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The BBC Philharmonic is set to release The Music Room: Reflecting Beethoven, a filmed online in-conversation series hosted by Chief Conductor Omer Meir Wellber that begins by exploring each of Beethoven’s nine symphonies.
From Bernstein to Benedetti, Haitink to Hvorostovsky, Mackerras to Kanneh-Masons, musical greats, from the past and the present, are coming together in one extraordinary Proms season.
Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, outlines future commitment to arts following Culture In Quarantine
The BBC will broadcast the first performances from The Royal Opera House since lockdown as well as performances from other top opera houses that have had to cancel performances due to Coronavirus, in an extension of the Culture in Quarantine programme.
BBC Arts and Radio 3 ask the nation to Get Creative, forming the BBC Lockdown Orchestra to play You Got The Love
Public to perform and sing on track with BBC Orchestras, BBC Singers and the Ulster Orchestra as part of a UK-wide performance for Get Creative festival.
Musical postcards from Jonny Greenwood, Anna Clyne, James Macmillan, and Belle Chen send message of hope to BBC Radio 3 audiences
The station announces further details for Postcards from Composers initiative, featuring 30-second commissions for solo instrumentalists by twenty composers, as recorded by BBC Orchestras musicians.
BBC Ten Pieces, a long-running school music programme by the BBC that introduces 7-14 year olds to the world of classical music, has launched two new major initiatives ensuring children can continue to get creative and enjoy music this summer term.
BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four unveiled classical music content on radio, TV and online, as part of the cross-arts, cross-platform, BBC Arts festival, Culture In Quarantine.
Across some of the UK’s largest performance venues, the BBC Orchestras and Choirs get set to present a hugely diverse range of concerts this March.
The BBC today unveiled further programming as part of a year-long pan-BBC season, Beethoven Unleashed, to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s most-loved composers.
The BBC Orchestras and Choirs celebrate Christmas this year with a number of innovative concert broadcasts across BBC Radio. Joined by a range of special guests from Trevor Nelson and Clare Teal to Reverend Richard Coles, audiences nationwide can enjoy a feast of festive classics, plaintive carols and best-loved works from some of the world’s greatest composers.
The BBC will host a special Invitation Concert of music and readings with the Ulster Orchestra and guests on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle. The live broadcast will take place in the Ulster Hall beginning at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 October.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO), with Big Noise Govanhill, is to take up residence in a Glasgow secondary school as it builds up to a special one-off concert, which will inspire and entertain young musicians, as well as their families, friends and the community at large.
The BBC has announced that Lisa Tregale has been appointed Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and will take up the role in the New Year.
Thousands of people are expected to enjoy a magical evening of music at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast, tomorrow night at this year’s BBC Proms In The Park in Northern Ireland.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) has announced the appointment of Ryan Bancroft as its new Principal Conductor from September 2020.
Classical Playlist: LIVE presented by BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales’ at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on 5 October offers an alternative way to enjoy classical music.
Multi-million selling recording artist and Scottish music legend, Barbara Dickson, OBE, will headline this year’s BBC Proms In The Park at Glasgow Green.
ABC are bringing a taste of 80s perfect pop to this year’s Proms in the Park event at Singleton Park and will be performing some of their greatest hits including The Look of Love and Poison Arrow.
BBC Radio 3 and BBC Concert Orchestra in partnership with the Southbank Centre and Southbank Sinfonia present BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified Live, a new series of concerts in Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, presented by Unclassified host and presenter Elizabeth Alker and conducted by André de Ridder.
Legendary Nile Rodgers announced as ambassador for BBC Music Day’s initiative to reach people living with dementia through music
The fifth annual BBC Music Day takes place on Thursday 26 September 2019. This year’s theme is music and wellbeing, using the power of music to inspire and bring people together to make a positive impact.
24.07.2019 BBC One, CBBC, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio, Learning, Online and interactive, Daytime, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, BBC Music, Orchestras, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
BBC Music has announced further detail of this year’s TV coverage of the BBC Proms, including additions to the presenting line-up and a new-look BBC Two magazine show, Proms Encore.
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales (BBC NOW) presents their 2019-20 season, featuring epic orchestral and choral masterworks, rediscovered gems, invigorating contemporary music and exploratory new concert formats.
In the year that marks 250 years since the birth of one of the most influential figures in classical music, Cardiff’s music community brings together Beethoven’s most iconic works in 2020.
This year’s spectacular BBC Proms in the Park is set to return to Singleton Park, Swansea on Saturday, 14 September, as part of the UK-wide celebration of the Last Night of the Proms 2019. The magical evening of music returns to Swansea for the thirteenth time and promises to be a fantastic showcase of song and celebration.
As ever, a range of genres and styles will be represented throughout this year’s season. From afropop to jazz, hip hop to pizzica, and electronic to meditative listening, this year’s Proms is a truly eclectic festival.
In the 150th anniversary year of his birth, the BBC Proms continues to fulfil founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood’s mission to bring ‘the best of classical music to the widest possible audience’.
Three major new works reflect the changing world around us and highlight the topical debate around the future of our planet. In the hope of inspiring young minds, the following pieces will feature in concerts for families and young children.
Proms At... Cadogan is underpinned by a historical journey celebrating some of the most notable women composers of the past, from Hildegard of Bingen (22 July) to a new BBC commission from Freya Waley-Cohen (9 September). It also marks anniversaries of Barbara Strozzi (29 July) and Clara Schumann (26 August). Each concert contains at least one work by a woman composer.
Wales: Land Of The Wild - secret scenes from wild Wales revealed in intimate detail for the first time
BBC Wales’ new landmark natural history series Wales: Land Of The Wild showcases Wales’ spectacular wildlife as you’ve never seen it before. It’s an intimate look into animals’ relationships with each other, the challenges they face and the fight for survival.
Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber has been appointed as the BBC Philharmonic’s new Chief Conductor. He takes up the post in September 2019 and his initial contract is for four years.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will take up a six-day residency in Campbeltown from 29 September to 4 October 2018.
BBC Music today announces that Kylie Minogue, Gareth Malone and Jarvis Cocker are amongst the famous names taking part in BBC Music Day, which features programming and events building up to and on the day itself - Friday 28 September.
31.07.2018 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBBC, Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, Radio, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, BBC Music, Orchestras, Commissioning, News
Today, the rights of women and feminist causes are leading the news agenda, but at the turn of the 20th Century, a similar pioneering movement was underway. Set against the rise of the Suffragettes and calls for greater rights for women, young Welsh composer Morfydd Llwyn Owen took the musical world by storm.
The BBC today announces its plans for broadcasting The Biggest Weekend across TV, radio and online on the late May bank holiday weekend.
In a bold challenge to traditional behaviour at classical concerts, the BBC Philharmonic will be inviting audiences to keep their mobile phones ON next season in Philharmonic Lab.
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