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The exciting line-up for BBC Philharmonic Presents… 2014 has today been announced with performances from electronic dance sensations Clean Bandit, American singer-songwriter John Grant and 1980s pop legends Culture Club, in a series of concerts broadcast in partnership with BBC North from Salford this autumn.
BBC National Chorus of Wales, one of the finest mixed choruses in the UK, marks the end of a successful anniversary season in June, celebrating 30 years of music-making.
The BBC Philharmonic will open its new season at The Bridgewater Hall on 27 September, when Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena takes the podium for Beethoven’s joyous Ninth Symphony.
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales have today announced the details of their 2014-15 season across Wales, including a special performance with Welsh opera star Bryn Terfel on St David’s Day 2015.
Today the BBC announces details of a series of events taking place at Pacific Quay in Glasgow, as part of its year-long contribution to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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As part of their 30th anniversary season, BBC National Chorus of Wales will join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at the Royal Albert Hall, to represent Wales at the iconic First Night of the Proms on Friday 18 July.
Details of the 2014 BBC Proms are announced today, revealing the wide-ranging programme of events planned for its 120th season. Opening at the Royal Albert Hall on 18 July 2014 the festival promises two months of many of the world’s greatest artists, composers, orchestras and ensembles across 92 concerts including four Last Night celebrations around the UK.
In 2014 the BBC Proms, the world’s largest broadcast classical music festival, will continue its mission to make the best classical music available to everyone, with more Proms content available to listen to online for longer than ever before across PC, mobile and tablet.
Welcome to the 2014 BBC Proms. With the Proms audience now truly international, this season we celebrate global classical music by welcoming more international ensembles to perform than ever before, including orchestras from China, Lapland, Singapore, South Korea and Turkey.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce details of its 2014/15 season of concerts and broadcasts in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales’ St David’s Day concert at St David’s Hall will feature the world premiere of Celtic Prayers, a new work by composer Paul Mealor.
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales will mark the fifth birthday of their home in Cardiff Bay this January, with a celebratory concert at BBC Hoddinott Hall.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales has announced today their next series of concerts in Swansea - to be held at the city’s Grand Theatre for one season only.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales explores the unsettling story of a woman’s obsession with her surroundings, with the world premiere of a commission by Simon Holt, the orchestra’s composer-in-association.
Violinist Nicola Benedetti and composer James MacMillan will join the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on their first tour of India next year.
Following two spectacular performances at the BBC Proms in London this summer, Thomas Søndergård returns to Cardiff to conduct the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales once more at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, on Friday 4 October.
BBC Cymru Wales has appointed Michael Garvey as the new director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.
Superstar mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins is set to take centre stage at this year’s BBC Proms in the Park in Belfast next month.
Award-winning singer and star of the west end Alfie Boe joins a stellar musical line-up for this year’s Scottish celebrations of BBC Proms In The Park when the spectacular outdoor music event returns to Glasgow Green next month, on Saturday 7 September 2013.
BBC Radio and Television announce an autumn season of programming dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen.
The BBC is on the hunt for budding musicians and singers in Cumbria to form a special community orchestra that will work with the world-renowned BBC Philharmonic and perform live on the radio.
BBC Proms in the Park returns to the Titanic Slipways in Belfast on Saturday 7 September, 2013 as local audiences join the UK-wide celebrations of the world famous Last Night of the Proms.
A concerto by the Welsh composer Huw Watkins and a performance of Mahler’s gigantic Symphony No 5 will close the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s 2012-13 season at St David’s Hall.
Glasgow’s City Halls will be Alive With Music this June, as BBC Scotland presents a weekend of free concerts, events and broadcasts in the heart of the city, celebrating just some of the BBC’s diverse musical output.
From Parry’s rousing Jerusalem to music from the Court of Mary Queen of Scots and a new jazz commission by Guy Barker, music from the British Isles is to be showcased in all its glory on BBC Radio 3 throughout June (Saturday 1-Sunday 30 June 2013).
The programme was revealed today for Thomas Søndergård’s second season as Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, featuring a line-up of world-renowned artists and conductors, and some of classical music’s most exciting repertoire.
Doctor Who fans will have the chance to hear the music from the hit BBC One drama live in concert, as part of BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s contribution to BBC Proms 2013.
In 2013 the Proms will continue its mission to reach the widest possible audience with more Proms coverage on more BBC platforms than ever, across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four and online.
Marin Alsop’s Last Night, Barenboim’s Ring Cycle and the return of Nigel Kennedy and Doctor Who in the biggest ever broadcast Proms festival.
BBC Concert Orchestra is joining forces with five of the Alzheimer’s Society’s regional ‘Singing for the Brain’ groups in music-making aimed to engage with people dealing with the impact of dementia.
Leading figures from the worlds of experimental, rock and orchestral music will join forces at Glasgow’s City Halls and Old Fruitmarket on 11 and 12 May for the UK’s first Tectonics festival.
A new project by BBC National Orchestra of Wales is helping deaf, deafened and hard-of-hearing adults and children to access music, through a series of free events in Cardiff.
The BBC is further cementing its role as the UK’s biggest provider of music broadcasting with the announcement of a raft of new content and initiatives.
The BBC Concert Orchestra today announced the appointment of composer, arranger and jazz trumpeter Guy Barker as its new Associate Composer. The position, previously held by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and the Art of Noise's Anne Dudley, will be for an initial period of two years beginning in April 2013.
