About the Orchestra
The BBC Philharmonic is a broadcasting orchestra based in Salford. It performs at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, tours the North of England, and welcomes audiences in its recording studio at MediaCityUK.
A BBC Broadcast Orchestra
As one of the BBC’s six performing groups the BBC Philharmonic gives over 100 concerts a year, nearly all of which are broadcast on BBC Radio 3, the BBC’s home of classical music. It also appears annually at the BBC Proms. The orchestra is playing a key role in the BBC’s national Ten Pieces programme, part of the BBC Music plan to bring classical music to a generation of young people in schools across the UK.
Adventurous and Creative
The BBC Philharmonic champions British composers and works with world class artists from a range of genres and styles. 2014 saw the return of BBC Philharmonic Presents, a series of collaborations across BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 live, 6 Music and the Asian Network, showcasing the versatility of the orchestra and its adventurous, creative spirit.
The BBC Philharmonic supports and nurtures emerging talent from across the North West working closely with Salford City Council and other partners including the Royal Northern College of Music, Salford University and Greater Manchester Music Hub to provide unique opportunities for musicians of all ages to work with the orchestra.
The orchestra is supported by Salford City Council, enabling active links to be built in the local area through a busy learning and outreach programme working in schools and the community.