The Picture House Orchestra is a professional orchestra comprising some of the country’s top musicians, drawn from orchestras including the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert and BBC Scottish amongst others.
Our players have been chosen not only for their incredible musical skills but also for their fun, friendly nature; important when performing to a young audience who may have never seen or heard a live orchestra before. The orchestra is conducted by the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Steve Magee, an expert in syncing music to film with split second precision.
Musical Marvels will be presented by the charismatic and multi-talented Matthew Sharp. An internationally renowned musician, actor, director and performer, Matthew is recognised as both a compelling classical artist and a fearless pioneer, with his adventures in music and across disciplines described as ‘unrivalled’ and ‘unprecedented’. He performs at major venues and festivals worldwide as solo cellist, baritone, actor and director.