Harpsichord and conductor player Steven Devine will contribute to the Radio 3 Home Sessions playing Buxtehude: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BuxWV 163. Hear his interview with presenter Katie Derham on on BBC Radio 3 In Tune at 18:20 on April 28. The programme is streamed live on the BBC Radio 3 website and will be available as ‘audio on demand’ for 30 days after the broadcast.
Tenor Samuel Boden will appear as a guest on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on May 23. As well as some Fauré and Britten performed live in the studio listeners can hear his recording of the Charpentier Seconde leçon de Ténèbres du Mercredi saint with Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen to be released by Hyperion Records.
Conductor Nicholas Kraemer appears on BBC Radio 3 In Tune as Sean Rafferty’s guest on Monday April 6. Having recently turned 70, Nicholas will be discussing the stylistic developments he has witnessed over his long career. He will also preview his forthcoming concert with the English Chamber Orchestra on April 14 at Cadogan Hall, London when he will be joined by pianist Imogen Copper and soprano Mary Bevan for a programme of Bach, Handel and Mozart.
Newly-signed Mezzo soprano Sarah Champion will appear on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune previewing Pop Up Opera’s production of Bizet’s Dr Miracle in which she takes the role of Véronique. Opening on March 4 at The Bull, Highgate, North London the show tours the UK until May 3.
David Hill will conduct the première of Bob Chilcott’s The Angry Planet at the BBC Proms on August 5. Commissioned by The Bach Choir, the performance will feature four choirs – The Bach Choir, The BBC Singers, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and childrens’ choirs from several London boroughs. View a video about the piece at http://www.thebachchoir.org.uk/videos/angryplanet.php. David Hill will discuss the work on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme on August 3 –
You can catch Nicholas Kraemer on BBC Radio 3’s In tune on Monday March 21 at 5.15. Nicholas will be talking to Sean Rafferty about his forthcoming performance of Handel’s Saul with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales and a team of top Handel soloists at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea on March 25 http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/events/430
Later this month renaissance specialist Robert Howarth conducts the Monteverdi Vespers 1610 for a tour with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment:
April 27 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
April 28 Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Eindhoven
April 29 Muziekcentrum Wilmersberg Zaal, Enschede
April 30 Philharmonie, Berlin
May 2 St George’s, Bristol
May 26 Salisbury Cathedral
He will be Petroc Trelawny’s guest for Radio 3’s In Tune on April 20 and appears with the OAE at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon on April 23 directing The Glory of Venice, a programme featuring the work of Monteverdi and his contemporaries.