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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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Susannah Austin & Stef Conner

    Sun on Water (from People Watch)

  • Stef Conner

    What we see (finale) (from People Watch)

    Conductor: Timothy Burke. Choir: Streetwise Opera Explore Group.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D, 3rd mvt

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no.85 in B flat “The Queen of France”: finale

    Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Sony.
  • William Byrd

    Miserere mei, Deus

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Music Arranger: Nico Muhly.
    • Decca.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no.2, 1st mvt

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet no.9 mov. 3

    Ensemble: Carducci Quartet.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet no.10 mov 3

    Ensemble: Carducci Quartet.
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

    Double Bass Concerto No 2 in D major (1st mvt)

    Performer: Chi-Chi Nwanoku. Conductor: Paul Goodwin. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
  • Scott Joplin

    Elite Syncopations

    Performer: Matthew Trusler. Performer: Wayne Marshall.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Finale (Orchestral Suite no.6)

    Orchestrator: Henry Wood. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Carl Nielsen, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra & Sakari Oramo

    Symphony no.4 “the Inextinguishable”: 2nd mvt

    • BIS.
  • William Walton

    Symphony No 1 in B flat minor (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Rigoletto - Act 3; La Donna e mobile [Duke's song]

    Singer: José Carreras. Orchestra: Ed Starink. Conductor: Marcello Viotti.
    • With a Song in my Heart: Jose Carreras.
    • Teldec.
    • 9.


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