2DAY 2013

2DAY 2013

Radio 2 shines the spotlight on the orchestra for a star-studded day featuring all your favourite presenters

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2DAY 2013: Orchestrating Radio 2

2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest running orchestral music show Friday Night is Music Night, and this year's 2Day celebrates the orchestra and its instruments, culminating in a Friday Night Is Music Night Gala concert at the Hackney Empire in London.

Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, the evening will bring together a host of Radio 2 presenters and special guest performers including Gary Barlow, Elaine Paige, Mick Hucknall, Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal - plus Tony Blackburn as you've never seen him before and a grand finale from the Radio 2 all star presenters choir.

You'll be able to watch the concert live via the Red Button and right here at bbc.co.uk/radio2.

Throughout the day, in the lead up to Friday Night is Music Night, Radio 2 explores the impact of orchestral instruments across a wide range of music...from pop to jazz...from folk to classical.

Each show, from Chris Evans to Simon Mayo is themed around a different section of the orchestra , and features special guests, orchestral moments some unlikely live music performances.