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Behind the scenes recent news26.08.08

Behind the scenes

Several Maestro viewers have contacted the programme to find out about the various players and orchestras who have helped the students in their preparation for the programmes. Series editor Oliver Macfarlane says, 'We couldn't have made the Maestro series without the help of many performing goups who've worked behind scenes to make it happen for the students. We're very grateful for their participation and we hope that they, too, have benefited from the experience of working with our talented amateur conductors.'

The organisations which appear both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes are:-

BBC Concert Orchestra
http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/concertorchestra/

BBC Symphony Chorus
http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/symphonyorchestra/symphonychorus/index.shtml

Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth
http://www.royalmarinesbands.co.uk/reference/band_portsmouth.htm

Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra
http://www.cgco.org.uk/

Sinfonia Tamesa

http://www.sinfoniatamesa.org.uk/

English Baroque Choir
http://www.ebc.org.uk/content.php?page=1

Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra
http://www.erso.org.uk/

Forest Philharmonic
http://www.forestphilharmonic.org.uk/

Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra
www.hertsmusicservice.org.uk

I Maestri

OSJ Voices
http://www.osj.org.uk/MeettheOrchestra-OSJ-Voices.php

The Raven Quartet

The Galamian Quartet

And finally, many thanks to all our rehearsal pianists too numerous to mention.

Comments

Anon, London
Yeah, let’s have their names. They deserve billing and, I guess, more money for their highly-skilled support.

Janet Shell, Walton on Thames
Well you should mention the rehearsal pianists who never get credited for their harrd work - come on BBC - do something beyond the expected please. Just put a list of all the pianists on a button that we can click to see.

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