200 day countdown to our Bicentenary

06 Jul 2012

Our 200th Birthday is on 24 January 2013!

From 8 July 2012 we’ll be counting down to the big day with…


200 things you could, should and need to know about the Royal Philharmonic Society, one day at a time.

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We’ll be celebrating our 200th Birthday throughout 2013. A full programme of concerts, talks and events will be announced in the autumn….



Anthony Payne, composer: commissions include three orchestral works for the BBC Proms, and the internationally acclaimed completion of Elgar's Third Symphony.


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.