Change of conductor
Due to illness, Thierry Fischer will no longer be conducting this evening. Jamie Philips replaces him, making his BBC Philharmonic debut, and we wish Thierry a speedy recovery.
Opening this evening is Stravinsky's Bach-inspired Concerto in E-flat - ripe with jazzy syncopations and youthfully buoyant. Subtitled Dumbarton Oaks, it takes its moniker from the estate of Robert and Mildred Bliss who commissioned the piece for their thirtieth wedding anniversary.
Pulcinella is the second of two pieces from the Russian born composer this evening. “Pulcinella was my discovery of the past," the composer wrote, “the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible. It was a backward glance, of course," he later said, "but it was a look in the mirror, too."
This concert is a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and part of #PassTheBaton day.
Please note that Thierry Fischer was originally due to conduct this evening but has been replaced by Jamie Phillips.
Part ofBBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts
- Cancelled: RNCM International Artist Diploma Concerti with BBC Philharmonic13 May 2020 MediaCityUK Salford
- Cancelled: RNCM International Artist Diploma Concerti with BBC Philharmonic7 May 2020 MediaCityUK Salford
- Cancelled: Beethoven, Stravinsky & Mozart28 Apr 2020 MediaCityUK Salford
- Cancelled: An afternoon of Gerhard1 Apr 2020 MediaCityUK Salford