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AO301Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales20131202

With the BBC NOW playing live: music by Copland, Thompson, Hanson, Bernstein and Piston.

For the first time ever, Afternoon on 3 has a live concert every day of the week - one by each of the five BBC Orchestras, playing at their respective homes in Cardiff, Salford, London and Glasgow. An American thread runs throughout the week, as part of Afternoon on 3's celebration of American music this autumn.

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales kick us off today live at BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff with the last of their series of four afternoon concerts called Americana. Fiona Talkington and American radio host Fred Child introduce a wide-ranging programme - from a popular favourite by Aaron Copland through a lesser-known piece by Leonard Bernstein, a Symphony by Bernstein's teacher Randall Thompson and beautiful pieces by two American composers whose music really deserves to be better known, Howard Hanson and Walter Piston.

During the interval you can hear a recording of the orchestra in an orchestral hit by George Gershwin. And after the concert Katie Derham presents the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn in more music by Copland. The BBC SO will be back on Friday with their own live Afternoon on 3 concert of American music - pieces by Barber, Gershwin and Bernstein.

LIVE from BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Copland: El Salon Mexico

Randall Thompson: Symphony No 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Carlos Kalmar (conductor).

2.40pm

(Interval)

Gershwin: An American in Paris

Eric Stern (conductor).

3pm

Howard Hanson: Elegy in memory of my friend Serge Koussevitzky

Bernstein: Halil

Walter Piston: The Incredible Flutist - Ballet Suite

Adam Walker (flute),

4pm

Copland: Inscape

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Grant Llewellyn (conductor).

Concerts later in the week:

Tuesday: BBC Philharmonic live at MediaCity in Salford

Wednesday: BBC Concert Orchestra live at the Mermaid Theatre, London

Thursday: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra live at City Halls, Glasgow

Friday: BBC Symphony Orchestra live at Maida Vale Studio 1, London.

AO302Bbc Philharmonic20131203

For the first time ever, Afternoon on 3 has a live concert every day of the week - one by each of the five BBC Orchestras, playing at their respective homes in Cardiff, Salford, London and Glasgow. An American thread runs throughout the week, as part of Afternoon on 3's celebration of American music this autumn.

Today the BBC Philharmonic and their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena take the stage live at their home in MediaCity, Salford, for a favourite overture by Bernstein, a favourite concertante piece by Rachmaninov and a favourite symphony by Mendelssohn.

Following the live concert, Katie Derham presents the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales in recent concerts at both ends of the UK - in Ayr and Truro. Richard Watkins is the soloist with the BBC SSO in Richard Strauss's First Horn Concerto, and he'll be playing Strauss's Second Horn Concerto with the BBC SSO in their live concert from Glasgow on Thursday.

LIVE from MediaCity, Salford

Presented by Stuart Flinders

Bernstein: Overture to Candide

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

2.30pm

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op. 56 (Scottish)

Noriko Ogawa (piano),

BBC Philharmonic,

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

3.15pm

Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz

Strauss: Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op. 11

Richard Watkins (horn),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Andrew Grams (conductor).

3.45pm

Elgar: Variations on an original theme ('Enigma')

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

AO302Bbc Philharmonic20131203

For the first time ever, Afternoon on 3 has a live concert every day of the week - one by each of the five BBC Orchestras, playing at their respective homes in Cardiff, Salford, London and Glasgow. An American thread runs throughout the week, as part of Afternoon on 3's celebration of American music this autumn.

Today the BBC Philharmonic and their Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena take the stage live at their home in MediaCity, Salford, for a favourite overture by Bernstein, a favourite concertante piece by Rachmaninov and a favourite symphony by Mendelssohn.

Following the live concert, Katie Derham presents the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales in recent concerts at both ends of the UK - in Ayr and Truro. Richard Watkins is the soloist with the BBC SSO in Richard Strauss's First Horn Concerto, and he'll be playing Strauss's Second Horn Concerto with the BBC SSO in their live concert from Glasgow on Thursday.

LIVE from MediaCity, Salford

Presented by Stuart Flinders

Bernstein: Overture to Candide

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

2.30pm

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op. 56 (Scottish)

Noriko Ogawa (piano),

BBC Philharmonic,

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

3.15pm

Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz

Strauss: Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op. 11

Richard Watkins (horn),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Andrew Grams (conductor).

