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Greenlit: Classic Goldie, BBC2

Classic Goldie (2x ) – Drum ‘n’ bass pioneer, poet and graphic artist Goldie was the hero of BBC Two’s classical music challenge Maestro in 2008.  Now Goldie has received a commission to write a seven-minute composition to be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. The new work will reflect the theme of Evolution.

Lacking a traditional classical music education, Goldie must develop his composing skills for the acoustic instruments of a symphony orchestra and chorus, plus the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ. Helping him with this new challenge will be his Maestro mentor, Ivor Setterfield, and composer Anna Meredith.

Viewers will follow Goldie’s amazing journey from the moment he is first invited to write this new work to its world premiere performance at the Family Prom.

Channel: BBC2

TX: 1 August 09

Source: BBC


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