Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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1946
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is one of London's five symphony orchestras. It is resident at Cadogan Hall.

Sir Thomas Beecham formed the RPO in 1946. In its early days, the orchestra secured profitable recording contracts and important engagements including the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the concerts of the Royal Philharmonic Society. After Beecham's death in 1961 the orchestra's fortunes declined steeply; it battled for survival until the mid-1960s, when its future was secured after an Arts Council report recommended that it should receive public subsidy; a further crisis arose in the same era when it seemed that the orchestra's right to call itself "Royal" could be withdrawn.

Since Beecham's death the RPO has had seven chief conductors, including Rudolf Kempe, Antal Doráti, André Previn and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and most recently Charles Dutoit. Other conductors closely associated with the orchestra have included Sir Charles Groves, Sir Charles Mackerras, Peter Maxwell Davies, Yehudi Menuhin and Leopold Stokowski.

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performances & Interviews


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Merry Christmas Darling
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Merry Christmas Darling
Buddy Holly
Raining In My Heart
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Raining In My Heart
Giuseppe Verdi
Nabucco: Va Pensiero
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Nabucco: Va Pensiero

Nabucco: Va Pensiero

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Choir
Chorus Royal Opera House
Peter Warlock
Capriol Suite
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Capriol Suite
Elvis Presley
Burning Love (feat. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Burning Love (feat. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Buddy Holly
True Love Ways
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True Love Ways
Elvis Presley
Blue Christmas
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Blue Christmas
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I Just Fall In Love Again
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I Just Fall In Love Again
Elvis Presley
I'll Be Home For Christmas
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I'll Be Home For Christmas
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Rocket Man
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Rocket Man
John Adams, Chloë Hanslip, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin
Violin Concerto: I. quarter note = 78
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Violin Concerto: I. quarter note = 78
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Ticket To Ride
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Ticket To Ride
Roy Orbison
Heartbreak Radio
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Heartbreak Radio
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Upcoming Events

13
Dec
2018
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Rutter
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
16
Dec
2018
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Oliver Tompsett and Emma Hatton
Cadogan Hall, London, UK
16
Dec
2018
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Oliver Tompsett and Emma Hatton
Cadogan Hall, London, UK
20
Dec
2018
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ben Palmer - conductor
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
20
Dec
2018
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ben Palmer - conductor
Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 58: The Sound of an Orchestra
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-26T19:14:05
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Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 58: The Sound of an Orchestra

Proms 2018: Prom 58: The Sound of an Orchestra

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 2: Mozart, Ravel and Fauré
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-14T19:14:05
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14
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 2: Mozart, Ravel and Fauré

Proms 2018: Prom 2: Mozart, Ravel and Fauré

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 43: Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-08-17T19:14:05
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17
Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 43: Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony

Proms 2017: Prom 43: Saint-Saëns – ‘Organ’ Symphony

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 12: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-07-23T19:14:05
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23
Jul
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 12: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!

Proms 2017: Prom 12: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2017: Prom 11: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-07-23T19:14:05
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23
Jul
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 11: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!

Proms 2017: Prom 11: Ten Pieces Presents ... Sir Henry's Magnificent Musical Inspirations!

Royal Albert Hall

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