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BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role in British musical life since its inception in 1930, providing the backbone of the BBC Proms with around a dozen concerts each year, including the First and Last Nights. As Associate Orchestra, it performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican Centre, London. It tours throughout the world and works regularly with Sakari Oramo, its Chief Conductor, Semyon Bychkov, its Günter Wand Conducting Chair, Sir Andrew Davis and Jiří Bělohlávek, its Conductors Laureate, as well as Oliver Knussen, its Artist in Association. Central to its life are recordings made for BBC Radio 3 during sessions at its studios in Maida Vale, London, some of which are free for the public to attend. The vast majority of its concerts are broadcast on BBC Radio 3, streamed live online, and available for seven days via the BBC iPlayer, and a number are televised, giving it the highest broadcast profile of any UK orchestra. Strongly committed to twentieth-century and contemporary music, it has given recent premieres of works by Michael Zev Gordon, Toru Takemitsu, Magnus Lindberg, Per Nørgård, Rolf Hind, Anna Clyne, David Sawer, and Jonathan Lloyd. Among ongoing educational projects are the BBC SO Plus Family scheme, which introduces families to live classical music, BBC SO Family Orchestra and Chorus, Total Immersion composer events, and work in local schools. www.bbc.co.uk / symphonyorchestra



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