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26/02/2010 Glasgow City Halls Special Edition

IN TUNE - Presented by Sean Rafferty

Launching a series of Radio 3 programmes from Scotland over the next week, Sean Rafferty presents In Tune live from the stage of the Grand Hall of Glasgow City Halls, home of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Music will be provided by the orchestra, its Associate Guest Conductor Stefan Solyom and Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti. Nicola will be playing a piece 'From Ayrshire' by composer James MacMillan and joining the orchestra in the Scherzo from Tchaikovsky's 'Souvenir d'un lieu cher'.

The show opens in true Scottish fashion with Alexander Mackenzie's Overture 'The Cricket on the Hearth', and there's 'From the Scottish Highlands' by Cecil Coles - the young Scottish composer killed by German sniper fire on the Western Front while on active service during World War I. There'll be well known classics too, such as Mozart's F major Divertimento for strings K.138, Sibelius's Karelia Suite and Leonard Bernstein's 'Symphonic Dances from West Side Story'.

If you would like to be in the audience for this event, free tickets are available (limited to 4 tickets per application) from the City Halls box office on 0141 353 8000 or from www.glasgowconcerthalls.com.

Main news headlines are at 5.00 and 6.00
E-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Fri 26 Feb 2010 17:00

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