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BBC Concert Orchestra

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Founded in 1952 being a radio orchestra for performances of light and well-known classics, the BBC Live concert Orchestra is becoming among Britain’s leading orchestras, executing in live concert, opera, and broadcasts. It grew away from Stanford Robinson’s BBC Opera Orchestra. Robinson continued to be as visitor conductor from the BBC Concert Orchestra when Gilbert Vinter was called long lasting conductor in 1952. Vinter resigned the next season and Charles Mackerras was appointed to the positioning in March, 1954. In 1956, Vilem Tausky was called principal conductor, a posture he kept for a decade. Tausky’s successors included Marcus Dods (1966 – 1970), Ashley Lawrence (1970 – 1989), Barry Wordsworth (1989-2006), and Keith Lockhart (from 2010). The orchestra provides performed on the air program “Fri Night Is certainly Music Evening” weekly since 1953. For live shows, in 1972, the orchestra relocated in the Camden Theater to its brand-new home on the Hippodrome in North London. The orchestra also performs on the Royal Celebration Hall in London and in regular travels throughout Britain, European countries, america, and china and taiwan. Its repertoire runs from documenting film music and associated pop performers to executing opera and symphonic functions.

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Full Name BBC Concert Orchestra
Nominations Classic Brit Award for Single of the Year


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cognition 2017 Short 60 piece orchestra post-production
London Road 2015 orchestra
Youth 2015/I soundtrack: performer
The Paradise 2013 TV Series music performed by - 3 episodes
Wild Arabia 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary orchestra - 3 episodes
Africa 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary music performer - 6 episodes
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2011 orchestra
Brighton Rock 2010 musicians
Noruwei no mori 2010 musicians
The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary orchestral performance - 3 episodes
Glorious 39 2009 musicians - as The BBC Concert Orchestra
Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra 2009 TV Special orchestra
Wild China 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary orchestral performance - 1 episode
There Will Be Blood 2007 music performer
Planet Earth 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary music performed by - 10 episodes
Europe: A Natural History 2005 TV Series documentary orchestra - 1 episode
Great Performances 2004 TV Series orchestra - 1 episode
A History of Britain 2000-2002 TV Mini-Series documentary orchestra - 7 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
BBC Electric Proms 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
There Will Be Blood 2007 performer: "Popcorn Superhet Receiver" - as The BBC Concert Orchestra

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lady in the Van 2015 The British Symphony Orchestra

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scrapheap Orchestra 2011 TV Movie documentary thanks
Pixar: 25 Magic Moments 2011 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity 2017 Documentary
BBC Proms 2016 TV Series Themselves
BBC Proms 2013 TV Series Themselves
BBC Proms 2012 TV Series Themselves
BBC Proms 2011 TV Series Themselves
Pixar: 25 Magic Moments 2011 TV Movie documentary Themselves
BBC Proms 2010 TV Series Themselves
BBC Electric Proms 2009 TV Series Themselves - Performers
Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra 2009 TV Special Themselves
Words and Music 1958-1960 TV Series Themselves
Riverside One 1958 TV Series Themselves
The World Our Stage 1958 TV Series Themselves
Off the Record 1955-1957 TV Series Themselves
Beat Up the Town 1957 TV Movie Themselves (as The Concert Orchestra)
Festival of British Popular Songs 1957 TV Series Themselves
Music for You 1954-1956 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series Themselves

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