Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today features Sibelius from the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, Ives from the Ulster Orchestra as part of their summer series of American music, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Perth playing a Mahler symphony and an overture by anniversary composer Benjamin Britten.
Presented by Penny Gore.
Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat major
John Storgards (conductor).
Ives: Three Places in New England
Pierre André-Valade (conductor).
Britten: The Building of the House ? Overture
Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).