9 March 2020
Jonathan James discusses Sibelius’ Symphony No.5, what inspired him, how he developed his ideas – in other words how he composed.
18 Febraury 2020
David Hoult & Nigel Short discuss Tenebrae, choral ensembles & the groups Bridgewater Hall programme.
15 November 2019
Harry Christophers and Eamonn Duggan, from The Sixteen, discuss Monteverdi’s Vespers. With performances from the Genesis 16 Choir.
11 October 2019
Classical music expert, Dr Jonathan James discusses the programme of the Moscow Philharmonic concert, specifically similarities between Tchaikovsky as a Romantic composer and Shostakovich as a Soviet composer, with a special focus on Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10.
Please note – we experienced some technical difficulties in the first 2-3 minutes but the sound quality is greatly impoved after that time, so please stick with it if you decide to listen.
2 October 2019
Lloyd Coleman (Associate Music Director of the Paraorchestra) and Charlotte Harding (composer) discuss composing and performing with the Paraorchestra.
Paraorchestra Pre-concert Talk 2 Oct 2019