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Radio 3 at The Biggest Weekend - Live from Coventry

Live from War Memorial Park, Coventry, the BBC Concert Orchestra team up with stars from Strictly, violin legend Nigel Kennedy and the BBC Young Musician winner Lauren Zhang.

Strictly stars Chloe Hewitt, Amy Dowden, AJ Pritchard and Gorka Marquez join Katie Derham, conductor Gavin Sutherland and the BBC Concert Orchestra for music and dance. There'll also be an appearance from the new BBC Young Musician winner Lauren Zhang; and in part 2 violin legend Nigel Kennedy plays excerpts from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and his own unique tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Live from the War Memorial Park, Coventry.

Styne: Gypsy Overture
Rodgers: Carousel Waltz
arr. Paul Hart: Roaring Twenties Medley
Ary Barroso: Aquarela do Brasil
Tchaikovsky: Adagio from the Act III Grand Pas de Deux in Sleeping Beauty
Irving Berlin: Top Hat

BBC Young Musician winner - Lauren Zhang

INTERVAL

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (excerpts)
Classical Hendrix, featuring the music of Jimi Hendrix

Strictly dancers: Amy Dowden, Chloe Hewitt, Gorka Marquez, AJ Pritchard
Nigel Kennedy (acoustic & electric violin)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto no.2

    Performer: Lauren Zhang. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Duke Ellington

    It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

    Performer: James Morrison Quartet. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • George Gershwin

    Foggy Day

    Performer: James Morrison Quartet. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • George Gershwin

    They can't take that away from me

    Performer: James Morrison Quartet. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime

    Performer: James Morrison Quartet. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Harold Arlen

    I've got the world on a string

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Sammy Fain

    Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Ensemble: James Morrison Quartet.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Four Seasons - Winter (mvts I and II)

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Four Seasons - Summer (movement III)

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Nigel Kennedy

    Fallen Forest

  • Nigel Kennedy

    Melody in the Wind

  • Nigel Kennedy

    Purple Haze

  • Nigel Kennedy

    Little Wing

  • Nigel Kennedy

    Crosstown Traffic

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus

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