Even great composers take time off to relax, and Brahms’ Second Serenade is music with an unmistakable smile, written for an orchestra with a magical difference. In fact, there’s more than a hint of magic about this whole concert, from Dvorák’s lively Czech folktales to Thea Musgrave’s hunt for a fabulous beast rather closer to home. With guest conductor Erina Yashima leading the quest this afternoon, we might not see Nessie exactly, but we’ll definitely get to hear her…

Scotch Snap supported by the John Ellerman Foundation and the Ambache Charitable Trust, which raises the profile of music by women.