BBC Radio 3 Season Launch Autumn/Winter 2017

Sarah Walker, Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Suzy Klein. Photo: BBC

UK: Radio 3 Controller Alan Davey Wedensday unveiled a raft of new commissions across the music and culture station, including Radio 3’s latest Slow Radio commissions, special seasons, new programmes, schedule changes and a presenter reshuffle.

– We’re a place for anyone who needs space to think or time out. I want Radio 3 to be an antidote to today’s often frenzied world. We’re more than just a radio station – we’re a curator and a creator, a commissioner, and an innovator, says Alan Davey, Controller of BBC Radio 3.

– We connect our audiences with the very best of music and culture from outstanding classical concerts to full-length radio dramas, Slow Radio to sound art innovations, from world premieres to lost and forgotten gems. It’s our distinctive cultural offering which sets us apart. We are a cultural powerhouse and a committed contributor to today’s classical music and arts landscape.

Among the autumn season highlights are:

– Radio 3 to embark on its most ambitious Slow Radio broadcast yet, with Horatio Clare attempting to recreate the sense of the landmarks along Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous journey from Arnstadt to Lübeck. This is one of several Slow Radio broadcasts on Radio 3 this autumn.

– Radio 3 to conduct a unique experiment on its listeners as part of Why Music? The Key To Memory, a collaboration with Wellcome Collection.

– Sarah Walker to get own show as the sole presenter of Sunday Morning on Radio 3.

– Three new works by BBC Proms Inspire young composers and their mentor Kerry Andrew to premiere at Why Music? The Key To Memory in partnership with Wellcome Collection.

Full list of highlight can be found the BBC Media Centre.

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