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    London Calling

    Until 14 Apr
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    Classical music
    Member of the orchestra playing a flute

    Elegant, but delightfully unpredictable – it's Haydn's 30th Symphony, in a broadcast performance from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

    The symphony gets underway with a courtly swirl and an exuberant flourish.

    Here in London, we've loved Haydn's music for over two centuries, and today he raises the curtain on two other composers with connections to the capital.

    Mendelssohn's sparkling First Symphony was so popular here that he actually dedicated it to London's Philharmonic Society.

    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, meanwhile, was born in Holborn, though his father came from Sierra Leone.

    He went on to become one of the best-loved composers of the Edwardian era – and when you experience his music conducted by the young British conductor Ben Gernon, you'll hear why.

    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Ben Gernon
    • Haydn: Symphony No.30 (Alleluia)
    • S Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A minor for orchestra, Op.33
    • Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 in C minor

    Where to watch

    Streaming is provided by Marquee TV on behalf of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Southbank Centre.

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    This concert will be available to view for free for seven days, after which it will only be available to Marquee TV subscribers.

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    Dates & times

    First broadcast: available from 8pm on Wed 7 Apr and for seven days on demand.

    Approximate run time: 60 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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