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    BBC Radio 3 in Residence

    James B. Wilson
    James B. Wilson

    The radio station is in residence, broadcasting live from our venues

    As part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine series, BBC Radio 3 joins us for 12 days of music and talks, broadcast live from the Royal Festival Hall.

    The residency opens with the world premiere of composer James B Wilson’s latest work, inspired by a resonant moment in the recent Black Lives Matter protests, performed by Chineke! Orchestra.

    Tasmin Little, the violinist called ‘flawless’ by The Times, presents her last-ever recital at a major UK venue, in an event jointly presented by Park Lane Group and the Southbank Centre.

    Tasmin Little, violinist

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents concerts in its 2020 Vision series, which offers a fresh perspective on familiar classics, alongside music we should never have forgotten and the pieces that everyone today needs to hear.

    The Philharmonia Orchestra brings an American-themed selection marking the orchestra's 75th birthday, in which conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali takes a trip to the percussion section for music by Steve Reich. Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the orchestra for an all-Beethoven concert.

    Roderick Williams and Rowan Pierce lend their voices to the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for Handel’s tale of unrequited love, Apollo e Dafne.

    Working together with our Resident Orchestras and BBC Radio 3, we’ve created a programme that acknowledges the urgent issues of our times, with a special focus on the contribution of Black composers across history.   

    Contemporary Black composers come to the fore in programmes from the National Youth Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta, featuring works by Errollyn Wallen, Adolphus Hailstork, Jessie Montgomery, Hannah Kendall, George Lewis and Tania León. 

    You can also hear historic works by composers including Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price and Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

    Alongside the classical music programme, we are also hosting intimate BBC Radio 3 literature events.

    Listen to classical music and talks live on BBC Radio 3

    Part of our new series Inside Out

    'The Royal Festival Hall needs to reverberate again and we are so grateful to all our partners who will be helping us bring it back to life, allowing us to reconnect with our audiences through streaming and radio broadcasts.' 

    Gillian Moore, Director Of Music and Performing Arts at the Southbank Centre