Members of the BPO were invited to take part in Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, testing new and strange musical devices. The programme was broadcast on Monday 8 November 2010 at 20.00. In the photo are Gillian Whiting and Julien Guillamat (cello), Julie Nash (violin) and Geoff Cutler (viola). Photo by Geoff Cutler.
The orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Laing as Principal Guest Conductor. Richard has enjoyed a close relationship with the orchestra for several years, conducting concerts in Birmingham Town Hall, Adrian Boult Hall and Leominster Priory as well as in Sutton Coldfield and Warwick, and leading the memorable performances of Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony in 2007.
Special congratulations to our Patron, the
ianist Peter Donohoe who was awarded a
CBE in the New Year Honours List 2010. Peter discussed his recent performances of Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand with the BPO in a recent article in the Birmingham Post -“I don’t regard the main issue to be whether or not the musicians concerned are amateur or professional. It’s more important that they’re genuinely interested and committed to music.”
Photographs from Sudbury, Suffolk (October 2009)
Photographs from Coventry Cathedral (April 2010)