Classic FM Live at London's Royal Albert Hall might be over for another year, but you can still hear the concert at 3pm on Saturday 3 May - and for a week afterwards.
Classic FM Live returned to the Royal Albert Hall on April 29 2014 for a fantastic evening of classical favourites, accompanied by amazing lights and fireworks. Whether you missed the concert, or just fancy reliving the magic, you can listen again to the concert on Classic FM on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, and for one week after broadcast.
Guest performers included superstar violinist David Garrett, the million-selling New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra, clarinet sensation Andreas Ottensamer, the outstanding young pianist Joseph Moog performing the famous Grieg Piano Concerto, and the massed forces of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force playing various regal favourites. Husband and wife stars Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez treated the audience to some of the world's most beloved opera duets.
If that isn't enough, accordion sensation Martynas brought an incredible classical version of Lady Gaga's Telephone to the Royal Albert Hall. The Royal Northern Sinfonia, our orchestra for the night, were joined by the Crouch End Festival Chorus for a selection of choral classics, and the evening's entertainment will conclude in rousing style with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Classic FM Live programme
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Coates: Dambusters March
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - clarinet, Andreas Ottensamer
Gershwin: Prelude No. 1 - clarinet, Andreas Ottensamer
Paganini: Caprice No. 24
Paganini: Carnival de Venice, Arr. D Garrett / F. van der Heijden - violin, David Garrett
Rogers: You’ll Never Walk Alone - treble, Jack Topping
Grieg: Piano Concerto - piano, Joseph Moog
Orff: ‘O Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana
Ungar: The Ashokan Farewell
Puccini: ‘O Soave Fanciulla’ from La bohème - soprano, Ailyn Pérez, tenor, Stephen Costello
Verdi: ‘Drinking Song’ from La traviata - soprano, Ailyn Pérez, tenor, Stephen Costello
Lady Gaga: Telephone - accordion, Martynas Levickis
Morricone: La Califfa - soprano, Hayley Westenra
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture