RPO Resound In Action in Kuwait

In April 2019, the RPO became the second ever British orchestra to visit Kuwait, performing three concerts at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait City, and marking 120 years of friendship between the two countries. Alongside these concerts, RPO Resound teamed up with the British Council to run a series of opportunities bringing local students together with RPO musicians to create music, receive coaching and attend open rehearsals.

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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

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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

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In the 2018-19 season, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed 240 concerts to 510,818 audience members! What is it like to be part of one of the world's most in-demand orchestras? We sat down with Benn Cunningham to ask him just that!

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Latest News

  • Tuesday 18 June 2019
    Welcome to Principal Bass Trombonist Josh Cirtina
  • Tuesday 4 June 2019
    Tom Coult talks Codex and Composing
  • Wednesday 29 May 2019
    Meet Kian Soltani: RPO Artist in Residence 2019

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  • Monday 13 May 2019
    An Interview with Chloé van Soeterstède
  • Monday 1 April 2019
    Francesca Dego "performing with the RPO? It's like driving a Ferrari"
  • Wednesday 23 January 2019
    Strokestra Features in The Washington Post