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AO301Bbc Concert Orchestra20141215

We have no fewer than six live concerts in Afternoon on 3 this week, starting today with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes live from Watford Colosseum. Their programme picks up on Afternoon on 3's Nordic and Baltic season, featuring music by Nielsen and Sibelius alongside a symphony by the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe which was written for today's conductor Owain Arwel Hughes, and Anne Dudley's Northern Lights which was written for the BBC Concert Orchestra when she was Composer in Residence.

Presented by Penny Gore.

After the live concert we're back to Broadcasting House where Verity Sharp presents recent recordings by the BBC Philharmonic of music by Grieg and John McCabe, in his 75th year.

2pm

Vagn Holmboe: Symphony no.13

2.20pm

Anne Dudley: Northern Lights

2.40pm

Nielsen: Saul and David - Prelude to Act 2

3.05pm

Sibelius: Serenade No 2 in G minor

Charles Mutter (violin)

3.15pm

Berwald: Symphony no.3

BBC Concert Orchestra

Owain Arwel Hughes, conductor

3.45pm

McCabe Fire at Durilgai

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgards, conductor

4pm

Grieg: 2 Elegiac melodies Op.34 for string orchestra

Michael Seal, conductor.

AO301Bbc Concert Orchestra20141215

We have no fewer than six live concerts in Afternoon on 3 this week, starting today with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes live from Watford Colosseum. Their programme picks up on Afternoon on 3's Nordic and Baltic season, featuring music by Nielsen and Sibelius alongside a symphony by the Danish composer Vagn Holmboe which was written for today's conductor Owain Arwel Hughes, and Anne Dudley's Northern Lights which was written for the BBC Concert Orchestra when she was Composer in Residence.

Presented by Penny Gore.

After the live concert we're back to Broadcasting House where Verity Sharp presents recent recordings by the BBC Philharmonic of music by Grieg and John McCabe, in his 75th year.

2pm

Vagn Holmboe: Symphony no.13

2.20pm

Anne Dudley: Northern Lights

2.40pm

Nielsen: Saul and David - Prelude to Act 2

3.05pm

Sibelius: Serenade No 2 in G minor

Charles Mutter (violin)

3.15pm

Berwald: Symphony no.3

BBC Concert Orchestra

Owain Arwel Hughes, conductor

3.45pm

McCabe Fire at Durilgai

BBC Philharmonic

John Storgards, conductor

4pm

Grieg: 2 Elegiac melodies Op.34 for string orchestra

Michael Seal, conductor.

AO301Bbc Symphony Orchestra Live From Maida Vale20151208

The BBC orchestras and BBC Singers live week continues with the BBC Symphony Orchestra from Maida Vale with a concert as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season. Includes pieces by the Norwegian composer Harald Saeverud, the Finnish composer Lotta Wennakoski and the Swedish composer, Dag Wiren.

BBCSO LIVE from Maida Vale

Presented by Sarah Walker

2.00pm

Saeverud: Kjempeviseslåtten (Ballad of Revolt)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

2.14pm

Lotta Wennakoski: Soie - flute concerto

Michael Cox (flute)

2.36pm

Dag Wiren: Symphony no.3

3.05pm

Presented by Penny Gore

Hallgrimsson: Narratives from the deep North for orchestra

John Storgards (conductor)

3.45pm

Sibelius: Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.43

Ulster Orchestra

Christian Lindberg (conductor).

AO301Bbc Symphony Orchestra Live From Maida Vale20151208

The BBC orchestras and BBC Singers live week continues with the BBC Symphony Orchestra from Maida Vale with a concert as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season. Includes pieces by the Norwegian composer Harald Saeverud, the Finnish composer Lotta Wennakoski and the Swedish composer, Dag Wiren.

BBCSO LIVE from Maida Vale

Presented by Sarah Walker

2.00pm

Saeverud: Kjempeviseslåtten (Ballad of Revolt)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

2.14pm

Lotta Wennakoski: Soie - flute concerto

Michael Cox (flute)

2.36pm

Dag Wiren: Symphony no.3

3.05pm

Presented by Penny Gore

Hallgrimsson: Narratives from the deep North for orchestra

John Storgards (conductor)

3.45pm

Sibelius: Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.43

Ulster Orchestra

Christian Lindberg (conductor).

AO302Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales20141216

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents a live concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales including Manuel de Falla writing for Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, with solo spots for Radio 3 New Generation Artists soprano Kitty Whately and the guitarist Sean Shibe. He plays Malcolm Arnold's guitar concerto which takes the instrument beyond its Latin roots, and adds a new twist to the usual soundworld of the guitar.

After the live concert there's a a chance to hear performances from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra including Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture recorded in Delhi earlier this year and conducted by James MacMillan.

