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. Look out for details of our next Spotlight Series at Home concert coming soon on 7 April at 7.30pm with music by Mozart and Saint-Georges, and you can watch a concert of our sublime String section playing Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings

Watch Spotlites on Facebook

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!