John Nash, Regent Street and the Philharmonic Society of London
The grand vision of the Philharmonic's Founders
Partnering with the Regency architect John Nash to erect the first purpose-built orchestral concert hall in Britain – the Argyll Rooms, Regent Street – entrepreneurial members of the Philharmonic Society invested in prime real estate for an even grander vision: to create an all-embracing national music institution akin to the Royal Academy of Arts, exhibiting top performances, stimulating new works, fostering research, publishing music and training young players.
Read Dr Leanne Langley's article in the British Library Electronic Journal
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?
The Philharmonic Society received its Royal title in 1912 and enjoys the immediate patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.