Bob Jones introduces a podcast about National Listening Day - a day of tips, programmes and online games and activities that celebrate listening. He talks to Tom Hutchinson, Project Co-ordinator of Hear Here!
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In the previous podcast, we heard how strongly Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko feels about Shostakovich. In this podcast we hear from some of the players with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic who play under him, and audience members who heard the recent season starter concert - which was this month's featured concert.
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The young dynamic Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko is a true pin up in his adopted city of Liverpool. There's jubilation in musical circles that he's just signed up with the Royal Liverpool Phil until 2015! He conducted this month's Hear Here! featured concert featuring Shostakovich, and tells us about Russian music and why it is so important today.
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Pippa Nissen, architect and theatre designer talks to Hear Here! this month as part of Sound Connections? How important is the set in a prodcution? How does the classical music field compare to other art-forms in presentation? And what lies ahead in the future in the presentation of arts?
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Hear Here! joined forces with the NCO in August to feature Bernstein's 'Symphonic Dances from West Side Story'. In this podcast various members from the NCO team offer their thoughts about why the NCO is important, how it helps to develop listening, and how the performance of the Bernstein was received at the NCO summer concert in Nottingham.
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The Hear Here! performance partner in July 2009 were the LSO. The concert featured works by Schumann, Brahms and the Hear Here! key work, Sibelius's Violin Concerto. In an interview with Hear Here! Project Co-ordinator Tom Hutchinson, conductor Daniel Harding, principal guest conductor with the LSO, talks about Sibelius's music and the listening experience created by his music.
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In the last podcast we met some of the singers taking part in Welsh National Opera's latest production of La Boheme. We now cross the footlights to meet other crucial members of the team - conductor, musician and stage management.
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Puccini's La Boheme must be one of the most popular operas around, not only for audiences but also for singers and musicians too. It's being staged by Welsh National Opera at the moment, and it's also the featured performance for the Hear Here project. In the first of two programmes, we hear from the singers.
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On Friday 3 April, Hear Here! launches Listen. Hear! - a new campaign aimed at promoting safe listening and getting the most from music. Tom Hutchinson from Hear Here! and Geraldine Oliver from Deafness Research UK talk about the reasons for the campaign - together with feedback from journalists from the launch event at the UCL Ear Institute.
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In March 2009 Hear Here! teamed up with the RSNO to highlight Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. Here, Jean-Yves Thibaudet talks about French music and presenting classical music. Players from the RSNO also offer their thoughts about Ravel and the concert and playing French music.
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A look back at the activities in Hear Here! in February 2009. Writers Jackie Kay and Jo Shapcott offer there views about the connections between words and music and Jim Clarke, concertmaster of the Philharmonia gives his thoughts about Mahler.
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As part of this year's Association of British Orchestras conference in Cardiff, Hear Here! presented a discussion hoping to find out why some cultural commentators found it so hard to discuss classical music. In this podcast Graham Sheffield from the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Barbican crosses swords with Claire Fox from the Institute of Ideas.
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Into the second year of the Hear Here project, and the theme for the first three months is the words we use describe the music we hear and play. Alison Balsom talks about the nerves of giving a public masterclass; plus Northern Sinfonia, under the baton of Thomas Zehetmair, discuss the music of Schumann.
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Three stories about getting more people to listen to or get involved with classical music. We get an end of term report and a glimpse at the year ahead for the Hear Here! listening project; How its hoped the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain will help spread the interest in music making beyond their concerts; and the Halle's new Youth Choir gears up for its first big test.
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It's been a long an exciting year for the Hear Here! project - the UK's only classical music project dedicated to listening, presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society and Classic FM, and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Its principal aim perhaps was to get people talking. On the show today - four eminent people involved in creating music and the way we hear it, discuss whether it matters how we listen?
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Dame Evelyn Glennie and Prof. David McAlpine feature in this month's podcast talking about their thoughts on listening. We also hear reactions to Paul Whittaker signing to music of the Sixteen and Prof. Jonathan Cross and members of the Philharmonia Orchestra talk about what Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring means to them.
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Pianist Freddy Kempf tells how Rachmaninoff inspired his early exploration of music; we meet the Ghanean musician who's teaching Guidhall percussionists new tricks; and discover how recording differs from playing live in a concert hall.
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A round-up of September's activities - the listening focus this month was how memory, familiarity, change and preconceptions shape our listening enjoyment.
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A round up of activity in August inspired by Hear Here! The subject this month was An Outburst of the Soul, and examined the emotional reactions we have to listening to music.
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The Hear Here journey continues - the UK's first classical music project dedicated to listening, a partnership between the Royal Philharmonic Society, Classic FM and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. July's focus was on the magic of Mozart, plus a look ahead to August.
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A round up of events which took place in June under the umbrella of Hear Here - the UK's first classical music project devoted to listening. The listening topic was - Are you sitting comfortably - with Bach's Well Tempered Clavier the featured work. Bach pianist Angela Hewiit provided the musical food for thought with her recent performance at the Bridgewater Hall.
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In May Hear Here! was looking at how we use words to describe the sound world around us; the music was Vaughan William's Lark Ascending; and there's also the chance to listen to a suite of new poetic works written by top authors. Plus a look at what's coming up in June.
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A visit to the Sage Gateshead to hear how Hear Here has been helping to bring
musicians from Northern Sinfonia into contact with youngsters to help them
experience live music up close for the first time.
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The theme in April was Vision, and how it affects the way we listen. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, as
performed by the Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Lowry in Manchester was the featured performance. Plus how signing adds a new dimension to concerts for the partially and profoundly deaf.
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Talks with Kim Anderson from Transport for London and trumpeter Alison Balsom feature in this month's podcast, along with feedback from the monthly performance; Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
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Talks with Ade Deane-Pratt and David McAlpine from the UCL Ear institue feature in this month's podcast, along with feedback from the monthly performance; Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the Northern Sinfonia.
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In the second podcast for Hear Here! Bob Jones rounds up the activities from the first month of the project and hears from leading musicans about how, when and where they listen.
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In our first podcast, Bob Jones introduces Hear Here! and details how the 12 month project aims to encourage more people to think about the way they listen to music, and to understand more about the process of hearing.
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