Since it was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RPO) ethos has been to bring world-class orchestral music to the widest possible audience and, through its award-winning and groundbreaking community and education programme RPO Resound, to use the extraordinary power of music to enhance the lives of those in our society who are less fortunate. 2016 marks the RPO’s 70th Anniversary and to coincide with this important milestone, we are launching the Swiss Friends of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (SFRPO).
Marking 70 years of excellence
For many years the Royal Philharmonic has enjoyed a warm relationship with Swiss audiences, building a loyal and enthusiastic following during its regular tours. The SFRPO is being established to help support the Orchestra’s future activity in Switzerland and funds raised will provide essential support for the Orchestra’s Swiss tours, educational activity at home and in Switzerland, and for some of the young Swiss artists who appear with the RPO.
Through its Swiss Friends, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (a UK registered charity) aims to enhance cross cultural relationships between Switzerland and Great Britain, and is eager to welcome a new generation of patrons who are interested in supporting the Orchestra and its initiatives. Our patrons will enjoy being associated with one of the world’s great cultural institutions and will recognise the importance of providing children and young people with opportunities to experience and participate in inspiring musical activity.
Become a member
To become a founder member of the Swiss Friends of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and for further information, download our SFRPO Tiers of Membership form or contact:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Phone: +44 (0)20 7608 8825