Whilst we are sadly still unable to perform our usual schedule of live performances for you, the musicians of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are committed to keeping music-making alive in a great variety of entertaining ways. With solo and ensemble videos, online premieres, podcasts, card games, quizzes and more, why not enjoy just some of the highlights of #RPOatHome below?
Great Traditions with Ustad Wajahat Khan
Explore a unique fusion of Western and Indian traditions of music with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and legendary maestro of the sarod and composer, Ustad Wajahat Khan. This special streamed performance was premiered in honour of Wajahat Khan's birthday on 11 May, and is available to watch on our YouTube channel below.
Vasily Petrenko conducts Stravinsky from the Royal Albert Hall
In our latest series of free streaming concerts from the Royal Albert Hall, Music Director Vasily Petrenko conducts three performances of works by one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers: Igor Stravinsky.
Watch Spotlites on Facebook
Our Spotlites Series is a series of videos exclusive to our Facebook community that feature music from our socially-distanced Spotlight Series at Cadogan Hall, filmed either to a small audience or behind closed doors. Each bite-sized Spotlite episode airs on a weekday lunchtime and features one piece of music or one movement from these performances.
We launched our Spotlites series with a performance of George Walker’s moving Lyric for Strings. This seven-minute piece was filmed on Remembrance Day 2020. Watch each edition of Spotlites here.
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Following its online premiere in August 2020, enjoy our grand and glorious finale of Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, narrated and conducted by Alexander Shelley, Principal Associate Conductor of the RPO.
This special performance of Britten’s lively fugue and variations introducing the instruments of the orchestra, based on a memorable theme by Henry Purcell, features a brand new narration and the full Royal Philharmonic Orchestra coming together digitally from their own homes. Watch the full performance here and find out more about the sections in the Orchestra with our series of Variation videos on our dedicated page.