Albrecht Mayer, Hannah Stone, Christopher Alden, Christopher Purves
Sean Rafferty meets the Berlin Philharmonic's principal oboist Albrecht Mayer, plus a sneak preview of the National Portrait Gallery's latest exhibition.
Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of live music, chat and music news.
The world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is in London as part of the celebrations of Simon Rattle's 60th birthday (the British maestro has been the orchestra's Music Director since 2002). The orchestra's principal oboist Albrecht Mayer joins Sean in the studio to talk about the orchestra's upcoming concerts.
Hannah Stone, the Official Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, performs live in the studio ahead of her performance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a special St. David's Day Gala at St. David's Hall in Cardiff in March. And director Christopher Alden and Christopher Purves join us down the line from Leeds to talk about Opera North's brand new production of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, part of a double bill that also includes Manuel de Falla's La vida breve.
Plus we get a special sneak preview of the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition 'Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends', which focuses on John Singer Sargent's collection of portraits of his closest contemporaries including artists, writers, actors and musicians.