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Sarah Francis in classic fm Full Works concert

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts
Tags: classic fm, full works, handel oboe concerto, london harpsichord ensemble, sarah francis

catherine-bott-studio-classic-fmThursday 7th April, 8pm

It’s World Health Day, and Catherine Bott is marking this in music tonight. There are more links to the world of classical music than you may imagine, from patrons of medicine to fully trained professionals.




Wolf-Ferrari: Doctor Cupid – Overture
Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 54
Stephen Hough/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons
Borodin: Petite Suite
Russian State Symphony Orchestra/Evgeny Svetlanov
Handel: Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor
Sarah Francis/London Harpsichord Ensemble

Jarre: Doctor Zhivago – Lara’s Theme
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Kreisler: Liebesleid – Ji Liu
Berlioz: Royal Hunt & Storm
Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim
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Psappha and the BBC Philharmonic

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Experimental, Festivals, New Work
Tags: New Music Northwest Festival

New Music Northwest Festival

Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 7.30pm, The Studios MediaCityUK

New Music Northwest Festival


David Horne Resonating Instruments
Tom Coult Two Games and a Nocturne

Psappha Ensemble

Laura Bowler 3811 Nautical Miles
Larry Goves New Work (world première)
Mario Duarte Metztli
Grace-Evangeline Mason Kintsukouroi

BBC Philharmonic
Mark Heron conductor

Resonating Instruments is rhapsodic and volatile, entwining the ensemble around a solo cimbalom. “An absorbing work” – The Times.

Two Games and a Nocturne alternates skittish piano solos with bluesy jamboree in a work that, in Coult’s own words, “does what it says on the tin” with its two playful games followed by a gently swaying night-time reverie.

In this joint concert with the BBC Philharmonic we give well-deserved second performances of two of Psappha 25th anniversary commissions.

Psappha has now allocated all tickets for this event. If you would still like to come to the performance you can apply for tickets through BBC Audiences. Applications for tickets opens on 30 October and close on 5 November. For more information please click HERE.


August Premieres – Thea Musgrave

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Festivals, New Work, Women musicians
Tags: Scottish Proms, Thea Musgrave, Usher Hall

Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7.30pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Thea Musgrave
Musgrave: Turbulent Landscapes (Scottish premiere)
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins Conductor
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Director
Elizabeth Watts Soprano
Christopher Maltman Baritone

BBC SSO: Turbulent Landscapes Scottish Premiere, celebrating the 90th birthday of one of Scotland’s most internationally renowned composers, Thea Musgrave, with her remarkable Turbulent Landscapes, a powerful musical journey through six vivid land and seascapes by J. M. W. Turner.


August Premieres – Philip Venables

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, New Work
Tags: bbc proms, bbc symphony orchestra, philip venables

Friday 17th August at 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall, London
philip venables
Prom 47: Elgar, Prokofiev and Venables

Edward Elgar
Introduction and Allegro(14 mins)
Philip Venables
Béla Bartók
Venables Plays BartokBBC commission: world premiere
Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No 5 in B flat major(44 mins)

Maverick Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto made a memorable Proms debut in 2016. Now he returns to premiere a new violin concerto written especially for him by award-winning young British composer Philip Venables.

The piece grows out of a recording the composer found of himself as a teenager playing one of Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches to his teacher’s teacher, Rudolf Botta, a Hungarian refugee – and the journey that ensued.

The concerto is framed by two works suffused with sunny optimism – Elgar’s lovely Introduction and Allegro for strings and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, a piece that rejoices in ‘the strength and beauty of the human spirit’.


BBC Concert Orchestra Goes Green!

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Family, New Work
Tags: bbc concert orchestra, jess gillam, qeh

Thursday 16 May at 7.30pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London

Richard Wagner – Tannhäuser – Venusberg Music
Judith Weir – Forest
John Harle – Briggflatts(world premiere)
Gioachino Rossini – Othello Overture
Jean Sibelius – Spring Song, Op 16
Michael Torke – Green
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Robin Hood Suite

The BBC Concert Orchestra and Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey paint a musical portrait of the colour green.

Emeralds. Jealousy. Youth. Joy. Spring. Victory. Nature. We discover how green has been melodically interpreted through great classics and music of today.

Part of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s new, occasional series of concerts inspired by colours, this performance features the world premiere of John Harle’s piece written for young saxophonist of the moment, Jess Gillam.

Presented by Lachlan Goudie, artist, documentary presenter and judge on BBC One’s Big Painting Challenge.
Part of BBC Concert Orchestra 2018-19 Southbank Centre SeasonColour Series


BBC SO Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, New Work, Pre-concert event
Tags: anders hillborg, barbican, bbc symphony orchestra, total immersion

Saturday 22 February, at London venues

Anders Hillborg

Anders Hillborg – photo by Mats Lundqvist

The event includes: Camilla’s Classical: Anders Hillborg & Ivan’s Childhood – Camilla Lundberg’s documentary examining Hillborg’s life and work (10.30am);

Hillborg’s chamber music, introduced by the composer (Milton Court Concert Hall, 1.30pm); the BBC Singers performing Hillborg’s choral music including O Dessa Ögon, Mouyayoum and the UK premiere of The Breathing of the World (St Giles Cripplegate, 4pm);

Talk – Meet the composer (6pm); and Sakari Oramo conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Hillborg’s music including the UK premieres of Peacock Tales and the Violin Concerto (Barbican Hall, 7.30pm).

