Afternoon on 3 - BBC Symphony Orchestra 80th Annversary - Episode 1

As the BBC Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 80th anniversary, Louise Fryer presents a week of performances by the Orchestra and its twelve Chief Conductors since 1930. Featuring great soloists, premieres, Proms and the Orchestra on tour. We start today with the early days - from 1930 to 1949, when Sir Adrian Boult was at the helm. 2.00pm Elgar: Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Sir Edward Elgar, conductor 2.15pm Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 2 Leonidas Kavakos, violin Sir Andrew Davis, conductor 2.40pm Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 Serge Koussevitsky, conductor 3.10pm Ravel: Concerto for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano Yan-Pascal Tortelier, conductor 3.30pm Bliss: Music for Strings Sir Adrian Boult, conductor 4.25pm Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.