2pm

Turina: Danzas Fantasticas

2.20pm

Arnold: Guitar Concerto

3pm

Delius arranged Beecham: The walk to the paradise garden

3.15pm

Falla: The Three Cornered Hat

Sean Shibe, guitar

Kitty Whately, soprano

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Pablo Gonzalez, conductor

4pm

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture Op.26

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

James Macmillan, conductor

4.15pm

Shepherd: Blue Blazes

Martyn Brabbins, conductor.

AO302Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales20141216

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents a live concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales including Manuel de Falla writing for Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, with solo spots for Radio 3 New Generation Artists soprano Kitty Whately and the guitarist Sean Shibe. He plays Malcolm Arnold's guitar concerto which takes the instrument beyond its Latin roots, and adds a new twist to the usual soundworld of the guitar.

After the live concert there's a a chance to hear performances from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra including Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture recorded in Delhi earlier this year and conducted by James MacMillan.

2pm

Turina: Danzas Fantasticas

2.20pm

Arnold: Guitar Concerto

3pm

Delius arranged Beecham: The walk to the paradise garden

3.15pm

Falla: The Three Cornered Hat

Sean Shibe, guitar

Kitty Whately, soprano

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Pablo Gonzalez, conductor

4pm

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture Op.26

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

James Macmillan, conductor

4.15pm

Shepherd: Blue Blazes

Martyn Brabbins, conductor.

AO302Bbc Philharmonic Live From Salford20151209

The BBC Performing Groups live week continues with the BBC Philharmonic in a concert as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season live from MediaCity Salford. Featuring works by three Finnish composers, Sibelius, Saariaho and Rautavaara.

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra LIVE from MediaCity Salford

Presented by Tom Redmond

2.00pm

Sibelius: Lemminkainen and the maidens of Saari;

Leminkainen's return

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Carlos Prieto (conductor)

2.22pm

Kaija Saariaho: L' Aile du songe (first broadcast performance)

Adam Walker (flute)

2.35pm

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No 7

AO302Bbc Philharmonic Live From Salford20151209

The BBC Performing Groups live week continues with the BBC Philharmonic in a concert as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season live from MediaCity Salford. Featuring works by three Finnish composers, Sibelius, Saariaho and Rautavaara.

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra LIVE from MediaCity Salford

Presented by Tom Redmond

2.00pm

Sibelius: Lemminkainen and the maidens of Saari;

Leminkainen's return

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Carlos Prieto (conductor)

2.22pm

Kaija Saariaho: L' Aile du songe (first broadcast performance)

Adam Walker (flute)

2.35pm

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No 7

AO30320141217

Today's live concert features the BBC Singers performing music by Tallis and Mathias plus the finalists of the hugely popular BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

2pm

Carol Competition shortlisted entries

2.30pm

Tallis: Missa puer natus est

3pm

Mathias: Ave Rex

BBC Singers

Richard Pearce, organ

David Hill, conductor.

AO30320141217

Today's live concert features the BBC Singers performing music by Tallis and Mathias plus the finalists of the hugely popular BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition. Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

2pm

Carol Competition shortlisted entries

2.30pm

Tallis: Missa puer natus est

3pm

Mathias: Ave Rex

BBC Singers

Richard Pearce, organ

David Hill, conductor.

AO303Bbc Singers And Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra Live From Glasgow20151210

The BBC Performing Groups annual live week continues with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers in 5 of the Cantatas from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, live from Glasgow City Halls. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 and uses music from earlier Bach cantatas.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Bach Christmas Oratorio

Rosemary Joshua (sop)

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-sop)

Ben Johnson (tenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Benjamin Appl (baritone)

BBC Singers

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

David Hill (conductor)

2.00pm

Part 1 (Cantatas 1-3):

Cantata 1 Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage

Cantata 2 Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend

Cantata 3 Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen

3.55pm

Part 2 (Cantatas 5-6)

Cantata 5 Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen

Cantata 6 Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben.

AO303Bbc Singers And Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra Live From Glasgow20151210

The BBC Performing Groups annual live week continues with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers in 5 of the Cantatas from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, live from Glasgow City Halls. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734 and uses music from earlier Bach cantatas.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall

Bach Christmas Oratorio

Rosemary Joshua (sop)

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-sop)

Ben Johnson (tenor)

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Benjamin Appl (baritone)

BBC Singers

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

David Hill (conductor)

2.00pm

Part 1 (Cantatas 1-3):

Cantata 1 Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage

Cantata 2 Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend

Cantata 3 Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen

3.55pm

Part 2 (Cantatas 5-6)

Cantata 5 Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen

Cantata 6 Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben.

AO304Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales Live From Hoddinott Hall20151211

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales round of this week of live programmes with a jazz themed concert from Hoddinott Hall.

