Jul 2020 RadioWorks Blog
Sir Trevor McDonald is heading to Classic FM to present an all new Sunday series. The renowned broadcaster will be launching Sir Trevor McDonald’s Headliners on 12th July at 9pm, and will broadcast every Sunday until 2nd August.
The new show will feature past and present musicians who make or have made the headlines. The series will shine a spotlight on classical music legends, such as Jacqueline du Pré, Maria Callas and André Previn, and some of the biggest names in the industry today, including Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martha Argerich and Maxim Vengerov.
In his first programme on Classic FM, as well as featuring John Barbirolli and the Hallé Orchestra, Sir Trevor will also highlight conductor and musician Daniel Barenboim, the great American opera singer Jessye Norman and the violin virtuosos Yehudi Menuhin and Stéphane Grappelli.
Sir Trevor McDonald said: “Presenting programmes about the music I love has long been on my bucket list, so I was delighted when Classic FM asked me. I am looking forward to sharing the world’s greatest music and the headlines behind that music with listeners.”
Phil Noyce, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “Sir Trevor McDonald is one of our country’s best-loved newscasters and presenters, who’s had a magnificent career spanning 60 years. We are therefore delighted that he is joining Classic FM, where he will get to indulge in his lifelong passion for classical music. His new series will be a celebration of the biggest headliners in the classical music world – many of whom Sir Trevor has met personally – and I know that our 5.5 million weekly listeners will join us in welcoming this true broadcasting legend to the station.”
Sir Trevor McDonald’s Headliners will be available on FM, DAB digital radio, TV, the app and at ClassicFM.com.
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