Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Announcement on Patron

Following HRH The Duke of York’s announcement that he will be stepping back from public life, management representatives of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) met with Prince Andrew’s office on Thursday afternoon. At a subsequent meeting of the RPO Board, it was decided that the Orchestra should part company with its Patron, with immediate effect.

The RPO would like to express its gratitude to His Royal Highness for his support of the Orchestra over the past 15 years.

As one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra looks forward to an extensive UK and international concert schedule in the year ahead.

ENDS

The Royal Albert Hall has enlisted its first associate orchestra: The Times, November 8 2019

The Times, November 8 2019

'The country’s most revered concert venue is leading the way to a future of classical music that features the crescendos of computer games and the bass of Bollywood, as well as the majesty of Mahler.

The Royal Albert Hall has enlisted its first associate orchestra as it begins an expansion of its musical offerings. The Royal Philharmonic will help the venue to add up to 70 orchestral music productions each year, beyond the annual BBC Proms.

They have previously collaborated on successful events showcasing computer game soundtracks as well as screenings of classic Bollywood films with symphonic accompaniment.'

“It is a whole new canvas for us both to inspire different generations,” James Williams, the managing director of the RPO, said. “We want to create something larger and more ambitious. This is combining two brands that speak of modernity but also of heritage.”

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