Cerys Matthews and Paul Morley co-host podcast as part of Couch to Concert programme

Cerys Matthews and Paul Morley are co-hosting a two-part podcast as part of the Couch to Concert programme – a hybrid crash course in contemporary classical culture set up by the London Sinfonietta.

The course will use podcasts, playlists and musical route maps to guide first-time listeners towards their first contemporary classical concert, to which they will receive a free ticket. 

The concert will be at Kings Place at 8pm on 18 May 2022, featuring music by Edgard Varèse, Pierre Boulez, Morton Feldman, Luciano Berio and Tansy Davies. The concert is conducted by Gerry Cornelius and presented by Sarah Mohr-Pietsch.

Cerys and Paul
Cerys Matthews and Paul Morley (courtesy of London Sinfonietta)

In their podcast, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews, known for her musical curiosity and eclectic tastes, and seasoned music journalist, critic and broadcaster Paul Morley will take each piece of the concert programme at a time. They will discuss what to listen out for, as well as illustrating the historical and musical context of the time in which each piece was written.

Episode 1 of the podcast, First Steps and its corresponding playlist are both available now on Spotify, and the second part, Picking Up The Pace will be out this Thursday 12 May.

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