Three to look out for

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Alan Davey, the con­troller of BBC Radio 3, picks out three great mo­ments to tune into this May

BBC SO To­tal Im­mer­sion

The BBC Sym­phony Or­ches­tra is turn­ing its at­ten­tion to the mu­sic of Lili and Na­dia Boulanger for a full day of film, talks and events. This con­cert is the fi­nale, with Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène – the mag­nif­i­cent can­tata that made her the first woman to win the Prix de

Rome – as the cen­tre­piece.

Radio 3 in Con­cert; 8 May, 7.30pm

River se­ries

Af­ter the suc­cess of last year’s se­ries on forests, we’re ex­plor­ing na­ture again, this time fo­cussing on rivers. Break­fast will be broad­cast live from dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions along the River Sev­ern every day for a week, trac­ing its path from source to sea. Break­fast & The Es­say: 13-18 May, 6.30am & 10.45pm; Sun­day Fea­ture: 12 May, 6.45pm

Amy Beach

The unique sound­world and myr­iad in­flu­ences of the fas­ci­nat­ing Amer­i­can com­poser Amy Beach will be ex­plored through­out the week, with sto­ries of how she bat­tled prej­u­dice to find her voice, both as a com­poser and con­cert pi­anist.

Com­poser of the Week; 29 April-3 May, 12 noon

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