The Royal Philharmonic Society Lectures examine the future of classical music in a high profile public forum. Often controversial and always engaging, speakers have included composers, conductors, broadcasters, impresario, scientists and critics. What must be done to ensure that classical music survives the 21st Century?
Alan Gilbert, Orchestras in the 21st Century; a new paradigm
Roger Wright, The Future of Classical Music - We're All in This Together
Susan Greenfield, Listening Out To The Future
Steve Reich, Present Realities - Future Questions
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Will Serious Music Become Extinct?
Graham Vick, Inclusion Or Be Damned
Michael Berkeley, Private Passions, Public Culture
Nicholas Kenyon, Tradition Isn’t What It Used To Be
Ernest Fleischmann, The Community Of Musicians, Musicians For The Community
David Pountney, The Future Of Opera
Sir John Drummond, Taking Music Seriously
Yan Pascal Tortelier, The Sound Of Music: Inheritance And Evolution
Placido Domingo, world renowned tenor and conductor. RPS Gold Medal Member and Patron of the Susan Chilcott Scholarship.
DID YOU KNOW?
An early member of the Society, who played in our first season in 1813, was the Afro-European violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860) – the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata.