Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Full Symphony Orchestra

Synopsis

Formed to complement the Royal Philharmonic, the RPCO has a vast repertoire of instantly recognisable works – including Four Seasons, Marriage of Figaro and Swan Lake.

Biography

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, and is committed to bringing music of the highest quality to the widest possible audience.

The Concert Orchestra was formed in 1987 to complement the work of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with a specialist repertoire of popular, classical and crossover pieces stretching from the great composers to musical theatre numbers, films themes and arrangements of pop favourites It has a history of working with international artists ranging from Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Montserrat Caballé, Lesley Garrett and Russell Watson to Burt Bacharach, Liza Minnelli, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart and Diana Krall. They have performed for audiences from Gabon to Russia, from the Royal Albert Hall to the studios of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

The sixty-five piece ensemble perform a repertoire of pieces from instantly recognisable classical works, including:

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Nutcracker: Overture, Trepak, Danse Arabe, Danse Chinoise
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Air on a G String
Waltz from Swan Lake
Overture to Marriage of Figaro
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Excerpts from Four Seasons
Canon (Pachelbel)
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

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