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City Light Chamber Orchestra
Sun 6 Jan 2019, 15:00, Der MaiHof, Luzern
Sun 6 Jan 2019, 17:00, Der MaiHof, Luzern
CARL DAVIS Easy Street
CARL DAVIS The Immigrant
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sat 12 Jan 2019, 15:00, Wagenhalle Griesheim
Sat 12 Jan 2019, 20:00, Parktheater Bentheim
Sun 13 Jan 2019, 11:30, Wagenhalle Griesheim (family concert)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D
LEHAR Ballsirenen
J. STRAUSS II Johannis-Käferln
J. STRAUSS II Vergnügungszug
LEHAR Gold und Silber
J. STRAUSS II Russische Marsch-Fantasie
J. STRAUSS II The Blue Danube
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Juri Tetzlaff presenter (13 Jan)
Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sat 19 Jan 2019, 15:00, Wagenhalle Griesheim (open general rehearsal)
Sun 20 Jan 2019, 16:00, Kurhaus Wiesbaden

MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D 'Haffner'
MAHLER Symphony No. 7
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Wed 23 Jan 2019, 19:00, Municipal House, Smetana Hall, Prague
JOHN WILLIAMS Jaws in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat 26 Jan 2019, 19:30, SAP-Arena, Mannheim
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars in Concert: Episode IV - A New Hope
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia

Covent Garden Sinfonia
Sun 10 Feb 2019, 19:15, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London
STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD Quark Dances
HEINRICH BIBER Battalia à 10
JOHN ADAMS Shaker Loops
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert

Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
Sat 2 Mar 2019, 19:30, Meistersingerhalle, Nürnberg
Sun 3 Mar 2019, 15:00, Liederhalle Beethovensaal, Stuttgart
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Convo 2019

Tri-borough Music Hub • Albert's Band
Thu 7 Mar 2019, 19:00, Royal Albert Hall, London
CHARLOTTE HARDING Convo (world premiere)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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London Mozart Players
Fri 8 Mar 2019, 19:30, Chelmsford Civic Theatre
CHARLIE CHAPLIN The Gold Rush
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Tue 2 Apr 2019, 190:00, Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre, Moscow
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor
DVORAK Symphony No. 9 in E minor ‘From the New World’
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Ben Palmer conductor


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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 13 Apr 2019, 14:00, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Sat 13 Apr 2019, 19:30, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sun 14 Apr 2019, 19:30, Leeds Town Hall
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Tue 16 Apr 2019, 19:30, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Wed 17 Apr 2019, 19:30, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Thu 18 Apr 2019, 19:30, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Fri 19 Apr 2019, 19:30, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 20 Apr 2019, 19:30, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sun 21 Apr 2019, 19:00, Sage Gateshead
Mon 22 Apr 2019, 19:30, Aberdeen Music Hall
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Wed 24 Apr 2019, 19:30, Bristol Hippodrome
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Thu 25 Apr 2019, 19:30, The Anvil, Basingstoke
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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NDR Radiophilharmonie (CD recording for Sony Germany)
29-30 Apr 2019, Große Sendesaal, Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen, Hannover
Works by HANS ZIMMER, RAMIN DJAWADI, ENNIO MORRICONE, KARL JENKINS
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Olga Peretyatko soprano
Ben Palmer conductor


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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 5 May 2019, 11:00, Staatstheater Darmstadt
Sun 5 May 2019, 18:00, Staatstheater Darmstadt
Mon 6 May 2019, 19:30, Staatstheater Darmstadt

Magic of Movie XII
JOHN WILLIAMS
Hook: Flight to Neverland
MICHAEL GIACCHINO Up
JOHN BARRY Dances with Wolves: Concert Suite
JOHN WILLIAMS Escapades (Catch Me If You Can)
DEBUSSY Clair de lune (Ocean’s Eleven)
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T.: Adventures on Earth
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future: Suite for Orchestra
JOHN WILLIAMS Superman: Love Theme
MOZART Symphony No. 25 in G minor: Allegro con brio (Amadeus)
JOHN WILLIAMS Viktor’s Tale (The Terminal)
JOHN WILLIAMS Revenge of the Sith: Battle of the Heroes
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Throne Room and End Title
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Juri Tetzlaff presenter
Ben Palmer conductor
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St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Fri 17 May 2019, 20:00, Grand Hall, St Petersburg Philharmonia
Sat 18 May 2019, 18:00, Grand Hall, St Petersburg Philharmonia

