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International Women's Day

Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music, is the live guest as Afternoon on 3 broadcasts her opera The Vanishing Bridegroom, plus music she loves by female composers.

Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music, is Kate Molleson's live guest in the Afternoon Concert studio for International Women's Day. Our Opera Matinee is Judith Weir's The Vanishing Bridegroom, and it's complemented by music she loves by women composers from Hildegard to Saariaho.

Opera Matinee
Judith Weir: The Vanishing Bridegroom
Ailish Tynan (soprano)
Anna Stéphany (mezzo)
Andrew Tortise (tenor)
Owen Gilhooly (baritone)
Jonathan Lemalu (bass-baritone)
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Martyn Brabbins

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Overture to Céphale et Procris
Performers TBC

Kate Whitley: I am I say
Sarah-Jane Lewis (soprano)
Ashley Riches (bass-baritone)
Kender Primary School Choir
St. John's and St. Clement's Primary School Choir
Lyndhurst Primary School Choir
Multi-Story Orchestra
Conductor Christopher Stark

Kaija Saariaho: Petals
Scott Roller (cello)
Thomas Neuhaus (electronics)

Barbara Strozzi: L'Eraclito amoroso (Heraclitus in Love)
Dorothée Leclair (soprano)
Lea Rahel Bader (cello)
Yasunori Imamura (theorbo)
Jory Vinikour (harpsichord)

Arlene Sierra: Aquilo
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Jac van Steen

Judith Bingham: Vol de nuit, from The Secret Garden
Tom Winpenny (organ)

Hildegard of Bingen: work TBC
Tiburtina Ensemble
Director Barbora Kabátková

Sofiya Gubaidulina: String Quartet No 4
Kronos Quartet

Weir: Moon and Star
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Martyn Brabbins.

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