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Anna Meredith to headline first BBC Radio 3 Unclassified live show

By | Published on Monday 29 July 2019

Anna Meredith

BBC Radio 3 show ‘Unclassified’ has announced a series of live shows at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Showcasing composers whose work is difficult to lump into any one genre, the first concert will feature a performance of a classical piece by Anna Meredith.

Presented by Elizabeth Alker, ‘Unclassified’ originally ran as a six part series earlier this year, and will return to a permanent slot on Thursday nights in October. Meredith’s 2011 composition, ‘Four Tributes To 4am’, will be performed by the Southbank Sinfonia on 29 Sep. It will then be aired on the show on 17 Oct.

“On Radio 3 we bring you new, live performances and adventures in contemporary sound every day, and we celebrate the role of new work and boundary-pushing musicians, young and established, in everything we do”, says the station’s controller Alan Davey.

“With ‘Unclassified’ and ‘Unclassified Live'”, he adds, “Elizabeth Alker perfectly captures the inquisitive spirit of Radio 3, by really getting beneath the skin of the music, and helping you discover musical insights that will change your perspective on the world in a way that is both exploratory and innovative”.

Alker herself says: “Being able to programme this series of live shows and see ‘Unclassified’ come to life in front of an audience, with an orchestra, at the Southbank is a dream come true. It’s such a brilliant opportunity to showcase this music in this unique and special way”.

Other ‘Unclassified Live’ shows will include Daniel Avery in April next year and Daniel Elms in June. Tickets for the Anna Meredith show available here.