BBC NOW LIVE from Hoddinott Hall

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

2.00pm

Ellington: Three Black Kings for soloist and orchestra

Joseph Moog (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

2.17pm

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major

3.06pm

Gershwin: Variations on 'I got rhythm' for piano and orchestra

3.17pm

Ellington: Nutcracker Suite (after Tchaikovsky) for jazz ensemble

AO304Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales Live From Hoddinott Hall20151211

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales round of this week of live programmes with a jazz themed concert from Hoddinott Hall.

BBC NOW LIVE from Hoddinott Hall

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

2.00pm

Ellington: Three Black Kings for soloist and orchestra

Joseph Moog (piano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

2.17pm

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major

3.06pm

Gershwin: Variations on 'I got rhythm' for piano and orchestra

3.17pm

Ellington: Nutcracker Suite (after Tchaikovsky) for jazz ensemble

AO304Bbc Symphony Orchestra20141218

Today's live concert features the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a programme reflecting Afternoon on 3's Nordic and Baltic season. Nielsen's Maskarade Overture is followed by Sibelius's Violin Concerto with New Generation Artist soloist Esther Yoo, and finishes with fellow Norwegian Klami's Kalevala Suite - a colourful setting of Finland's national epic poem. Young Finnish conducting star Santtu-Matias Rouvali makes his BBC Symphony Orchestra and Radio 3 debut. After this afternoon's live performance, a chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra in concert in Madrid earlier this year.

2pm

Nielsen: Maskarade Overture

2.10pm

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Esther Yoo, violin

3.05pm

Klami: Kalevala Suite

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

3.30pm

Strauss: Don Juan

3.50pm

Stravsinksy: The Firebird - suite (1945)

Sakari Oramo, conductor.

AO304Bbc Symphony Orchestra20141218

Today's live concert features the BBC Symphony Orchestra with a programme reflecting Afternoon on 3's Nordic and Baltic season. Nielsen's Maskarade Overture is followed by Sibelius's Violin Concerto with New Generation Artist soloist Esther Yoo, and finishes with fellow Norwegian Klami's Kalevala Suite - a colourful setting of Finland's national epic poem. Young Finnish conducting star Santtu-Matias Rouvali makes his BBC Symphony Orchestra and Radio 3 debut. After this afternoon's live performance, a chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra in concert in Madrid earlier this year.

2pm

Nielsen: Maskarade Overture

2.10pm

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Esther Yoo, violin

3.05pm

Klami: Kalevala Suite

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

3.30pm

Strauss: Don Juan

3.50pm

Stravsinksy: The Firebird - suite (1945)

Sakari Oramo, conductor.

AO305 LAST20141219

Not one but two live concerts both with a Nordic theme: Finnish conductor Tuomas Hannikainen conducts the Ulster Orchestra in music by his compatriots. Sibelius wrote his Music from King Kristian II for a Scandinavian historical play by his friend Adolf Paul and Einojuhani Rautavaara's 7th Symphony, Angel of Light, was commissioned by the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1995, completing the composer's Angel Series. John Toal presents. Then just after 3pm Adam Tomlinson presents a concert by the BBC Philharmonic of Sibelius, Vasks and Brahms.

Presented by John Toal in Belfast and Adam Tomlinson in Manchester.

2pm

Sibelius: Music from King Kristian II Op. 27 (Elegie, Nocturne and Ballade)

2.20pm

Rautavaara: Symphony No. 7 "Angel of Light"

Ulster Orchestra

Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor

3.10pm

Sibelius: Dance Intermezzo Op 45 No 2

3.15pm

Peteris Vasks: Distant Light: concerto for violin and strings

3.50pm

Brahms: Symphony No 3

Anthony Marwood, violin

BBC Philharmonic

Alpesh Chauhan, conductor.

AO305 LAST20141219

Not one but two live concerts both with a Nordic theme: Finnish conductor Tuomas Hannikainen conducts the Ulster Orchestra in music by his compatriots. Sibelius wrote his Music from King Kristian II for a Scandinavian historical play by his friend Adolf Paul and Einojuhani Rautavaara's 7th Symphony, Angel of Light, was commissioned by the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1995, completing the composer's Angel Series. John Toal presents. Then just after 3pm Adam Tomlinson presents a concert by the BBC Philharmonic of Sibelius, Vasks and Brahms.

Presented by John Toal in Belfast and Adam Tomlinson in Manchester.

2pm

Sibelius: Music from King Kristian II Op. 27 (Elegie, Nocturne and Ballade)

2.20pm

Rautavaara: Symphony No. 7 "Angel of Light"

Ulster Orchestra

Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor

3.10pm

Sibelius: Dance Intermezzo Op 45 No 2

3.15pm

Peteris Vasks: Distant Light: concerto for violin and strings

3.50pm

Brahms: Symphony No 3

Anthony Marwood, violin

BBC Philharmonic

Alpesh Chauhan, conductor.