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In the year of the pandemic, BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition 2020 opens up to all musical styles for the first time
Marking the start of the musical count-down to the festive season, BBC Radio 3 launches a re-vamped Breakfast Carol Competition 2020.
This September, BBC Radio 3’s flagship adventurous music programmes, Late Junction and Freeness, team up to curate a virtual stage at Tusk Festival 2020 - an innovative digital-first version of Tyneside’s most forward-thinking music festival.
In light of the recent speculation about the Last Night Of The Proms, we are today announcing the programme for the concert.
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Baroque Ensemble Scheme aims to inspire and support British talent during the pandemic a partnership with the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) and the Royal College of Music (RCM)
BBC Radio 3 today announced a development opportunity in response to Covid-19 and as part of New Generation Baroque Ensemble Scheme in partnership with NCEM and RCM.
A compelling and curious collection of tales for BBC Radio 3 created and recorded during lockdown, for BBC Arts Culture In Quarantine. Featuring the first pilot of Audio Orchestrator, an innovative tool for creating a surround sound experience using phones, tablets and laptops.
BBC Proms announce Laura Marling, Benjamin Grosvenor and Philharmonia Orchestra to join live line-up
Award-winning British singer-songwriter Laura Marling will be part of the live Proms this summer.
Edinburgh’s streets won’t be awash with tourists, artists and people handing out flyers this August, but the BBC still has programming to provide a flavour of the festivals.
Grammy award-winning conductor and composer Jules Buckley stands in for Clemmie Burton-Hill to guest present BBC Radio 3’s Classical Fix podcast, as part of the BBC Proms 2020.
From Bernstein to Benedetti, Haitink to Hvorostovsky, Mackerras to Kanneh-Masons, musical greats, from the past and the present, are coming together in one extraordinary Proms season.
This week marks the 10th anniversary of New Generation Thinkers, run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Each year, 10 of the brightest minds in the arts and humanities are chosen for the scheme, which brings their vibrant mix of research to BBC radio and television to capture the public imagination. One hundred early-career researchers have been involved in New Generation Thinkers since 2010.
Following Tony Hall’s extension of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine and the recent success of Lockdown Live at London’s Wigmore Hall series throughout June, live classical music will return to Scotland with four recitals at Glasgow’s City Halls, as broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, outlines future commitment to arts following Culture In Quarantine
The BBC will broadcast the first performances from The Royal Opera House since lockdown as well as performances from other top opera houses that have had to cancel performances due to Coronavirus, in an extension of the Culture in Quarantine programme.
Radio stations across Europe join BBC Radio 3 in celebrating return of live classical music to UK airwaves
Radio stations across Europe will broadcast the station’s Lunchtime Concerts from London’s Wigmore Hall to audiences all over the continent. European Broadcasting Union Radio Stations involved include: Swedish Radio; RAI (Italy); NPO (The Netherlands); ORF (Austria); LRT (Lithuania); and more.
125 years on from its creation, the Proms will once again provide a remarkable summer of music, fulfilling founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood’s vision to ‘bring the greatest classical music to the widest possible audience’.
25 new works of literary, musical, visual, sonic, and performance arts themed around lockdown announced as part of Culture In Quarantine - launched by Jonty Claypole, Director of BBC Arts, at the beginning of lockdown.
BBC Radio 6 Music reached a record 2.56 million listeners (from 2.49m last quarter and 2.52m last year), with the station’s weekday breakfast show with Lauren Laverne also seeing its biggest audience ever with 1.3 million listeners, according to the latest Rajars.
Leading musicians including Mitsuko Uchida, Mark Padmore, Iestyn Davies to perform and broadcast live to the nation.
BBC Arts and Radio 3 ask the nation to Get Creative, forming the BBC Lockdown Orchestra to play You Got The Love
Public to perform and sing on track with BBC Orchestras, BBC Singers and the Ulster Orchestra as part of a UK-wide performance for Get Creative festival.
