The line-up for the spectacular musical weekend, devised and led by the BBC, features over 10,000 participants, 18 new works and over 24 hours of content on BBC Radio 3.
Radio 3 will broadcast performances by the six BBC Performing Groups and external partners including the Association of British Orchestras, the British Association of Concert Halls, Orchestras Live, Making Music and the Barbican.
There will also be coverage of Music Nation events across BBC radio channels and on the BBC 2012 website.
Tickets are still available for concerts taking place across the UK. Further information can be found on the London 2012 Festival website
Ruth Mackenzie, London 2012 Festival Director, said: ‘Organised by the BBC, these 60 events from Shetland to Cornwall are a great countdown to the London 2012 Festival, offering workshops and concerts all over the UK.’
Featured repertoire will range from new commissions to pieces by some of the most well-known composers. Highlights include:
- The world premiere of a new work by Karl Jenkins Songs of the Earth, performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
- The world premiere of James MacMillan’s Fanfare Upon One Note to be performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
- The UK premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Five Shakespeare Sonnets performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra
- The world premiere of Roxanna Panufnik’s completed work Four World Seasons, performed by the London Mozart Players
Roger Wright, Controller of Radio 3, said: 'As the host broadcaster for Music Nation and the home of classical music, Radio 3 is proud to clear its schedule to cover this unique UK wide musical event.
'From Brahms to Rufus Wainwright we’ll be bringing our millions of listeners a riveting mix of the weekend’s important orchestral programming as part of the London 2012 celebrations.'