Maestro Charles Dutoit appointed Honorary Conductor for Life

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced that with effect from October 2019 Maestro Charles Dutoit, currently the RPO’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, will assume the position of Honorary Conductor for Life. This will be the first occasion in the RPO’s seventy-year history that the position has been bestowed and it is being given in recognition of Maestro Dutoit’s contribution to the artistic life of the Orchestra over more than five decades.

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Maestro Charles Dutoit Press Release Biography

2016 marks Maestro Charles Dutoit’s 80th birthday. For the past 50 years, Charles Dutoit established himself as one of today’s most in-demand conductors, having performed with all the major orchestras in concert halls across five continents.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Saturday, June 17

CAMBRIDGE NEWS

The final concert in Cambridge Live’s 2016-17 Classical Concert Series on Saturday night at Cambridge Corn Exchange was not only a fitting climax to a wonderful run of performances since the series started last October, but also a brilliant celebration of youthful talent.

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Walton's First Symphony still blazes at the RFH

BACHTRACK  ★★★★

Elgar’s Froissart Overture was his first score for orchestra, named after Froissart’s chronicles of the middle ages and headed by a line from Keats: “When chivalry lifted up her lance on high”. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra strings launched into its opening with fire and precision, and the faster sections could not have been more chivalric if Tadaaki Otaka had conducted in full armour waving Excalibur.

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