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Ken Bruce presents a selection of classical pop from Saffron Hall in Essex, with music by Smetana, Suppe, Sullivan, Dvorak, Rachmaninov and Richard Addinsell.

Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents a selection of classical pops from Saffron Hall in Essex.

The only way is Essex for the BBC Concert Orchestra this week as Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night is broadcast for the first time from Saffron Hall in Saffron Walden in Essex. Saffron Hall built in the grouds of Saffron Walden County High School is the result of what is believed to be the largest private direct donation to a British state school: a gift of over £10m from an anonymous local donor with a passion for music.

Tonight the BBC Concert Orchestra will be testing the state of the art acoustic with a programme of popular Friday Night classics. Ken Bruce presents guest singers Rebecca and Bonaventura Bottone and Richard Balcombe conducts music from Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Suppe's Poet and Peasant and Sullivan's Yeoman of the Guard. The BBC Concert Orchestra's principal cellist Benjamin Hughes is the soloist in Dvorak's Silent Woods and pianist Roderick Elms joins the orchestra for Rachmaninov's 18th variation of his Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini plus Richard Addinsell's great filmic work - The Warsaw Concerto.

Recorded at Saffron Hall - 25th November.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Friday Night Is Music Night Opening Sig Tune

    Conductor: Richard Balcombe.
  • Richard Balcombe & BBC Concert Orchestra

    Overture to The Bartered Bride

  • Anthony Moffat & BBC Concert Orchestra

    Ladies In Lavender Suite - Main Theme

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Rebecca Bottone

    Die Fledermaus - operetta in 3 acts

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe, Benjamin Hughes & Derek Hannigan

    Sous Les Tilleuls

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Bonaventura Bottone

    YOU ARE MY HEARTS DELIGHT

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    OVERTURE: YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Rebecca Bottone & Bonaventura Bottone

    Driving In The Park (The Merry Widow)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Roderick Elms

    Warsaw Concerto

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Bonaventura Bottone

    My Heart and I (Old Chelsea)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Lark In The Clear Air

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Benjamin Hughes

    SILENT WOODS

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Rebecca Bottone

    SPHARENKLANGE

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    La Calinda

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe & Roderick Elms

    18TH VARIATION - RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI

  • Bonaventura Bottone, Rebecca Bottone & BBC Concert Orchestra

    LOVE WHAT HAS GIVEN YOU THIS MAGIC POWER

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Overture - Poet and Peasant

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Friday Night Is Music Night Closing Sig Tune

    Conductor: Richard Balcombe.

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