MEET OUR MEMBERS
Dr Ahmad Sarmast: RPS Honorary Member and founder of Afghanistan’s first national music school in Kabul.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2002 the Society sold its historic archive of papers, letters and musical manuscripts to the British Library, where it is now open to the public from all over the world.
RPS Since 1813
The Royal Philharmonic Society was founded in London in 1813 by a group of professional musicians. From that time it has promoted new music, established orchestral standards and brought some of the greatest musicians to British audiences. The list of premieres includes works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, among many others.
adj. devoted to music; music-loving
From Beethoven to Carter, forging relationships with composers is at the heart of RPS work
200 Years at the Heart of Music
The RPS is celebrating its Bicentenary in 2013 with a programme that remembers the extraordinary history of the Society and looks to the future.