On Wednesday 22 November the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announces Scunthorpe as one of its 7 Principal Residencies, alongside Cambridge, Crawley, Hull, Lowestoft, Northampton and Reading. Building upon 6 years of music-making at The Baths Hall, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is using this occasion to officially launch its 2018 Season and to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to the Scunthorpe community.
The concert will open with a reprise performance from this year’s BBC Ten Pieces Prom, which was spearheaded by the Orchestra’s community and education programme, RPO Resound, alongside workshop leader Paul Griffiths. 30 young musicians from North Lincolnshire had the opportunity of a lifetime performing in London’s Royal Albert Hall alongside RPO musicians, and these same students will take to the stage once more to recreate this experience in Scunthorpe.
James Williams, Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, said:
“The RPO is extremely proud of our Residency in Scunthorpe and look forward to developing our partnership with The Baths Hall over the next 5 years and beyond as one of the Orchestra’s Principal UK Residencies. Our mission of creating live orchestral experiences available to everyone will sit at the heart of our concert, community and education programmes in Scunthorpe, brilliantly supported by Dan Harris, the staff at The Baths Hall and the loyal audiences and partners we’ve developed over many years. Do join us for our next concert on Wednesday 22 November to celebrate this ongoing partnership in what will be a terrific evening of music-making.”
Dan Harris, General Manager at The Baths Hall, said:
"I am delighted to announce the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be our resident orchestra. As one of the world's most prestigious orchestras, we have already had some fantastic nights here in Scunthorpe and I am excited to host many more in the years to come. I look forward to continuing to work with James and his team, not just in bringing world-class concerts to northern Lincolnshire, but projects which showcase some of the marvellous young talent we have in the region."
Notes to editors:
The BBC Ten Pieces performance is generously supported by Ongo Communities, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub, North Lincolnshire Music Support Service and The Baths Hall.