Celebrate 200 years of concerts
05 Feb 2013
05 Feb 2013
Friday 8 March 2013 marks the anniversary of the very first concert given by the Philharmonic Society.
If you'd like to find out more about the RPS join RPS members at the Queen Elizabeth Hall to celebrate this 200 year milestone.
The OAE and Marin Alsop will give a dramatic programme of arias and instrumental music - including Schumann's Symphony No 2 - just one of the major repertoire pieces that was first heard in the the UK thanks to the Philharmonic concerts.
The famous RPS Beethoven Bust will, of course, be in attendance and there's also a lively preconcert discussion scheduled between pianist David Owen Norris, social historian Dr Leanne Langley, and Ian Taylor, author of Music in London and the Myth of Decline, who will examine what concert life was like two hundred years ago. And to get us all in a celebratory mood we've also organised a drinks reception.
Tickets for the concert are going fast but we have a limited number available at a special discount. Ticket price includes the pre-concert talk and drinks. Book now to ensure your seat.
Voting for the RPS Gold Medal is still carried out using the original 19th century yes/no voting box.