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.

Next time

Wednesday 3 June, 7.30pm
BSO Conductor Emeritus Marin Alsop talks leadership with Dougie Scarfe; how different countries have confronted the coronavirus crisis with varying results, how she hopes she can offer opportunties through her Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship and how she “borrowed” the BSO’s amazing Rusty Musicians project with amazing results in Baltimore.

Previous episodes

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. The concert is available to listen to until 12 June on BBC Sounds  HERE.

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.