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CLIP 11974

The logistics of moving a large orchestra to a concert venue

The logistics of moving a large orchestra to a concert venue

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Key Info
  • The logistics of moving a large orchestra to a concert venue
  • Duration: 03:21
  • Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra reveal the logistical challenges faced with moving a whole symphony orchestra from it’s rehearsal base to large venues such as the Royal Albert Hall. The orchestra’s harpist expresses her initial fears about others moving her instrument and how the harp took 3 years to make. Similarly, a double bass player talks about how having professional technicians to move her instrument is crucial as it is nearly 200 years old. Crew are shown moving the 120 piece orchestra into the Royal Albert Hall ready for the performance of Mahler 8 featuring a huge choir. Published as part of the Proms 2010 website: and was first broadcast on 16 July 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Music in Context

  • Keywords: orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, logistics, road crew, Albert Hall, music, harp, harpist, proms, musician
Ideas for use in class
  • Use in the classroom for pupils interested in becoming a professional musician, use to show music in context. Great clip, very interesting, valuable Music in context material.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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