3.45pm

Elgar: Variations on an original theme ('Enigma')

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

AO303Bbc Concert Orchestra20131204

For the first time ever, Afternoon on 3 has a live concert every day of the week - one by each of the five BBC Orchestras, playing at their respective homes in Cardiff, Salford, London and Glasgow. An American thread runs throughout the week, as part of Afternoon on 3's celebration of American music this autumn.

Today it's the turn of the BBC Concert Orchestra with Aaron Copland's ever-popular ballet suite Appalachian Spring and an all-American symphony alongside music by adopted American Richard Rodney Bennett, and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Kitty Whately joins them for a selection of great songs from the shows.

LIVE from the Mermaid Theatre, London

Richard Rodney Bennett: Lilliburlero Variations

Rodgers and Hammerstein: Mr Snow (from Carousel); Something Wonderful (from The King and I)

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (Suite for orchestra)

2.45pm

Jerome Kern: Bill (from Show Boat)

Cole Porter: So in Love (from Kiss Me Kate)

George Antheil: Symphony No 3 (American)

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano),

BBC Concert Orchestra,

Barry Wordsworth (conductor).

AO303Bbc Concert Orchestra20131204

For the first time ever, Afternoon on 3 has a live concert every day of the week - one by each of the five BBC Orchestras, playing at their respective homes in Cardiff, Salford, London and Glasgow. An American thread runs throughout the week, as part of Afternoon on 3's celebration of American music this autumn.

Today it's the turn of the BBC Concert Orchestra with Aaron Copland's ever-popular ballet suite Appalachian Spring and an all-American symphony alongside music by adopted American Richard Rodney Bennett, and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Kitty Whately joins them for a selection of great songs from the shows.

LIVE from the Mermaid Theatre, London

Richard Rodney Bennett: Lilliburlero Variations

Rodgers and Hammerstein: Mr Snow (from Carousel); Something Wonderful (from The King and I)

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (Suite for orchestra)

2.45pm

Jerome Kern: Bill (from Show Boat)

Cole Porter: So in Love (from Kiss Me Kate)

George Antheil: Symphony No 3 (American)

Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano),

BBC Concert Orchestra,

Barry Wordsworth (conductor).

AO304Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra20131205

For the first time ever, Afternoon on 3 has a live concert every day of the week - one by each of the five BBC Orchestras, playing at their respective homes in Cardiff, Salford, London and Glasgow. An American thread runs throughout the week, as part of Afternoon on 3's celebration of American music this autumn.

Today it's the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at their home, City Halls in Glasgow, with a programme featuring one of this year's anniversary composers, Richard Wagner, and two of his greatest fans - Richard 'the second' (Strauss), and the Belgian César Franck.

During the interval there's a recording of the BBC SSO and their Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles in American music with a European connection by John Adams. And following the concert Katie Derham presents the orchestra in concert last month celebrating Wagner's 200th birthday with a rarely heard Symphony.

LIVE from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Louise Fryer

Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major

Richard Watkins (horn),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Pierre-André Valade (conductor).

2.35pm

(Interval)

John Adams: Slonimsky's Earbox

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

2.50pm

César Franck: Symphony in D minor

3.30pm

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture

Wagner: Symphony in C major

Andrew Grams (conductor).

AO304Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra20131205

For the first time ever, Afternoon on 3 has a live concert every day of the week - one by each of the five BBC Orchestras, playing at their respective homes in Cardiff, Salford, London and Glasgow. An American thread runs throughout the week, as part of Afternoon on 3's celebration of American music this autumn.

Today it's the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at their home, City Halls in Glasgow, with a programme featuring one of this year's anniversary composers, Richard Wagner, and two of his greatest fans - Richard 'the second' (Strauss), and the Belgian César Franck.

During the interval there's a recording of the BBC SSO and their Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles in American music with a European connection by John Adams. And following the concert Katie Derham presents the orchestra in concert last month celebrating Wagner's 200th birthday with a rarely heard Symphony.

LIVE from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Louise Fryer

Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major

Richard Watkins (horn),

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Pierre-André Valade (conductor).

2.35pm

(Interval)

John Adams: Slonimsky's Earbox

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

2.50pm

César Franck: Symphony in D minor

3.30pm

Mozart: The Magic Flute - Overture

Wagner: Symphony in C major

Andrew Grams (conductor).