Brent Ensemble Explosion May 2021 sessions

RPO musicians at Brent Ensemble Explosion

Brent Ensemble Explosion started in 2019 and aimed to establish 3 new ensembles with Brent Music Service (BMS) in 2020. One of these ensembles was Brent Bridge Orchestra. This ensemble was being established for the gap in provision for young people who have just began learning an instrument but who have not passed any exams or grades and are therefore not ready for junior orchestra.

Composer Des Oliver tells the story of his musical life (and dog!)

Image of composer Des Oliver

British contemporary composer Des Oliver has lived his life with a huge love for music, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was delighted when Des wrote a brand new piece for our Noisy Kids: Heroes and Villains concert series for little ones!

RPO players reflect on the magic of returning to live performances

An image of the RPO at Cadogan Hall on 19 May 2021

Wednesday 19 May 2021 saw the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra return to Cadogan Hall for the first in a series of three socially distanced summertime concerts. Welcoming live audiences for the first time in over half a year, the Orchestra performed a programme of Mendelssohn and Beethoven with conductor Tito Muñoz and pianist Alexandra Dariescu.

In Conversation With… Our RPO Chair Partners

An image of RPO Chair Partners Niclas and Charlotte of The Gabrán Family

As the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues to work its way through one of the most challenging periods of its 75-year history, we give grateful thanks to our family of supporters. There are many ways you can help support the Orchestra, including joining our thriving Chair Partner programme as an individual or a corporate sponsor. Read on to find out what being an RPO Chair Partner means to two of our supporters: The Gabrán Family and Adam Calderwood of Calderwood Wealth Management.