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Radio 3 broadcasts from Hull for the New Music Biennial 2017
Where: BBC Radio 3
When: July 1, 2017 from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
This weekend, Radio 3 is broadcasting special editions of several regular programmes from the first weekend of the New Music Biennial 2017, which UK City of Culture Hull is hosting this year. Staged by PRS for Music Foundation in association with Radio 3, the New Music Biennial showcases new and recent works from a wide range of composers and commissioners with two special events over consecutive weekends, in venues across Hull and London’s Southbank Centre.
Presented live from Hull by Elizabeth Alker today and on Sunday
Saturday Classics (1-3pm)
Anna Meredith, one of the composers taking part in the PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial, makes her Radio 3 live presenting debut from Hull, host city of the New Music Biennial and UK City of Culture 2017. Anna will be playing a selection of her favourite contemporary and classical music, before dropping in on a 2pm live broadcast of Errollyn Wallen’s piece Mighty River from Hull City Hall, introduced by Elizabeth Alker. Then it’s back to the studio for more of Anna’s musical choices.
Hear And Now (10pm-12am)
Tonight’s programme – the first of two focused on the New Music Biennial - includes recordings of some of the twenty new works featured in the initiative, made at various locations over the first two days of the Hull event. The programme is presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch live from Fruit, a venue in the heart of Hull’s cultural quarter, and will feature new music by GoGo Penguin, Gavin Bryars, Anna Meredith and Schlomo among others.
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