Review: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play the film scores of John Williams at Cambridge Corn Exchange

ELY STANDARD

The audience saw sweeping pictures in their heads when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played the music of John Williams at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday, January 21.

The evening began with the triumphant main theme from Superman. So appropriate. In movie music terms, Williams is Superman. Composing for over 50 decades he has won five Oscars and received 50 nominations.

An Impressive Start to the RPO’s Sibelius/Prokofiev Series

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This performance by Alexander Shelley and the RPO was the first in a series of four concerts at Cadogan Hall entitled, Symphonic Soundscapes: The Music of Prokofiev and Sibelius. In the well written and informative programme notes Shelley said he wanted to “delve into the inspirations, styles and nuances of these two eminent composers, each with their own incredible journey towards symphonic and orchestral greatness”. Shelley has a very engaging stage manner and he introduced the series and the works to be performed at the concert from the stage.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to lead rehabilitation workshops for stroke patients in Hull

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This summer, the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be piloting a pioneering stroke rehabilitation programme, benefitting up to 50 Hull-based patients and carers. Working in conjunction with Hull City Council Health & Wellbeing Board, the Hull Integrated Community Stroke Services (HICSS) delivered by Humber NHS Foundation Trust, and Hull City Hall, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and workshop leaders will use group music-making and creativity to aid in a wide range of stroke rehabilitation needs.

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