Myleene Klass and Errollyn Wallen team up for new Sky Arts series

Musical Masterpieces features on Sky Arts

Sky Arts has teamed up with up with leading orchestras from around the UK to present a new series – Musical Masterpieces – which will be fronted by musician and presenter Myleene Klass and leading British composer Errollyn Wallen CBE. The musical duo will uncover the ways in which three of our favourite classical pieces work their magic.

Joined by famous fans who share their own passion and insights, Myleene and Errollyn help us hear our favourite tunes afresh and fall in love with them all over again. The works and orchestras featured in the series include: The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Sinfonia Cymru; Carmen by Georges Bizet, performed by Opera North; and the Hebrides Overture by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Along the way they’ll be joined by some famous faces including Alan Titchmarsh, Simon Callow and Nicky Spence who share their own passion and insights on each of these masterpieces.

Watch the trailer

Tune in and watch

The new three-part series airs weekly on Sky Arts and Freeview from 25 September at 8pm.


25 September, 8pm – The Four Seasons, Sinfonia Cymru

Myleene and Errollyn explore The Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi’s famous set of violin concertos. Featuring a special performance by Welsh orchestra Sinfonia Cymru.


2 October, 8pm – Carmen, Opera North

Myleene and Errollyn explore Carmen, Georges Bizet’s much-loved but controversial opera. Featuring special performances from leading British opera company, Opera North.


9 October, 8pm – The Hebrides Overture, Philharmonia Orchestra

Myleene and Errollyn explore Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, also known as Fingal’s Cave. Featuring a special performance from leading British orchestra the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Rediscovering classics

Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, commented:

Musical Masterpieces is a perfect Sky Arts show for aficionados and novices alike – if you love the pieces Myleene and Errollyn are diving into you’re sure to find something new and interesting; if you’re less familiar with this beautiful music it’s the perfect voyage of discovery into some truly magical worlds.

Presenter, Myleene Klass, commented:

Some melodies feel like they’ve been with us forever, like part of the furniture, so it’s easy to forget what their origins are, the stories behind them, why the composers were compelled to write them.  I’ve loved working on this series, discovering and rediscovering with Errollyn. I’m certain even those familiar with these pieces will discover something new and those just coming to classical music will be enthralled by the stories, and in some cases, the science behind them.

Presenter, Errollyn Wallen, commented:

Making this series was a joy from start to finish. Myleene and I relished the journey into re-discovering these great works and I can’t wait to share our many insights with the viewers.

Fiona Morris, Chief Executive and Creative Director of The Space said:

Musical Masterpieces is a fantastic series featuring contemporary performances from some of the UK’s most innovative performing groups. Each programme takes the audience on a journey with the performers exploring a well-known classical work and discovering the often unknown and fascinating history behind them. The Space was delighted to join forces with Full Fat TV and Sky Arts, who will bring them to screens this autumn.

Colette Foster, CEO Full Fat TV said:

Making the series has been a magical musical experience – from the unique performances we filmed to the blossoming of a new onscreen team.  Myleene Klass and Errollyn Wallen have forged a special partnership through their expert knowledge and passion for each of the musical masterpieces.  We’re hugely proud to have introduced them to each other and delighted to be sharing their fresh perspective on pieces of music you may think you know but will know all the better for watching the series.  With huge thanks to The Space and Sky Arts for inviting us to be part of this collaboration.

Musical Masterpieces is commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, for Zai Bennett, MD of Content UK&I. The Commissioning Editor for Sky is Barbara Lee. Musical Masterpieces is co-produced by Full Fat TV and The Space.