BBC Radio 3’s In Tune is set to air “Lockdown Playlists” created by world-renowned conductors from the BBC’s Orchestras and Choirs, in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union.

In a special listening experience, the project, designed by the EBU, asks conductors to nominate works they find inspiring. The playlists will also air in the EBU’s member countries.

In Tune will broadcast one full playlist per week from tonight onwards as part of its popular Mixtape segment. The series begins tonight with a playlist from Thomas Daugaard [pictured], Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, whose playlist reflects his eclectic taste, from core-classical repertoire to traditional folk music. Thomas’s selection includes Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, Ertöt uns durch dein Güte by Bach, Shine You No More by Rune Tonsgaard Sorensen, Visa Fran Utanmyra by Jan Johansson, Vier Letzte Lieder by Strauss, Stormy Weather by Harold Arlen and a digeridoo work by Lewis Burns.

Thomas Dausgaard, Chief Conductor at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, says: 
‘In my playlist I have gathered performers and compositions mainly from the past which have meant a lot to me. My own beginnings, playing and listening to a variety of musical styles are reflected in my choices, the most important requirement being that the performance comes from the heart.’

Participating conductors include:

Sakari Oramo (BBC Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor)

Anna-Maria Helsing (BBC Concert Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor)
Sofi Jeannin (BBC Singers Chief Conductor)

Ludovic Morlot (BBC Philharmonic Conductor)

Thomas Dausgaard (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor)

Ryan Bancroft (BBC National Orchestra of Wales Principal Conductor)

Anna-Maria Helsing, Principal Guest Conductor at the BBC Concert Orchestra, says: 
‘I am very pleased to be a part of the Lockdown Playlists project! During difficult times there is for me nothing quite like music – always there to comfort us, bringing us joy and reminding us of a time, when we again will play live concerts for our audiences.’

The initial schedule will run as follows: 

Thursday 11th of June – Thomas Daugaard (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)

Wednesday 17th of June – Anna-Maria Helsing (BBC Concert Orchestra)

Wednesday 24th of June – Ryan Bancroft (BBC National Orchestra of Wales)

Tuesday 30th of June – Ludovic Morlot (BBC Philharmonic)

Wednesday 8th of July – Sakari Oramo (BBC Symphony Orchestra)