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Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Fri 7 Sep 2018, 19:30, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
TREVOR JONES Brassed Off Live (film screening with live brass band)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sun 9 Sep 2018, 19:30, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 16 Sep 2018, 18:00, Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Rhein
HAYDN Symphony No. 13 in D
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 in D minor (original 1873 version)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 19:30, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 19:30, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 19:30, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 19:30, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 19:30, Bonus Arena, Hull
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 14:00, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 19:00, Plymouth Pavilions
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Wed 26 Sep 2018, 19:30, Portsmouth Guildhall
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Fri 28 Sep 2018, 19:30, St David's Hall, Cardiff
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 14:30, Royal Albert Hall, London
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 19:30, Royal Albert Hall, London
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 13:30, Royal Albert Hall, London

JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sun 7 Oct 2018, 14:00, Milton Court, London
Sun 7 Oct 2018, 16:00, Milton Court, London
HERBERT CHAPPELL Paddington Bear's First Concert
BRITTEN Suite on English Folk Songs: Cakes and Ale
RAVEL Ma mère l'Oye: excerpts
POUL RUDERS Four Dances in One Movement: Whispering
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Flight of the Bumblebee
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite No. 4 'Mozartiana': Preghiera
MALCOLM ARNOLD Serenade for Small Orchestra: Allegro vivace
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Simon Russell Beale narrator
Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Tue 9 Oct 2018, 19:15, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London
BEN PALMER Bach Dreams (UK premiere)
PĒTERIS VASKS Lonely Angel
ARVO PÄRT Fratres
MAX RICHTER The Four Seasons Recomposed
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Fenella Humphreys violin
Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Tue 30 Oct 2018, 19:30, Cadillac Shanghai Concert Hall
Thu 1 Nov 2018, 19:30, Beijing Concert Hall

R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra: Sunrise
J. STRAUSS II The Blue Danube
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter: Harry’s Wondrous World
MICHAEL GIACCHINO Stark Trek Into Darkness
JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler’s List
HANS ZIMMER Gladiator
BEN PALMER The Journey Through Time - A Merck Symphony
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T.: Adventures on Earth
MONTY NORMAN James Bond Theme
ALAN MENCKEN Beauty and the Beast: Overture
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Symphonic Suite (excerpts)
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Ben Palmer conductor


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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 4 Nov 2018, 19:00, Peking University Hall
DVORAK Symphony No. 9 in E minor ‘From the New World’
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T.: Adventures on Earth
JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler’s List
ALAN MENCKEN Beauty and the Beast: Overture
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter: Harry’s Wondrous World
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars: Main Title
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Ben Palmer conductor


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London Mozart Players
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 16:00, St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, London
JOHN WILLIAMS Dartmoor, 1912
DARIO MARIANELLI Pride and Prejudice
WILLIAM WALTON Two Pieces from Henry V
DAVID BRAID Score for an Imaginary Film world premiere
SAMUEL BARBER Adagio for Strings
RACHEL PORTMAN The Duchess: Suite
JOHN WILLIAMS The Hatikva
DEBUSSY Clair de lune
JOHN WILLIAMS Schindler’s List
BERNARD HERRMANN Psycho: a narrative for string orchestra
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 19:30, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 19:30, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Wed 21 Nov 2018, 19:30, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Thu 22 Nov 2018, 19:30, Bournemouth Pavilion
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 18:00, Stadtkirche Darmstadt
BRITTEN War Requiem
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Darmstädter Kantorei
Darmstädter Singschule
Juanita Lascarro soprano
Alexander Kaimbacher tenor
Jens Hamann baritone
Christian Roß conductor (symphony orchestra)
Ben Palmer conductor (chamber orchestra)
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BBC Singers
Fri 30 Nov 2018, 18:00, St Giles Cripplegate, London
CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD Gaude et Laetare
ARNOLD BAX I sing of a maiden
CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD This time a child is born
ARNOLD BAX This Worldes Joie
CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD From the beginning of the world
CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD Floodlight, Starlight
ARNOLD BAX Five Greek Folksongs
CHERYL FRANCES-HOAD There is no rose
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 1 Dec 2018, 19:30, Hull Venue
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Mon 3 Dec 2018, 19:30, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
JOHN WILLIAMS Home Alone in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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The Pink Panther in Concert

