West End Star Abbie Osmon sings Abba

Journalist John Evans caught up with Abbie Osmon ahead of ABBAphonic, a celebration of the Swedish pop group's timeless classics at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 10 May.

Money, Money, Money, Waterloo and, of course, Dancing Queen – I’ll bet you’re humming them already, visions of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid swirling in your mind’s eye. Whisper it, but it’s been 43 years since Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest (pub question: what was the song?) but while the group may have disbanded in 1982 (there’s talk of an exciting project later this year) their music lives on in the hearts and minds of millions.

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Eric Whitacre: inspirations and striving for authenticity

Eric Whitacre

Ahead of our feast of orchestral and choral works with composer Eric Whitacre on Wednesday 31 May at the Royal Albert Hall, journalist Hannah Nepil uncovers the Grammy Award-winner's musical style and preparations for his new work.

Skyping from his Los Angeles home at some ungodly hour in the morning, Eric Whitacre immediately turns his smooth charm on full beam. “Why don’t you start by telling me about you?” he says, flashing his Colgate smile. It takes a while to bring the composer-conductor round to the more pressing topic: his upcoming gala performance, conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Supporting your RPO: American Friends of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

We are delighted that our American Friends organisation has been granted public charity status by the Internal Revenue Service in the United States. Funds raised through the rejuvenated American Friends will provide essential support for the Orchestra’s US tours, educational activity at home and abroad and for some of the young American artists who regularly appear with the RPO.

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Meet the RPO: Helen Storey heads to Bromley

Helen Storey has been playing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for sixteen years as Sub-Principal Bassoon. She has toured with the RPO to destinations as far afield as Korea, the USA and China, but now she has the opportunity to perform in her hometown of Bromley on Friday 31 March, as the Orchestra makes its long-awaited return to the Churchill Theatre. We took the opportunity to ask about her time at the RPO and the thriving musical scene on her doorstep.

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