Playing: Ancient Airs and Dances - Suite No.2 by Ottorino Respighi
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World To Come – a conversation with cellist Maya Beiser and composer David Lang

Marketing Officer, BBC London Performing Groups

In February the BBC Concert Orchestra performed the UK premiere of David Lang’s concerto (world to come) with cellist Maya Beiser. The performance formed part of the orchestra’s concert World To Come at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. The concerto, written in the aftermath of 9/11, is a meditation on the spiritual world and what happens to us after we leave this earth, and to find out more we caught up with Maya and David backstage during the rehearsals.

An interview with cellist Maya Beiser and composer David Lang


World To Come is being broadcast on Tuesday 1 April at 2pm during Afternoon on 3.

World To Come’s sister concert World Once Known (31 March) featuring music by Debussy, Ravel, Butterworth, Barber, Janáček and Bartók will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 7.30pm from Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.  


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