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
BBC Symphony Chorus
Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth
Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra
English Baroque Choir
Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra
Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra
The Raven Quartet
The Galamian Quartet
And finally, many thanks to all our rehearsal pianists too numerous to mention.
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