Penny Gore hosts a week of programmes featuring a LIVE concert at 2pm every day.
Today it's the BBC Philharmonic live from their homat MediaCity in Salford. Juanjo Mena conducts music by Walton, Britten and Tchaikovsky - music from his ever-popular ballet "The Nutcracker".
And following that, hot off the press from a concert given on Saturday by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek conducts Mahler's 2nd Symphony - "The Resurrection", with soloists Chen Reiss and Katarina Karneus, and the Guildhall Symphony Chorus.
Live from Salford
Walton: Overture "Scapino"
Britten: Quatre Chansons Francaises
with Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker" (highlights)
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Symphony No.2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Chen Reiss (soprano)
Katarina Karneus (mezzo-soprano)
Guildhall Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Afternoon on 3 is live every day this week at 2pm.
Every programme features British music, as part of Afternoon on 3's continuing focus on home-grown music and artists.
Today it's the turn of the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Junjo Mena.
Tomorrow the BBC Singers bring us Music for Advent from Tonbridge School Chapel, with music from Palestrina through Arnold Bax to Nico Muhly.
On Wednesday live at 2pm, the BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Barry Wordsworth play music by Holst and Vaughan Williams, plus the world premiere of Jonathan Dove's portrait piece for Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi - suggested to the composer by Radio 3 listeners during R3's highly succesful Portraits Day in May this year.
On Thursday live at 2pm, a concert with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins from the City Halls, Glasgow - including the UK premiere of Paul Hindemith's piano concerto for the left hand - written in 1923 for Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in the First World War - although it was never performed by him. Olli Mustonen is the soloist in that and in Bartok's final work - his 3rd Piano Concerto, with its beautiful slow movement.
On Friday live at 2pm, Garry Walker conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, in a concert of Christmas music by Samuel Barber, Gerald Finzi and Leroy Anderson. The soloists are harpist Catrin Finch and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas - who also guide us through proceedings.