Classical music is going to be the main focus at London 2012 after it was revealed recently. Music Nation will take place on 3 and 4 March next year, with related performances during the preceding week.
It is part of Festival 2012 and will include Rufus Wainwright's setting of five Shakespearean sonnets.
The Canadian American singer-songwriter and composer's work will be performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
The idea is to stage performances in 45 venues across the UK - among them, the first joint performance of the Ulster and RTE Orchestras in Belfast.