Every day this week, BBC Radio 3’s ‘Afternoon Concert’ programme features performances by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, including several retrospective broadcasts and a particular tribute to clarinettist Robert Plane.
Rob left his post at BBCNOW last month, after spending 21 years as Principal Clarinet. This week of Radio 3 ‘Afternoon Concerts’ featuring the orchestra includes a celebration of Rob’s tenure by looking back at some recorded highlights. Tune in today just after 3:30pm to hear Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, and tomorrow at 3:45pm to hear Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie. Click here to listen again to Tuesday’s broadcast of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto — more details below.
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Corbridge Chamber Music Festival, which takes place 30 July – 1 August in the Northumberland village of Corbridge.
Artistic Directors Robert Plane and the Gould Piano Trio are joined by several brilliant guest artists for a bill of eight concert programmes over a long weekend of music-making.
Tickets can be purchased via the Festival website, which also has a full concert listing.
The concerts were recorded live two weeks ago at the in-person edition of the Festival by award-winning film maker Patrick Allen, using an elaborate 8-camera set-up to powerfully capture the thrill of a live event.
Rob and Tim appear as guests artists alongside the London Bridge Trio, as well as violinist Lucy Gould and violist Gary Pomeroy, forming a world-class chamber music line-up, with the flexibility to take on many different ensemble formats.
You may have seen that tickets have just gone on sale to the general public for the Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane’s concert this Wednesday at Wigmore Hall? Ticket sales will, however, close 24 hours before the concert.
Lucy Gould (violin), Robert Plane (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano) are then playing at the fabulous Barnes Music Festival on Saturday, in a wonderfully enticing programme entitled ‘Music in Theatre’.
The full Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane line-up then regroups for their performance for the excellent Richmondshire Concerts in North Yorkshire