Friday Night is Music Night – Ken Bruce presents a special recording of BBC Radio 2’s weekly music show
BBC Concert Orchestra
Richard Balcombe conductor
Ken Bruce presenter
Rebecca Bottone soprano
Bonaventura Bottone tenor
Benjamin Hughes cello
Roderick Elms piano
Programme to include
Smetana The Bartered Bride Overture
Nigel Hess Ladies in Lavender Theme (theme)
Sullivan Yeomen of the Guard Overture
Richard Addinsell Warsaw Concerto
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody
Dvořàk Silent Woods
Delius La Calinda (Koanga)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (18th variation)
The world’s long running orchestral music show pays its first visit to Saffron Hall.
First broadcast in 1953 on the Light Programme, Friday Night is Music Night is now well into its 7th decade. BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce presents guest singers Rebecca Bottone (soprano) and Bonaventura Bottone (tenor) and Richard Balcombe conducts music from Smetana’s The Bartered Bride; Suppe’s The Poet and Peasant; Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody. The BBC Concert Orchestra’s principal cellist Benjamin Hughes is the soloist in Dvorak’s Silent Woods and pianist Roderick Elms joins the orchestra for Rachmaninov’s 18th variation of his Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini plus Richard Addinsell’s great filmic work The Warsaw Concerto.
The concert will be recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 27 November.
Tickets are free, but must be booked.