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AO30120131230

This week Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013.

In today's programme you can hear Elgar's mighty 1st Symphony performed by the BBC Philharmnonic and Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Plus a rare chance to hear music by Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison and Charles Martin Loeffler with American conductor Edwin Outwater conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Hoddinott Hall earlier this month, as part of Afternoon on 3's autumn American focus.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2.10pm

Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major

BBC Philharmonic,

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

3.00pm

Cowell: Symphony No 4 (Short Symphony)

Loeffler: La Mort de Tintagiles Op. 6

Göran Fröst (viola d'amore)

Lou Harrison: Symphony No 2 ('Elegiac')

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Edwin Outwater (conductor).

AO30120131230

This week Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013.

In today's programme you can hear Elgar's mighty 1st Symphony performed by the BBC Philharmnonic and Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Plus a rare chance to hear music by Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison and Charles Martin Loeffler with American conductor Edwin Outwater conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Hoddinott Hall earlier this month, as part of Afternoon on 3's autumn American focus.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2.10pm

Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major

BBC Philharmonic,

Juanjo Mena (conductor).

3.00pm

Cowell: Symphony No 4 (Short Symphony)

Loeffler: La Mort de Tintagiles Op. 6

Göran Fröst (viola d'amore)

Lou Harrison: Symphony No 2 ('Elegiac')

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Edwin Outwater (conductor).

AO30220131231

Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today features Sibelius from the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, Ives from the Ulster Orchestra as part of their summer series of American music, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Perth playing a Mahler symphony and an overture by anniversary composer Benjamin Britten.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2.10pm

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat major

BBC Philharmonic,

John Storgards (conductor).

Ives: Three Places in New England

Ulster Orchestra,

Pierre André-Valade (conductor).

3.05pm

Britten: The Building of the House ? Overture

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

AO30220131231

Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today features Sibelius from the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, Ives from the Ulster Orchestra as part of their summer series of American music, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Perth playing a Mahler symphony and an overture by anniversary composer Benjamin Britten.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2.10pm

Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat major

BBC Philharmonic,

John Storgards (conductor).

Ives: Three Places in New England

Ulster Orchestra,

Pierre André-Valade (conductor).

3.05pm

Britten: The Building of the House ? Overture

Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

AO30320140101

Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today there's music for the movies and the stage: Copland from the Ulster Orchestra, and Walton's Henry V performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra as part of their Music from the Home Front concert of pieces written during World War 2. Plus the BBC Singers with some best-beloved choral music by John Rutter.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Copland: Music for Movies

Ulster Orchestra,

Pierre André-Valade (conductor).

2.15pm

John Rutter: I my Best-Beloved's am

BBC Singers,

Stephen Disley (organ).

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

2.20pm

Walton arr Palmer: Henry V - A Shakespeare Scenario

Samuel West (reciter),

Hertfordshire Chorus,

BBC Concert Orchestra,

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

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Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today there's music for the movies and the stage: Copland from the Ulster Orchestra, and Walton's Henry V performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra as part of their Music from the Home Front concert of pieces written during World War 2. Plus the BBC Singers with some best-beloved choral music by John Rutter.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Copland: Music for Movies

Ulster Orchestra,

Pierre André-Valade (conductor).

2.15pm

John Rutter: I my Best-Beloved's am

BBC Singers,

Stephen Disley (organ).

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

2.20pm

Walton arr Palmer: Henry V - A Shakespeare Scenario

Samuel West (reciter),

Hertfordshire Chorus,

BBC Concert Orchestra,

Keith Lockhart (conductor).

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AO30420140102

Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today you can hear two major twentieth-century symphonies played at the 2013 BBC Proms: the opening night performance of Vaughan Williams's Sea Symphony by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with the BBC Proms Youth Choir, and Shostakovich's Eleventh Symphony from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Presented by Penny Gore

2pm

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

Sally Matthews (soprano),

Roderick Williams (baritone),

BBC Proms Youth Choir,

BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra,

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

3.05pm

David Bedford: May God Shield You On Every Step

Francis Grier: Prayer

BBC Singers,

Stephen Disley (organ),

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

3.20pm

Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in G minor (The Year 1905)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Thomas Sondergard (conductor).

AO30420140102

Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today you can hear two major twentieth-century symphonies played at the 2013 BBC Proms: the opening night performance of Vaughan Williams's Sea Symphony by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with the BBC Proms Youth Choir, and Shostakovich's Eleventh Symphony from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Presented by Penny Gore

2pm

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony

Sally Matthews (soprano),

Roderick Williams (baritone),

BBC Proms Youth Choir,

BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra,

Sakari Oramo (conductor).

3.05pm

David Bedford: May God Shield You On Every Step

Francis Grier: Prayer

BBC Singers,

Stephen Disley (organ),

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

3.20pm

Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in G minor (The Year 1905)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales,

Thomas Sondergard (conductor).

AO30520140103

AO30520140103

AO305 LAST20140103

This week Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today's final programme features a concert given by the BBC Symphony Symphony Orchestra under conductor Edward Gardner two weeks ago at the Barbican in London, featuring music by two Richards: Wagner (born 200 years ago in 2013) and Strauss (born 150 years ago in 2014). Plus top performances from the BBC Singers, including music by Benjamin Britten (born 100 years ago in 2013) from the BBC Proms.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Britten: A Boy was Born

BBC Singers,

Choristers of Temple Church,

David Hill (conductor).

2.35pm

Roxanna Panufnik: Joy at the Sound

Stephen Disley (organ),

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

2.40pm

Wagner: Faust Overture

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Webern: Passacaglia Op. 1

Wagner: Prelude from Tristan and Isolde

Berg: Seven Early Songs

4pm

Strauss: Tod und Verklarung

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Edward Gardner (conductor).

AO305 LAST20140103

This week Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today's final programme features a concert given by the BBC Symphony Symphony Orchestra under conductor Edward Gardner two weeks ago at the Barbican in London, featuring music by two Richards: Wagner (born 200 years ago in 2013) and Strauss (born 150 years ago in 2014). Plus top performances from the BBC Singers, including music by Benjamin Britten (born 100 years ago in 2013) from the BBC Proms.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Britten: A Boy was Born

BBC Singers,

Choristers of Temple Church,

David Hill (conductor).

2.35pm

Roxanna Panufnik: Joy at the Sound

Stephen Disley (organ),

Stephen Cleobury (conductor).

2.40pm

Wagner: Faust Overture

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

Christine Brewer (soprano)

Webern: Passacaglia Op. 1

Wagner: Prelude from Tristan and Isolde

Berg: Seven Early Songs

4pm

Strauss: Tod und Verklarung

BBC Symphony Orchestra,

Edward Gardner (conductor).