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PO30120050530

Tommy Pearson and Humphrey Burton introduce the first in a week of concerts celebrating the life and music of Leonard Bernstein, including youthful memories and modern classics, a breathless overture and Sarah Nicolls as the soloist in a symphony that searches for faith in a modern world.

Recorded earlier in the year at St David's Hall, Cardiff.

Bernstein: Divertimento

Adams: The Chairman Dances

Rosza: Theme, Variations and Finale

Bernstein: Candide Overture; The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Eric Stern (conductor)

Sarah Nicolls (piano).

PO30120050530

Tommy Pearson and Humphrey Burton introduce the first in a week of concerts celebrating the life and music of Leonard Bernstein, including youthful memories and modern classics, a breathless overture and Sarah Nicolls as the soloist in a symphony that searches for faith in a modern world.

Recorded earlier in the year at St David's Hall, Cardiff.

Bernstein: Divertimento

Adams: The Chairman Dances

Rosza: Theme, Variations and Finale

Bernstein: Candide Overture; The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No 2

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Eric Stern (conductor)

Sarah Nicolls (piano).

PO302On The Town20050531

Tommy Pearson and Humphrey Burton introduce this performance of Bernstein's musical about the antics of three sailors on shore leave in the Big Apple for the first time.

Julia Mckenzie and Ned Sherrin narrate this concert version, recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in 2000.

Claire....Sally Burgess

Hildy....Kim Criswell

Miss Turnstiles....Lillian Watson

Ozzie....Graham Bickley

Gabey....Brent Barrett

Chip....Karl Daymond

Pitkin....Daniel Washington

Madam Dilly....Julia MckenzieLONDON Voices

Terry Edwards (chorus master)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

PO302On The Town20050531

Tommy Pearson and Humphrey Burton introduce this performance of Bernstein's musical about the antics of three sailors on shore leave in the Big Apple for the first time.

Julia Mckenzie and Ned Sherrin narrate this concert version, recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in 2000.

Claire....Sally Burgess

Hildy....Kim Criswell

Miss Turnstiles....Lillian Watson

Ozzie....Graham Bickley

Gabey....Brent Barrett

Chip....Karl Daymond

Pitkin....Daniel Washington

Madam Dilly....Julia MckenzieLONDON Voices

Terry Edwards (chorus master)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Paul Daniel (conductor).

PO30320050601

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Ilan Volkov continue Radio 3's retrospective of the music of Leonard Bernstein.

Recorded last week in EDINBURGH's Usher Hall and presented by Tommy Pearson in conversation with Bernstein biographer, Humphrey Burton.

Bernstein: Facsimile

Gershwin: An American in PARIS

Bernstein: Serenade, after Plato's Symposium

Anne Akiko Meyers (violin)

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

PO30320050601

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Ilan Volkov continue Radio 3's retrospective of the music of Leonard Bernstein.

Recorded last week in EDINBURGH's Usher Hall and presented by Tommy Pearson in conversation with Bernstein biographer, Humphrey Burton.

Bernstein: Facsimile

Gershwin: An American in PARIS

Bernstein: Serenade, after Plato's Symposium

Anne Akiko Meyers (violin)

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

PO304Wonderful Town20050602

Radio 3's week-long Bernstein season continues with his sophisticated and stylish Broadway musical Wonderful Town, in this performance from the BBC Proms in 1999.

The witty story centres on two sisters from Ohio, Ruth and Eileen, who come to the Big Apple in search of fame and fortune.

Presented by Tommy Pearson with Bernstein's biographer Humphrey Burton.

Ruth....Kim Criswell

Eileen....Audra McDonald

Robert Baker....Thomas Hampson

Wreck....Brent Barrett

Guide/First Associate/Editor/Frank Lippencott....Rodney Gilfrey

Second Associate/Editor/Chick Clark....Karl Daymond

Lonigan....Timothy Robinson

First Cop....Robert Fardell

Second Cop/Second Man....Lynton Atkinson

Third Cop/First Man/Cadet/Villager....Michael Dore

First Woman....Simone Sauphanor

Second Woman....Melanie Marshall

Violet....Kimberly CobbLONDON Voices

Simon Halsey (chorus master)BIRMINGHAM Contemporary Music Group

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

PO304Wonderful Town20050602

Radio 3's week-long Bernstein season continues with his sophisticated and stylish Broadway musical Wonderful Town, in this performance from the BBC Proms in 1999.

The witty story centres on two sisters from Ohio, Ruth and Eileen, who come to the Big Apple in search of fame and fortune.

Presented by Tommy Pearson with Bernstein's biographer Humphrey Burton.

Ruth....Kim Criswell

Eileen....Audra McDonald

Robert Baker....Thomas Hampson

Wreck....Brent Barrett

Guide/First Associate/Editor/Frank Lippencott....Rodney Gilfrey

Second Associate/Editor/Chick Clark....Karl Daymond

Lonigan....Timothy Robinson

First Cop....Robert Fardell

Second Cop/Second Man....Lynton Atkinson

Third Cop/First Man/Cadet/Villager....Michael Dore

First Woman....Simone Sauphanor

Second Woman....Melanie Marshall

Violet....Kimberly CobbLONDON Voices

Simon Halsey (chorus master)BIRMINGHAM Contemporary Music Group

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor).

PO305 LASTBernstein In Belfast20050603

Live from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, a special concert marking the 15th anniversary of the death of the great American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, presented by Tommy Pearson with contributions from Bernstein's daughter Jamie and his biographer Humphrey Burton.

On the Waterfront, suite from the film music

Chichester Psalms, for treble, chorus and orchestra

Ulster Orchestra

BBC Singers

National Chamber Choir, Dublin

Sarah Fox (soprano)

Julian Ovendon (tenor)

Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

Tommy Pearson presents the concluding part of a live concert from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, marking the 15th anniversary of the death of the great American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

With contributions from Bernstein's daughter Jamie and his biographer Humphrey Burton.

Fancy Free, Suite from the ballet

West Side Story, Suite No 1

Continues at 8.55pm after Twenty Minutes

PO305 LASTBernstein In Belfast20050603

Live from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, a special concert marking the 15th anniversary of the death of the great American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, presented by Tommy Pearson with contributions from Bernstein's daughter Jamie and his biographer Humphrey Burton.

On the Waterfront, suite from the film music

Chichester Psalms, for treble, chorus and orchestra

Ulster Orchestra

BBC Singers

National Chamber Choir, Dublin

Sarah Fox (soprano)

Julian Ovendon (tenor)

Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

Tommy Pearson presents the concluding part of a live concert from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, marking the 15th anniversary of the death of the great American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

With contributions from Bernstein's daughter Jamie and his biographer Humphrey Burton.

Fancy Free, Suite from the ballet

West Side Story, Suite No 1

Continues at 8.55pm after Twenty Minutes