RAVEL Ma mère l'Oye: Cinq pièces enfantines
PROKOFIEV Cinderella: Suite No. 1 (excerpts)
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Suite
HOWARD SHORE Lord of the Rings: Symphonic Suite
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Adventures on Earth
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Main Title
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Alexander Malich presenter
Ben Palmer conductor
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Hallé Orchestra
Thu 30 May 2019, 19:00, Harrogate Convention Centre
DAVID ARNOLD Casino Royale in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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RSNO

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sat 15 Jun 2019, 19:30, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sun 16 Jun 2019, 15:00, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The Planets - An HD Odyssey
R. STRAUSS
Also sprach Zarathustra: Sunrise
J. SRAUSS II On the Beautiful Blue Danube
J.S. BACH (orch. Stokowski) Toccata and Fugue in D minor
JOHN ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7: Allegretto
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Main Title
HOLST The Planets (NASA film screening)
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RSNO Chorus
Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia

Covent Garden Sinfonia
Mon 24 Jun 2019, 19:45, St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London
Proms at St Jude’s
VIVALDI Sinfonia RV 169 ‘Al santo sepolcro’
MAX RICHTER On the Nature of Daylight
ARVO PÄRT Fratres
BARBER Adagio for strings
MAX RICHTER The Four Seasons Recomposed
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Fenella Humphreys violin
Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sat 29 Jun 2019, 20:00, Jagdschloss Kranichstein, Darmstadt
Die “Last Night” im Wald
Programme to include:
HUMPERDINCK
Hänsel und Gretel: Prelude
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
WAGNER Waldweben
WEBER Der Freischütz: Overture
J. STRAUSS II Im Krapfenwald’l
DELIBES Sylvia: Les chasseresses
ELGAR Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1
HENRY WOOD Fantasia on British Sea Songs
ARNE Rule, Britannia!
PARRY (orch. Elgar) Jerusalem
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Marco Jentzsch tenor
Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck (side-by-side project with young musicians)
Sat 7 Jul 2019, 15:00, Darmstadtium, Darmstadt
SHOSTAKOVICH Suite for Variety Orchestra (Jazz Suite No. 2)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Orchestra of Opera North (recording)
Wed 17 Jul 2019, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds
RAUTAVAARA Cantus Arcticus
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Ben Palmer conductor


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Orchestra of Opera North
Sun 28 Jul 2019, Millennium Square, Leeds
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 1 Sep 2019, 18:00, Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Rhein
ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius: Prelude
VERDI Requiem
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Darmstädter Kantorei
Frankfurter Kantorei
Nina Bennet soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo-soprano
Mark Wilde tenor
Sam Carl bass
Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia

Covent Garden Sinfonia
Sun 22 Sep 2019, 19:15, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London
MAHLER (arr. Iain Farrington) Symphony No. 9
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat 28 Sep 2019, 15:00, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Sat 28 Sept 2019, 20:00, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
HERBERT CHAPPELL Paddington Bear’s First Concert
POULENC Les Animaux modèles
COPLAND The Red Pony Suite: Happy Ending
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Eric Monson narrator
Ben Palmer conductor
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Pordenone

Orchestra San Marco
Sat 12 Oct 2019, 20:30, Teatro Verdi, Pordenone
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto | Pordenone Silent Film Festival
NEIL BRAND
The Lodger
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 17 Nov 2019, 18:00, Staatstheater Darmstadt
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Senbla Concert Orchestra
Sat 23 Nov 2019, 19:30, Great Hall, Exeter University
Sun 24 Nov 2019, 19:30, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Mon 25 Nov 2019, 19:30, St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 19:30, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Wed 27 Nov 2019, 19:30, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
CRAIG ARMSTRONG Love Actually in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales (CD recording)
28-30 Nov 2019, Cardiff
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Ben Palmer conductor


