Spotlight Series

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is excited to be returning to its home ground of Cadogan Hall for a series of lunchtime concerts that will shine a spotlight on the different sections of the Orchestra. Introduced from the stage, these informal 75-minute performances will feature the majestic brilliance of the RPO’s Brass and Percussion sections, the shimmering virtuosity of the Wind section and the rich tones of the Strings. The perfect lunchtime treat. 

Our first Spotlight at Home concert premiered on 26 Nov on YouTube, following the recent cancellation of our 11 November concert, due to another national lockdown. You can enjoy this performance of Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings Here.

We are sad to announce that due to the current nationwide lockdown the RPO’s socially distanced Spotlight Series of 75-minute concerts in January and February have now been cancelled.  Watch this space for further announcements. 

In the meantime why not discover more about some of the composers and music featured in this first concerts of the series, with unique insights from the RPO players below. 


Composer Spotlights - discover more about the music 


Abigail Fenna - Little Suite for Strings


Abigail Fenna shares one of her favourite string works by Carl Nielsen.

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Duncan Riddell - Lyric for Strings


Duncan Riddell reflects on George Walker’s moving lament this Remembrance Day.

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Emer McDonough - Umoja


Emer McDonough tells us how Umoja evokes this unity, warmth and harmony.

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Katherine Lacy - Sinfonia for Winds


Katherine Lacy on enjoying the drama, excitement and humour of
Gaetano Donizetti.

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Matthew Knight - Leiston Suite


Matthew Knight on discovering
Imogen Holst's evocative brass music.

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Adam Wright - A Londoner in New York


Adam Wright imagines himself in the Big Apple with Jim Parker.

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