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. 

View the full details for the Spotlight Series concerts below and discover more about some of the composers and music featured in this series, with unique insights from the RPO players. 

Composer Spotlights


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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Spotlight Series: Next Concert

Wednesday 11 November, 1.15pm


Spotlight Series: Strings


Find out more about these upcoming concerts and book tickets below.


Featured Video - A Londoner in New York - Live at Cadogan Hall

On 30 September 2020 at our first Spotlight Series concert musicians from the RPO Brass and Percussion sections performed Jim Parker's A Londoner in New York to a socially distanced audience at Cadogan Hall. Watch the full performance recorded live at the Hall here with an introduction from the composer.