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Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
London

Prom 34: Mena bids farewell to BBC Philharmonic in dynamic Anglo-American programme

By , 08 August 2018
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Rafael Payare © Bjørn Bertheussen
Belfast

Payare and Ulster Orchestra play to a full house in season finale

By , 01 June 2018
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Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
London

Intense Elgar from Isserlis, with the RPO woodwinds as equal stars of the show

By , 04 April 2018
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

Scotch Beasts and other forms of Britishness in Philadelphia's Winter Festival

By , 11 January 2018
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A Child of our Time at the Three Choirs Festival © Michael Whitefoot
Worcester

Questioning the quintessence of Britain: Elgar, Britten and Tippett at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 22 July 2017
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The Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra with Long Yu © Guangzhou Symphony
Birmingham

Skin-deep and saccharine: a one-dimensional performance from Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

By , 16 May 2017
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James Conlon © Robert Millard
Washington

Salute to Slava: Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

By , 06 April 2017
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Manchester

A cold bath: Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic explore chilly landscapes

By , 05 November 2016
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Berlin

Mists of sound: Bostridge's Britten at the Komische Oper

By , 14 October 2016
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Eivind Gullberg Jensen © Paul Bernhard
Dublin

Inextinguishable force of life: Jensen conducts a riveting Nielsen

By , 29 January 2016
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Tasmin Little © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Bernstein's Serenade a highlight of the BBC Phil's celebration

By , 09 October 2015
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Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 34 Turbulent storms: Grimes revisited and earthy Prokofiev from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 10 August 2015
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Yuja Wang © Fadil Berisha
London

Impish Shostakovich and epic Sibelius from Yuja Wang, MTT and the LSO

By , 15 March 2015
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Nicholas Collon © Maximillian Baillie
London

The Philharmonia, Collon and Kuusisto perform British music at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 06 February 2014
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Nikolai Lugansky  ©  Marco Borggreve/Naïve Ambroisie
London

Deep, dark and brooding: LSO, Lugansky and Noseda in Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

By , 29 September 2013
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BBC Proms Youth Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the BBC  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: Eclectic brilliance with Stephen Hough, Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony

By , 12 July 2013
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Philharmonia Orchestra players  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
Norwich

Britten and Bridge with the Philharmonia in Norwich

By , 13 May 2013
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Enigma Orchestra
Bristol

Sea pictures and Enigmas (but no Elgar): Enigma Orchestra at St George's Bristol

By , 06 April 2013
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NYO in rehearsal  ©  Jason Alden 2013
Leeds

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are the sun to Holst's Planets

By , 05 January 2013
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Peter Oundjian  ©  Sian Richards
Edinburgh

RSNO with Oundjian: Britten, Rachmaninov and Brahms

By , 12 October 2012
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Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich at Grafenegg  ©  Peter Rigaud
Grafenegg

James MacMillan conducts Britten, Vaughan Williams and his own music at Grafenegg

By , 09 September 2012
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Johannes Wildner  ©  Dieter Nagl
Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Philharmonic in works by Britten, Debussy and Brahms

By , 19 May 2012
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London

A Conductor's Craft

By , 13 October 2011
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Jillian Edelstein Camera Press London
London

Prom 42: Gardner conducts Shostakovich 5th Symphony

By , 17 August 2010
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