Tickets £37-£50.

BBC New Generation: Consone Quartet

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Live stream
Tags: consone quartet, wigmore hall

Sunday 11 October at 5.00pm. Live stream from Wigmore Hall, London

Consone Quartet

Consone Quartet
BBC New Generation Artists: The Long Weekend
Beethoven Quartets

String Quartet in G Op. 18 No. 2
String Quartet in C minor Op. 18 No. 4

This concert will be live streamed.
All concerts in the Autumn Series will be available on demand for 30 days after the date of the concert.


Baroque Favourites – Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Live stream
Tags: baroque favourites, oxford philharmonic

Friday 15 January 2021, 7.30pm
Oxford Philharmonic
Anthony Robb – flute
Robert Manasse – flute
Carmine Lauri – violin
Natalia Lomeiko – violin
Tamás András – violin
Yuri Zhislin – violin
Charlotte Scott – violin
Shlomy Dobrinsky – violin
Marios Papadopoulos – director / harpsichord


Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049
Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 violins in B minor, Op.3 no.10
Johann Sebastian Bach – Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Johann Sebastian Bach – Air on the G string
Johann Pachelbel – Canon in D Major, P.37

Nash Ensemble at the Wigmore

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Live stream
Tags: dvorak, liszt, nash ensemble

Monday 8 February at 7.30pm – live stream

Nash Ensemble
Nash Ensemble
Alasdair Beatson piano
Stephanie Gonley violin
Lawrence Power viola
Adrian Brendel cello
Graham Mitchell double bass

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) – Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major Op. 87
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – The Trout D667
By the time Dvořák composed his Piano Quartet in E flat he was an international celebrity, feted by the German and English musical establishments. It was composed during July and August 1889, and the inspiration seems to have flowed easily; Dvořák wrote ‘The melodies just surged upon me’. Our Chamber Ensemble in Residence also performs one of the absolute classics of the chamber music repertory, Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet.


Juliana Koch in concert with the LSO

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Live stream, Women musicians
Tags: bacewicz, juliana koch, lso, schreker, strauss

Thursday 25 February at 7.00pm – live stream

Juliana Koch

Bacewicz Music for strings, trumpet & percussion
Strauss Oboe Concerto
Schreker Chamber Symphony

Duncan Ward conductor
Juliana Koch oboe
London Symphony Orchestra

Three tales from the 20th century: power, passion and pure beauty, in music by Bacewicz, Schreker, and Richard Strauss.

What a difference half a century makes. Schreker wrote his sensuous, shimmering Chamber Symphony in the Vienna of Klimt and Freud. Grażyna Bacewicz, in post-war Poland, was working in a very different world, and writing music of uncompromising personality and power. Richard Strauss, meanwhile, remembered a happier age in what might be the greatest of all oboe concertos.


First Night of the Proms

Categories: Broadcasts, Concerts, Festivals, New Work
Tags: bbc proms, Dalia Stasevska, First Night, Sir James MacMillan

19:30 Fri 30 Jul 2021 Royal Albert Hall


Ralph Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music(15 mins)
Francis Poulenc
Organ Concerto(22 mins)
Sir James MacMillan
When Soft Voices Die(8 mins)BBC co-commission with Help Musicians: world premiere
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 in D major(43 mins)

Dalia Stasevska leads a First Night featuring Vaughan Williams’s ravishing Serenade to Music – written to celebrate Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood’s 50 years on the podium and premiered by him at his jubilee concert in the Royal Albert Hall in 1938. Sir James MacMillan offers a new companion piece to the Serenade and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto is a piquant foil, showcasing the instrument in a vivid play of light and shade.

Image: Dalia Stasevska © Sanna Lehto

Broadcast on BBC TV

Booking opens for this concert at 9am on Saturday 26 June. Or watch on BBC TV.

Music for Body, Mind and Soul

Categories: British Composers, Broadcasts, New Work, Women musicians
Tags: Brenda Blewett, Geraldine Allen, Home-Stage, Music for Body Mind and Soul, sarah rodgers

Friday 4 February, 7.00pm, YouTube premiere broadcast
Music for body, mind and soul

Follow this four part series on deeper listening, commissioned and promoted by Norfolk-based arts and well-being organisation, Home Stage. Geraldine Allen and Sarah Rodgers guide you through a process to enhance your listening experience with music by British composers. The first programme features Spanish Sonata composed by Sarah Rodgers for Geraldine Allen (clarinet) and performed here with Brenda Blewett (piano).

To find out more go to HOME-STAGE

Music for Body, Mind and Soul – Telling the story

Categories: British Composers, Broadcasts, Concerts, Women musicians
Tags: Brenda Blewett, Geraldine Allen, Music for Body Mind and Soul, sarah rodgers

Friday 11 February, 7.00pm, YouTube premiere broadcast
Music for body, mind and soul

Part two of this four part series on deeper listening, commissioned and promoted by Norfolk-based arts and well-being organisation, Home Stage. Geraldine Allen and Sarah Rodgers guide you through a process to enhance your listening experience with music by British composers. The second programme features works by William Lloyd-Webber, Edward German and Arthur Bliss each with their own story to tell. The performances are by Geraldine Allen (clarinet) and Brenda Blewett (piano).

To find out more go to HOME-STAGE

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