Live from Free Thinking

In front of a live audience at Sage Gateshead, as part BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of ideas, Tom Service asks an invited panel, "Who's really in charge of the classical music world?"

His guests include Chief Executive of Sound and Music - Susanna Eastburn, property developer and creator of London concert venue King's Place - Peter Millican, harpsichordist and organist - Mahan Esfahani, Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Stephen Maddock and composer, DJ and founder of the alternative classical club and record label Nonclassical - Gabriel Prokofiev.

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BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival takes place at Sage Gateshead 25-27 October and is broadcast for three weeks on Radio 3 from Friday 25 October.

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Sat 26 Oct 2013 12:15


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Service
Interviewed GuestSusanna Eastburn
Interviewed GuestPeter Millican
Interviewed GuestMahan Esfahani
Interviewed GuestStephen Maddock
Interviewed GuestGabriel Prokofiev