view on YouTube