Ever wondered what an orchestra’s role is in the 21st century?
Delve deeper as the BBC Concert Orchestra teams up with conductor Alice Farnham and presenter Tom Service of BBC Radio 3’s The Listening Service, to explore the multi-faceted role of an orchestra in the 21st century.
Tom Service leads us through orchestral experimentation of past eras to some of the most recognisable and emotive pieces of film music from Harry Potter and Jaws to Pyscho.
Help recreate the lively spirit of 19th century concert halls with Mozart’s Symphony No.31 and explore the function of the orchestra including ceremonial purposes and practical uses in the pit, as well as symbols of national unity thrown in along the way!
This concert’s colourful variety is an eye-opener of the orchestral evolution.
BBC Concert Orchestra Alice Farnhamconductor Tom Servicepresenter
Mozart: Symphony No.31 (Paris) Interval John Williams: Hedwig's theme from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Graham Fitkin: Metal Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet Herrmann: Murder theme from Psycho John Williams: Shark theme from Jaws Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations Dobrinka Tabakova: Orpheus' Comet Laurie Johnson: Theme from Animal Magic Stravinsky: Finale from The Firebird