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01Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160614

John Toal introduces the first of four programmes from Northern Ireland's newest arts and heritage centre. Portico, situated in the heart of Portaferry on the Upper Ards Peninsula, is a Grade-A listed Greek Revival Temple which has just undergone a £1.5 million restoration. While the building continues to be used by the local Presbyterian congregation, it has now become a resource for the whole community to use.

Today's programme features Irish pianist Finghin Collins, Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, and the 2009 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, in works by Bach, Mozart and Richard Strauss.

Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat major

Finghin Collins (piano)

Mozart: String Quartet No.5 in F Major, K158

Armida Quartet

R. Strauss:

Verführung from Vier Gesänge Op. 33, No.1

Ständchen Op. 17 No. 2

Das Rosenband Op. 36 No. 1

Gesang der Apollopriesterin from Vier Gesänge Op. 33, No. 2

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)/ Gary Matthewman (piano).

John Toal introduces the first of four programmes from Northern Ireland's newest arts and heritage centre. Portico, situated in the heart of Portaferry on the Upper Ards Peninsula, is a Grade-A listed Greek Revival Temple which has just undergone a £1.5 million restoration. While the building continues to be used by the local Presbyterian congregation, it has now become a resource for the whole community to use.

Today's programme features Irish pianist Finghin Collins, Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, and the 2009 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, in works by Bach, Mozart and Richard Strauss.

Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat major

Finghin Collins (piano)

Mozart: String Quartet No.5 in F Major, K158

Armida Quartet

R. Strauss:

Verführung from Vier Gesänge Op. 33, No.1

Ständchen Op. 17 No. 2

Das Rosenband Op. 36 No. 1

Gesang der Apollopriesterin from Vier Gesänge Op. 33, No. 2

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)/ Gary Matthewman (piano).

02Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160615

John Toal introduces the second of four programmes from Northern Ireland's newest arts and heritage centre. Portico, situated in the heart of Portaferry on the Upper Ards Peninsula, is a Grade-A listed Greek Revival Temple which has just undergone a £1.5 million restoration. While the building continues to be used by the local Presbyterian congregation, it has now become a resource for the whole community to use.

Today's programme features Irish pianist Finghin Collins, the 2009 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, and Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, in works by Schumann and Maurice Delage.

Schumann: Waldszenen Op. 82

Finghin Collins (piano)

M. Delage: Quatre Poèmes Hindous

i. Madras

ii. Lahore

iii. Benares

iv. Jeypoore

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)/Gary Matthewman (piano)

Schumann: String Quartet in F Major, Op.41 no.2

Armida Quartet.

John Toal introduces the second of four programmes from Northern Ireland's newest arts and heritage centre. Portico, situated in the heart of Portaferry on the Upper Ards Peninsula, is a Grade-A listed Greek Revival Temple which has just undergone a £1.5 million restoration. While the building continues to be used by the local Presbyterian congregation, it has now become a resource for the whole community to use.

Today's programme features Irish pianist Finghin Collins, the 2009 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, and Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, in works by Schumann and Maurice Delage.

Schumann: Waldszenen Op. 82

Finghin Collins (piano)

M. Delage: Quatre Poèmes Hindous

i. Madras

ii. Lahore

iii. Benares

iv. Jeypoore

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)/Gary Matthewman (piano)

Schumann: String Quartet in F Major, Op.41 no.2

Armida Quartet.

03Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160616

John Toal introduces the third of four programmes from Northern Ireland's newest arts and heritage centre. Portico, situated in the heart of Portaferry on the Upper Ards Peninsula, is a Grade-A listed Greek Revival Temple which has just undergone a £1.5 million restoration. While the building continues to be used by the local Presbyterian congregation, it has now become a resource for the whole community.

Today's all-Schubert programme features the 2009 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, and Irish pianist Finghin Collins.

Schubert:

Suleika I D. 720

Frühlingsglaube D. 686

Die Blumensprache D. 519

Viola D. 786

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)/ Gary Matthewman (piano)

Schubert: Four Impromptus D. 899

Finghin Collins (piano).

John Toal introduces the third of four programmes from Northern Ireland's newest arts and heritage centre. Portico, situated in the heart of Portaferry on the Upper Ards Peninsula, is a Grade-A listed Greek Revival Temple which has just undergone a £1.5 million restoration. While the building continues to be used by the local Presbyterian congregation, it has now become a resource for the whole community.

Today's all-Schubert programme features the 2009 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Competition, soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, and Irish pianist Finghin Collins.

Schubert:

Suleika I D. 720

Frühlingsglaube D. 686

Die Blumensprache D. 519

Viola D. 786

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)/ Gary Matthewman (piano)

Schubert: Four Impromptus D. 899

Finghin Collins (piano).

04Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert20160617

John Toal introduces the last of four programmes from Northern Ireland's newest arts and heritage centre. Portico, situated in the heart of Portaferry on the Upper Ards Peninsula, is a Grade-A listed Greek Revival Temple which has just undergone a £1.5 million restoration. While the building continues to be used by the local Presbyterian congregation, it has now become a resource for the whole community.

Today's programme features soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, Irish pianist Finghin Collins, and Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, in works by Debussy, Schumann and Dvorák.

Debussy:

Beau Soir

Mandoline

Apparition

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)/ Gary Matthewman (piano)

Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op. 111

Finghin Collins (piano)

Dvorák: String Quartet No. 14 in A Flat Major, Op. 105

Armida Quartet.

John Toal introduces the last of four programmes from Northern Ireland's newest arts and heritage centre. Portico, situated in the heart of Portaferry on the Upper Ards Peninsula, is a Grade-A listed Greek Revival Temple which has just undergone a £1.5 million restoration. While the building continues to be used by the local Presbyterian congregation, it has now become a resource for the whole community.

Today's programme features soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon, Irish pianist Finghin Collins, and Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Armida Quartet, in works by Debussy, Schumann and Dvorák.

Debussy:

Beau Soir

Mandoline

Apparition

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)/ Gary Matthewman (piano)

Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op. 111

Finghin Collins (piano)

Dvorák: String Quartet No. 14 in A Flat Major, Op. 105

Armida Quartet.