Kevin Zhu, Simone Young, Edward Armitage
Guests include the 2012 winner of the Menuhin Competition Junior category, 12 year old violinist Kevin Zhu with conductor Joji Hattori ahead of his London debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Plus we talk to Australian conductor Simone Young in Birmingham about her upcoming concert with CBSO, and Edward Armitage with trombonist John Kenny in Edinburgh about a new collaboration between JAM and the Red Note Ensemble.
Also today, another instalment in The Story of Music in 50 pieces. Composer Howard Goodall, in conversation with Suzy Klein, explores his personal choice of 50 compositions that changed the course of music history, every weekday at 5.30pm. The Story of Music continues in Essential Classics weekdays at 11am, and each episode is available as a download.
Today: Schubert's masterpiece song-cycle Winterreise.
Presented by Sean Rafferty
Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.