Friday 30 June 8pm … in Evenings with the Orchestra, programmer Chris Blower draws our attention to a number of works conducted by internationally renowned Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel. The program begins with Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Juan and concludes with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Along the way there are Debussy’s La mer, and Prokofiev’s Piano concerto no 2, with Yuja Wang at the keyboard.
Sunday 2 July 6pm … in the first part of her series The Mannheim Rocket, programmer Anne-Louise Luccarini looks at the music not only of Johann Stamitz but also Christian Cannabich, Ludwig August Lebrun (his Oboe concerto in D minor with soloist Heinz Holliger) and Antonio Sacchini.
Tuesday 4 July 2pm … in Byrd’s 400th Anniversary, programmer Meg Matthews commemorates a composer who managed to thrive in Elizabethan England despite being a recusant Catholic. The centrepiece of the program is his Mass for four voices, one of three he composed for liturgical use for his fellow Catholics – a dangerous proposition at a time when celebration of the Catholic mass was forbidden.