MEET OUR MEMBERS
Joseph Straker, double bassist studying at the Guildhall School: likes classical, jazz and salsa and the RPS Sir John Barbirolli Foundation which helped buy his new bass.
DID YOU KNOW?
1830: Midsummer Night’s Dream is ‘very beautiful, and encored, but it is awfully, fearfully difficult, so much so that last Saturday morning Mendelssohn was SEVEN hours rehearsing.’
RPS Bicentenary 2013
RPS celebrated 200 years at the heart of music in 2013.
In our rich history of music-making we have direct links to iconic musicians such as Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Wagner.
Bicentenary celebrations throughout the year put the spotlight on the Society’s unparalleled contribution to music, past, present and future.
“The beating heart and conscience of British musical life”
adj. devoted to music; music-loving