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BBC Concert Orchestra

Live from the Barbican, the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers perform music by Richard Rodney Bennett. Plus recordings, features and discussion about the BBC CO.

The BBC Concert Orchestra takes up the next lap of celebrations in Radio 3's Pass the Baton! day.

16.30
The BBC Concert Orchestra in concert live from the Barbican in London, as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Total Immersion Richard Rodney Bennett weekend.

Richard Rodney Bennett:
Partita
Four Songs
Claire Martin (singer)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Scott Dunn (conductor)

Richard Rodney Bennett:
What Sweeter Music
Puer Nobis
The Garden
BBC Singers
Anna Tilbrook (piano)

17.30
Recordings of the BBC Concert Orchestra, including music by Charles Williams and Clean Bandit. Plus features and live discussion about the orchestra's history and its work with young musicians at this year's WHY Festival, and an interview with chief conductor Keith Lockhart.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Four Songs for Voice and Orchestra

    Conductor: Scott Dunn. Performer: Claire Martin. Orchestra: Arnie Somogyi. Performer: Gareth Williams. Performer: Julian Nicholas. Performer: Sebastian de Krom. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    What sweeter Music

    Conductor: Scott Dunn. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Puer Nobis

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    The Garden

    Conductor: Scott Dunn. Performer: Claire Martin. Orchestra: Arnie Somogyi. Performer: Gareth Williams. Performer: Julian Nicholas. Performer: Sebastian de Krom. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Sea Hawk

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Balcombe.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage

    Trespass (excerpt)

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Charles Williams

    High Adventure

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
  • Stephen Schwartz

    Wizard and I (Wicked)

    Singer: Louise Dearman. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Nick Davies.
  • Clean Bandit

    Rather Be

    Orchestra: In Harmony. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Omar Ambass.
  • Peter Warlock

    Capriol Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Tritsch Tratsch Polka

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Wildner.
  • Eric Coates

    Halcyon Days

Credit

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Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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