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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.

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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 Extra Episode 4

    RPO Extra Episode 4

    In the 4th episode of RPO Extra, Valentina Peleggi talks
    to John Griff about how she began her career as a conductor. We shine a light on the life and times of composer o Antonin Dvořák. Plus, RPO second violinist Sali-Wyn Ryan speaks about the community and education work of RPO Resound.

    RPO Extra Episode 3

    RPO Extra Episode 3

    “How does the Orchestra choose what to play?” In this episode of RPO Extra, Louise Badger the Orchestra’s Concert Director talks about who chooses the music and why. Plus, RPO Flautist Jo Marsh introduces the role of the flute in large scale symphonic repertoire.

    RPO Extra Ep.2

    RPO Extra Ep.2

    Which region of the UK keeps the biggest CD collection? Plus, find out how RPO Principal Cellist Richard Harwood likens the cello to a very demanding relative.
    All this and more in the second episode of RPOExtra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s seasonal podcast hosted by John Griff.

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    RPO Extra Ep.1

    RPO Extra Ep.1

    In the first episode of the RPO podcast, John Griff interviews James Williams, Managing Director of the RPO about the future of orchestral music following the publication of the YouGov report 2018; Violinist Francesca Dego describes what it is like to perform with the Nation’s favourite orchestra ahead of her national tour and a moving tribute to the late Andre Previn

    7. Guest Episode: Above the Basement

    7. Guest Episode: Above the Basement

    In a guest episode from our friends from the fantastic 'Above the Basement', RPO's Lisa Rodio and Fraser Gordon talk to Chuck Clough and Ronnie Hirschberg about RPO Resound's community work: including Strokestra and the Lullaby Project.
    Search 'Above the Basement' in your podcast provider to check out the rest of their episodes.

    6. Meet the Librarian

    6. Meet the Librarian

    Exactly what does an Orchestra's Librarian do? In Episode 6 Patrick Williams talks us through his role in supporting the RPO. We also hear an interview with violinist Sali-Wyn Ryan, and music from Sondheim, Holst, Rutter and Respighi.

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