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Phil Hall Phil Hall BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sub-principal viola, BBC Symphony Orchestra Blog posts in total 18

  1. When rain didn't stop play - the BBCSO 2014 Swiss tour

    Thursday 1 May 2014, 14:55

    BBC SO sub-principal viola Phil Hall reports from the orchestra's tour of Switzerland ...

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  2. Maxim-ising Sheherazade

    Tuesday 4 March 2014, 00:23

    BBC SO sub-principal viola Phil Hall reports from backstage at rehearsals with viiolinist-conductor Maxim Vengerov.

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  3. Brown bread and circuses - the BBC SO at Snape

    Tuesday 26 November 2013, 17:39

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall with the inside track on the Britten Centenary Weekend.

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  4. BBC Symphony Orchestra - Insights into the War Requiem

    Tuesday 12 November 2013, 16:02

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall describes the rehearsals for Britten's War Requiem with Semyon Bychkov, and a particularly moving performance.

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  5. BBC Symphony Orchestra on Tour #4

    Monday 14 October 2013, 15:35

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall reports from the orchestra's Far East tour, which has now reached its last stops, in Taiwan ... 

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  6. BBC Symphony Orchestra on Tour #3

    Thursday 10 October 2013, 18:11

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall reports from the orchestra Far East tour, which has now reached South Korea ... 

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  7. On tour with the BBC Symphony Orchestra #2

    Monday 7 October 2013, 17:30

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall reports from Stage 2 of the Orchestra's Middle and Far East tour

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  8. On tour with the BBC Symphony Orchestra #1

    Friday 4 October 2013, 10:25

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall reports from the Orchestra's Middle and Far East Tour.

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  9. BBC Symphony Orchestra - pride in British music

    Friday 12 July 2013, 16:21

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall reflects on the potency of British music, and its appeal to musicians and audiences here and abroad ...

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  10. BBC Symphony Orchestra at the St Magnus Festival - #7

    Wednesday 26 June 2013, 01:36

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall relishes a strings-only concert, and Graeme Kay reports from the receiving end ...

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  11. BBC Symphony Orchestra at the St Magnus Festival - #6

    Tuesday 25 June 2013, 10:30

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall explains the ordeal faced by young cponductors when given the reins of thoroughbred orchestra

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  12. BBC Symphony Orchestra at the St Magnus Festival - #4

    Sunday 23 June 2013, 09:38

    BBC SO sub-principal viola Phil Hall explains that his colleagues had new desk partners for their Side-By-Side concert at the St Magnus Festival.

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  13. Tippett - Keep it light, love, always light

    Monday 22 April 2013, 12:25

    Phil Hall, a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, discusses Tippett's music. 

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  14. New horizons - the BBC Symphony's Middle East tour

    Monday 26 November 2012, 12:45

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall finds a growing appetite for Western music in the Gulf Arab states ...

    When I started touring with professional orchestras 20-plus years ago, the majority of tour circuits tended to consist of European cities, North America, South America,...

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  15. Nixon in Berlin with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Thursday 13 September 2012, 16:45

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall and his colleagues have been in Berlin this week. Phil sends this report from Number 1, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße (aka the Philharmonie) ...

    The Maritim hotel near the famous Philharmonie is large. I know it's large because my room number is...

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  16. When in Romania ...

    Tuesday 11 September 2012, 15:42

    The BBC Symphony Orchestra have been visiting Romania. Sub-principal viola Phil Hall suggests that the concert hall experience might just be a bit better for radio listeners than those in the hall ...

    Last week the orchestra travelled to Bucharest for two concerts closing...

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  17. Nixon in Maida Vale (with tight pants)

    Wednesday 5 September 2012, 11:02

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall reports from John Adams's rehearsals for the opera Nixon in China at the Proms.

    John Adams is in his happy place. I can always tell; he starts swinging his hips to the beat, eyes closed and smiling as if lost...

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  18. Big IS Beautiful

    Tuesday 14 August 2012, 16:47

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall says, if you've never heard the Gurrelieder, a treat awaits you on the iPlayer …

    If there is one piece of music to rival the huge scale of the Olympic Closing Ceremony, then it has to be Schoenberg's epic cantata on Danish legends, Gurreleider...

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