BBC Philharmonic On Tour

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With Katie Derham.

The BBC Philharmonic returned a couple of weeks ago from Japan, a tour with many of the concerts sold out within hours of going on sale.

We begin our week of Afternoons joining them and Japanese conductor Yutaka Sado at one of their concerts there with music by Mendelssohn and Berlioz; and prizewinning soloist Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Rachmaninov's ever-popular Second Piano Concerto.

You can also hear a performance of Schumann from an earlier visit the orchestra made to Tokyo, this time with conductor Gianandrea Noseda. At Opera City, a concert hall under a spectacular spire-like roof, Schumann's Piano Concerto is played by Ayako Uehara - another prizewinning performer, this time from the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Mendelssohn: Overture, A Midsummer Night's Dream

2.10pm

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2

Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano)

2.45pm

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

BBC Philharmonic,

Yutaka Sado (conductor).

3.40pm

Schumann: Piano Concerto

Ayako Uehara (piano),

Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).