The BBC Philharmonic has been nominated in the Orchestra of the Year category at this year’s prestigious Gramophone Awards.

Now led by the incredible John Storgårds, the Manchester-based Philharmonic is one of only two UK orchestras to be nominated in the awards, which are largely regarded as the Oscars of Classical music.

The winner of Orchestra of the Year is the only category to be decided by public vote, and has been formed as a way of ‘celebrating that intensely creative magic that occurs when one outstanding musician stands in front of dozens of others.’

Voting is open until 8pm on Thu 7 Sep, head over to the Gramophone website to cast your vote here.

The BBC Philharmonic launches its sure-to-be-showstopping 23/24 season later this month at The Bridgewater Hall. The season opener, on Sat 30 Sep, features a cinematic rendition of Janáček’s towering Sinfonietta followed by Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony. 

Also in The Bridgewater Hall programme is a stunning performance of Elgar, Brahms and Beethoven on Sat 7 Oct, followed by a collaboration with the supremely talented Anna Thorvaldsdottir and her groundbreaking experimental composition, ARCHORA, on Sat 14 Oct.

You can get tickets to any of the BBC Philharmonic’s upcoming shows at The Bridgewater Hall here, and you can vote for them in the upcoming Gramophone Awards here.

Thu 7 Sep
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 4 Sep 2023