You may have heard that, as part of its Piano Season, BBC Radio 3 is bringing its Live in Concert series down to Devon in collaboration with us, the Two Moors Festival, with a performance of Robin Holloway’s Gilded Goldbergs, a re-composition for two pianos after JS Bach.
While we’re obviously very excited to be working with the BBC to bring this fantastic concert – with pianists Ashley Wass and Huw Watkins at the helm – to St John the Baptist church in Hatherleigh on October 15th, there’s also an abundance of other brilliant performances taking place around the UK in the lead-up to the October event that you also need to make sure you hear.
Over the coming week, there are eight broadcasts from venues up and down the country. On Monday (September 24th), husband and wife team Pascal and Ami Roge will play Debussy and Poulenc at Wyastone Leys in the Wye Valley, while on Tuesday The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage 2012 continues live from Ealing Abbey in London, with a programme focusing on Brumel’s The Earthquake Mass.
Wednesday sees the London Philharmonic Orchestra put Strauss’s Die Fraue ohne Schatten through its paces at the Royal Festival Hall in London and on Thursday, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will play Rachmaninov and Wagner live from City Halls in Glasgow.
The week is rounded off at the Sage Gateshead with the Northern Sinfonia playing Brahms and Schumann. There really is some serious music-making going on this week and we fully expect to be glued to our radios for the foreseeable future!
Don’t worry if you miss a performance here or there, either. You can catch up with all the Live in Concert programmes on BBC iPlayer, where they stay on the site for a week after the initial broadcast.
What are you looking forward to hearing this Piano Season?
- Gilded Goldbergs, a re-composition for two pianos after JS Bach (2mfblog.wordpress.com)
- Piano Season with BBC Radio 3 (2mfblog.wordpress.com)
- Hatherleigh plays host to BBC Radio 3 (2mfblog.wordpress.com)
- BBC Radio 3 at the Two Moors Festival (2mfblog.wordpress.com)
- A suite of piano programmes on the BBC (crosseyedpianist.wordpress.com)