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Live from Salford, the BBC Philharmonic performs music by Stravinsky. Plus violinist Julian Gregory with a reflection on key moments in the BBC Philharmonic's history.

The BBC Philharmonic takes up the last lap of celebrations in Radio 3's Pass the Baton! day.

The BBC Philharmonic, presented by Martin Handley. Live performance from MediaCityUK in Salford Quays featuring present and graduate singers from the BBC's New Generation Artist scheme, and recordings and conversation exploring the orchestra's history and role in the UK's cultural life.

Concerto in E flat 'Dumbarton Oaks'
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Ashley Riches (bass-baritone)
BBC Philharmonic
Jamie Phillips (conductor)

BBC Philharmonic violinist Julian Gregory reflects on key moments in the history of this ever-evolving ensemble, introducing some of the special recordings and some of the special people who have been an important part of the orchestra's life.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 27 Nov 2016 20:30

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Dumbarton Oaks

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Jamie Phillips.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella (complete ballet)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Jamie Phillips.


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Performer BBC Philharmonic


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