Monday, 15 June 2020

Live music returns to Glasgow City Halls

Performing with Ian Page at the Classical Opera and the Mozartists Gala Concert, Goldsmiths' Hall. Photo credit Roger Way
Michael Mofidian at the Classical Opera and the Mozartists Gala Concert
Goldsmiths' Hall (Photo Roger Way)
Next month, BBC Radio 3 is planning to broadcast the first live classical concerts in Scotland. From 14 to 17 July 2020, there will be a series of four Lunchtime Concerts broadcast live from Glasgow's City Hall. The recitals will involve solo and duo performers based in Central Scotland; every concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and streamed on BBC Sounds and the City Hall's website.

The series opens with bass-baritone Michael Mofidian (a Jette Parker Young Artist at Covent Garden for from 2018 to 2020) and pianist Julia Lynch in a programme called Music when no-one else is near, with Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Ravel's Don Quichotte à Dulcinée and RVW's Songs of Travel. This is followed by pianist Steven Osborne in an all Schubert programme, then tenor Thomas Walker accompanied at the harpsichord by John Butt (director of the Dunedin Consort) in operatic arias and keyboard works by Handel and his contemporaries. The series finishes with percussionist Colin Currie in a programme of music by Per Nøgård, Bryce Dessner, Kalevi Aho, Kevin Volans, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toshio Hosokawa, and Iannis Xenakis.

Full details from BBC Radio 3

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