Presented by Penny Gore.
Live at 2pm we join the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Barry Wordsworth at Cadogan Hall in London for a concert of British music, as part of Afternoon on 3's continuing focus of homegrown music and performers. The concert begins with Holst - his ballet music from the opera The Perfect Fool - and ends with the Fifth Symphony by Holst's close friend Vaughan Williams, written in the darkest days of the Second World War and premiered in 1943.
Between these, the BBC Concert Orchestra give the world premiere performance of a piece by Jonathan Dove - Portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese opposition politician. On Radio 3's highly successful Portrait Day in May this year, listeners were asked to suggest an individual for Jonathan Dove to compose a portrait of. This is the first chance to hear what Dove has come up with.. -
Holst: The Perfect Fool (ballet music)
Jonathan Dove: Portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D
BBC Concert Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth (conductor)
Malcolm Arnold: Larch Trees
Richard Davis (conductor).
With Penny Gore.
Live at 2pm: Afternoon on 3's week of live concerts by the BBC's orchestras and BBC Singers ends with a seasonal concert from Cardiff. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales are joined at their home base, BBC Hoddinott Hall, by conductor Garry Walker, and by harpist Catrin Finch and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas - who also guide us through works by Samuel Barber, Gabriel Pierne, Daniel Jones, Gerald Finzi and Leroy Anderson.
Barber: Die Natali
Pierne: Concert Piece for harp and orchestra
Daniel Jones: Five Pieces for Orchestra
Finzi: Dies Natalis
Leroy Anderson: Christmas Festival
Catrin Finch (harp),
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,