Next week there are 3 fantastic opportunities for disabled artists who wish to adapt their practice to work within music and an orchestral setting - the first stage of what is intended to become a long-term mentoring programme for emerging artists.

We've teamed up with Orchestras Live and Essex Music Education Hub (supported by Drake Music) for a programme of informal Music Making Meetings,...
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Music Making Meetings for disabled musicians

We're set to fill Southbank Centre's acoustically renown Royal Festival Hall with the irresistable sound of 18th-20th century classical masterpieces in a 6-concert series, starting 7 Feb. Take a look at what's coming up and with whom we'll perform in our 2017 RFH series.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
It's been a busy first day with our Young Producers in Northampton today who are helping to organise and present our Relaxed Concert at the Royal & Derngate on Sunday 9 April. Orchestras Live Sound Around aims to bring more inclusive opportunities to young people to discover and experience orchestral music. Find out more using #OLSoundAround on Twitter and view the rest of our Season at the...
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Orchestras Live Sound Around (Northampton)
The emotive story of STROKESTRA: learn about our life-changing project with Hull Integrated Community Stroke Service, part of Humber NHS Foundation Trust, in Guardian Healthcare Network's latest film.

Find out more about the results of our pilot and the future for the project on our website:
Did you know that you can save over 20% when booking within our Octava seating area in our Symphonic Soundscapes series at Cadogan Hall? Watch as Alexander Shelley explains more about the new app experience, and find out more about the offer and series:

Introducing Octava - a real-time programme note

Alexander Shelley advocates Octava, a new app aiming to enrich your live concert experience by delivering programme information while the action unfolds onst...

Take a look at some of Orchestras Live's photos of Orchestras Live Sound Around, which has been getting well underway over the last few weeks!

An octet of our musicians has been performing in a series of mini concerts for young people, led by Tim Steiner, in Doncaster, Wellingborough, Northampton and Sunderland. Read more about the programme so far and what's to come:
Watch Alexander Shelley and Chloë Hanslip discuss the music of Prokofiev and Sibelius in our Symphonic Soundscapes series which continues at Cadogan Hall on Wednesday 25 January.

Symphonic Soundscapes: The Music of Prokofiev and Sibelius

Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley traces the unfolding of Prokofiev's and Sibelius' unique voices in our Symphonic Soundscapes series at our Lo...

What are relaxed performances? Who can attend them? Learn more about relaxed performances from Jess Thom, Co-founder of Touretteshero, in this insightful video - broadcast on the BBC.

We'll perform in three relaxed concerts this season as part of our Orchestras Live Sound Around programme in Doncaster (11 March), Sunderland (26 March) and Northampton (9 April). Find out more about the events...
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We've done it again - not once but THREE times - as our tribute to John Williams sells out at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, Southend Theatres and Hull City Hall! Conductor Robert Ziegler leads the way with Presenter Tommy Pearson in this spectacular tribute to the world's leading film composer. Missed out on your chance to see it in these three venues? Then don't miss it at The Baths Hall in...
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Robert Ziegler discusses The Music of John Williams

Conductor Robert Ziegler discusses the music of John Williams as he joins the RPO in paying tribute to the world's leading film composer in multiple concerts...

Don’t miss our first concert of 2017 next Wednesday (18th) at Cadogan Hall for a night featuring Brahms’ exquisite Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Fourth Symphony and a UK premiere of David Gompper’s Sunburst.

If you want even more action, how about the first of our 2017 #RPOPreludes concerts, which stars members of the RPO’s cello section at 6.15pm before the evening concert...
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Wolfgang David performs Brahms
Take a look at some of the fun we had in Orchestras Live Sound Around in Wellingborough yesterday!
Watch this clip as Alexander Shelley talks about Octava, the new concert-enhancing app being used in Symphonic Soundscapes, and how it relates to his role as a conductor.

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen performs the role of the 'Romantic Hero' in Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1 at the Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone on Saturday 18 February. Read more about why she chose to play the violin, how she got into music and any advice she'd give to aspiring artists today.

Challenge, Emotion and Expression: Tamsin Waley-Cohen discusses life as a musician
Six brilliant conductors, ten sparkling soloists, sixteen amazing works... That, in bald numbers, is our Southbank Centre concert season at the Royal Festival Hall, starting in a month's time.
Read a preview of what's in store, written by John Evans:

Preview: what's in store at the Royal Festival Hall?
Elvis was spotted in Sunderland yesterday, playing in an Octet!

This year some of our musicians will perform in 12 special schools in Sunderland, Northampton and Doncaster, as part of our Orchestras Live Sound Around programme with Orchestras Live. Be sure to like the page to find out more and keep up to date!
In 2017 there are many highlights to look forward to as part of our national regional touring programme. From The Music of John Williams at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe and Symphonic Summer at The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill to two long-awaited returns to Churchill Theatre Bromley and Dorking Halls. Have a look at a few highlights below!

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On the 18th January our Cadogan Hall series continues with not one, but two concerts! Starting at 6.15pm, #RPOPreludes returns for a concert starring members of our cello section performing music from around the globe, including works by Villa Lobos and Klengel.

Straight after RPO Preludes the full orchestra takes centre stage for an evening featuring soloist Wolfgang David performing Brahms’...
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Ever wanted the opportunity to meet some of our players? Well our Meet the Musicians event gives you just that opportunity! #MeettheRPO in 2017, as a selection of our musicians will be stepping away from the stage and into the foyer to chat to audience members from 6.45–7.15pm, before our evening concerts begin:
Cambridge Corn Exchange - Saturday 21 January (
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Happy New Year to you all! After a fantastic 2016 celebrating our 70th anniversary, we're looking forward to all the performances and outreach projects coming up in the New Year. Whether you're just getting into classical music or you're a regular concertgoer already, we've got loads coming up in 2017 to suit everyone!

Our London concert season features a new digital learning experience with...
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What a year it's been! In 2016, we've been celebrating #RPO70: 7 decades of music-making. Read more about our history and how we've been celebrating: