Howard Shelley, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, David Bintley
Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. Howard Shelley performs live in the studio, as do Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis and Seckou Keita.
Sean Rafferty presents a lively mix of music, conversation and arts news. His guests today include the pianist and director Howard Shelley who performs live in the studio ahead of his concert with the London Mozart Players who celebrate their 70th anniversary at St John's Smith Square on Wednesday. We also hear from a stellar cast of musicians who number amongst their ranks Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kerry Andrews, Jim Molyneux, Beth Porter, Rachel Newton and Kris Drever. They'll be performing new musical commissions the book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris at the Queen Elizabeth Hall tomorrow. The Choreographer David Bintley joins us down the line from Birmingham, too, to speak about a production of Beauty and the Beast the Birmingham Royal Ballet company are due to take on tour.