Lowestoft is a royal favourite for prestigious Orchestra – Press Release

Classical music will soon be more accessible for everyone after the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that Lowestoft will be one of its principal residencies.

The prestigious group of musicians have been the resident Orchestra at the Marina Theatre since 2005. But now, along with their hugely popular live performances, the Orchestra will ensure its work extends beyond the concert stage – with a developed community and education programme run by RPO Resound.

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Hawth at Crawley announces prestigious link up with world-famous orchestra

The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, has become one of only seven Principal Residencies for the world renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO).

For more than seven decades the RPO has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK and is considered by many to be Britain’s national orchestra. It has been performing its impressive repertoire at The Hawth for almost 30 years and forms a central part of the theatre’s Classical Concert Season each year. In 2018 the orchestra returns on Friday April 13 with music from Smetana, Chopin and Sibelius and again on Friday May 11, performing an all Beethoven programme.

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Charles Dutoit Steps Down Early as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Following an emergency Board meeting and further dialogue with Charles Dutoit, the RPO and Charles Dutoit have together decided to bring forward his resignation from his role as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. Charles Dutoit had already announced in June 2017 that he would stand down in October 2019; this will now take place with immediate effect.

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Welcome to New Cellist Anna Stuart

Welcome to New Cellist Anna Stuart

We are delighted to welcome Anna Stuart as our new No. 9 Cello.

Anna began learning the cello at age 7 and went on to attend Junior Academy, where she was a pupil of Penelope Lynex and Ben Davies. At 18, having tried out a number of other instruments with varying success, she decided to make a go of it with the cello and auditioned for the BMus(Hons) course at the RNCM in Manchester, from which she graduated in 2008 under the tutelage of Emma Ferrand. Following a year-long internship in orchestral management, Anna then moved to Düsseldorf to join the class of Gregor Horsch at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, completing her MMus in Orchestral Performance in 2013.

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