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City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 8 Dec 2019, 15:00, Philharmonie am Gastieg, Munich
Sun 8 Dec 2019, 18:30, Philharmonie am Gastieg, Munich
ALAN MENKEN The Little Mermaid in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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BBC Singers • National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 19:30, Milton Court, London
Sun 15 Dec 2019, 15:00, Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
A Big Band Christmas
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Clare Teal singer
Alexander L’Estrange Jazz Trio
Ben Palmer conductor
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Hallé Orchestra
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 16:00, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
STEVE PICKETT/TONY MITTON Alien Party on Planet Zum-Zee
HOWARD BLAKE The Snowman
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Tom Redmond presenter
Ben Palmer conductor
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Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 19:00, Liederhalle Beethovensaal, Stuttgart
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 17:00, Meistersingerhalle, Nürnberg
ALAN MENKEN Beauty and the Beast (2017) in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor


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Hallé Orchestra
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 11:00, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 13:30, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 16:00, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
STEVE PICKETT/TONY MITTON Alien Party on Planet Zum-Zee
HOWARD BLAKE The Snowman
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Tom Redmond presenter
Ben Palmer conductor
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Hallé Orchestra
Sun 29 Dec 2019, 19:00, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
THOMAS NEWMAN Skyfall in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Heidelberger Sinfoniker
Wed 1 Jan 2020, 17:00, Palatin, Wiesloch
Thu 2 Jan 2010, 17:00, Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen
Amore”
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro: Overture
DOWLAND Time stands still
MAHLER Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
HANDEL Joshua: Heroes, when with glory burning
ANDREAS HAMMERSCHMIDT Die Kunst des Küssens
J. STRAUSS II Hochzeitreihen
MOZART Così fan tutte: Overture
GALUPPI La Gelosia
MASCAGNI Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
HANDEL Serse: Ombra mai fu
J. STRAUSS II Rosen aus dem Süden
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Stefan Müller-Ruppert presenter
Franz Vitzthum countertenor
Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 15:00, Wagenhalle Griesheim (open general rehearsal)
Sun 12 Jan 2020, 16:00, Kurhaus Wiesbaden
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ‘Eroica’
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Kristine Balanas violin
Ben Palmer conductor
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Orchestra of Opera North
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 19:30, Huddersfield Town Hall
MAX STEINER Casablanca: Suite
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
PROKOFIEV Winter Bonfire: Suite (excerpts)
STRAVINSKY The Firebird: 1945 Suite
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Kristine Balanas violin
Ben Palmer conductor
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BBC Singers
Wed 4 Mar 2020, 18:00, St Giles Cripplegate, London
GERALD BARRY O Lord, how vain
GERALD BARRY The coming of winter
GERALD BARRY O Tannenbaum
GERALD BARRY Carol
GERALD BARRY Long Time
GERALD BARRY Schott and Sons, Mainz
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sun 8 Mar 2020, 18:00, Hallenstadion, Zurich
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars in Concert: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 18:00, Staatstheater Darmstadt
Programme TBA
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Ben Palmer conductor


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Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 16:00, Tempodrom, Berlin
ALAN MENKEN Beauty and the Beast (2017) in Concert
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Ben Palmer conductor


Star Wars in Concert

Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Sun 22 Mar 2020, 20:00, Tempodrom, Berlin
Thu 9 Apr 2010, 19:30, Arena Leipzig
Sat 11 Apr 2020, 19:30, Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg

JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars in Concert: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Grimethorpe Colliery Band • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Wed 15 Apr 2020, 19:00, Royal Albert Hall, London
TREVOR JONES Brassed Off Live
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Star Wars in Concert

Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat 18 Apr 2020, 19:30, Wiener Stadthalle
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars in Concert: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
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Ben Palmer conductor
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St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Mon 18 May 2020, 20:00, Grand Hall, St Petersburg Philharmonia
PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet: excerpts
BERNSTEIN West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
NINO ROTA Romeo and Juliet: suite
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Marina Sosnina sand artist
Alexander Malich presenter
Ben Palmer conductor
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St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Wed 20 May 2020, 19:30, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Thu 21 May 2020, 19:30, Warwick Arts Centre
Fri 22 May 2020, 19:00, City Hall, Sheffield
Sun 24 May 2020, 15:00, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Programmes to include:
SIBELIUS Finlandia
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1
BRAHMS Tragic Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet: excerpts
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Jennifer Pike violin
Peter Donohoe piano
Ben Palmer conductor
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