BBC4 Series “Symphony” wins BBC Award

Symphony won the award for ‘Best Partnership’ at the BBC Audio & Music Awards, held at New Broadcasting House on 13 March. The series was produced as a collaboration between BBC4 television, the Open University Music Department, BBC Orchestras, Radio 3, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra Learning division.

The judges of the awards specifically praised the intellectual depth and challenge of the series, and in her acceptance speech Helen Mansfield, the Executive Producer, warmly thanked the Open University Music Department for its involvement.

The lead academic in the partnership was Robert Samuels, and the associated website also features essays by Ben Winters and Fiona Richards.

The series is currently being re-broadcast on BBC4 TV on Fridays and Saturdays, with the previous week’s episodes available on the BBC iPlayer.

Helen Mansfield (BBC4), Jessica Isaacs (Radio 3), Michael Ledger (BBC4), Robert Samuels (OU) and Paul Hughes (BBC SO) receiving the award

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