BRITISH conductor John Wilson will be performing with his 70-strong orchestra in Basingstoke next month.

He will be at The Anvil on Saturday, November 4 to bring a programme of classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood with session orchestra Sinfonia of London.

John relaunched this famous orchestra in 2018 for special concerts and recording projects, giving two acclaimed televised BBC Proms performances in 2021 and 2022. 

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Described as ‘astonishingly brilliant, with Hollywood-dream glories in the string sound’, Sinfonia of London includes a significant number of principals and leaders from UK and international orchestras, alongside notable soloists and members of distinguished chamber groups.

John said: "I am thrilled to be taking Sinfonia of London on the road with our new show Hollywood’s Greatest Hits - an evening of hit songs everyone will know and love from the Golden Age of Hollywood movie musicals - all played by our hand-picked 70 piece orchestra and guest singers.

"We look forward to seeing you all throughout the land at our favourite UK venues”.

Born in Gateshead, Wilson studied composition and conducting at the Royal College of Music where in 2011 he was made a Fellow.

His recent achievements include being awarded the prestigious ISM Distinguished Musician Award for his services to music and in 2021 he was appointed Henry Wood Chair of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music.

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Sinfonia of London rose to fame in the 1950s as the leading recording orchestra, featuring members of the most famous musical ensembles of that time.

It appeared in the musical credits of more than 300 British and American films, including the 1958 soundtrack by Bernard Herrmann for Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and on countless gramophone records, including celebrated discs with Sir Colin Davis and Sir John Barbirolli.

Since its relaunch in 2018, the orchestra have released 11 albums, to outstanding critical and commercial acclaim, winning a record three consecutive BBC Music Magazine Awards and a recent Gramophone Award.

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