2day 2013

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Live from the stage of London's Hackney Empire Chris Evans launches 2Day - all of Radio 2's music in one day - which this year celebrates the orchestra. Chris champions the brass section with live performances from Zone One Brass Band as well as an introduction to all the instruments involved. He chats to stars taking part in the 2Day Gala Concert including headline act Gary Barlow, Mick Hucknall and Radio 2's very own Tony Blackburn. Sports Reporter, Vassos Alexander, has lessons on the trombone and there's a very special live rendition of "Candyman" from George Daniel Long who created the role of Sammy Davis Jr in the original West End production of "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas."

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

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Ken Bruce continues with a special 2Day show which this year celebrates the orchestra. Ken champions the woodwind section of the orchestra, and attempts to play the most basic of woodwind instruments; the recorder. Clare Teal is joined by members of the BBC Big Band and Alison Moyet at London's Hackney Empire to look at how woodwind instruments are used in jazz improvisation. Legendary clarinet player Acker Bilk talks to Ken about the love for his instrument and Prog rock supremo and flautist Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull chats about the role of the flute in popular music.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

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Jeremy Vine continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra. Jeremy shines a spotlight on the string section of an orchestra and discusses various topical issues to do with orchestras. Dermot O'Leary presents live music from Emily Barker at London's Hackney Empire and Janice Long presents a Ukulele Masterclass featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Radio 2's Johnnie Walker and a number of well-known comedians. And Bob Harris explores different musical styles with two very contrasting violin players.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

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Steve and the team continue 2Day's celebration of the orchestra with a spotlight on piano and keyboards. Steve is joined by comedian Tim Minchin, who performs 'When I Grow Up' from his hit musical Matilda on Elton John's piano in the Radio 2 green room, Nigel Ogden from The Organist Entertains will build and play a virtual organ capable of replicating the sound of any church or cathedral organ in the UK and jazz pianist Jamie Cullum illustrates how he composes his songs.

Jo Whiley is live at the Hackney Empire for the build-up to 2Day's special Friday Night Is Music Night show and eavesdrops on the BBC Concert Orchestra rehearsals and finds out how well Terry Wogan, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester and others can sing in the Radio 2 Presenter Choir.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal - plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 Presenters Choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

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Live from the Hackney Empire Simon continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra and builds up to tonight's Friday Night Is Music Night gala concert. Simon moves to the back of the orchestra and celebrates all things percussion...from homemade maracas to orchestral tympani. Tony Blackburn takes a crash course on the xylophone ready for his big moment in this evening's concert and listeners request their favourite songs featuring percussion instruments.

He'll also be talking to legendary drummer, Roger Taylor, about his career with Queen, his love of the drums and what got him into starting to learn.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

Live from the Hackney Empire Simon continues 2Day's celebration of the orchestra and builds up to tonight's Friday Night Is Music Night gala concert. Simon moves to the back of the orchestra and celebrates all things percussion...from homemade maracas to orchestral tympani. Tony Blackburn takes a crash course on the xylophone ready for his big moment in this evening's concert and listeners request their favourite songs featuring percussion instruments.

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show 'Friday Night is Music Night', and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige , Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal- plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 All star presenters choir. You can watch the concert live via the Red Button and on Radio 2's website at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to 'Friday Night is Music Night', Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical. Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.

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Another chance to hear the Friday Night is Music Night 2Day special from Hackney Empire, first broadcast on May 10th this year.

Gary Barlow headlines a show that amazes, delights, surprises and thrills!

Among the artists taking part are Sinead O'Connor, Jamie Cullum, Elaine Paige, Clare Teal and Mick Hucknall, all backed by the extraordinary 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

The orchestra also blast their way through exciting classics from Shostakovich to Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein to the epic film music of John Williams.

This 2Day Friday Night special also features the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choristers Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a surprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.

Finally, Radio 2's presenters take to the stage with their own vocal tribute band to perform one of the most iconic pop songs of them all. To find out which, tune in to Friday Night's 2Day Gala Concert - 'All of Radio 2's music in one day'.

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Another chance to hear the Friday Night is Music Night 2Day special from Hackney Empire, first broadcast on May 10th this year.

Gary Barlow headlines a show that amazes, delights, surprises and thrills!

Among the artists taking part are Sinead O'Connor, Jamie Cullum, Elaine Paige, Clare Teal and Mick Hucknall, all backed by the extraordinary 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

The orchestra also blast their way through exciting classics from Shostakovich to Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein to the epic film music of John Williams.

This 2Day Friday Night special also features the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choristers Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a surprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.

Finally, Radio 2's presenters take to the stage with their own vocal tribute band to perform one of the most iconic pop songs of them all. To find out which, tune in to Friday Night's 2Day Gala Concert - 'All of Radio 2's music in one day'.

At the climax of 2Day a spectacular edition of Friday Night Is Music Night.

Gary Barlow headlines a show that will amaze, delight, surprise and thrill!

Among the artists taking part, Sinead O'Connor, Jamie Cullum, Elaine Paige, Clare Teal and Mick Hucknall, all backed by the extraordinary 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

The orchestra will also blast their way through exciting classics from Shostakovich to Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein to the epic film music of John Williams. And , following the top ten countdown throughout the day, the orchestra will play the ultimate 'Friday Night Favourite' as voted for by Radio 2 listeners.

This 2Day Friday Night special will also feature the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choristers Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars will host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a surprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.

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It's a spectacular end to Radio 2's special day of programming with a concert headlined by Gary Barlow live from London's Hackney Empire. Reporting on all the action is Radio 2's Claudia Winkleman, who with special guests, will be rating the performances of the acts just heard such as Mick Hucknall and Elaine Paige, as well as whipping us up into a frenzy for the ones to come. Sinead O Connor, folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaran Algar and trombone prodigy Josiah Walters all perform before Gary Barlow steps on stage to set the aisles rocking for a riotous finale to the day.

Finally, Radio 2's presenters will take to the stage with their own vocal tribute band to perform one of the most iconic pop songs of them all. To find out which, tune in to Friday Night's 2Day Gala Concert - 'All of Radio 2's music in one day'.

At the climax of 2Day a spectacular edition of Friday Night Is Music Night.

Gary Barlow headlines a show that will amaze, delight, surprise and thrill!

Among the artists taking part, Sinead O'Connor, Jamie Cullum, Elaine Paige, Clare Teal and Mick Hucknall, all backed by the extraordinary 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon.

The orchestra will also blast their way through exciting classics from Shostakovich to Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein to the epic film music of John Williams. And , following the top ten countdown throughout the day, the orchestra will play the ultimate 'Friday Night Favourite' as voted for by Radio 2 listeners.

This 2Day Friday Night special will also feature the network's musical award winners including Radio 2 Young Folk duo Gregory Russell and Ciaron Algar, Radio 2 Young Choisters Louisa Stirland and Isaac Waddington,and Young Brass award winner Josiah Walters.

A record number of Radio 2 stars will host this never to be repeated event. Among them Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Anneka Rice, Paul Gambaccini, Vanessa Feltz, Alex Lester, Richard Allinson, Janice Long and Bob Harris. And watch out for a suprise performance from Tony Blackburn, as you have never seen him before.

Finally, Radio 2's presenters will take to the stage with their own vocal tribute band to perform one of the most iconic pop songs of them all. To find out which, tune in to Friday Night's 2Day Gala Concert - 'All of Radio 2's music in one day'.