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Orchestra Unwrapped

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

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 Farnham conductor
Tom Service presenter


Mozart: Symphony No.31 (Paris)
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

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£12 - £28
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£12, £18, £28


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