Classic FM celebrate our 202nd birthday

22 Jan 2015

On 24 January Classic FM will celebrate the founding of the Royal Philharmonic Society on this day in 1813 with a day of programming related to the Society.

Classic FM will celebrate 202 years since the founding of the RPS with a day of programming connected to the Society, including our most famous commission; Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

For further details visit the Classic FM website.

The RPS have a long-standing partnership with Classic FM following from projects such as Hear Here! and National Listening Day.

22 January 2015


Lincoln Abbotts, ABRSM: The RPS is a fantastic, entrepreneurial force with which I am proud to be associated. What clearer ambition can there be than to create a future for music?


The RPS is over 200 years old, founded in 1813 ‘to promote the performance, in the most perfect manner possible, of the best and most approved instrumental music'.