Performance On 3: Listen Up!



BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov conducts a performance Gyorgy Kurtag's double concerto for piano, cello and two chamber ensembles.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Nicholas Hodges (piano)

Rudi de Groote (cello)

Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

National Youth Choir of Scotland

Gyorgy Kurtag: Double concerto for piano, cello and two chamber ensembles, Op 27-2


London Symphony Orchestra

Tonight's live performance from the Barbican Hall concludes with Dvorak's Symphony No 6.

London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra's centenary season continues with another world premiere written for the orchestra, this

time by Richard Bissill. Maxim Vengerov is soloist in Beethoven's mighty Violin Concerto, and the orchestra star in Dvorak's energetic 6th Symphony.

Live from the Barbican Hall, London. Presented by Louise Fryer.

London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

Andrew Marriner (clarinet)

Rod Franks (trumpet)

David Pyatt (horn)

Maxim Vengerov (violin)

Richard Bissill: LSO Centenary Concertante (for Clarinet, Horn and Trumpet). World premiere.

Beethoven: Violin Concerto


Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Following last season's highly-acclaimed interpretations of the four Brahms symphonies, Marin Alsop launches her third season as Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with two of the composer's most resounding works, including his most personal and intimate statement of faith and beliefs - the Deutsches Requiem.

Brahms: Triumphlied

Brahms: Deutsches Requiem

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Marin Alsop (conductor)

Susan Gritton (soprano)

Sebastian Noack (baritone)


Petroc Trelawny presents a concert of works by Peter Maxwell Davies recorded at the Sage Gateshead.

The composer introduces his own music and Petroc Trelawny is joined in the studio by the choreographer and founder of Random Dance, Wayne McGregor, to talk about Amu at Durham, a Creative Partnership between Random Dance, composer Sir John Tavener and heart imaging specialists Dr Philip Kilner and Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan from the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian pipes)

Northern Sinfonia

Garry Walker (conductor)

Maxwell Davies: Military March; Mishkenot; The Two Fiddlers - dances; Kettletoft Inn (world premiere); Crossing Kings Reach; A Mirror of Whitening Light


BCMG/Oliver Knussen. Knussen: Trumpets. Webern: Symphony, Op 21. Bedford: Or Voit Tout En Aventure. Matthews: ...through the glass. Webern: Five pieces, Op 10. Knussen: Requiem.


Sarah Walker introduces a concert given at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

James Gilchrist (tenor)

Manchester Camerata

Douglas Boyd (conductor)

Bartok: Divertimento

Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings

Beethoven: String Quartet, Op 131


Sarah Walker introduces a concert from Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra.

Percussionist Colin Currie joins the Ulster Orchestra to perform the world premiere of Goliath by Northern Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin, as part of the Belfast Festival at Queen's. The programme also includes works by Irish composers of an earlier generation.

Harty: A Comedy Overture

Stanford: Irish Rhapsody

Deirdre Gribbin: Goliath

Pierre-Andre Valade (conductor)

Moeran: Sinfonietta

Rumon Gamba (conductor)

Colin Currie (percussion)

Ulster Orchestra


Sarah Walker hosts a concert recorded at Snape Maltings concert hall in Suffolk, as part of this year's Snape Proms. Nicholas Daniel gives a performance of Michael Zev Gordon's new oboe concerto The Fabric of Dreams, and another soloist - violinist Alina Ibragimova - plays Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending.

There's a look at Creative Partnerships in Northumberland, with composer Nittin Sawhney, local school children and Creative Partnerships staff - who talk about a recent project that led to their Anthem for Northumberland. Plus another episode from Alexander McCall Smith's story 'La's orchestra saves the world'.

Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

Sibelius: Scene with Cranes

Michael Zev Gordon: Oboe Concerto - The fabric of dreams

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Mozart: Symphony No 41 Jupiter

Nicholas Daniel (oboe)

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

Britten Sinfonia

Paul Watkins (conductor)


Sarah Walker concludes this fourth week of the Listen Up! festival with a concert given by the BBC Philharmonic at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Vassily Sinaisky conducts a programme of variations, beginning with Brahms on the St Anthony Chorale.

Walton's Variations on a Theme of Hindemith are followed by Rachmaninoff's familiar Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and the concert ends with Elgar's much-loved Enigma Variations.

Also, an insight into the BBC Philharmonic's extensive Education and Community programme with a look behind the scenes at their work with a local youth orchestra and the chance to be a fly on the wall for Musicians on Call; there's another episode from Alexander McCall Smith's story "La's orchestra saves the world" and Dermot Clinch continues his A-Z of the orchestra.

Brahms: Variations on the St Antony Chorale

Walton: Variations on a Theme of Hindemith

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Elgar: Enigma Variations

BBC Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)