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.

"Perspective is what makes art so interesting": 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.

Supporting your RPO: RPO Young Professionals Club

The RPO Young Professionals Club provides a community within the RPO family for like-minded, London-based young professionals. Supporting Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley, the RPO Young Professionals Club brings together a vibrant group of young people who enjoy great orchestral music in a relaxed and sociable environment. Club members have access to discounted tickets and complimentary concert programmes, receive invitations to exclusive Young Professionals events and much more. Members recently enjoyed an exclusive tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Who is a "marvel of construction"? Hannah Nepil finds out after conversation with Danny Driver

When I last saw Danny Driver, I was seventeen, and he was teaching me composition at London’s Junior Academy of Music. Now he’s a world famous pianist. “I was always slightly mystified as to why I was teaching composition, given that I was never really a composer”, he laughs, when we speak again after a gap of fifteen years. “I guess it was because I’ve always had a fascination with musical structure”.

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