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Orchestra Unwrapped

Presented by Georgia Mann. The BBC Concert Orchestra and audience are unwrapped and dissected by Tom Service in search of an authentic performance of Mozart's 'Paris' Symphony.

Presented by Georgia Mann, with this week's featured orchestra the BBC Concert Orchestra. Today, a concert recorded last September at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, in which Tom Service and conductor Alice Farnham recreate the spirit of the first performance of Mozart's Paris Symphony with its rowdy audience participation, before considering the line-up and the many cultural functions of a modern day orchestra. After that we'll hear a brand new recording of a late 19th-century Savoy Theatre curtain-raiser, typically performed before the main bill. Plus, as part of New Year, New Music, Sara Mohr Pietsch introduces a piece of music she loves.

Orchestra Unwrapped with Tom Service.

Mozart Symphony No.31 ‘Paris’

John Williams: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Graham Fitkin: Metal
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (Suite 2, mvt 1)
Hermann: Murder from Psycho
John Williams: Main Theme from Jaws (bb1-29 only)
Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Tabakova: Orpheus’ Comet
Laurie Johnson: Las Vegas (Animal Magic)
Stravinsky: Firebird 1919 version (horn solo to end)

BBC Concert Orchestra
Alice Farnham, conductor

3.30pm
Savoy curtain raisers:
Music François Cellier, words Harry Greenbank: Captain Billy

Captain Billy, a pirate - Ben McAteer (baritone)
Samuel Chunk, landlord of the Blue Dragon - Henry Waddington (bass-baritone)
Christopher Jolly - Ed Lyon (tenor)
Widow Jackson - Fiona Kimm (contralto)
Polly, her daughter - Eleanor Dennis (soprano)

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote, Op.37 No.5

    Performer: Louise Alder. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 31 in D K297/300a 'Paris'

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • John Williams

    Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • Graham Fitkin

    Metal

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet (Suite No 2, 1st movement)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Murder Scene (Psycho)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • John Williams

    Jaws - main theme

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • Edward Elgar

    Nimrod - Enigma Variations

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • Dobrinka Tabakova

    Orpheus' Comet

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • Laurie Johnson

    Las Vegas

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Firebird - finale

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Alice Farnham.
  • Francois Cellier

    Captain Billy

    Librettist: Harry Greenbank. Singer: Ben McAteer. Singer: Henry Waddington. Singer: Ed Lyon. Singer: Fiona Kimm. Singer: Eleanor Dennis. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Andrews.
  • Ina Boyle

    A Sea poem for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Ina Boyle - Overture - Symphony No.1 - Psalm.
    • Dutton.
    • 10.
  • Trish Clowes

    Chorale

    Performer: Trish Clowes. Performer: Gwilym Simcock. Performer: Chris Montague. Performer: Calum Gourlay. Performer: James Maddren. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: André de Ridder.
    • Pocket Compass.
    • Basho Records.
    • 8.

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