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Classical Connections with John Toal

Tasmin Little, Charles Wood Festival, Cahal Masterson, Arrangements and transcriptions

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Celebrated British violinist Tasmin Little chats to John about Belfast, French food and retirement. John's classical connection is on arrangements and transcriptions. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Ulster Orchestra at Proms, Brian McAlea

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Highlights from Ulster Orchestra's recent Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. Plus, Rosemary Street session from Brian McAlea and a preview of the Ulster Orchestra's 2019-20 season. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Elisabeth Brauss, Borders, Chicco Scola, Dvořák

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Chat with German pianist Elisabeth Brauss ahead of her performance at Proms in the Park. John picks three pieces by Czech composer Antonín Dvořák in his classical connection. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Barry Douglas, Pamela Stainer, Walled City Music Piano Festival, Bernard Herrmann

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Barry Douglas on returning to Moscow 30 years after winning the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. John picks three pieces by composer Bernard Herrmann in his classical connection. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Oklahoma! Hannah Peel, Glenarm Festival of Voice, Vivaldi

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Music from Oklahoma! performed in the studio. Emmy Award nominee Hannah Peel. Italian baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, born on this day in 1741, inspires John's classical connection. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Neil Martin, Jonathan Simmance, Judith Weimers, Ulster Orchestra, Music in Isolation

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Neil Martin discusses his new album released with the West Ocean String Quartet entitled 'Atlantic Edge.' John delves into online content by NI Opera and the Ulster Orchestra. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Michael McHale, MJ Cole, RTE Concert Orchestra, New Beginnings

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Pianist Michael McHale talks about his new album releases coming soon. DJ MJ Cole chats to John about his new album and his musical background. Music from RTE Concert Orchestra. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Ulster Youth Orchestra, Elaine Agnew, Malachy Frame and Ruth McGinley, June.

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio FoyleLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Ulster

Ulster Youth Orchestra on their participation of Make Music Day 2020. Elaine Agnew chats about her recent Radio 3 Composer Postcard. Malachy Frame and Ruth McGinley perform. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Gabriel Prokofiev, Jonathan Rea, Doreen Curran and Ruth McGinley, Alexander Pushkin

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Gabriel Prokofiev on his new concertos album. Jonathan Rea talks us through arranging Be Thou My Vision for an online performance. Music from Doreen Curran and Ruth McGinley. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Anselm McDonnell, Cappella Caeciliana, Music for the Resurrection

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Anselm McDonnell chats about his recent selection as a Moving on Music Young Artist and his recent work as a composer. Live music from Cappella Caeciliana. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

At Home For Heroes, Ulster Youth Orchestra, Brian McAlea and Ruth McGinley, Music for Walking

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio FoyleLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Ulster

John finds out about NI Opera's online event 'At Home for Heroes.' The Ulster Youth Orchestra on taking part in Making Music Day. Music from Brian McAlea and Ruth McGinley. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Katie Richardson, Michael Trainor and Ruth McGinley, Erik Satie

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet on the release of his new album. Katie Richardson talks us through the NI Mental Health Arts Festival's Big Sing. Music from Michael Trainor and Ruth McGinley Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Ben Parry, NI Opera, RTE Concert Orchestra, Music Inspired by the Sea

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio FoyleLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Ulster

Ben Parry chats to John about his new album, ' The Hours.' Cliona Donnelly on a viral video with NI Opera's young artists. Music from the RTE Concert Orchestra. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Martin Frost, BBC 10 Pieces, Chris Blake and Ruth McGinley, Music for the Garden

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio UlsterLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Foyle

Martin Frost chats to John about his new album, 'Vivaldi'. We hear from Naomi Wilkinson about the BBC 10 pieces at home programme. Live music from Chris Blake and Ruth McGinley. Show more

Classical Connections with John Toal

Veronica Dunne, Max Richter, Justine Gormley, Franz von Suppé.

Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio FoyleLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Ulster

John celebrates the life of the late Irish Opera sensation Veronica 'Ronnie' Dunne with interviews with Fergus Sheil of Irish National Opera and Irish Soprano Tara Erraught. Show more