Do you love the live concert-going experience but can’t always get to the concert hall? In early May BBC Radio 3 introduced a vastly increased evening programme of live concert broadcasts from venues across the country – capturing the energy and excitement that surrounds live pertformance. Previously the radio station pre-recorded almost all concerts. BBC Radio 3 controller Roger Wright said when announcing the change said "Live is always good, which is why we do so much of it…Live is the essence of music-making. It has a real excitement, and means we can give audiences the best seat in the house."
This evening (Wed 25 May) Radio 3 will broadcast the opening performance of the Bath International Music Festival live from Bath Abbey with pianist (and director of the festival) Joanna MacGregor, jazz trumpeter Arve Henriksen and Britten Sinfonia all on stage. They will perform music by James MacMillan and Joanna MacGregor, to see the full programme click here. The excitement starts with presenter Petroc Trelawny at 7.30pm.
So if you can’t get to Bath why not enjoy the excitement of live music-making tonight from the comfort of your favourite arm-chair, as you drive home from work, from the kitchen as you cook your supper or even in the bath!