What to expect at your first orchestral concert at The Hawth, Crawley

Are you thinking about attending an orchestral concert at The Hawth for the first time, but you're not quite sure what to expect? There are a lot of misconceptions about orchestral music that can be off-putting, so we have pulled together a quick, myth-busting guide to put your mind at ease. If there is anything else you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to call the friendly box office at The Hawth, 01293 553636

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What to expect at your first orchestral concert at The Hexagon, Reading

Are you thinking about attending an RPO concert at The Hexagon for the first time, but you're not quite sure what to expect? There are a lot of misconceptions about orchestral music that can be off-putting, so we have pulled together a quick, myth-busting guide to put your mind at ease. If there is anything else you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to call the friendly box office at The Hexagon, 0118 960 6060

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Here I Go: A short animated film about music in mental health settings

Here I Go: A short animated film about music in mental health settings

The RPO and Cambridge Live recently teamed up with The Phoenix Centre – a specialised eating disorder unit for young people aged 12-18 based at the Ida Darwin Hospital in Cambridge to deliver a creative music-making project. Since February a team of RPO musicians and workshop leader Sigrún Sævarsdóttir-Griffiths have been visiting the centre to work with young people currently receiving treatment. The project aimed to improve mental health, encourage self-exploration and boost confidence through creativity, and included elements of poetry and lyric writing, guided group improvisation and composition.

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Welcome to New Principal Cello Richard Harwood

Since his critically acclaimed concerto debut at the age of ten, the award-winning English 'cellist Richard Harwood has performed concerti and chamber music in major venues including London's Royal Albert Hall, all of the South Bank Centre venues, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Thomaskirche (Leipzig), Auditorium du Louvre (Paris) and Alice Tully Hall / Lincoln Center (New York).

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  • Thursday 18 April 2019
    BBC Proms 2019 RPO Concert Announced
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  • Thursday 17 January 2019
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