BBC Philharmonic 2013-14 Season Bartók, Liszt & Brahms, Bartók, Liszt & Brahms
Exiled from all he loved, Béla Bartók was lonely, impoverished and critically ill. His response? The most brilliant shout of joy in all 20th century music. Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra isn't just a truly spectacular work-out for a great orchestra at the top of its game; it's an uproarious salute to the human spirit, tingling with spicy colours and kicking dance-tunes. Every performance is a special occasion, but tonight, we go further, as Juanjo Mena joins the inimitable Stephen Hough for an even more breath-taking Hungarian showpiece: Liszt's First Piano Concerto. Brahms's zingy Hungarian Dances merely light the touch-paper.
Discounts are available for families who quote BBCJTM when booking, with our Journey Through Music Scheme.
PREVIEW at 6.30pm, Main Auditorium
The Moricosta Trio perform Dohnányi’s Serenade and Kurtág’s Signs, Games and Messages.
FAMILY WORKSHOP at 6.30pm, Barbirolli Room
Journey Through Music workshop for families. Violinist Julian Gregory gives an insight into life in the orchestra and what tonight’s performance might involve.
Hungarian Dance No. 17 in F sharp minor: Andante - Vivace (orch. Dvorak)
Hungarian Dance No. 18 in D major: Molto vivace (orch. Dvorak)
Hungarian Dance No. 19 in B minor: Allegretto (orch. Dvorak)
Hungarian Dance No. 20 in E minor: Poco allegretto - Vivace (orch. Dvorak)
Hungarian Dance No. 21 in E minor: Vivace, WoO 1.21 (orch. Antonín Dvořák )
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
Concerto for Orchestra