From the 31 January the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrates Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, arguably the most famous of all symphonies, in a series of concerts and learning events across Scotland.
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales will perform a series of concerts in 2013 featuring the works of Benjamin Britten, as part of UK-wide celebrations of Britten’s centenary.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal College of Music and pioneers of assistive music technology, Drake Music, have teamed up with three London boroughs to develop the Open Orchestra project, an innovative new schools music programme bringing together children from special and mainstream schools.
Richard Klein, Controller of BBC Four, today unveiled further plans for the BBC’s partnership with Southbank Centre for The Rest Is Noise Festival of 20th century classical music.
Four celebrities from the world of television, radio and sport are preparing for their first public performance on the piano this October, as they join BBC National Orchestra of Wales on stage for a BBC Radio 3 gala concert.
Thomas Søndergård will give his first concert as Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Friday 12 October, at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall.
The BBC is proud to announce a year of dedicated programming across BBC Radio, Television, the BBC Proms and the BBC Performing Groups in 2013 to commemorate the life and work of one of the greatest ever British composers, Benjamin Britten.
After months of preparation, BBC Cymru Wales and Caerphilly County Borough Council are ready to welcome the crowds to Caerphilly’s Owain Glyndŵr Playing Fields, for this year’s BBC Proms in the Park on Saturday 8 September.
Following the success of the inaugural BBC Philharmonic Presents… festival in 2011, the orchestra has announced the line-up for a second festival of live concerts with all the BBC’s national radio networks and in partnership with BBC North.
The BBC Proms Last Night Celebrations in Scotland will return to Glasgow on Saturday 8 September, for a roof-raising evening of music and song with a distinctive jazz influence.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales will be travelling across China this summer, as they visit the country for a two-week tour in July 2012.
Now in its fifth year, Listen Here has become a highlight in Glasgow’s cultural calendar. Showcasing Scotland’s most versatile orchestra at its home at Glasgow’s City Halls, this annual ‘big weekend’ of free concerts features amateur Glaswegian musicians, the great composers, music from Hollywood and new sounds for the musically adventurous.
The eminent British violinist Laura Samuel has been appointed leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO). Co-founder of the renowned Belcea Quartet and one of the UK’s most accomplished and respected musicians, Ms Samuel will assume the post with the BBC SSO in the 2012-13 Season.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales closes its 2011-12 season at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall with a triumphant musical depiction of the Alps, told through the music of Richard Strauss.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales announced today (Tuesday 8 May) the details of their 2012-13 season at St David’s Hall in Cardiff - the first where the Orchestra will be led by new Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow Life celebrate the artistry of Scotland’s greatest living conductor Donald Runnicles, in a series of performances from Friday 4 to Monday 7 May.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles are to bring some of the world’s greatest singers to Scotland to perform Richard Wagner’s epic opera Tristan and Isolde.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo as its Chief Conductor Designate.
Music Nation, the first nationwide countdown event for the London 2012 Festival, now has over 100 live music performances and events taking place across the UK on the weekend of 3 & 4 March 2012.
Stars from the worlds of sport and music including celebrated violinist Nicola Benedetti and Olympic heroes Allan Wells, Liz McColgan and David Wilkie, will come together at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on Saturday 3 March for Music Nation: A Sporting Fanfare, a unique event, part of Music Nation, a weekend of nationwide live music events counting down to the London 2012 Festival.
Six up-and-coming composers from Wales will have their work performed live by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, thanks to a project to be held at Cardiff’s BBC Hoddinott Hall in February.
There’s a cinematic Carnival of Animals at Glasgow City Halls on Sunday 18 December, when the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra raises the curtain on a braying and barking musical menagerie in its annual concert of film favourites, Christmas at the Movies.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra resumes its popular matinee series of Afternoon Performances on Thursday 15 December, with a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 from its home at Glasgow City Halls.
The BBC is to kick-start its celebration of the Symphony across radio and television with a surprise "pop-up" rendition of the finale of Beethoven's 9th Symphony at St Pancras International on Wednesday 2 November at 1pm.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra today announced that Donald Runnicles will continue as its Chief Conductor with a contract that runs through 2015. The announcement comes as the BBC SSO opens its 2011-12 Concert season on 29 September with the Scottish premiere of James MacMillan's St. John Passion under Runnicles' baton.
Popular soprano Lesley Garrett and Belfast-born pianist Barry Douglas appear alongside other well known names in classical and contemporary music at this year's BBC Proms in the Park event in the grounds of Castle Park, Bangor on Saturday 10 September, as part of the world-famous Last Night of the Proms celebrations.
After a packed two months, the 117th BBC Proms comes to a spectacular end on Saturday 10 September. The world-renowned Last Night of the Proms festivities once again extend far beyond London's Royal Albert Hall, as people come together in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to be part of the magic of the Last Night.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra opens its Glasgow concert season on Thursday 29 September with a major Scottish premiere from Scotland's foremost living composer, James MacMillan. Three years after its first acclaimed performances in London, the St John Passion will be presented under the baton of Donald Runnicles, the BBC SSO's Chief Conductor and one of James MacMillan's greatest international champions.
BBC The One Show presenter Alex Jones joins Only Men Aloud musical director Tim Rhys-Evans to co-present this year's BBC Proms in the Park on Saturday 10 September.
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