The Full Works Concert - Thursday 30 January 2014: Classic FM on Tour

Tonight, Jane Jones celebrates another of Classic FM’s partner orchestras, the Philharmonia – which, since 2003, has been known as Classic FM’s Orchestra on Tour.

The Philharmonia Orchestra has been Classic FM’s Orchestra on Tour since 2003, bringing classical music to venues around the country. With residencies in Bedford, Leicester, Basingstoke and Canterbury, and relationships with major concert halls throughout the UK, the Philharmonia and Classic FM’s partnership takes the best of the Orchestra’s London and international concerts programme to audiences around the UK. 

Infact, today the Philharmonia has the greatest claim of any orchestra to be the UK’s National Orchestra. It is committed to presenting the same quality, live music-making in venues throughout the country as it brings to London and the great concert halls of the world.

Tonight we hear it in action under some of the world's greatest conductors - Vladimir Ashkenazy, Leonard Slatkin and Riccardo Muti.

Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
Piano: Yefim Bronfman
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky: Nocturne Opus 19 No.4
Cello: Han-Na Chang
Leonard Slatkin conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Trumpet: John Wallace
Christopher Warren-Green conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Alexander Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Geoffrey Simon conducts Philharmonia Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D major
Violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Riccardo Muti conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra