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05 Sep 2013

Young musicians to the fore and creative writers turn their minds to classical music

"An outpouring of sound which splits open the world" - Finding the words to describe music is notoriously hard.  Unlike a piece of art, which we can usually see and sometimes touch, music is much less tangible.

The RPS project Notes into Letters brings the worlds of music and words together. Through commissions, tasks and activities, poets, wordsmiths and creative writing students draw inspiration from the musical canon and to share their reactions to the concert experience.

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5 September 2013


Tim Walker, CEO and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra: I value the RPS for supporting what we do and in particular for stimulating an interest in new music.


In 1824 the Philharmonic Society paid Beethoven 50 pounds to commission his 9th Symphony.