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Violeta Urmana, Adrian Varela and band, National Children's Orchestra, Peter Frankl

International star soprano Violeta Urmana takes a break from rehearsals to drop in to talk to Sean ahead of her BBC Proms performance as Isolde in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov this weekend.

Live music today from violinist Adrian Varela, who brings his tango band to the In Tune studio for a taste of the late-night delights in store for audiences at the 2013 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester, which opens tomorrow. Pianist Peter Frankl will also play music by Schumann and Debussy.

The National Children's Orchestra's director, Roger Clarkson, talks to Sean about the enduring success and amazing standard reached by children all over the country involved in the orchestra over the years as they prepare to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a concert at the Barbican. He'll be joined by Philharmonia clarinettist Jennifer McLaren.

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Thu 25 Jul 2013 16:30

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