Experience baroque music in a new light with Radio 3 and National Trust

A series of six live concerts and a live drama will be aired on BBC Radio 3 next month, placing baroque performance in its historical context. The programmes are being presented with the National Trust, whose properties will play host to the performances.

The events are part of Radio 3’s Baroque Spring, which features music, speech, comedy and other concerts. Some of the best known classical music was composed by Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi and Bach in this period.

The concerts will take place in Surrey, Wales and Hampshire and are to be presented by Katie Derham and Lars Tharp from Antique’s Roadshow.

Radio 3 is always looking for imaginative ways of presenting classical music and introducing it to new audiences. Our partnership with the National Trust is a good example of this audience development as, together, we can offer a special experience to enjoy baroque music in unique surroundings.
Roger Wright Controller, BBC Radio 3 and Director, BBC Proms

The live events will be broadcast on Radio 3 and are open to the public.

“We are delighted that these historic houses will be the settings for some of the most inspiring Baroque music and drama,” explains Sarah Staniforth, Museums and Collections Director at the National Trust. “Whether attending in person, or listening to the concerts on the radio, audiences will also be able to enjoy learning more about the Baroque stories connected to these special places as part of what promises to be an exciting BBC music season.”

Further information is available on the National Trust web site: Baroque music to tell story.

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