Sinfonietta de Lausanne
Fri 7 Dec 2018, 19:30, KKL Luzern, Konzersaal
HENRY MANCINI The Pink Panther in Concert (film screening with live orchestra, European premiere)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Sat 8 Dec 2018, 19:30, Sage Gateshead
TREVOR JONES Brassed Off Live (film screening with live brass band)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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The Orchestra of Opera North
Sun 16 Dec 2018, 16:00, Leeds Town Hall
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Suite
HOWARD BLAKE The Snowman (film screening with live orchestra)
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John Savournin narrator
Ben Palmer conductor
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu 20 Dec 2018, 11:00, Royal Albert Hall, London (relaxed performance)
Thu 20 Dec 2018, 14:15, Royal Albert Hall, London
Thu 20 Dec 2018, 17:30, Royal Albert Hall, London
HERBERT CHAPPELL Paddington Bear's First Concert
HOWARD BLAKE The Snowman (film screening with live orchestra)
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Stephen Mangan narrator
Ben Palmer conductor
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Cinematic Sinfonia
Sat 22 Dec 2018, 14:30, Royal Albert Hall, London
Sat 22 Dec 2018, 19:00, Royal Albert Hall, London

JOHN WILLIAMS Home Alone in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Crouch End Festival Chorus
Ben Palmer conductor
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Covent Garden Sinfonia
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 12:30, Brighton Dome
Mon 24 Dec 2018, 15:00, Brighton Dome

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
HOWARD BLAKE The Snowman (film screening with live orchestra)
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Pui Fan Lee narrator
Ben Palmer conductor
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Halle Orchestra

Hallé Orchestra
Sat 29 Dec 2018, 19:00, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
DAVID ARNOLD Casino Royale in Concert (fim screening with live orchestra)
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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)

Programme to include:
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D
LEHAR Gold und Silber
LEHAR Ballsirenen
J. STRAUSS II Vergnügungszug
J. STRAUSS II Johannis-Käfern
J. STRAUSS II Russische Marsch-Fantasie
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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 (performance)

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 (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Pilsen Philharmonic
Sat 26 Jan 2019, 19:30, SAP-Arena, Mannheim
JOHN WILLIAMS Star Wars in Concert: Episode IV - A New Hope (film screening with live orchestra)
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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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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 (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sun 31 Mar 2019, 19:00, Municipal House, Smetana Hall, Prague
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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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 (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sun 14 Apr 2019, Leeds Town Hall
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Tue 16 Apr 2019, 19:30, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Wed 17 Apr 2019, 19:30, Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Thu 18 Apr 2019, 19:30, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Fri 19 Apr 2019, 19:30, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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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 (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor


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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sun 21 Apr 2019, 19:00, Sage Gateshead
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Mon 22 Apr 2019, 19:30, Aberdeen Music Hall
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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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 (film screening with live orchestra)
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Thu 25 Jan 2019, 19:30, The Anvil, Basingstoke
ALAN SILVESTRI Back to the Future in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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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
Programme to include:
JOHN WILLIAMS Hook: Flight to Neverland
MICHAEL GIACCHINO Up
JOHN WILLIAMS Revenge of the Sith: Battle of the Heroes
MOZART Symphony No. 25 in G minor: Allegro con brio
JOHN WILLIAMS Superman: Love Theme
JOHN WILLIAMS Catch Me If You Can
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Juri Tetzlaff presenter
Ben Palmer conductor


Prokofiev

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

HUMPERDINCK Hänsel und Gretel: Prelude
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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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 with live orchestra)
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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
Händel 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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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
Sun 28 Jul 2019, Millennium Square, Leeds
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert (film screening with live orchestra)
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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
Programme TBA
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Ben Palmer conductor