RPO Podcasts



RPO Extra is a podcast series performed and curated by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Northampton's John Griff offering insights into the people behind the music, information about upcoming concerts, and excerpts from the RPO's extensive back catalogue of recordings.

Click here to play episode 4. In the 4th episode of RPO Extra, Valentina Peleggi talks to John Griff about how she began her career as a conductor. We shine a light on the life and times of composer o Antonin Dvořák. Plus, RPO second violinist Sali-Wyn Ryan speaks about the community and education work of RPO Resound.

Click here to play episode 3. How does the Orchestra choose what to play?” In this episode of RPO Extra, Louise Badger the Orchestra’s Concert Director talks about who chooses the music and why. Plus, RPO Flautist Jo Marsh introduces the role of the flute in large scale symphonic repertoire.

Click here to play episode 2. Which region of the UK keeps the biggest CD collection? Plus, find out how RPO Principal Cellist Richard Harwood likens the cello to a very demanding relative. All this and more in the second episode of RPOExtra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s seasonal podcast hosted by John Griff.

Click here to play episode 1. In the first episode of the RPO podcast, John Griff interviews James Williams, Managing Director of the RPO about the future of orchestral music following the publication of the YouGov report 2018; Violinist Francesca Dego describes what it is like to perform with the Nation’s favourite orchestra ahead of her national tour and a moving tribute to the late Andre Previn.

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