Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Google Arts & Culture Forge New Partnership To Take Orchestral Music To A New Generation

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Announced Vasily Petrenko as Music Director from 2021–22 Season

Today, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and Google Arts & Culture are unveiling a new project to bring some of the RPO’s exclusive content online.

As an orchestra that has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK for the last seven decades, the public will have the chance to experience the music from an unparalleled viewpoint, seated amongst the players in virtual reality. Visitors to the Google Arts & Culture website will be able to delve into the RPO and its music, experiencing stories from the musicians themselves. Coinciding with the launch of the new 2018/19 RPO season, the site will host a number of exclusive interviews and features, as well as performance highlights from the RPO. Particularly of note is the online premiere of an excerpt from Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Filmed in 360-degree virtual reality (VR), the video will enable viewers with VR headsets to fully immerse themselves inside the RPO and all it has to offer.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Announced Vasily Petrenko as Music Director from 2021–22 Season

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Announced Vasily Petrenko as Music Director from 2021–22 Season

• The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) appoints Vasily Petrenko as its new Music Director to lead the Orchestra into its next artistic chapter, strengthening its position as one of the world’s great orchestras in London, across the UK and internationally.

• Vasily Petrenko’s 2021 arrival will launch the RPO’s ambitious plans for its 75th Anniversary Season.

• Expansive role of Music Director recognises the artistic leadership he will bring to the Orchestra, both on and off the podium and within the communities the RPO serves.

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Hawth at Crawley announces prestigious link up with world-famous orchestra

The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, has become one of only seven Principal Residencies for the world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO).

For more than seven decades the RPO has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK and is considered by many to be Britain’s national orchestra. It has been performing its impressive repertoire at The Hawth for almost 30 years and forms a central part of the theatre’s Classical Concert Season each year. In 2018 the orchestra returns on Friday April 13 with music from Smetana, Chopin and Sibelius and again on Friday May 11, performing an all Beethoven programme.

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

Northampton’s Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL is to be presented with honorary membership of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) at its next concert at Northampton Royal & Derngate this Sunday, 26 November. Sir Peter will be only the second person to be granted this honour in the Orchestra’s 70-year history; the other honorary member is composer and conductor John Rutter. The award is being given in recognition of Sir Peter’s outstanding contribution to the RPO’s success and development over more than 20 years. Since 1996 he has played several pivotal roles including Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Advisory Council and Chairman of the RPO Trust.

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