BBC Concert Orchestra

BBC Concert Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, Principal Conductor
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  • Manager: Tim Fox
    Management Territory: USA

“Its style is gutsy…The ensemble is solid, not flashy…The orchestra knew its way around the score.” —Los Angeles Times (Review from 2013 Tour)

“The BBC Concert Orchestra and its principal conductor Keith Lockhart offered a refreshing program of British music…The orchestra…brought a brilliant but never brittle sound to bear, the woodwinds standing out in shining light…Lockhart showed himself to be an admirable and conscientious musician, coaxing lyrical lines and flow all evening, pointing up details and forging solid structures in well-tailored readings…Still, the performance of Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations’ had much to cherish, particularly in Lockhart’s warm and vivid characterization of each variation, each a portrait of one of the composer’s friends.” —Orange County Register (Review 2013 Tour)

“The BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, played amazing pieces of classical music. The works of composers Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar and George Butterworth were featured as the orchestra played to a packed house…The sounds of the orchestra were dramatic and perfectly executed.” —Daily Sundial (Review from 2013 Tour)

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The BBC Concert Orchestra is one of the UK’s most versatile ensembles. Since 1952 it has been the house orchestra for BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night Is Music Night”. It gives regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and has performed on such recent BBC soundtracks as “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” and “The Paradise”.

Keith Lockhart is the BBC CO’s Principal Conductor and Barry Wordsworth is the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate. Arranger and jazz trumpeter Guy Barker is currently Associate Composer, a position previously held by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (“There Will Be . . .

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    • Keith Lockhart
      Keith Lockhart
    • Keith Lockhart, Photo Credit: Stu Rosner
      Keith Lockhart, Photo Credit: Stu Rosner
    • Keith Lockhart, Photo Credit: Michael Lutch ©
      Keith Lockhart, Photo Credit: Michael Lutch ©
    • Keith Lockhart, Photo Credit: Michael Lutch ©
      Keith Lockhart, Photo Credit: Michael Lutch ©
    • Lockhart with BBC CO at Royal Albert Hall
      Lockhart with BBC CO at Royal Albert Hall
    • Lockhart with BBC CO at Royal Albert Hall
      Lockhart with BBC CO at Royal Albert Hall

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