MEET OUR MEMBERS
Leslie East, Chairman of Association of British Choral Directors; Chairman of City Music Society: I support the RPS because it believes in supporting young musicians early in their careers.
DID YOU KNOW?
The RPS sent Beethoven £100 in 1827 to help comfort him when he was ill and much in need of money.
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
200 Years at the Heart of Music
The RPS Bicentenary in 2013 celebrated the extraordinary musical history of the Society and looked to the future.