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The 21st-Century Orchestra

Tom Service presents performances of 21st century orchestral music from Northern Ireland and Scotland. David Brophy conducts the Ulster Orchestra in works by Deirdre Gribbin, Kevin Volans and Ryan Molloy - the world premiere of a concerto composed for violinist Darragh Morgan, inspired by Molloy and Morgan's common heritage in Irish traditional music. There's a UK premiere too, by Olga Neuwirth, with Matthias Pintscher conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Tonight's Modern Muses features composer Terry Riley and the leader of the Kronos Quartet David Harrington reflecting on their long collaboration. Plus the first of three Proms Inspire commissions and a birthday greeting to Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino, who turned 70 earlier this month.

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Sat 22 Apr 2017 22:00

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