Spring has sprung and not only do we have longer days and warmer weather to look forward to, we also have a great selection of concerts coming up next month! In addition to performances in our three London venues - Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall - our regional touring programme takes us from Sheffield to Crawley. Have a look at our regional roundup below.

The RPO in the regions

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In our third video of A Conversation with Eric Whitacre, we find out whether he really does take the 'classical music world by storm'. For full details of our concert with Grammy Award-wining composer and conductor Eric Whitacre at the Royal Albert Hall on 31 May, click here: bit.ly/2bP63H5

Eric Whitacre: Taking Classical Music By Storm

In clip 3 of A Conversation with Eric Whitacre, Julian Worricker discusses Eric Whitacre's quest to "take the classical music world by storm". Event details:...

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"A really wonderful experience, absolutely magical...'

Orchestras Live Sound Around asked our Doncaster audiences what they thought of our Sound Around Relaxed Concert, produced by Young Producers, last weekend. Read some of their responses ahead of our next relaxed family performances in Sunderland (Sun 26 March) and Northampton (Sun 9 April)...
Take a listen to BBC Radio 3's In Tune which features pianist Leon McCawley who will be joining us tomorrow at Cadogan Hall for Mozart's Piano Concerto No.24, along with the City of London Choir and Conductor Hilary Davan Wetton.

Anne Sophie Duprels, Kieran Hodgson, Leon McCawley, In Tune - BBC Radio 3

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Ever wondered what RPO “DNA” sounds like? Eric Whitacre will capture this in his new work, Bachianus Americanus: “Because I’ve worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra before and have talked to the players, I have actual faces in my mind, so I’m drawing from an energy that is very specific to them.”

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Eric Whitacre: inspirations and striving for authenticity

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If you haven’t experience Octava yet, the real-time digital programme note, you can try it next Thursday at Cadogan Hall for our final Symphonic Soundscapes: The Music of Prokofiev and Sibelius concert. Watch Alexander Shelley discuss Octava, and how it aims to enrich the concert experience by delivering live programme information while the action unfolds onstage.

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Introducing Octava - a real-time programme note

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What better way to celebrate the start of Spring than with some orchestral music? Book now for our concert on 12 May as we return to the Dorking Halls for the first time since 2012. We'll be performing some Mozart, Tchaikovsky and ending with Beethoven's famous Fifth Symphony.

Friday 12 May, 7.30pm - Dorking Halls

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Our orchestral season at Northampton Royal & Derngate is now on sale! Join us to experience the blistering power of Shostakovich’s epic Symphony No.5, the delicacy of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and some of your all-time favourite blockbuster film scores.

Orchestral Season on sale at Royal & Derngate

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Next Thursday we're joined by the City of London Choir and Leon McCawley as we continue our exploration of the late Haydn masses paired with one of Mozart’s great concertos. Watch conductor Hilary Davan Wetton discuss the series ahead of our concert at Cadogan Hall next week, which includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No.24 and the great 'Theresienmesse' mass.

A Conversation with Hilary Davan Wetton

Hilary Davan Wetton, Music Director of City of London Choir, speaks to Julian Worricker about our series of late Haydn masses, continuing in our 2016-17 seas...

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Remember our European premiere of Deep Field at the 2015 BBC Proms? Watch as Eric Whitacre discusses his groundbreaking work, for orchestra, choir and mobile app, as we approach our second performance of the work at the Royal Albert Hall in May.

Eric Whitacre: Deep Field

In clip 2 of A Conversation with Eric Whitacre, Eric Whitacre discusses his 2015 proms phenomenon 'Deep Field', which uses mobile phone technology and audien...

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On Friday 31 March we perform at the Churchill Theatre Bromley for the first time in over 5 years. (bit.ly/Brom17 - tickets available but selling fast!)
#MeettheRPO and find out more about Helen Storey, our Sub-Principal Bassoon, who has lived in Bromley for over 10 years and who's been a member of the Orchestra for 16.

Meet the RPO: Helen Storey heads to Bromley

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On sale now: John Rutter conducts Fauré's Requiem at St. Paul's Cathedral on Thursday 26 October, featuring the London premiere of Visions by John Rutter and Fauré's glorious Requiem. Book your tickets: bit.ly/rpospc17

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Coming up at Cadogan Hall this month: members of the RPO take to the stage for Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in #RPOPreludes, Raphael Wallfisch performs Elgar's Cello Concerto, City of London Choir return for more Haydn and Mozart, and our final Symphonic Soundscapes concert featuring the music of Prokofiev & Sibelius along with Octava, a real-time programme note app (bit.ly/rpooctava).

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Saturday trivia: Which venue does this beautiful dome belong to? (Hint: it was snapped at one of our concert rehearsals in 2015.)

Keep your eyes peeled for an exciting announcement on Monday!
This spring at the Royal Albert Hall we present the music of Grammy Award-winning American choral composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Watch him discuss the concert and how his new work (Bachianus Americanus) is coming along. We hope it will be finished in time!

Eric Whitacre: World Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall

In clip 1 of A Conversation with Eric Whitacre, Eric Whitacre discusses his new work 'Bachianus Americanus' which will be premiered at the Royal Albert Hall ...

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Do you have experience working in #digitalmarketing and the arts? We're seeking a motivated and experienced Digital Marketing Manager who will play a key role in shaping and implementing our digital strategy. Find out more about the role and how you can apply...

We're recruiting! Digital Marketing Manager

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It's all going on in Doncaster this week as Young Producers and RPO musicians prepare for one school concert and a relaxed family concert at The Dome as part of Orchestras Live Sound Around! Read all about Summer's (Doncaster Young Producer) and Sali-Wyn Ryan's (RPO Second Violin) project experiences ahead of these exciting performances.

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Sound Around - on stage and behind the scenes - Orchestras Live

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Lightspeed! We’re excited to announce Symphonic Star Wars is now on sale! Feel the force of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, along with a selection of galactic guests, for a spectacular show featuring the most iconic music from the Star Wars films. Join us on the 29 October 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall​ for this dazzling show which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. For more...
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Symphonic Star Wars — Royal Albert Hall

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Just one week today until we perform Elgar's masterpiece with Raphael Wallfisch at Northampton's Royal & Derngate (bit.ly/2loXoh7). The BBC Proms made this great video with Sol Gabetta where you can hear this wonderful work in action.

Sol Gabetta performs Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor - BBC Proms

More information: http://bbc.in/29Azab4 A 300-year-old cello becomes a screen in this unique film. Infrared cameras track the cello’s position allowing a dig...

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