On 24th January 1813, a group of professional musicians met together to form a collective of musicians and music-lovers. Fast-forward 200 years, to the very day, and the Royal Philharmonic Society has not lost sight of its original aims: ‘to promote the performance, in the most perfect manner possible, of the best and most approved instrumental music’ and to ‘encourage an appreciation by the public in the art of music’.
The Royal Philharmonic Society celebrates its special day with a concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Each work in the programme was played at Philharmonic Society concerts during the nineteenth century. This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Overture, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Symphony No. 1