A fortnightly podcast of speech and music, performed and curated by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. With interviews with the people behind the music, information about upcoming concerts, and excerpts from the RPO's extensive back catalogue, this podcast is the easiest way to get inside one of the world's leading orchestras.
RPO Spotlight Special: Interview with composer Jim Parker
RPO Vice Chair and Co-Principal Trumpet Matt Knight interviews composer Jim Parker on his life, career and works ahead of the performance of his ‘A Londoner in New York’ at Cadogan Hall on Wed 30 September by the RPO brass and percussion sections. Visit www.rpo.co.uk/spotlight-series to find out more.
RPO Extra Episode 10
In our 10th podcast in this series, John Griff talks to the RPO’s Community and Education Director Ruth Currie and Natasha Zielazinski, Workshop leader, about the benefits to young participants of RPO Resound online workshops in lockdown. James Williams RPO’s Managing Director discusses the present and future role of the Orchestra in the Arts emerging post COVID-19.
RPO Extra Episode 9
In Episode 9 of RPO Extra host John Griff is joined by Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley to discuss a new virtual performance of Britten’s ‘Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra’ by the RPO, and how an orchestra can use the medium to reach out, perform and educate when concert halls are empty. Vice Chair and trombonist Matt Knight goes through the technical challenges of bringing a virtual orchestra to life.
RPO Extra Episode 8
This latest edition, Episode 8, was recorded especially for Mental Health Awareness Month and explores a new roundtable discussion format, with a number of RPO musicians joining directly from their own homes.
Katy Ayling (Principal Bass Clarinet), Erik Chapman (First Violin) and Sali-Wyn Ryan (Second Violin) speak to BBC Radio Northampton's John Griff about life in lockdown from the perspective of professional musicians and performers. Find out how these musicians are passing and valuing their time, at home and away from the concert hall.
RPO Extra Episode 7
In the seventh episode of the RPO Extra podcast series we turn the spotlight on the #RPOatHome campaign. We also interview the RPO’s Co-Principal cellist Jonathan Ayling and RPO viola section leader Abigail Fenna about social distancing and new video projects.
RPO Extra Episode 6
In this special feature edition of RPO Extra, Episode 6 offers an insight into the mind and future plans of the Orchestra’s Music Director Designate from August 2020, Vasily Petrenko. Host John Griff speaks to Vasily from his home about what he plans to bring to the Orchestra and what the future of music could be like after the current unprecedented situation.