The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the resident orchestra of The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe. The Orchestra also runs an award-winning community and education programme RPO Resound which is marking its 25th anniversary in 2018.
Using music as a powerful and inspirational tool, RPO Resound is delivered by specially trained musicians and leaders from the Orchestra. It enables greater access to and engagement with world-class music-making in the wider community – from homeless shelters to hospices, youth clubs to prisons and from early years to higher education.
Working with the North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub RPO Resound has delivered projects including:
- BBC Ten Pieces Project: Young musicians from the North Lincolnshire Music Support Service were invited to work alongside RPO musicians and leaders to create a piece of music inspired by Ravi Shankar’s Symphony, which was then performed side-by-side live at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the BBC Proms in July 2017. The piece will receive its Scunthorpe premiere in November (2017).
- Westcliff Music & Literacy Project: 240 Key Stage 2 students from 4 Westcliff based primary schools created and performed music inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Tempest to celebrate the Shakespeare 400 initiative (2016).
- Behind the Lines: Enabled students from Scunthorpe Music Centre to create a new piece of music inspired by themes from the First World War which was then performed live in concert at The Baths Hall side-by-side with the RPO (2014).
- First Time Live: Where young people from local schools were supported to curate and produce their own orchestral concert (2012).
Watch our 20th Anniversary video here, featuring participants from North Lincolnshire schools: