Join us from the comfort of your home for a weekly series of artist-led magazine programmes. These regular discussions feature some of the Orchestra’s favourite guest soloists and conductors in conversation as they chat about their musical highlights and appearances with the BSO.
Wednesday 15 July, 7.30pm
Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor shares his thoughts with Heather Duncan, discussing performing both with orchestras and smaller chamber groups and talks about his passion for playing Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt.
Wednesday 8 July
Clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer catches up with Heather Duncan and chats about his desire to showcase music digitally and how the safe return of live music-making is so important.
Wednesday 1 July
Andrew Burn raids the BSO archive and shares his choices of footage from the past.
Wednesday 24 June
BSO Associate Guest Conductor David Hill talks about life in lockdown and the music that has taken him on a journey through it.
Wednesday 17 June
Kirill Karabits meets up with superstar violinist Nemanja Radulović for an entertaining catch-up chat about life, music and introduces us to an eclectic selection of musical choices.
Wednesday 10 June
Michael Chance talks about his role as Artistic Director of Grange Festival, and the digital projects online including the streaming of the BSO’s Grange concert performance of Bernstein’s sparkling and witty operetta Candide from 2018.
Wednesday 3 June
Marin Alsop talks leadership, how she hopes she can offer opportunties through her Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship and how she took the BSO’s Rusty Musicians project to Baltimore.
Wednesday 27 May
Cellist Johannes Moser, talks about his memories of the great Mstislav Rostropovich, how he feels he is able to give back something to the community and his creative freedom under lockdown.
Wednesday 20 May
Dougie Scarfe gives an update on BSO plans and introduces some digital content from around the internet produced by some well-loved BSO visiting artists.
Wednesday 13 May
Prior to the broadcast of an archive concert from our 2017/18 season on BBC Radio 3 featuring Kirill and Simon Trpčeski performing Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Walton, Kirill reminisces on the occasion.
Wednesday 6 May
Kirill and Dougie discuss the series of recordings of former Soviet Union composers that the BSO is undertaking with Chandos called Voices from the East.
Wednesday 29 April
Kirill and Dougie are joined by pianist Sunwook Kim and talk about all things Beethoven and Sunwook’s help in choosing the BSO’s new Steinway piano.
Wednesday 22 April
Kirill Karabits talks with Dougie Scarfe about his BSO journey to date, from his first foray with British repertoire to releasing a critically acclaimed recording of Walton and finding musical joy.