A conversation with Marin Alsop

Journalist Julian Worricker recently caught up with Artist in Residence at Southbank Centre, conductor Marin Alsop, to talk about our upcoming concert at the Royal Festival Hall (Monday 27 February).

Marin Alsop’s first outing in many years at the helm of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will offer a "triumph of the human spirit" in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, a touch of joie de vivre in Renaud Capuçon's Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (Alsop taking  a "partner role"), and a mammoth response to the 1941 Leningrad siege in Shostakovich's "massive on every level" Symphony No.7.

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Preview: what's in store at the Royal Festival Hall?

Six brilliant conductors, ten sparkling soloists, sixteen amazing works, and one legendary orchestra. That, in bald numbers, is the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Southbank Centre concert season at the Royal Festival Hall, starting on Tuesday 7 February. However, in the sheer quality of the Orchestra's playing and the music it will be performing, such calculations convey little about the music in store for seasoned concertgoers and classical discoverers alike.

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Challenge, Emotion and Expression: Tamsin Waley-Cohen discusses life as a musician

On Saturday 18 February, Tamsin Waley-Cohen performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone. We took the chance to ask her a few questions about her journey as a musician and life as a professional solo artist.

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Creative Composition Workshops delivered across North Buckinghamshire

In the week before the October half-term 2016, RPO Resound was delighted to partner Buckinghamshire Learning Trust Music (BLTM) to deliver an exciting project with three primary schools from across North Buckinghamshire. Pupils from Whitchurch Combined, Winslow CE Combined and Buckingham Primary Schools each enjoyed a half-day workshop with RPO Creative Leader Jason Rowland and members of the Orchestra to create their own unique group compositions inspired by Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.

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    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

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    Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL presented with honorary membership – Press Release
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