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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra YouTube

Friday 14 August 2020, 4.00pm
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BRITTEN The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Alexander Shelley Conductor and Narrator

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

We're delighted to announce this live event on YouTube Premieres.

Alexander Shelley, Principal Associate Conductor of the RPO, narrates and conducts a very special version of Benjamin Britten's celebrated introduction to the orchestra. Featuring a brand new narration and with the full Royal Philharmonic Orchestra coming together digitally from their own homes, we are excited to present to you our new take on this lively fugue and variations based on a memorable theme by Henry Purcell.

Produced and edited by Matthew Knight.

Duration: 24 minutes. 

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Watch the trailer and videos of RPO musicians introducing the Variations here.

RPO YouTube Channel