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20/04/2011 Margaret Leng Tan, Alexander McCall Smith, Tamara Rojo

Presented by Sean Rafferty. With a live performance from Margaret Leng Tan and interviews with writer Alexander McCall Smith and principal dancer at the Royal Ballet Tamara Rojo.

Margaret Leng Tan takes time out from her UK tour to perform live in the In Tune studio on toy pianos and toy instruments. The John Cage interpreter and toy piano specialist tours from the 13th to the 30th April and has recently performed at the De La Warr Pavilion to compliment the first major John Cage exhibition in the UK.

Sean Rafferty interviews writer Alexander McCall Smith who, with composer Tom Cunningham, has written a new opera called The Okavanago Macbeth which will be performed by the Edinburgh Studio Opera at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.

Sean also talks to Tamara Rojo, the principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, who is about to perform the title role in Jules Massenet's 'Manon' at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Presented by Sean Rafferty.
With a selection of music and guests from the music world.
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