The rest is noise

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Southbank Centre is grateful to the Embassy of the United States, London Embassy of Spain, Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, the Goethe-Institut, the Hepner Foundation , The Ambache Charitable Trust, The Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust, The Bernarr Rainbow Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, The Estonian Embassy, The Hungarian Cultural Centre, The R K Charitable Trust and Polish Cultural Institute for supporting The Rest is Noise

There are 93 concerts and over 100 related events. Nearly every orchestra in the UK is involved, as well as many international orchestras. We have music colleges, youth ensembles and school programmes all working with us on this huge and rich repertoire. We have worked hand in hand with our principal orchestra partner, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, plus the BBC, Open University and any number of writers, conductors, lecturers and film curators.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

"As the festival's Principal Partner, we are dedicating every one of our 2013 Royal Festival Hall concerts to celebrating this extraordinary century of music" - Timothy Walker, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is the media partnership for The Rest Is Noise festival

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BBC Four is entering an ambitious partnership with the Southbank Centre for a groundbreaking year-long classical music festival, The Rest is Noise, to be held in 2013.

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Open University

The Open University partners with Southbank Centre for a year-long festival of classical music

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