We are delighted to announce a series of online broadcasts of concerts from our archive. Each concert will premiere on our YouTube channel at 19:00 BST on the last Sunday of the month and will be available for two weeks.
The first concert, on Sunday 28 June, is the 60th Anniversary Gala which took place at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on 12 November 2019 and began our 60th birthday celebrations. It is the first time the concert is available to watch in full.
Directed from the violin by Music Director Joshua Bell, the concert looks to our past, present and future. Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 famously featured on the Academy’s soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Amadeus highlights our recording heritage whilst Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto in E minor performed by Bell demonstrates why he is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era.
The programme also includes the online premiere of Composer-in-Residence Sally Beamish’s Hover which is dedicated to the memory of Sir Neville Marriner: it received its UK premiere during the November 2019 concert. The concert ends with Beethoven’s game-changing Symphony No.5.
The second broadcast, on Sunday 26 July, is of the ‘Marriner at 90’ concert, recorded on 1 April 2014 at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre for the occasion of the Academy’s founder Sir Neville Marriner’s 90th birthday. Marriner conducts Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Bell is the soloist and director in Saint-Saëns’ Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso.
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