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Ken's Grand Tour

Ken Bruce's Grand Musical Tour - The BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Bell and special guest tenor Noah Stewart take us around the world in 120 minutes.

We're off on holiday in search of some musical summer sun. Pack your suitcase, slip on your shades and don't forget your passport as Ken Bruce invites you to join him on his musical grand tour. Your imaginery waterproofs, hiking boots and swimwear are all required as the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Bell and special guest tenor Noah Stewart take us around the world in 120 minutes. The concert includes Espana (Chabrier); Canzoni D'Italia(Langford); The Land of the Mountain and the Flood(MacCunn); Zorba's Dance(Theodorakis) and Fingal's Cave (Mendelssohn) Don't be late - Take off is 8pm.

No Ken... don't bring your budgie smugglers or your mankini!

During the interval - historian Kathryn Ferry explores Great British holiday traditions - beach huts, holiday camps, donkeys, rock and summer seasons!

First broadcast in July 2018

16 days left to listen

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    España

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Auf Ferienreisen

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Bell & Noah Stewart

    O Sole Mio

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Canzoni d'Italia

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Wagon Lit

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Mexican Medley

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Sailing By

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Bell & Noah Stewart

    La Gioconda: Cielo E Mar

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Land Of The Mountain And The Flood

  • Percy Faith

    Theme from A Summer Place

  • Fiddler’s Dram

    Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time)

  • George Formby

    Swimmin with the Wimmin

  • George Formby

    With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock

  • Sir Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    Summer Holiday

  • Reginald Dixon

    I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    The Big Country

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    The Girl From Corsica

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Bell & Noah Stewart

    I Lombardi: La Mia Letizia Infondere

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Paris: Some Songs Of A Great City

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Bell & Noah Stewart

    L'Alba Separa Della Luce L'Ombra

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Zorba's Dance

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Around The World In 80 Days

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Stephen Bell & Noah Stewart

    Granada

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Stephen Bell

    Fingal's Cave

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    High Adventure (Friday Night Is Music Night Sig Tune)

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