On Saturday we kick off our 2017 season at the Wycombe Swan Theatre. With our Principal Clarinet performing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, this concert is bound to delight with other such classics as Beethoven's Fidelio Overture and Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony also on the programme. Find out more about our soloist below, including how she got into music, why Mozart's Concerto is so special...
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Meet the RPO: Katherine Lacy’s views on music and Mozart

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Another great Meet the Musicians before our sold-out concert at G Live this evening!
This evening we start our three-concert stint with conductor Grzegorz Nowak to a full house at G Live, Guildford! With a selection of Russian Masters tonight and on Sunday at Northampton's Royal & Derngate, we have a Folkestone filling in this orchestral sandwich on Saturday with Tamsin Waley-Cohen performing Bruch. Tickets are still available through the Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone website.

Saturday 18 February, 7.30pm - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

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From the "triumph of the human spirit" to the "power of human resilience" - watch as Marin Alsop talks about what's to come in our 27 February Southbank Centre programme.

Marin Alsop: Copland, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich

Marin Alsop conducts the RPO in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (featuring Renaud Capuçon) and Shostakovich's 'Leningrad'...

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"My motivation is always to represent the composer... How can we be unified in bringing it to life?"

Learn about Marin Alsop's approach to Shostakovich No.7 and more in part 1 of A Conversation with Marin Alsop ahead of our performance at Southbank Centre at the end of the month.

Marin Alsop: Working with the RPO & Southbank Centre

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New on sale! Academy Award winning composer and conductor Tan Dun joins us at Cadogan Hall on 27 June for a concert featuring four unmissable works, including his Crouching Tiger Concerto, based upon his Oscar-winning score, and Britten's electrifyingly depictive Four Sea Interludes from his opera Peter Grimes. For further information visit: bit.ly/rpoTDun
Our team of Young Producers is hard at work again today in Sunderland, as part of Orchestras Live Sound Around. BBC Look North did this brilliant feature, which gives you more insight into what this two-year project entails.

Sound Around - BBC Look North feature

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Have you made plans for #ValentinesDay? How about our special 60s themed concert full of wondrous hits and memorable TV theme tunes at Cadogan Hall (bit.ly/rpo60s). And why not re-live the music with our new CD, Sounds of the 60s (bit.ly/rpos60scd).

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Don't miss your chance to experience an evening celebrating the many theme tunes and hit songs from over 50 years of classic #JamesBond movies on 11 April at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Music of Bond — Royal Albert Hall

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Can't wait to perform with Tamsin Waley-Cohen at the Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone next Saturday! Tickets still available: bit.ly/fstone17
We are excited to be joined once more by world-famous choral composer and conductor Eric Whitacre at the Royal Albert Hall on 31 May (bit.ly/2bP63H5) and St David's Hall, Cardiff on 2 June ([ Bit.ly Link ]. Watch J.W. Pepper's interview with him as he discusses his composing process and 'Discovering the Golden Brick'.

Eric Whitacre - Discovering the Golden Brick

Every one of Eric Whitacre’s pieces starts with finding a special phrase, what he calls the "golden brick", that he can build from. Once the foundation is la...

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Happy 85th Birthday John Williams! Our tribute to this legendary film composer has sold-out in venues up and down the country, including at Hull City Hall last Thursday. Watch the video below to hear us play the epic main theme from Superman and find out more about our pre-concert RPO Resound activities.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: The music of John Williams

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And so it begins... tonight we open our 2017 Southbank Centre series with Principal Guest Conductor, Pinchas Zukerman, conducting and performing an all-Beethoven programme. For full details of our series take a look at our brochure:

RPO Southbank Centre 2017 Series

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Did you miss out on buying a ticket for our sold-out concert at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon next month? Then don't fret, as we return to Wiltshire this Sat 11 November with Here Come the Classics - ON SALE NOW! Whether you are a regular concert-goer or just getting into classical music, this concert has something for everyone.

Here Come the Classics - Saturday 11 November, 7.30pm | Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

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Marin Alsop's first outing in many years at the helm of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will offer a "triumph of the human spirit" in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, a touch of joie de vivre in Renaud Capuçon's Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (Alsop taking a "partner role"), and a mammoth response to the 1941 Leningrad siege in Shostakovich's "massive on every level" Symphony No.7.

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Marin Alsop: Copland, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich

Marin Alsop conducts the RPO in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (featuring Renaud Capuçon) and Shostakovich's 'Leningrad'...

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In two weeks' time we'll be heading to Kent for our concert at the Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone after a sold-out concert at G Live, Guildford. We'll be joined by Tamsin Waley-Cohen and our Permanent Associate Conductor Grzegorz Nowak for some Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bruch and Mendelssohn. Haven't yet read our interview with Tamsin? It's available on our website: bit.ly/TWCFolk

Saturday 18 February, 7.30pm - Leas Cliff Hall , Folkestone

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Journalist Julian Worricker recently caught up with Artist in Residence at Southbank Centre, conductor Marin Alsop, ahead of our 27 February concert at the Royal Festival Hall.

Marin Alsop: Working with the RPO & Southbank Centre

Marin Alsop conducts the RPO in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto (featuring Renaud Capuçon) and Shostakovich's 'Leningrad'...

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Rehearsal is underway at the beautiful Hull City Hall as part of the #Hull2017 celebrations. If you're coming this evening then let us know what you think using #rpofilm!
We are proud to be part of such a momentous event as Hull UK City of Culture 2017 with our sold-out John Williams concert tonight. We've been performing at Hull City Hall since 2013 and have also engaged RPO Resound in a variety of education projects, as well as our pioneering stroke rehabilitation programme, STROKESTRA. Darren Henley, the Chief Executive of Arts Council England, writes '2017:...
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2017: One Hull of a Year! | Arts Council England

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In case you haven't realised yet, we're now into February - and that means that Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

Celebrate one of the most romantic days of the year with our new recording of '60s love songs (also available as an album download) and/or by enjoying these orchestral arrangements of unforgettable hit songs at Cadogan Hall, London, on 14 February!

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