RPO's Benn Cunningham on tuning your musical antennae

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In the 2018-19 season, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed 240 concerts to 510,818 audience members! What is it like to be part of one of the world's most in-demand orchestras? We sat down with Benn Cunningham to ask him just that!

Your Twitter Reactions to Film Music

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The Orchestra has recently performed some Film Music Gala concerts around the UK, much to the delight of the audiences who got to experience these concerts.

Here are some reactions, pictures and witty jokes in response to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Film Music concerts.
Tag the Orchestra at #RPOFILM to join the conversation.

Diana Adamyan on Prokofiev's Russian lyrical soul

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Fresh off the stage from winning the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018, violinist Diana Adamyan joins the RPO for a series of concerts in the 2019-20 season, to perform Prokoviev's enchanting Violin Concerto No.2. We caught up with Diana to find out more!

Sonia Sielaff's Remarkable Story

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Married on Saturday and full driving licence gained on Monday – one thing's for sure, Sonia Sielaff doesn’t waste time, but then who would blame her? For two and a half weeks last year this sub-principal clarinettist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was in a medically induced coma, during which she underwent a liver transplant operation that required her to remain in hospital for a further two months, recovering.

“It was around the end of May that I noticed my abdomen was distended,” she tells me. “A scan at Lewisham Hospital revealed I had fluid in my abdomen and lungs. It was flushed out but almost immediately I became very ill.”

Latest News

  • Wednesday 14 October 2020
    RPO STROKESTRA® programme is Shortlisted for a 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award
  • Monday 12 October 2020
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra receives grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund
  • Friday 9 October 2020
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra marks Black History Month

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  • Wednesday 14 October 2020
    RPO STROKESTRA® programme is Shortlisted for a 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award
  • Thursday 8 October 2020
    Celebrating our cultural and community impact in 2019/2020
  • Monday 7 September 2020
    RPO welcomed to Wembley Park with Pop-up Performances