Orchestral Concert Series

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Orchestral Concert Series
Orchestral Concerts cover autumn 1962.jpg
BBC Schools Radio
Company:BBC
First run:
September
1941

-
June
1966

(25 school years)
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Duration:30 minutes
Subject:Music
Audience:Age 11-13
Language:In English
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  • replaced Concert Lessons
  • because the Concert Lessons included some orchestral concerts, the title "Orchestral Concert Series" was used in the Radio Times occasionally from January 1941
  • not to be confused with the Orchestral Concerts broadcast, mainly in Scotland, during the 1930s
  • 20-minute illustrated talks most weeks, with full half hour concerts given every three or four times per term
  • In the late 1940s and early 1950s a 10-minute Let's Hear It Again segment was broadcast after each talk, repeating performances from previous programmes to allow consolidation work on music that listeners had already heard
  • for a few years from 1958 one term a year was dedicated to opera
  • replaced by Music Session Two


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