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
Diana Burrell, composer and Artistic Director of the Harwich Festival, Essex: The RPS is such an important organisation - where would music be without it?
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1980 pianist extraordinaire Stephen Hough won the first RPS Julius Isserlis scholarship, enabling him to study abroad at Julliard.