The BBC CO plays live. Bennett: Lilliburlero Variations. Copland: Appalachian Spring. George Antheil: Symphony No 3. Plus music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Porter and Kern.
For the first time ever, Afternoon on 3 has a live concert every day of the week - one by each of the five BBC Orchestras, playing at their respective homes in Cardiff, Salford, London and Glasgow. An American thread runs throughout the week, as part of Afternoon on 3's celebration of American music this autumn.
Today it's the turn of the BBC Concert Orchestra with Aaron Copland's ever-popular ballet suite Appalachian Spring and an all-American symphony alongside music by adopted American Richard Rodney Bennett, and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Kitty Whately joins them for a selection of great songs from the shows.
LIVE from the Mermaid Theatre, London
Richard Rodney Bennett: Lilliburlero Variations
Rodgers and Hammerstein: Mr Snow (from Carousel); Something Wonderful (from The King and I)
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (Suite for orchestra)
Jerome Kern: Bill (from Show Boat)
Cole Porter: So in Love (from Kiss Me Kate)
George Antheil: Symphony No 3 (American)
Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano),
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Barry Wordsworth (conductor).