Regional residencies: new on sale

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is gearing up to travel the length and breadth of the country as tickets go on sale for the 2015–16 seasons in Aylesbury, Cambridge, Crawley, Guildford, Hull and Reading. Performing a fantastic range of concerts, from the jazz-infused music of the 1920s to epic symphonies from celebrated composers, you will be able to hear world-class classical music right on your doorstep!

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Celebration of the Sea: Project Preview

This week, three RPO musicians, a creative music leader and a creative writing leader will spend a week at the beach working with local adults to explore and celebrate the maritime heritage of the historic marina town of Lowestoft, Suffolk.

We’ll begin on Monday with visits to the Lowestoft Maritime Museum and Mincarlo Trawler, the last surviving sidewinder trawler in the area, for guided tours of their historic collections and sites. The group will then have a brainstorming session to pick out specific themes, objects or stories that really inspired them during the visits, which they will use as guides during the next three days of creative workshops.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/José Serebrier at Cadogan Hall

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Long used as encore fodder, it’s rare that Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances are included in an advertised orchestral programme (our loss). It was good to hear this well-chosen foursome from the sixteen. José Serebrier has recently recorded all nine of Dvořák’s Symphonies, a composer close to his heart, and if the Dances are lighter fare they too can have emotional intensity and pathos, brought out here with affection and identification, not least the expansive E-minor. Lilt and zest informed the A-flat.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard – Schubert’s Great C-major Symphony...

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Natasha Paremski has become a regular artist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and this excellent account of Brahms showed why. With an alert accompaniment – although Thomas Dausgaard might have asked for less from the horns (over-ripe and dominant) and more from the timpani (not the listed Matt Perry) – Paremski impressed throughout with playing that was sensitively modulated, fiery, widely dynamic and notably free from artifice.

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Latest News

  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
    Charles Dutoit Steps Down Early as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Monday 1 January 2018
    Welcome to New Cellist Anna Stuart
  • Friday 22 December 2017
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Responds to Accusations Made About Charles Dutoit

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  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
    Sir Peter Ellwood CBE DL presented with honorary membership – Press Release
  • Friday 10 November 2017
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues five-year residency at Hull City Hall – Press Release
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    "Studying a score is like reading a novel": An interview with Alexander Shelley