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BBC Symphony Orchestra

About BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays a central role at the heart of British musical life, as the backbone of the BBC Proms and Associate Orchestra at the Barbican, where it gives an annual season of concerts. It has a strong commitment to 20th-century and contemporary music. The BBC SO has a close partnership with Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo and performs regularly with Dalia Stasevksa, Principal Guest Conductor Designate, Semyon Bychkov, who holds the Günter Wand Conducting Chair, and Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis. The BBC SO regularly performs with the BBC Symphony Chorus. Recordings for BBC Radio 3 are central to the Orchestra’s life and the vast majority of concerts are broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and available for 30 days after broadcast via BBC iPlayer. The BBC SO’s innovative education work includes the BBC’s Ten Pieces and the BBC SO Family Orchestra and Chorus.