Backstage Pass: upcoming shows
23 May 2017, 11:38
Saturdays, 9-10pm. Text 61812, tweet @ClassicFM or email using the forms below.
Anne-Marie Minhall presents a brand new, 10-part series celebrating the finest orchestras across the UK. Every week, Anne-Marie will focus on a particular ensemble, exploring their history, their recordings, and their often outstanding work in the community – ranging from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s award-winning work with dementia patients, to the London Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed music programmes in East London primary schools.
Saturday 24th June, 9pm - London Philharmonic Orchestra
Anne-Marie Minhall continues Classic FM’s celebration of the finest British orchestras – and this week, the London Philharmonic Orchestra is under the spotlight.
From the ensemble’s current residency at Glyndebourne, to the launch of the 2017/18 season this October, Anne-Marie will explore the history of this great orchestra and select a range of their most popular recordings. They include Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture conducted by Marin Alsop, and the original Lord of the Rings film score, conducted by the composer, Howard Shore.
Saturday 1st July, 9pm - Halle Orchestra
Anne-Marie Minhall continues Classic FM’s celebration of the finest ensembles across the UK – and this week, the Halle Orchestra is under the spotlight.
Anne-Marie explores the formation of Manchester’s finest orchestra, discovers the history behind their home – the Bridgewater Hall – and selects her concert highlights for their 2017/18 season. Recordings include Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance March No.4 and The Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth, both conducted by current music director Sir Mark Elder.
Saturday 8th July, 9pm - Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Anne-Marie Minhall continues Classic FM’s celebration of the finest ensembles across the UK – and this week, Classic FM’s Artists in Residence, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, is under the spotlight.
Anne-Marie will explore the legacy left by founder Sir Neville Marriner, and the vision for the ensemble by the current music director, virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell. We’ll also enjoy recordings from across the decades, including the Academy’s bestselling score to the film Amadeus.