The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra wants to meet you

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra wants to meet you

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Are you a creative individual or organisation with a connection to Brent? The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra would love to hear from you.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is really looking forward to moving to its permanent new home in Wembley Park soon. We know we’re arriving in a borough full of creative and musical talent. We can’t wait to get to know all of you – our new neighbours – and discover how we can become part of the rich cultural life of Brent alongside you.

We’re hoping to start a creative and musical conversation with audiences and artists across Brent. One way we’d like to start this conversation is by putting together an exciting weekend-long performance event at Wembley Park in autumn 2021. We’ve come up with a universal and inspiring theme: dreams. Everything else – the music, ideas and content of the event – is something we’d really like to bring to life with you.

Read on to see how you can get involved.

What are your dreams?

We’re looking for a range of local collaborators to help us discover our new home, shape this event, and create a performance with us at Wembley Park.

With the whole of Wembley Park as our playground, the RPO wants to discover and explore the fantasies, hopes and ambitions of Brent’s people through musical and visual storytelling. What will your dreams be about? What stories will they tell? What will they look and sound like? Who will create and generate these dreams? How will audiences get involved?

This is where you come in.

You could be an organisation or individual making or composing music, working with dance, visual art, or storytelling. You might be a costume designer, poet, spoken word or performance artist, puppeteer, actor, curator, producer or director. You might be a practitioner or artist we’ve not mentioned here. There are no limits! You don’t need to have any background in, or knowledge of, orchestral/classical music. We are eager to listen to and work with artists of all ages – both professional and non-professional – working in all styles and genres and from all communities with connections to Brent.

Perhaps you’re interested in developing initial ideas for this event with us? Perhaps you can help facilitate relationships or gather stories? Maybe you’re keen to collaborate with the RPO on part of the event, as an organisation, a performer or creative artist? Perhaps you want to recommend a talented person or group we should be talking to? This is a new venture for us and we’re open to all ideas.

About The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

As the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) approaches its 75th Anniversary in September this year, its mission to enrich lives through orchestral experiences that are uncompromising in their excellence and inclusive in their appeal, places the RPO at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Performing approximately 200 concerts each season and with a worldwide audience of more than half-a-million people, the Orchestra embraces a broad repertoire that enables it to reach the most diverse audience of any British symphony orchestra. Whilst artistic integrity remains paramount, the RPO is unafraid to push boundaries and is equally at home recording video game, film and television soundtracks and working with pop stars, as it is performing the great symphonic repertoire.