Classic FM has hired Sir Trevor McDonald to host a special four-part Sunday evening series starting on July 12th.
Sir Trevor McDonald’s Headliners will celebrate the musicians who make, or have made, the headlines around the world.
They include Jacqueline du Pré, Maria Callas and André Previn, plus Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martha Argerich and Maxim Vengerov.
Sir Trevor McDonald said: “Presenting programmes about the music I love has long been on
my bucket list, so I was delighted when Classic FM asked me. I am looking forward to
sharing the world’s greatest music and the headlines behind that music with listeners.”
In his first programme on Classic FM, as well as featuring John Barbirolli and the Hallé
Orchestra, Sir Trevor will also shine the spotlight on the conductor and musician Daniel
Barenboim, the great American opera singer Jessye Norman and the violin virtuosos Yehudi
Menuhin and Stéphane Grappelli.
Phil Noyce, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “Sir Trevor McDonald is one of our country’s best-loved newscasters and presenters, who’s had a magnificent career spanning
60 years. We are therefore delighted that he is joining Classic FM, where he will get to indulge in his lifelong passion for classical music. His new series will be a celebration of the biggest headliners in the classical music world – many of whom Sir Trevor has met personally – and I know that our 5.5 million weekly listeners will join us in welcoming this true broadcasting legend to the station.”
Sir Trevor McDonald’s Headliners will be broadcast every Sunday from 9pm to 10pm,
from 12th July to 2nd August on Classic FM.