The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's World Orchestra Project

Charlotte Smith27th Apr 2012

Young musicians and singers join the orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena

The RPO's World Orchestra, featuring students from the London Boroughs of Brent,
The students performed alongside RPO musicians to form a 251-piece orchestra - t
The work performed was an Olympic Symphony, created by the children under RPO wo
Conducted by Nicholas Collon, the performance was part of the 'RPO resound' outr
The orchestra were joined by a Saz group, a Steel Pan group and a rock group
A further performance took place at Wembley Arena on April 24

London's Royal Albert Hall played host to 251 young musicians and 3000 primary school singers on Friday April 20, performing as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's World Orchestra. Part of the RPO's Cultural Olympiad Project organised through its 'RPO resound' outreach programme, the event involved students from the London Boroughs of Brent, Haringey and Enfield, performing alongside RPO musicians under conductor Nicholas Collan. Three diverse music groups also featured in the event: a saz group, a steel pan group and a rock group.

Led by RPO workshop leader James Redwood, members of Brent, Haringey and Enfield youth orchestras created an Olympic symphony together, taking inspiration from the Olympic motto 'Faster, Higher, Stronger'. The massed forces also performed the work a few days later on April 24 at Wembley Arena.

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