Just what the BBC needs

Just what the BBC needs


norman lebrecht

December 02, 2020

The Boston Symphony has been running an online recital by the harpist Charles Overton and associate principal horn Richard Sebring.

Overton, 26, is a rarity. Apparently only one in 19 orchestral harpists are male, and fewer still are minority ethnic.

I’d like to hear more of him. So would the desperate BBC’s classical station under its new 20 percent minority target.

Read here.



  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    The clip is wonderful. I will definitely check out these musicians. Thanks for posting.

  • Jeff says:

    Gus is also an amazing horn player with a very distinguished career in Boston.

  • Christopher Clift says:

    Three whom I knew – although now (I believe) retired, are David Watkins ( LPO, RPO and London-based freelancer), Rob Johnston (CBSO) and Frank Sternefeld (Opera North).