Charles HazlewoodBorn 14 November 1966
Charles Hazlewood Biography (Wikipedia)
Charles Matthew Egerton Hazlewood (born 14 November 1966) is a British conductor and advocate for a wider audience for orchestral music. After winning the European Broadcasting Union conducting competition in his twenties, Hazlewood has had a career as an international conductor, music director of film and theatre, composer and a curator of music on British radio and television.
Hazlewood has conducted many of the world's best orchestras, including the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg & Malmö Symphonies, Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and the Philharmonia.
He is best known for his relentless crusade to bring orchestral music to a 21st century audience. His many innovations, such as introducing the music to the audience, recasting of the term 'classical music' to 'orchestral music', taking orchestral performance out of the concert hall to fresh audiences, and rethinking what an orchestra by integrating disability and new technologies, and his collaborations with leading musicians from all gentres of music have been instrumental in creating new 'norms' in the world of orchestral music.
- Re-inventing the orchestra for the 21st centuryhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0647h2s.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0647h2s.jpg2018-04-15T08:00:00.000ZConductor Charles Hazlewood talks to us about his work with the British Paraorchestra, as part of our Designs for Life series on the weekend breakfast show.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0647gh4
Re-inventing the orchestra for the 21st century
- Philip Glass’ Heroes Symphony - Glastonbury 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zhj1r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zhj1r.jpg2016-07-26T22:59:00.000ZCharles Hazelwood conducts the spectacular Heroes Symphony.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0414w4s
Philip Glass’ Heroes Symphony - Glastonbury 2016 Highlights
- Tangohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zv8bv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zv8bv.jpg2014-05-27T11:35:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood and quintet, Tango Volcano explore the world of the tango.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zv8cr
- South Africa: North meets Southhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zv5p2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zv5p2.jpg2014-05-27T10:49:00.000ZTheatre company Dimpho di Kopane present music devised for their productions.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zv5qj
South Africa: North meets South
- Xhosa Songs of South Africahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zv4k3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zv4k3.jpg2014-05-27T10:33:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood looks at the musical tradition of the Xhosa people.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zv4kd
Xhosa Songs of South Africa
- Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliethttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t19gh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01t19gh.jpg2014-05-02T16:26:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood explores Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01yf1sv
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
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