Mental Health Awareness Week this year falls in unprecedented times - the nation is coming to terms with isolation and uncertainty and the UK is facing an unknown future.
The BBC today announced dedicated programming across television, radio and BBC iPlayer to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Bernardine Evaristo, Neil Gaiman, Marian Keyes, Maggie O’Farrell, Sir Tim Rice and Robert Webb confirmed for virtual book festival Friday 8 - Sunday 10 May.
Musical postcards from Jonny Greenwood, Anna Clyne, James Macmillan, and Belle Chen send message of hope to BBC Radio 3 audiences
The station announces further details for Postcards from Composers initiative, featuring 30-second commissions for solo instrumentalists by twenty composers, as recorded by BBC Orchestras musicians.
BBC Radio 4’s flagship arts programme Front Row will broadcast performances by concert pianist Víkingur Ólafsson - the show’s Artist in Residence - during lockdown as part of the Culture in Quarantine initiative.
The BBC will support and represent faith communities during the COVID-19 pandemic across its networks.
09.04.2020 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, CBeebies, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Online and interactive, News, Factual, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, Commissioning, BBC Sounds, BBC Scotland
BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four unveiled classical music content on radio, TV and online, as part of the cross-arts, cross-platform, BBC Arts festival, Culture In Quarantine.
The BBC’s religious programming over Easter 2020 will offer a rich mix of brand new and live content across its TV and radio channels, to mark the celebrated Christian holiday and provide companionship, shared experiences and a sense of connection to the outside world for all.
BBC News has outlined its initial plans for how it will continue to offer its audiences trusted and accurate news throughout the Coronavirus crisis.
Whether love or heartbreak is in the air, BBC Radio 3 has something for everyone this Valentine’s Day.
BBC Radio 3 announces star-studded dramas including a never before produced Anthony Burgess script starring Christopher Eccleston
The new audio dramas will feature leading voices in British theatre and television including David Suchet, Maxine Peake, Christopher Eccleston and Toby Jones, and award-winning 20th century writers, thinkers and playwrights including Roy Williams OBE.
It was a stable quarter for BBC radio (Q4 2019, 16 Sept - 15 Dec) with 33.58 million listeners and a share of 51% (from 33.45m/49.4% in last quarter and 33.97/50.9% last year), according to latest data from Rajar.
05.02.2020 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
The BBC today unveiled further programming as part of a year-long pan-BBC season, Beethoven Unleashed, to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s most-loved composers.
The BBC is marking Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January 2020) and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau with a special televised Holocaust Memorial Day event, as well as a range of content across TV and radio.
BBC Radio and BBC Sounds announce their on-air and on-demand highlights for the festive period.
25.11.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
On TV, BBC One will air Remembrance programming including the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2019 and The Cenotaph. BBC One will also broadcast a special one-off documentary, Gary Lineker: My Grandad’s War, where the presenter retraces the steps of his late grandfather Stanley Abbs during World War Two.
Latest Rajar data (Q3 2019, 24 June - 15 September) shows that BBC Radio 5 live sports extra reached record audiences with 2.2 million weekly listeners during the summer months (from 1.48m last quarter and 1.67m last year).
This October, BBC Radio 3 will dive into one of the fastest growing musical movements today by exploring the exhilarating and immersive world of music for video games. BAFTA award-winning games composer, Jessica Curry, joins BBC Radio 3 for a recurring four-part series Sound Of Gaming from Saturday 26 October, 3pm - 4pm.
Blue Peter is launching its first ever music badge in collaboration with BBC Music Day on Thursday with lifelong Blue Peter fan and multi award-winning singer/songwriter, Ed Sheeran, designing the latest iconic shield.
24.09.2019 BBC One, CBBC, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Radio 6 Music, Radio, News, Daytime, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, BBC Music, BBC Sounds, Sport
Thousands of people are expected to enjoy a magical evening of music at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast, tomorrow night at this year’s BBC Proms In The Park in Northern Ireland.
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