BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

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BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

CUNDELL, Edric (1893 - 1961), composer and conductor; Principal of Guildhall School of Music and Drama 1938–59; conducted London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sadlers Wells Opera, Cape Town Orchestra and BBC Symphony Concerts

ORAMO, Sakari (born 1965), Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, since 2008; Chief Conductor: BBC Symphony Orchestra, since 2013; Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, since 2013

KEMPE, Rudolf (1910 - 1976), Principal Conductor for life, 1970, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Generalmusikdirektor, Münchner Philharmoniker, München, since 1967; Principal Conductor, BBC Symphony Orchestra, since 1975; also long contracts with Royal Opera, Covent Garden

HALSEY, Simon Patrick (born 1958), Chorus Director: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, since 1983; London Symphony Orchestra, since 2012; Director, BBC Proms Youth Chorus, since 2012; Chief Conductor, Rundfunkchor Berlin, 2001–15, now Conductor Laureate; Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Youth Choral Programme, since 2012; Professor and Director of Choral Activities, University of Birmingham, since 2012

SAMMONS, Albert E. (1886 - 1957), Prof. of Violin, Roy. Coll. of Music, London; Solo Violinist, at the Sir Thomas Beecham, BBC, London Symphony Philharmonic, Hallé, and Scottish orchestras and leading festivals; late leader of the London String Quartette Chamber Music Players, Russian Ballet (Berlin and Covent Garden) and late leader and soloist of Monteux’s orchestra, Dieppe; sometime member of HM’s private band


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Regional symphony orchestra based in Manchester which adopted this name in 1983 having previously been BBC Northern SO. Developed from Northern Wireless Orchestra, founded 1931, and re‐named BBC Northern Orch. 1934. Chief conds. have incl. Charles Groves (1944–51); John Hopkins (1952–7); George Hurst (1958–68); Bryden Thomson (1968–73); Raymond Leppard (1973–80); Edward Downes (1980–91); Yan Pascal Tortelier 1991–2002, Gianandrea Noseda from 2002.

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