Streetwise Opera, Sakari Oramo, Chi-Chi Nwanoku, Carducci Quartet
Sean Rafferty is joined by Sakari Oramo, who conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the 2015 Proms, and singers from the Streetwise Opera Company.
Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of music, chat and arts news. He is joined by Sakari Oramo who conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the Proms on Friday, along with the orchestra's leader, Stephen Bryant. We also welcome in to the studio cast members of 'People Watch', a brand new opera from the Streetwise Opera charity which uses music to help people suffering from homelessness. They are joined by the opera's composer Stef Conner and librettist Bil Bankes-Jones.
Also this afternoon Sean talks to double-bassist Chi-Chi Nwanoku about her exciting new 'Chineke!' orchestra, and the Carducci Quartet perform more of their ambitious Shostakovich quartet cycle live in the studio.