The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
The Orchestra has recently undertaken a UK tour of the music of Roy Orbison, featuring the late artist in concert in a ground-breaking hologram format. The Evening Standard described the hologram as “…extraordinarily realistic … [it] felt so emotive and real …” In a further development of this concert format, the RPCO performed at the London Coliseum in November alongside the hologram of Maria Callas. This follows on from our Dublin and London performances with the hugely popular Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli. Other highlights last season in the UK included an opera gala with Anna Netrebko at the Royal Albert Hall, and in November 2017 the Orchestra toured the UK performing Elvis Presley songs live to film footage of The King of Rock himself, taken at various concerts throughout his career.
The Orchestra was delighted to return to many summer music festivals in 2018, appearing at Hampton Court Palace, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Kenwood House and Rochester Castle, to name a few. Other high profile projects included two performances at Wembley Arena of a Game of Thrones programme to capacity crowds, a gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the tercentenary of the Freemasons movement, and a sold-out performance also at the Royal Albert Hall with 2Cellos.
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