In a series of concerts to be held next month, we will see Culture Club and Clean Bandit team up with BBC Philharmonic to restore the magic of orchestral music.
Being held at the BBC Philharmonic Studio in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, a series of concerts will feature artists who will re-imagine their albums as orchestral tunes, in a bid to broaden the appeal of orchestral music. We will see Culture Club and Clean Bandit team up with BBC Philharmonic transforming their pop and electronic scores into classical music.
The 1980s sensation Culture Club, fronted by Boy George, will revisit their 1983 album ‘Colour by Numbers’, which featured songs such as Karma Chameleon, Church of the Poisoned Mind and It’s a Miracle. Electronic act Clean Bandit will present a symphony based on their debut album ‘New Eyes’, performing their worldwide hit Rather Be.
Joining them in the campaign to propagate classical music would be Jarvis Branson Cocker, an English musician, radio presenter and editor, and the front man for the band Pulp, as well as US musician John Grant.
All performances will be broadcast across the BBC Radio network from September 10 to October 17.
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