English Chamber Orchestra
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English Chamber Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) is a British chamber orchestra based in London. The full orchestra regularly plays concerts at Cadogan Hall, and their ensemble performs at Wigmore Hall. The orchestra regularly tours in the UK and internationally, and holds the distinction of not only having the most extensive discography of any chamber orchestra, but also of being the most well-travelled orchestra in the world; no other orchestra has played concerts (as of 2013, according to its own publicity) in as many countries as the English Chamber Orchestra.[better source needed]

The English Chamber Orchestra has its roots in the Goldsbrough Orchestra, founded in 1948 by Lawrence Leonard and Arnold Goldsbrough. The group took its current name in 1960, when it expanded its repertoire beyond the Baroque period for the first time. Its repertoire remained limited by the group's size, which has stayed fairly consistently at around the size of an orchestra of Mozart's time.

Shortly afterwards, it became closely associated with the Aldeburgh Festival, playing in the premieres of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), Owen Wingrave (1970), Curlew River and several other of his works. The occasions on which Britten conducted the orchestra included the opening concerts of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Snape Maltings in 1967. He also made a number of records with the group.

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Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony (Frolicsome Finale)
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Simple Symphony (Frolicsome Finale)
David White, Tommy Morgan, English Chamber Orchestra & John Barry
Nocturnal New York
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Nocturnal New York

Nocturnal New York

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David White
Tommy Morgan
John Barry
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo in D major K.382 for piano and orchestra
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Rondo in D major K.382 for piano and orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201 (2nd mvt)
Gustav Holst
St Paul's Suite, Op 29 (Jig)
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St Paul's Suite, Op 29 (Jig)
Radu Lupu
Andante from Mozart's piano concerto no 21
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Andante from Mozart's piano concerto no 21
Arleen Augér
Baïléro
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Baïléro
Gaetano Donizetti
Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'amore)
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Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'amore)
English Chamber Orchestra
Eclogue
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Eclogue
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622 (1st mvt)
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Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622 (1st mvt)
Henry Purcell
Chaconne in G minor, Z 730
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Chaconne in G minor, Z 730
Joseph Canteloube
Bailero
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Bailero
Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour, English Chamber Orchestra & Alexander Rahbari
Eastern Echoes (Allegro)
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Eastern Echoes (Allegro)

Eastern Echoes (Allegro)

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Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour
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Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in G minor (L'Estate), RV 315 (3rd movement)
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Violin Concerto in G minor (L'Estate), RV 315 (3rd movement)
Joanna MacGregor
Piano Concerto, Op. 13 (1945 revised version): Waltz (Allegretto)
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Piano Concerto, Op. 13 (1945 revised version): Waltz (Allegretto)
Adolphe Adam
Le Corsaire (Bacchanale)
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Le Corsaire (Bacchanale)
Dmitry Shostakovich
The Storming of Krasnaya Gorka (The Unforgettable Year 1919, Op 89a)
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The Storming of Krasnaya Gorka (The Unforgettable Year 1919, Op 89a)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat, K450
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Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat, K450
Nigel Kennedy
Antonio Vivaldi: Spring From The Four Seasons: 1. Allegro
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Antonio Vivaldi: Spring From The Four Seasons: 1. Allegro
Frederick Delius
Fennimore and Gerda (Intermezzo)
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Fennimore and Gerda (Intermezzo)
Percy Grainger
Shallow Brown
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Shallow Brown
Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons - Spring
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The Four Seasons - Spring
Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op 50
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Pavane, Op 50
Grace Williams
Calm Sea in Summer (Sea Sketches)
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Calm Sea in Summer (Sea Sketches)
Gerald Finzi
Rhapsody (Dies Natalis)
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Rhapsody (Dies Natalis)
Reinhold Moritzevich Glière
Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)
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Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)
Benjamin Britten
Johnson over Jordan (Spider Dance - The Spider and the Fly)
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Johnson over Jordan (Spider Dance - The Spider and the Fly)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Marietta's Lute Song (Die tote Stadt)
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Marietta's Lute Song (Die tote Stadt)
Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons, 'Spring'
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The Four Seasons, 'Spring'
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Guitar Concerto No.1 in D major - finale Ritmico e cavalleresco
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Guitar Concerto No.1 in D major - finale Ritmico e cavalleresco
Mauro Giuliani
Guitar Concerto No.1 in A major, Op. 30 - III. Alla Polacca
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Guitar Concerto No.1 in A major, Op. 30 - III. Alla Polacca
Benjamin Britten
Simple symphony Op.4 for string orchestra or string quartet
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Simple symphony Op.4 for string orchestra or string quartet
Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (Badinérie)
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Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (Badinérie)
Antonio Vivaldi
Laetatus sum , RV 603
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Laetatus sum , RV 603
Carol Rosenberger
Aladdin: A whole new world (in the style of Chopin)
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Aladdin: A whole new world (in the style of Chopin)
English Chamber Orchestra
Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast
Gaetano Donizetti
Una Furtiva Lagrima
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Una Furtiva Lagrima
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 23 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 23 (2nd mvt)
Franz Schubert
Rosamunde, D 797 (Ballet in G major)
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Rosamunde, D 797 (Ballet in G major)
George Frideric Handel
Semele - Excerpts from Act II
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Semele - Excerpts from Act II
George Frideric Handel
Semele - O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
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Semele - O sleep, why dost thou leave me?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto no. 1 in F K. 37
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Piano Concerto no. 1 in F K. 37
Julian Lloyd Webber
Carnival Of The Animals, Le Cygne (The Swan)
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Carnival Of The Animals, Le Cygne (The Swan)
George Butterworth
The Banks of Green Willow
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The Banks of Green Willow
Frederick Delius
2 Aquarelles for string orchestra, arr. Fenby...: no.2; Gaily, but not too quick
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2 Aquarelles for string orchestra, arr. Fenby...: no.2; Gaily, but not too quick
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 23 in A major, K 488 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 23 in A major, K 488 (2nd mvt)
Claire Jones
Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro
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Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro
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Upcoming Events

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Mar
2020
English Chamber Orchestra, François Leleux
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
18
May
2020
English Chamber Orchestra, Xian Zhang
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra
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Cadogan Hall
2013-08-24T00:28:07
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24
Aug
2013
Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra

Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2002: Prom 29
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Royal Albert Hall
2002-08-10T00:28:07
10
Aug
2002

Proms 2002: Prom 29

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2002: Proms Chamber Music 03
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Victoria & Albert Museum
2002-08-05T00:28:07
5
Aug
2002

Proms 2002: Proms Chamber Music 03

Victoria & Albert Museum
Proms 2000: Prom 46
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Royal Albert Hall
2000-08-18T00:28:07
18
Aug
2000

Proms 2000: Prom 46

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-07-27T00:28:07
27
Jul
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 10

Royal Albert Hall

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