The BBC Concert Orchestra is a British orchestra based in London, one of the British Broadcasting Corporation's five radio orchestras. With around fifty players, it is the only one of the five which is not a full-scale symphony orchestra. The BBC Concert Orchestra is the BBC's most populist ensemble, playing a mixture of classical music, light music and popular numbers. Its primary role is to produce music for radio broadcast, and it is the resident orchestra of the world's longest running live music programme, Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2.
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- How many of these classical pieces can you recognise?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0287kny.jpg2014-10-08T12:46:00ZThe BBC concert orchestra performed eight of the 'Ten Pieces', live on The One Show.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p0287lv5Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
How many of these classical pieces can you recognise?
- God Only Knows (BBC Music)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0285vtj.jpg2014-10-07T18:50:00ZTo celebrate the launch of BBC Music we've remade The Beach Boys' masterpiece God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p0286057Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
God Only Knows (BBC Music)
- Watch an analysis of Falla's 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02485zl.jpg2014-08-05T16:09:00ZStephen Johnson examines Manuel de Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p024860fSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 43 mins
Watch an analysis of Falla's 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain'
- Graham Fitkin: Tidal and BBC Concert Orchestra education projecthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zvgvj.jpg2014-05-27T13:25:00ZFeature on Graham Fitkin's Tidal.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p01zvgwbSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Graham Fitkin: Tidal and BBC Concert Orchestra education project
- Tangohttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zv8bv.jpg2014-05-27T11:35:00ZCharles Hazlewood and quintet, Tango Volcano explore the world of the tango.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p01zv8crSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 hour 5 mins
- Dvorak: Violin Concertohttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01s8rgn.jpg2014-05-08T09:31:00ZJack Liebeck joins Stephen Johnson to explore Dvorak's Violin Concerto.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p01ypxbxSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 28 mins
Dvorak: Violin Concerto
- Walton: Battle of Britain - suite - BBC Proms 2013http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g42th.jpg2013-09-04T11:21:00ZKeith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in the Film Music Prom.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p01g4343Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Walton: Battle of Britain - suite - BBC Proms 2013
- The Chris Moyles Birthday Show Highlightshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cf5hd.jpg2012-02-20T00:00:00ZThe Chris Moyles Show, live from Maida Vale studios with the BBC Concert Orchestra, JLS, One Direction, Jimmy Carr and Pixie Lott.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p00pb8ptSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
The Chris Moyles Birthday Show Highlights
- Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suitehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sxq11.jpg2011-06-05T23:00:00ZThe BBC Concert Orchestra and Charles Hazlewood explore Stravinsky`s Pulcinella Suite. The complete performance of the work is not available for rights reasons.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p00hdgx2Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 32 mins
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
- BBC Concert Orchestra plays Barwick Greenhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8pzy.jpg2011-04-26T23:00:42ZThe BBC Concert Orchestra under Gavin Sutherland plays the 'Archer's Theme', Barwick Green, by Arthur Woodhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p00gm3nfSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
BBC Concert Orchestra plays Barwick Green
- Gavin Sutherland conducts Barwick Greenhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8pzc.jpg2011-04-26T23:00:06ZGavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in 'Barwick Green' by Arthur Woodhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p00gm3m0Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Gavin Sutherland conducts Barwick Green
- BBC Proms 2010: Last Night: Dame Kiri Te Kanawahttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bpz09.jpg2010-09-12T13:39:46ZDame Kiri Te Kanawa sings 'O mio babbino caro' from Gianni Schicchi (1918), by Giacomo Puccini. Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra. BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park, Londonhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p009zx8pSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
BBC Proms 2010: Last Night: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
- MusicMixhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bl7zg.jpg2010-05-07T00:00:00ZThe BBC Concert Orchestra recorded the music for the TV programme - The Great Rifthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfeba5ea-c967-4ad2-9cdd-3cffb4320143?clipfocus=p007rgxwSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 10 mins
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