Barry Wordsworth
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1948-02-20
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Barry Wordsworth

Barry Wordsworth Biography (Wikipedia)

Barry Wordsworth (born 20 February 1948, Worcester Park, Surrey, England) is a British conductor.

From 1989 to 2006, Wordsworth was principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, becoming conductor laureate in 2006. He is Music Director of the Royal Ballet Covent Garden having also held this position from 1990 to 1995. He began his second tenure in that post in 2007. Since 1989, he is Music Director and the principal conductor of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO). In March 2007 at Brighton, Wordsworth caused controversy when he refused to conduct Andrew Gant's new composition A British Symphony the day of the scheduled premiere. He was music director of Birmingham Royal Ballet from 2005 to 2008.

Wordsworth's discography includes works by lesser-known British composers alongside more mainstream pieces. In his career Wordsworth has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras in the UK and overseas. He has made many appearances at the BBC Proms and conducted the Last Night of the Proms in 1993 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, he was the first conductor to record commercially all nine surviving movements of Constant Lambert's ballet Horoscope (only a suite of five movements had previously been recorded).

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Past BBC Events

The Nutcracker at Snape Maltings
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Snape Maltings Concert Hall
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21
Dec
2019
The Nutcracker at Snape Maltings

The Nutcracker at Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Arnold Festival 2019
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Royal and Derngate, Northampton
2019-10-13T15:28:32
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13
Oct
2019
Arnold Festival 2019

Arnold Festival 2019

Royal and Derngate, Northampton
BBC Concert Orchestra: China Tour
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China
2018-10-31T15:28:32
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31
Oct
2018
BBC Concert Orchestra: China Tour

BBC Concert Orchestra: China Tour

China
Britten and Holst meet the American Songbook
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Watford Colosseum, Watford
2018-01-11T15:28:32
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11
Jan
2018
Britten and Holst meet the American Songbook

Britten and Holst meet the American Songbook

Watford Colosseum, Watford
RadiRo Festival
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Romanian Radio Hall, Bucharest
2016-10-01T15:28:32
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1
Oct
2016
RadiRo Festival

RadiRo Festival

Romanian Radio Hall, Bucharest

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