BBC Philharmonic - Shakespeare
The BBC Philharmonic plays music inspired by Shakespeare. With five new works by young composers, each inspired by a Shakespeare sonnet, plus part of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond
Chiu-yu Chou: The Tongue
Daniel Kidane: Sirens
Nina Whiteman: The map of days outworn
Aaron Parker: Serisu
Tom Coult: Sonnet machine
BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the third of the category finalists in this year's brass competition.
Horn player Ben Goldscheider plays music by:
Salonen, Saint-Saëns and York Bowen
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
Andrew Gourlay (conductor)
Five pieces by young composers, specially commissioned for the BBC's Shakespeare 400 Festival feature in the first half of tonight's concert. Each takes as its inspiration one of Shakespeare's sonnets. A selection from Prokofiev's graphic and colourful ballet music for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet provides a fitting second half to the concert.