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Orchestral

Ahead of performances with WASO and ASO, the French-Canadian pianist explains the challenges of Chopin and Saint-Saëns.
Daniel Barenboim and Charles Dutoit help us discover the private pianist behind the public persona.
Messiaen biographer Peter Hill explains the personal pain behind the pivotal work in the French composer’s career.
Taking inspiration from Strauss and New Orleans “slave songs”, Grenfell has written a new work for clarinet and bassoon.
Ahead of his Pelléas with the SSO, the maestro talks French music and modern opera – just don't mention the R-word!
Ahead of the SSO's Pelléas with Dutoit, Vincent Plush traces the work's history and reception in this country.
The French conductor, whose Daphnis is our Recording of the Month, explains how symphonic music serves the dance.
Ahead of the ASO Festival of Learning & Participation, the UK composer explains the importance of engaging with children.
Twins Jessica and Olivia Ellis brought their instruments and open minds to the orchestra's composition masterclass.
The Latvian violinist shares her favourite recordings and her most embarrassing moment on stage.

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