The RPO’s 2015 in review

This New Year is especially exciting and significant as we celebrate our 70th anniversary year. As we look to the future with another fantastic year of performances, workshops, recordings and more, John Evans (former editor of Classic FM magazine) takes a look back at some of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2015 highlights.

From what The Guardian’s reviewer described as a “chillingly realised” performance of Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle at the Royal Festival Hall to a recording of a new work called A Requiem for Meters, composed for Smart Energy GB’s campaign promoting smart electric and gas meters, 2015 was a typically rich and diverse year for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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An Interview with Matthew Trusler

There are those who like to maximise their free time. Matthew Trusler, apparently, isn’t one of them. He is a solo violinist, who has played with orchestras ranging from the Philharmonia to the Minnesota. He is the founder of the record label Orchid Classics. In between, he devises projects for the Lenny Trusler Children’s Foundation, a charity for sick newborn babies and infants, which he also founded. So, just occasionally, something has to give. ‘I think the people that I work with are mostly understanding – that if I disappear for a few days, I'm not just being lazy.’

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RPO and Serebrier revive The Golden Age of Hollywood

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Performing a programme of American film music spanning 1938 to the late 1975 – The Golden Age of Hollywood – the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of José Serebrier displayed musical mastery in moving from full-bodied, adventurous scores to light jazz, concocting images of iconic movie scenes in the audience’s minds all the while.

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Graham Bickley at Christmas

It’s going to be a cracker of a Christmas at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 19 December when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nick Davies, will be joined by two huge stars of TV and the West End stage: singers Anna-Jane Casey and Graham Bickley. They’ll be performing a festive concert of Christmas songs, duets and sing-alongs under the RPO Christmas tree as part of the Orchestra’s hugely popular Christmas Cracker concerts.

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