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AO30120140421

AO30120140421

This week features the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Singers in a celebration of English music. Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a new recording of Walton's Violin Concerto with soloist Tasmin Little. And as part of Sir Andrew Davis's 70th birthday celebration concerts, the SO is joined by Sarah Connolly, Stuart Skelton, David Soar and the BBC Symphony Chorus for Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius recorded at the Barbican earlier this month.

Presented by Penny Gore

2pm

Walton Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B minor

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner (conductor)

c.2.45pm

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38

Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-soprano)

Stuart Skelton (Tenor)

David Soar (Bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

Andrew Davis (conductor).

AO30120140421

This week features the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Singers in a celebration of English music. Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a new recording of Walton's Violin Concerto with soloist Tasmin Little. And as part of Sir Andrew Davis's 70th birthday celebration concerts, the SO is joined by Sarah Connolly, Stuart Skelton, David Soar and the BBC Symphony Chorus for Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius recorded at the Barbican earlier this month.

Presented by Penny Gore

2pm

Walton Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B minor

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner (conductor)

c.2.45pm

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38

Sarah Connolly (Mezzo-soprano)

Stuart Skelton (Tenor)

David Soar (Bass)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Davis (conductor).

AO30220140422

This week the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Singers and Ulster Orchestra celebrate English music. Today's programme features the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the 1st symphonies of two of the titans of English music, Walton and Elgar. Plus contemporary English music by Peter Racine Fricker, and Judith Weir.

Presented by Penny Gore

2pm

Fricker

Dance Scene Op.22

BBC Symphony Orchestra

David Parry (conductor)

Walton

Symphony no.1 in B flat minor

Edward Gardner (conductor)

c.2.55pm

Britten

Simple Symphony, Op.4

Ulster Orchestra

Michael Francis (conductor)

Weir

Natural History for soprano and orchestra

Ailish Tynan (soprano)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

c.3.30pm

Elgar

Symphony no.1 in A flat major, Op.55

Andrew Davis (conductor).

AO30320140423

This week the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Singers and Ulster Orchestra celebrate English music. In today's progamme the Ulster Orchestra perform Elgar's setting of the Ode by O'Shaughnessy, The Music Makers, before turning to Britten's tribute to his teacher in the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. Plus choral music by Elgar and Gabriel Jackson from the BBC Singers conducted by James Morgan.

Presented by Penny Gore

2pm

Elgar

The Music Makers, Op.69

Eva Vogal (contralto)

Belfast Philharmonic Society Choir

Ulster Orchestra

Duncan Ward (conductor)

c.2.35pm

Love's Tempest

Gabriel Jackson

Ruchill Linn

BBC Singers

James Morgan (conductor)

c.2.50pm

Britten

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Michael Francis (conductor).

AO30420140424

This week features English music performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers and the Ulster Orchestra. Following on from The Dream of Gerontius on Monday, Andrew Davis conducts the Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's The Apostles, also part of his 70th birthday celebration concerts at the Barbican earlier this month. This is preceeded with a Last Night of the Proms favourite, Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs.

Presented by Penny Gore

c.2pm

Wood

Fantasia on British Sea Songs

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

c.2.20pm

Elgar

The Apostles

Nicole Cabell (Soprano)

Sarah Connolly (Mezzo)

Paul Groves (Tenor)

Brindley Sherratt (Bass)

Gerald Finley (Baritone)

Jacques Imbrailo (Baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Davis (conductor).

AO305 LASTThe Bbc Symphony Orchestra Perform Elgar, Britten And Vaughan Williams20140425

This week celebrates English music performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Singers. In a month of 70th birthday celebrations for Sir Andrew Davis, today's programme incudes a concert he gave with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Toyota last year, featuring Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, and Vaughan Williams' London Symphony. Plus Finzi and Warlock from the Ulster Orchestra, Bridge from the BBC Singers, and Dyson from the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Presented by Penny Gore

2pm

Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance March no.1

Britten

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Vaughan Williams

A London Symphony

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Davis (conductor)

c.3.15pm

Finzi

Dies Natalis

Mary Nelson (soprano)

Ulster Orchestra

Timothy Henty (conductor)

Warlock

Capriol Suite

Bridge

Autumn; Golden slumbers

BBC Singers

Bob Chilcott (conductor)

c.3.55pm

Judith Weir

The Welcome Arrival of Rain

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Dyson

Three Songs of Praise

BBC Symphony Chorus

Richard Hickox (conductor).