“It’s official: if you want to be guaranteed an infallible musical adrenalin boost in London, you can always be sure to find it with Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo and his BBC Symphony Orchestra.”
Arts Desk, March 2017
The BBC Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1930. It plays a central role in the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts at the festival each year. The orchestra also performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican, where it is Associate Orchestra.
Studio recordings for BBC Radio 3 is central to its life and is recorded in its home in Maida Vale, London. The BBCSO is committed to innovative education work: ongoing projects include the BBC’s Ten Pieces, the BBCSO Journey Through Music (with pre-concert workshops and discounted tickets for families) and the BBCSO Family Orchestra and Chorus.
HarrisonParrott was delighted to work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for their visit to Japan in 2018, invited as the guest orchestra for the 37th edition of the Toshiba Grand Concert Tour.