Spotlight Series

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) presents a series of socially distanced smaller-scale performances, showcasing its exceptionally talented musicians. These performances have been exclusively recorded for you in the glorious acoustics of Cadogan Hall. Each concert places a different ensemble from the Orchestra in the limelight, with a glorious selection of music, from time-honoured favourites to some less well-known musical gems that shine a spotlight on great composers.

These performances can be enjoyed free of charge on the RPO's YouTube channel. Our next Spotlight Series at Home concert is streaming from Wednesday 5 May, 7.30pm with music by Haydn and Wagner, and you can watch our sublime String section playing Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

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Why not join us for a weekly series of videos exclusive to our Facebook community? These video clips feature music from our recent socially distanced Spotlight Series at Cadogan Hall, filmed either to a small audience or behind closed doors. Each bite-sized Spotlite episode will air on a Wednesday and feature one piece of music or one movement from these performances.

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Composer Spotlights - discover more about the music 

Enjoy unique insights from the RPO players into some of the composers and music featured our current and previous Spotlight Series concerts below:

Elen Hâf Rideal -
Overture to L'Amant anonyme

Saint-Georges Composer Spotlight

Elen Hâf Rideal on the athletic energy of this lesser-known gem.

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Sonia Sielaff -

Germaine Tailleferre Composer Spotlight

Sonia Sielaff shares on discovering the chamber music of Germaine Tailleferre.

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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 for string orchestra.

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Emer McDonough -


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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Keep an eye out for more Composer Spotlights coming soon!