Classic FM celebrates 20 years on-air

The UK’s first national commercial radio station turns 20 this September and is celebrating with a special concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

The evening will be broadcast live with hosts John Suchet and Margherita Taylor.

Classic FM Live, on Monday 24th September, will feature performances from internationally-renowned musicians and artists.

Classic FM’s Orchestra in Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, will make their Classic FM Live debut. Joining them will be a host of classical stars, including the thrilling violinist Tasmin Little, the dynamic young pianist HJ Lim and tenor favourite Wynn Evans, as well as performances from the Crouch End Festival Chorus, plus other special guests still to be announced.

The repertoire on the night includes performances of Classic FM Hall of Fame favourites, such as Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, compete with a firework finale.

Classic FM’s Managing Director Darren Henley said: “When Classic FM launched in 1992, we changed the way that people listened to classical music. Two decades on, we’re the UK’s biggest classical music radio station and as part of our 20th birthday celebrations, Classic FM Live promises to be one of the most exciting musical nights of the year.”

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm by RadioToday UK

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