About This Event
The BBC Symphony Orchestra principals step into the spotlight this season in a series of solo concerto performances. Launching these is a new Trombone Concerto from young British composer Gavin Higgins, whose bold, punchy textures generate music of thrilling intensity.
Former Bolshoi music director Alexander Vedernikov brings a taste of Russia to the evening in Shostakovich’s sprawling Fourth Symphony, with its spacious orchestral grandeur, while Vasks’s coolly lovely Cantabile For Strings is the contrasting opener.
- Sakari Oramo conducts Mahler, Mozart and Larcher22 Feb 2019 Barbican, London
- Ligeti's Musica ricerata, 10 Pieces for Wind Quintet, Horn Trio2 Mar 2019 Milton Court
- Talk: Ligeti, the man and the music2 Mar 2019 Barbican, London
- Ligeti Choral Music with the BBC Singers2 Mar 2019 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
- A Berlioz Celebration17 Feb 2019 Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
- Alexander Vedernikov conducts Shostakovich’s emotionally-charged epic Fourth Symphony13 Feb 2019 Barbican, London
- Karina Canellakis conducts Beethoven and a UK premiere by Thomas Larcher8 Feb 2019 Barbican, London
- John Butt conducts Bach's B Minor Mass2 Feb 2019 Barbican, London