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RPO Chair Partner Programme

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As a registered charity, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is truly grateful for the support of individuals, families, companies and foundations who play a crucial role in helping the RPO bring outstanding orchestral experiences to the widest possible audience.

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Maestro Charles Dutoit appointed Honorary Conductor for Life

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced that with effect from October 2019 Maestro Charles Dutoit, currently the RPO’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, will assume the position of Honorary Conductor for Life. This will be the first occasion in the RPO’s seventy-year history that the position has been bestowed and it is being given in recognition of Maestro Dutoit’s contribution to the artistic life of the Orchestra over more than five decades.

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Maestro Charles Dutoit Press Release Biography

2016 marks Maestro Charles Dutoit’s 80th birthday. For the past 50 years, Charles Dutoit established himself as one of today’s most in-demand conductors, having performed with all the major orchestras in concert halls across five continents.

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RPO Resound – composing lullabies with young refugee and migrant mothers

In June and July 2017, RPO Resound (the Orchestra’s Community and Education Department) and partners Irene Taylor Trust (ITT) are bringing The Lullaby Project – part of Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections programme – to the UK for the very first time. Based on a model that has achieved success across the United States with a range of partners including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, this UK pilot will work with young refugee and migrant mothers in East London to compose and record personal lullabies for their children.

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Latest News

  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
    Charles Dutoit Steps Down Early as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Monday 1 January 2018
    Welcome to New Cellist Anna Stuart
  • Friday 22 December 2017
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Responds to Accusations Made About Charles Dutoit

Latest Press

  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
    Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL presented with honorary membership – Press Release
  • Friday 10 November 2017
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues five-year residency at Hull City Hall – Press Release
  • Wednesday 1 November 2017
    "Studying a score is like reading a novel": An interview with Alexander Shelley