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BBC Concert Orchestra - David Bedford at 80

Celebrate David Bedford’s music with the BBC Concert Orchestra, in a concert spanning his 50 year career.

David Bedford’s work transcends genre and style, reaching audiences in dynamic and refreshing ways. In what would have been his 80th birthday, the orchestra dives into a concert of his music including Tubular Bells and Symphony No.1.

The orchestra also performs a world premiere by electronic musician Scanner, drawing out the majestic and exploratory nature of Bedford’s composition.


BBC Concert Orchestra
Michael Seal conductor
Steve Hillage guitar
Scanner electronics


David Bedford: Alleluia Timpanis for orchestra
Scanner: A Little Bit of Everything (World premiere)
David Bedford: Symphony No.1
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells arr. David Bedford for orchestra

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£12 - £25
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£12, £17.50, £25


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Queen Elizabeth Foyer at 7pm: Performance of David Bedford's Balloon Music 1, directed by Duncan Chapman and supported by Sound and Music. Admission free.