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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"Perspective is what makes art so interesting": John Evans in conversation with Academy Award-winning composer, Tan Dun...

On Tuesday 27 June a very special artist comes to Cadogan Hall; in Hollywood circles a living legend, a man whose music has been recognised above the work of fellow composer-greats John Williams, Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone. In 2000 he walked onto the stage at no less an occasion than the Academy Awards to receive the Oscar for Best Original Score for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, an achievement made doubly significant by the fact that the other film scores shortlisted that year included Gladiator, Chocolat and The Patriot.

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