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RPO in Canada with the National Arts Centre Orchestra

The RPO perform Berlioz with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under the baton of Pinchas Zukerman It’s not every day that two world-class orchestras from separate sides of the Atlantic come together under one roof, but this is what happened … Continue reading

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RPO in Azerbaijan

Helen Kamminga, Co-Principal Viola, shares the experiences of the players currently on tour in Azerbaijan for the Gabala International Music Festival. Depending on your view of the Olympics, this RPO trip to Azerbaijan and China was perfectly timed for a … Continue reading

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Ein Heldenleben: Brass Facts

The large orchestral forces required for Ein Heldenleben include a massive brass section consisting of: 8 French horns 3 trumpets 2 E-flat trumpets 3 trombones Euphonium Tuba By our extremely unscientific calculations, if you straightened out all these instruments they would stretch … Continue reading

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Ein Heldenleben

The RPO is preparing for its performance of Strauss’ mighty Ein Heldenleben next Friday at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.  The orchestra has been performing the piece in Spain last week so are getting nicely warmed up for the London concert! … Continue reading

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USA Tour Update Week 3 – concerts, cocktails and golf

Trumpet player and Vice Chairman Adam Wright gives us his personal tour highlights. After a week of snow, -30C temperatures and an emergency landing (our plane broke whilst flying into Ottawa), we have arrived to glorious sunshine on the West … Continue reading

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