Petroc Trelawny introduces singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performing his exquisite Five Shakespeare Sonnets with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a Shakespeare-inspired programme live from the Barbican Centre in London.
JS Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042. Alina Ibragimova makes her Academy of Ancient Music debut in a programme which vividly charts groundbreaking developments in the role of the violin as a solo instrument.
Urban Classic on Saturday 3 March 2012, the Barbican's 30th birthday, was a meeting of musical cultures, bringing together the BBC Symphony Orchestra with leading artists from the UK's urban music scene, including multiple BRIT and MOBO Award-winner Ms. Dynamite, N-Dubz producer Fazer, Essex MC Devlin and London MC Skepta.
Praise Aloud the Trees. A BBC Radio 3 commission by Northern Ireland composer Brian Irvine. The text is from Sweeney Astray, a translation by Seamus Heaney of Buile Suibhne, a 12th-century Irish cycle about the Ulster petty king "mad Sweeney", who lost his reason at the Battle of Mag Rath or Moira in 637. 4 March 2012.
An orchestral suite composed by Vaughn Williams for the film Scott of The Antartic with words read by Hugh Bonneville. The suite is performed by the City of London Sinfonia accompanied by Soprano soloist katherine watson and is conducted by Stephen Layton. Performed as part of BBC Radio 3's Music Nation on 4 March 2012.
Jazz Lineup: Julian Joseph Trio, 11pm Sunday. Kevin le Gendre introduces the Julian Joseph Trio at the Turner Sims Hall, Southampton, in Jazz Line-Up's grand finale to the Music Nation weekend on Radio 3. Classic Jazz Standards together with Joseph originals are on the bill.
Night Shift - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, 10pm Sunday. Music Nation joins the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for one of their unique 'Night Shift' events, presenting great classical music in a relaxed late night setting. Tonight Alistair Appleton introduces an all Bach programme.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm Sunday. A celebration of Shakespeare. John Adams: Lollapalooza Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing (Suite), Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (highlights), Rufus Wainwright: Five Shakespeare Sonnets.
The Choir; Voices Now, 5pm Sunday. BBC Singers, Berkshire Youth Choir, Choir with No Name, Finchley Chamber Choir, Hertfordshire County Youth Choir, Ifield Community College Choir, Maspindzeli Georgian Choir. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cvmhz