On Air Now
Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
We’re celebrating 25 Years, live in Liverpool tonight - and we want you to join us!
Tonight at 7.30pm, Classic FM will celebrate 25 years to the day since it hit the airwaves. We’re celebrating this momentous anniversary with a huge concert of incredible music from one of the world’s finest orchestras, hosted by our very own Bill Turnbull.
And the best thing about this birthday party? Everyone’s invited! Join us for the live stream on this page at 7.30pm.
Here’s what you can expect to hear:
Handel - Zadok the Priest
Rimsky-Korsakov - ‘The Young Prince and the Young Princess’ from Scheherazade
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1
Sibelius - Finlandia
Walton - Crown Imperial
Mozart - Ave verum corpus
Jenkins - Palladio
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 Pastoral (first movement)
Borodin - Polovstian Dances
Bill Turnbull - host
Michael Seal - conductor
Callum Smart - violin
If you weren’t able to get tickets to Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, you can still pop a bottle of bubbly and join us for a celebration from the comfort of your own living room. The concert will be broadcast live tonight on Classic FM, and (in a Classic FM first), you can also catch the full concert live on Facebook. We’ll bring you video from the stage live on our Facebook page, so you don’t miss a note.
So, sit back and enjoy a night of stunning music from Classic FM’s Orchestra in the North West of England, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal.
Got any thoughts on Classic FM's 25th Birthday Concert? Get in touch using the form below and John Brunning will read out your comments during the interval: