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Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Sat 1 Dec 2018, 19:30, Hull Venue
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park in Concert
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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
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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 (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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Charlie Chaplin Ben Palmer

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
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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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
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Ben Palmer conductor
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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Tue 2 Apr 2019, 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, 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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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 Escapades (Catch Me If You Can)
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T.: Adventures on Earth
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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)
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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
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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
Programme TBA
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Ben Palmer conductor


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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 17 Nov 2019, 18:00, Staatstheater Darmstadt
Programme TBA
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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


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Heidelberger Sinfoniker
Wed 1 Jan 2020, time TBC, Bürgerhaus Heidelberg
Wed 1 Jan 2010, time TBC, Bürgerhaus Heidelberg
Programme TBA
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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
Programme TBA
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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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Deutsche Philharmonie Merck
Sun 15 Mar 2020, 18:00, Staatstheater Darmstadt
Programme TBA
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Ben Palmer conductor


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St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Wed 20 May 2020, St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Thu 21 May 2020, Warwick Arts Centre
Fri 22 May 2020, City Hall, Sheffield
Sat 23 May 2020, St Nicolas Church, Newbury
Sun 24 May 2020, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Programmes TBA
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Ben Palmer conductor