Based in MediaCityUK, Salford, the
BBC Philharmonic is widely recognised as one of the finest orchestras in Europe.
Taking over from Richard Wigley, Webb comes from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra where he has been the Director of Orchestral Management since 2008.
Manchester celebrates Richard Strauss's 150th birthday, bringing together the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé, Manchester Camerata and The Bridgewater Hall for eight weeks of music making.
The BBC Philharmonic will provide the musical accompaniment to the star-studded BBC Sports Personality of the Year show on Sunday 15 December.
Players from the orchestra will be performing at free festive events in our home city.
Concerts coming up from the BBC Philharmonic
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Available to listenSarah Walker explores Rachmaninov's choral works.
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