The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is excited to have been awarded the opportunity to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge between 28 November and 5 December 2023, raising funds towards our unique Relaxed Performances.
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Eight in ten parents of children aged between 6-15 (83%) say there is more that could be done to help their children become more interested in orchestral music, according to research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This figure has risen from 79% a year ago.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is deeply saddened to learn today of the death of Yuri Temirkanov, who served as the RPO’s Principal Guest Conductor from 1979 and the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor from 1992–1998.
On Sunday 29 October, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra opened its 2023–24 season Icons Rediscovered in Southbank Centre with Music Director Vasily Petrenko, performing to a packed Royal Festival Hall. The concert began the series' dive into the music of two Romantic icons: Elgar and Rachmaninov, two contemporary composers who never met but defined the music of their respective homelands, and both faced upward hills towards their eventual recognition. Elgar's Symphony No.1 was paired with Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2, which featured soloist Nikolai Lugansky.
Read on to view more photos and reactions from the evening.