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BBC Symphony Orchestra

The BBC SO live in Maida Vale. Barber: Overture (The School for Scandal). Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F. Bernstein: Symphonic Dances (West Side Story). Plus BBC NOW in George Lloyd.

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 the BBC Symphony Orchestra round off the series with a concert of American favourites live at their home in London's Maida Vale Studio 1, with American conductor Joshua Weilerstein.

Following the concert, Katie Derham presents the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in concert in Truro just a couple of weeks ago. They join forces with local choir the Three Spires Festival Singers to perform a major choral-orchestral work by Cornish composer George Lloyd, born in St. Ives 100 years ago this year (he died in 1998).

LIVE from Maida Vale Studio 1, London
Barber: The School for scandal - overture, Op. 5
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major
Bernstein, orch. Ramin and Kostal: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Martin Roscoe (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Joshua Weilerstein (conductor)

3.25pm
George Lloyd: A Symphonic Mass
Three Spires Festival Singers,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Martyn Brabbins (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 6 Dec 2013 14:00

Music Played

  • Samuel Barber

    The School for scandal - overture Op.5

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Composer: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • George Gershwin

    Concerto in F major for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Martin Roscoe. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic dances from 'West Side story', orch. Ramin & Kostal

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • George Lloyd

    A Symphonic Mass for chorus and orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

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