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BBC Concert Orchestra Celebrating 60
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The first in a series of shows celebrating the 60th anniversary of the BBC Concert Orchestra, musical accompanists to artists ranging from Matt Monro to Peter Gabriel on Friday Night Is Music Night. Ken Bruce talks to players and conductors past and present, and trawls the archives for classic performances. Tonight, he recalls the ensemble's early days as the BBC Opera Orchestra and features a 1977 Royal Festival Hall concert.
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