Classical Connections With John Toal

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20150315

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150322

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150329

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150405

Join John Toal for a special Easter Sunday edition of Classical Connections, featuring The Priests in concert at the Grand Opera House in Belfast.

20150412

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150419

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150503

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150510

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150517
20150524

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150531

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150607

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150614

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150621
20150628
20150705

The Ulster Orchestra month kicks off with a recording of Rafael Payare conducting the Ulster Orchestra at Belfast's Clonard Monastery in March 2015.

20150712

The Ulster Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell perform at the Young Musicians' Platform classical winners' concert.

20150719

John Toal presents a movie music special, featuring music from the Ulster Orchestra's Family Film Favourites concert recorded at the Ulster Hall on 9 May.

20150726

Karen Kirby and John Toal present another chance to hear this year's St Patrick's Day concert, recorded at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

20150802

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150809
20150816

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150823

20150823

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150823

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150830

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150906

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150913

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150920

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150927

20150927

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20150927

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151004

John Toal presents a special live edition of Classical Connections from The Old Gaol in South West College, Enniskillen.

20151011

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151018

20151018

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151018

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151018

20151018

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151018

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151018

20151018

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151018

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151025

20151025

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151025

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151101

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151108
20151115

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151122

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151129

John Toal explores local connections on a visit to London, which includes a meeting with the Master of the Queen's Music and a classical connection at three London landmarks.

20151206

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20151213
20151220

John Toal presents a special Christmas show and welcomes back some special guests to the studio, with seasonal music from Ulster Brass and baritone Karl McGuckin.

20151227

John Toal presents a special Christmas show and welcomes back some special guests to the studio, with seasonal music from Ulster Brass and baritone Karl McGuckin.

20160103

A special programme featuring the music of John Williams. Ernst van Tiel conducts the Ulster Orchestra, with music from films including Star Wars, Jaws and ET.

20160110

20160110

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160110

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160117

20160117

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160117

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160124

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160131

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160214

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160221

John was at Stormont for the launch of the Music Room - the Ulster Orchestra's community outreach initiative. He spoke to Arlene Foster, Martin McGuinness and Carál Ní Chuilín about their favourite classical music. There's music from 16-year-old percussionist and NI Young Musician of the Year Cathryn Lynch, and we visit the Ulster Youth Orchestra's annual Play-in Day.

20160228
20160306

20160306

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160306

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160313

20160313

Joining John this week are; Deirdre McKay, a recent recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Individual Award; renowned film and television composer George Fenton; and Sean Rafferty, ahead of a St Patrick's Day 'In Tune' special from Hillsborough Castle. Choir Notes features the New Irish Choir, and John's Classical Connection is on the theme of opera divas.

20160313

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160320

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160327

Early Music Ensemble Sestina on their upcoming production of Dido and Aeneas, the broadcast premiere of works by James MacMillan and Philip Hammond, and we drop in on the Harmony North project. Plus music for Easter Sunday and the last Choir Notes in the series is from the Priory Singers.

20160403

Katherine Jenkins writes a song for the Queen's birthday, Chloe Hanslip and Danny Driver on tour, and live music in studio from 13-year-old pianist Rowel Friers.

20160403

20160410

Author Anna Beer on her new book about the 'forgotten women of classical music', the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, and there is music from Polish classical guitarist Wiktoria Szubelak. John's classical connection is on the theme of pastiches and parodies.

20160417

Prom queen Katie Derham on the highlights of the 2016 BBC Proms programme, and the Ulster Youth Orchestra leader Sarah White plays her 'new' 236-year-old violin.

20160417

20160424

Pianist Ruth McGinley on her debut solo album, 'Reconnection', Eoín Fleming on winning the 2016 Catherine Judge Memorial Award, Matthew Greenall on the 8th Walled City Music Festival, and John's Classical Connection is on the theme of comebacks.

20160424

20160501

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160508
20160515

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160515

20160515

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160515

20160522

17-year-old pianist Dominic Yu performs Chopin and Liszt, John chats to Neil McClure about the upcoming inaugural festival at Portico, and Hayley Howe tells us about life as a violin teacher. Our Music Makers this week are the Southern Region Youth Orchestra, and John has a Shakespearean classical connection.

20160522

20160522

17-year-old pianist Dominic Yu performs Chopin and Liszt, John chats to Neil McClure about the upcoming inaugural festival at Portico, and Hayley Howe tells us about life as a violin teacher. Our Music Makers this week are the Southern Region Youth Orchestra, and John has a Shakespearean classical connection.

20160522

20160529

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160605

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.

20160605

20160612

John Toal talks to choral composer Morten Lauridsen, the people behind the Belfast Opera and Victorian music expert Jeremy Dibble.

20160619

John Toal eases listeners into the afternoon with a mix of popular classical music, news, reviews and interviews with local and touring performers.