Think you know what the Royal Academy of Music is?

These days the Royal Academy of Music conjures up images (and sounds) of studious young musicians, fastidiously practising works from Handel to Ligeti, but before the school was founded in 1822, an opera company of the same name (with no connection to the current RAM) had existed 100 years prior. On Friday 13 December, La…

Facing The Elements

Over the past four weeks, workshop leaders Sam Glazer and John Webb have been working with children from Osmani and Kobi Nazrul Primary Schools to compose their own songs that they will perform at the Royal Academy of Music next Monday as part of our Elements project. Join us on Monday 4 February, 1.05pm at…

In the House… with a flute

In our final stop on the tour of last Winter’s In the House project, which saw student composers and performers from the Royal Academy of Music collaborate on brand-new site specific works, we reach 10 Folgate Street. The building has had a colourful history of inhabitants and the compact upstairs sitting room, along with the unusual nature of the In…

Gettin’ to know you: Cathy

This time it’s the turn of our swashbuckling Programme Manager: Learning & Participation, Cathy to bare her soul for the blog! What was the first gramophone cylinder you bought? * Sadly my penchant for a nice charity shop bargain hasn’t yet stretched to a phonograph, though I did once have a tinkle on a player…