BBC Radio 3 takes up residence at Southbank Centre

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts live from pop-up studio at the Southbank Centre

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BBC Radio 3 will make daily live broadcasts until the end of March from a makeshift studio at Southbank Centre in a ground-breaking arts partnership that coincides with Pull Out All The Stops organ festival.

The station’s regular live shows such as Breakfast, Essential Classic, Music Matters and Words and Music will all come from the temporary studio.

The pop-up will give members of the public the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at Radio 3, as well as giving them the chance to see celebrity guest stars, including Eric Whitacre, Alison Balsom, Jack Liebeck, Neil Hannon, Laura Mvula and Claudia Aurora.

17 live concerts will be broadcast from the Southbank, including Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in performances of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, and John Lill’s 70th Birthday Concert, which features Brahm’s Tragic Overture, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8.

Radio 3 will also be running BBC Radio 3 Academy, a learning and participation programme for forteen 17-26 year olds who are passionate about a future career in radio.

Holly Harrison

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