A Conversation with Howard Blake

Let’s get one thing clear. Howard Blake has written plenty besides the music to the The Snowman. The septuagenarian British composer reminds me of this himself in no uncertain terms when we speak; not that I need it: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is doing a good job of that already, having scheduled a concert this September devoted to Blake’s orchestral output.

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Introducing the RPO Podcast

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Podcast

Welcome to the new RPO Podcast!

Featuring interviews with the people behind the music, information about upcoming concerts, and excerpts from our extensive back catalogue, this podcast is the easiest way to get inside one of the world's leading orchestras.

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Support Your RPO: RPO Chair Partner Programme

RPO Chair Partner Programme

Support a position in the Orchestra and join an exclusive club of like-minded people.

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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Latest News

  • Tuesday 17 April 2018
    Esther Yoo Violin Playlist
  • Wednesday 4 April 2018
    Support Your RPO: Leave a Legacy
  • Tuesday 3 April 2018
    Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival

Latest Press

  • Wednesday 28 February 2018
    Rafael Payare: Conducting should always feel like your last breath
  • Wednesday 28 February 2018
    WIN Tickets to Myths and Fairytales
  • Wednesday 21 February 2018
    The Best of Ballet with Nathan Fifield