Life drawings of the RPO

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One of the most understated aspects of the orchestral concert experience is how visually awe inspiring it can be to see a stage full of musicians working together. It can be hypnotic to watch the bows of the strings section moving in unison and the energetic conductor guiding them through the music with every part of their body. Thank you to the group of life drawing artists from Ginger Moo, Crawley who joined us for a rehearsal, for reminding us!

Scroll below to see a selection of the artwork.

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BBC Proms 2019 RPO Concert Announced


The RPO is delighted to announce that we'll be a part of the BBC Proms this September. 

Our event, Prom 68: Wagner Night, is part of one of the BBC Proms’ themes for 2019 which celebrates 150 years of the birth of Proms Founder /conductor Sir Henry Wood.

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RPO's Benn Cunningham on tuning your musical antennae


The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is returning to The Hexagon, Reading on Thursday 13 June with a feast of orchestral favourites, including Borodin’s exotic Polovtsian Dances and Tchaikovsky’s intense Francesca da Rimini.

We sat down with RPO's double bassist Benn Cunningham to find out more!

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Tom Poster on self-doubt to elation and the power of music


Tom Poster will be rejoining the RPO in a series of concerts later this month to perform Rachmaninov's much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The concerts are sure to be a treat as BBC Music described his playing as having “a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions”

We caught up with Tom in between his busy touring schedule to ask him about the piece and what audiences can expect from his performance.

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