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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Total Immersion in The Rite of Spring

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Rehearsals get underway today for the first concert in our 2013-14 Barbican season. It's on Sunday, as part of our Total Immersion Day on 'The Rite of Spring 1913'.

We are working with conductor Alexander Vedernikov and pianist Alexei Volodin: the day, which featuyres films, a talk, a BBC SO Family Plus event culminates in an evening concert featuring Stravinsky's ground-breaking work, and music by other composers performed at the 1913 premiere, to give you a taste of that famous first performance.

We are delighted to be working with new chief conductor Sakari Oramo for our first Barbican season together, and concerts across the season include a celebration of Benjamin Britten, Elgar oratorios to celebrate the 70th birthday of Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis, a French theme running across the seaon and our usual mix of the very best of music old and new.

We've made a short film to tell you more! Follow this link to watch it.

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