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Part of Classical Season 2019/20

The BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Ben Palmer and saxophonist Trish Clowes present the world premiere of Joe Cutler’s Saxophone Concerto, commissioned by BBC Radio 3.

The concerto's dystopian feel infuses the rest of the concert to bring some alternative seasonal greetings.

Enjoy some of the most classic dystopian film music from films including A Clockwork Orange, Fahrenheit 451 and A Nightmare Before Christmas.


BBC Concert Orchestra
Ben Palmer conductor *
Trish Clowes saxophone
Benjamin Hughes cello
Matthew Sweet presenter


Rossini: Overture, The Thieving Magpie
Joe Cutler: Saxophone Concerto (Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii) (World premiere)
Trish Clowes: Abbott & Costello
John Paesano: The Maze Runner Suite
Herrmann: Prelude; Fire Engine; Flamethrower; The Road and Finale from Fahrenheit 451
JS Bach: Prelude from Suite No.1 in G for solo cello, BWV.1007
John Williams: A new beginning from Minority Report
Danny Elfman: Suite from The Nightmare before Christmas arr. Mark McKenzie
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£12 - £28
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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* Please note change of artist from originally advertised.