Seven Days in America - November 2018

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By Adam Wright (Sub-Principal Trumpet and Chairman)

As members of the RPO we are extremely fortunate to get to travel all around the world, visiting places you might choose to go to as a tourist, as well as destinations that are a little more off the beaten track. Even on these wonderful tours, however, it is rare to see and experience anything as inspirational as we did on our recent RPO brass quintet trip to the USA.

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A month in the life of the RPO – August 2018

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Roger Argente (Bass Trombone) Interview
By Matthew Knight (Co-Principal Trombone)

This month we say goodbye to a true titan of our brass section, our inimitable bass trombonist of 26 years, Roger Argente. Roger joined the RPO in 1992 and has been a formidable force in the orchestra ever since. One of the RPO’s biggest characters, he is also a fixture of the busy London session scene, and has recorded hundreds of soundtracks for film and TV.

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A month in the life of the RPO – July 2018

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by Emer McDonough (Principal Flute)

Since hearing last year that we were performing the complete Daphnis et Chloé at the BBC Proms, thoughts of it have never been far from my mind. A mixture of excitement and anxiety had been murmuring in my subconscious all this time.

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A month in the life of the RPO – June 2018

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by Richard Harwood (Principal Cello)

The RPO recently presented the Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival at Cadogan Hall. It brought back a lot of happy memories from January's US tour, which began with ten days of touring the east coast with Pinchas (with me as a Guest Principal), and led to me being offered the Principal appointment by the end of the second part of the tour in San Francisco.

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