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  1. Bradley exits the competition recent news 26.08.08

    Bradley exits the competition

    Bradley Walsh did not survive the BBC Concert Orchestra’s vote this week.

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  2. Behind the scenes recent news 26.08.08

    Behind the scenes

    Maestro viewers have asked about the various musicians who have helped the students in their preparation.

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  3. What the papers said ... recent news 22.08.08

    What the papers said ...

    I watched Maestro (BBC2) mostly because it was there … how wrong could I be because it was riveting.

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  4. Sue's reality check recent news 22.08.08

    Sue's reality check

    Maestro student Sue Perkins posted a thoughtful article in the Guardian newspaper. These are her thoughts on what she has learned

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  5. How Goldie got into Classical recent news 22.08.08

    How Goldie got into Classical

    Ex-grilfriend Bjork had a hand in Goldie’s conversion to classical …

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  6. The Thoughts of Alex and Brad recent news 22.08.08

    The Thoughts of Alex and Brad

    Alex: “The first thing you have to learn as a conductor is how to stand up straight.”

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  7. Lessons learned, by David Soul recent news 21.08.08

    Lessons learned, by David Soul

    Rejected student David Soul bares his … about what he learned from the Maestro experience.

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  8. Second student leaves Maestro recent news 19.08.08

    Second student leaves Maestro

    Following the BBC Concert Orchestra’s vote, Bradley Walsh was saved and David Soul exited the competition.

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  9. Don't smile at the brass ... recent news 19.08.08

    Don't smile at the brass ...

    In the run-up to Episode 2, Katie Derham has been finding out how to get an orchestra to do what she wants …

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News Archive

  1. 12.08.08

    Episode1: Baton Camp

    Eight famous amateurs do battle for the chance to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra in front of a live audience of 30,000 at BBC Proms in the Park.

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  2. 19.08.08

    Episode2: Music for Film and TV

    Clive Anderson hosts Maestro’s first live studio challenge.

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  3. 26.08.08

    Episode3: Choral Music

    Clive Anderson hosts Maestro’s second studio challenge as six famous amateurs with a passion for classical music do battle with their batons conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus.

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  4. 02.09.08

    Episode4: Opera

    Clive Anderson hosts Maestro’s third studio challenge as six famous amateurs do battle with their batons conducting opera music with the BBC Concert Orchestra and guest soloists.

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  5. 09.09.08

    Episode5: The Final

    The three remaining student conductors must conduct a concerto with world renowned soloists.

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  6. 13.09.08

    Episode6: Winner's Final Live

    The winning Maestro conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra and soloist Lesley Garrett in London’s Hyde Park in front of a live audience of thousands, with millions more watching at home.

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