TEN'S Pick for Today Friday May 24 on RTÉ Radio
Tonight's Lyric Feature explores the life of the English composer Benjamin Britten, and it is followed by a concert featuring the music of Sibelius with the RTÉ SO and the Polytech Choir of Finland.
The Lyric Feature: Benjamin Britten, part one, 7.00pm, RTÉ lyric fm
In celebration of the centenary of the birth of composer and performer Benjamin Britten, musicians and others who knew and worked with recall their experiences, in conversation with Jon Tolansky.
Jon also meets artists who are performing Britten's works in this anniversary year. Contributors include singers Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside, John Shirley-Quirk and the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Conductors Stuart Bedford and Bernard Keeffe, pianist Graham Johnson and former members of the London Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras.
The Lyric Feature is followed by The Friday Concert with Paul Herriott, live from the National Concert Hall, Dublin,8.00pm RTÉ lyric fm. The programme is as follows: Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112;
and Kullervo, Op. 7.
Featuring the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Edoardo Zosi (violin), Alan Buribayev (conductor)
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano (soprano), Ville Rusanen (baritone)
The Polytech Choir of Finland (Juha Kuivanen director), Hannu Lintu (conductor.)