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Episode 2

With Penny Gore. BBC Philharmonic in Sibelius: Symphony No 5. Ulster Orchestra in Ives: Three Places in New England. Plus the BBC SSO in music by Britten and Mahler.

Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today features Sibelius from the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, Ives from the Ulster Orchestra as part of their summer series of American music, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Perth playing a Mahler symphony and an overture by anniversary composer Benjamin Britten.

Presented by Penny Gore.

2.10pm
Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat major
BBC Philharmonic,
John Storgards (conductor).

Ives: Three Places in New England
Ulster Orchestra,
Pierre André-Valade (conductor).

3.05pm
Britten: The Building of the House ? Overture
Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Donald Runnicles (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 5 in E flat major

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Building of the House –Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
  • Charles Ives

    Three Places in New England

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre-André Valade.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor

    Conductor: Donald Runnicles.

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