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Discovering Vaughan Williams
A programme of
Vaughan Williams In the Fen Country
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 6
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
The BBC Philharmonic is based at MediaCityUK in Salford and performs an annual season of concerts at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, as well as regular concerts in Hanley, Leeds, Kendal and other venues across the North of England. As one of the BBC's six performing groups the orchestra regularly records and performs concerts for BBC Radio 3.
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Born in Lancashire in 1955, Stephen Johnson studied at the Northern School of Music, Manchester, and under Alexander Goehr at Leeds University. He has broadcast frequently for BBC Radio 3, 4 and World Service, major projects including 14 programmes about the music of Bruckner for the centenary of the composer's death in 1996. Stephen has also written regularly for The Independent, The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone.
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Pianist, conductor and arranger of light music and film soundtracks who has built up an international reputation. 'John Wilson and the orchestra which bears his name created an absolute sensation at the 2009 Proms with their celebration of 75 years of MGM musicals'.
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Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall
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