Royal Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new Managing Director

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is delighted to announce the appointment of James Williams as its new Managing Director. James Williams, currently Director, UK Programme and Creative Projects at Philharmonia Orchestra, will take up the post in the summer.

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A conversation with Vasily Petrenko

This month, Vasily Petrenko (‘a conductor of crisp technical assurance and interpretive depth’ – San Francisco Chronicle) makes his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Having worked with many of the world’s finest orchestras as guest conductor, Petrenko now looks forward to performing with the RPO: “It will be a great pleasure and a big honour for me. It’s the only big London Orchestra which I haven’t performed with yet.”

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Zukerman drives an unsteady Russian troika with the RPO

A troika of Russian warhorses trotted out from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra stable, with Pinchas Zukerman guiding the reins. The trouble is, once into the paddock they veered off in wildly different directions. Glinka cantered with a merry swagger, Rachmaninov surged down a lush, romantic path, but Tchaikovsky limped along stubbornly. Three completely different performances that left me perplexed.

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STROKESTRA: Driving rehabilitation work with group creative music-making

STROKESTRA is a pioneering collaboration between the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and Hull Integrated Community Stroke Service (HICSS) which uses group creative music-making to drive patient-led rehabilitation work in stroke survivors and their carers.

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Latest News

  • Thursday 18 April 2019
    BBC Proms 2019 RPO Concert Announced
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
    Tom Poster on moments of self-doubt to elation and the power of music
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019
    Diana Adamyan on Prokofiev's Russian lyrical soul

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  • Monday 1 April 2019
    Francesca Dego "performing with the RPO? It's like driving a Ferrari"
  • Wednesday 23 January 2019
    Strokestra Features in The Washington Post
  • Thursday 17 January 2019
    Bromley emerges as a new home for orchestral music