BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Introduction

The BBC Symphony Orchestra has been at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930. It plays a central role in the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts there each year, including the First and Last Nights.

Alongside its appearances at the BBC Proms, the BBC SO performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican, where it is Associate Orchestra. Highlights of the 2019-20 season include William Alwyn’s opera Miss Julie conducted by Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo,  two concerts with Dalia Stasevska featuring music by Stravinsky, Sibelius and Helen Grime, concerts of  words and music with Neil Gaiman and David Walliams and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Central to the orchestra’s life are studio recordings for BBC Radio 3, which are free to attend, as well as performances around the world and the vast majority of performances are broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and available for 30 days after broadcast on BBC Sounds.

Askonas Holt is delighted to be taking the BBC Symphony Orchestra on a 6-concert tour to China in summer 2019, including concerts in Beijing and Shanghai.


Introduction

The BBC Symphony Orchestra has been at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930. It plays a central role in the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts there each year, including the First and Last Nights.

Alongside its appearances at the BBC Proms, the BBC SO performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican, where it is Associate Orchestra. Highlights of the 2019-20 season include William Alwyn’s opera Miss Julie conducted by Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo,  two concerts with Dalia Stasevska featuring music by Stravinsky, Sibelius and Helen Grime, concerts of  words and music with Neil Gaiman and David Walliams and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Central to the orchestra’s life are studio recordings for BBC Radio 3, which are free to attend, as well as performances around the world and the vast majority of performances are broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and available for 30 days after broadcast on BBC Sounds.

Askonas Holt is delighted to be taking the BBC Symphony Orchestra on a 6-concert tour to China in summer 2019, including concerts in Beijing and Shanghai.