Melissa Bradshaw

BBC Radio 3 announces autumn/winter season programming

9:40, 10th September 2019

Today, BBC Radio 3 announces its autumn/winter season programming as well as new presenter signings, programmes and schedule changes.

Announced developments include:

  • New regular programmes: late-night classical show Night Tracks, ambient and neo-classical show Unclassified, a new jazz programme (title yet to be confirmed) and Early Music Now dedicated to the world of contemporary Baroque
  • Launch of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Baroque Ensemble scheme, supporting emerging Baroque ensembles in partnership with the National Centre for Early Music and the Royal College of Music
  • BBC Radio 3’s first ever partnership with New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for ‘The Way I See It’ series featuring contributions from names including Steve Martin, Roxane Gay, Margaret Cho and Zac Posen
  • Writer Horatio Clare travels to Greenland for the Arctic Sound Walk, the station’s most ambitious Sound Walk yet
  • Upcoming Slow Radio commissions to include the sound of rain on rooftops around the world and a sonic journey down the River Thames
  • Year-long Beethoven focus, Beethoven Unleashed, marks the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth
  • M1 Symphony, a soundscape documentary telling the story of Britain’s first motorway, featuring a specially-commissioned composition from former BBC Proms Inspire composer Alex Woolf, performed by the BBC Philharmonic
  • Jennifer Lucy Allan and Hannah Peel to join existing Radio 3 presenters as hosts of Late Junction and Night Tracks, respectively

Alan Davey, controller of BBC Radio 3, comments: ‘This autumn BBC Radio 3 will be taking listeners into the heart of one of New York’s most vital cultural institutions. The series spotlights the importance of fresh, new perspectives and a chance to hear more about how art really makes us feel and why. On BBC Radio 3 we are committed to innovative, intelligent programming that highlights the role of culture globally to give audiences new insights, from our Arts & Ideas Free Thinking programme to our showcasing of new and innovative work.’


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