Copland, Shepherd and Anderson
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus
Friday 26 November 2010, 7pm
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
part of the BBC SO 2010-11 Barbican Season series
Sean Shepherd Wanderlust (European premiere)
Copland Eight poems of Emily Dickinson
Julian Anderson Heaven is Shy of Earth (World premiere of completed work)
Oliver Knussen conductor
Claire Booth soprano
Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Julian Anderson’s Heaven is Shy of Earth, based on poetry by Emily Dickinson was a huge success at its 2006 premiere, with the Sunday Times describing it as ‘a powerful, beautiful and curious work’ and the Guardian praising its ‘shimmering soundworld’. Don’t miss this chance to hear the world premiere of the completed version alongside ideal companion pieces, Copland’s setting of Dickinson’s poetry and Sean Shepherd’s Wanderlust, a thrilling and exciting showpiece for orchestra.
RPS Music Award Winners Concert 2010
Pre-concert talk, 6pm
Julian Andderson introduces tonight’s concert and talks to fellow composer Sean Shepherd
Free to ticket-holders for the evening concert. Limited capacity - please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Welcome to the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2009-10 Barbican season, eight months of rich and distinctive concerts from the Barbican's Associate Orchestra.
How to get there
- The nearest Underground station is Barbican, on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.To reach the Barbican,exit the station and cross Aldersgate Street in front of you. Walk through the road tunnel (Beech Street) before taking the first turning right into Silk Street. The Barbican is straight ahead of you. Alternatively, exit the station using the stairs to the first floor, crossing the road using the footbridge before following the signs to the Barbican. Other Underground stations nearby are Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank, Liverpool Street and Mansion House.
- Bus Route 153 stops outside the Barbican in Silk Street. Starting from outside Liverpool Street Station, it runs daily to the Barbican, Angel and Finsbury Park. Other services running near the Barbican are as follows: 8, 11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 76,78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 214, 242, 243, 271, 344 (7 days a week); 4, (Mon-Sat); 21, 25, 521 (Mon-Fri).
- The nearest rail stations are Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Blackfriars. City Thameslink services serve Barbican, Moorgate and Cannon Street.
- The Barbican is clearly sign-posted and has four car parks. Two are off Beech Street (westbound access only) and two are off Silk Street near the main entrance. Please allow plenty of time for your journey. All car parks have a height restriction of 6'1". If the Barbican car parks are full, alternative parking is available in Aldersgate Street.
- The Main entrance at Silk Street is ramped and lifts give access to all levels. All our venues have seating for wheelchair users - please inform us of any access requirements on booking. There are three wheelchairs for visitors' use, subject to availability; these can be pre-booked by calling the Box Office on 020 7638 8891.