Music Transforms Lives

01 Sep 2014

A unique opportunity to hear life changing orchestras from the Congo and Brazil perform live in the UK this autumn.

In 2013 the RPS recognised five extraordinary musicians from around the world who have transformed the lives of their communities through music.

This September sees the unique opportunity to meet two of these musicans and hear their inspirational orchestras perfoming live in the UK.

Armand Diangienda and L'Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste and Choir make their UK debut with performances at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (September 11), Royal Festival Hall, London (September 14), Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff (September 15) and Colston Hall, Bristol (September 16). Hear Armand Diangienda in Conversation on September 13 

Ricardo Castro and the Youth Orchestra of Bahia are touring Europe culminating in a performance at the Royal Festival Hall. Ricardo Castro In Conversation (September 17)

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1 September 2014


Mark Pemberton, Director, ABO: Membership of the RPS is invaluable in ensuring I tune into wider thinking on the state of classical music in the UK today.


In 'The Red Headed League', Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson attended a performance by the violinist Sarasate at a Society concert in 1891.