BBC Philharmonic
23 Apr 2017, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season Music to mark St George's Day

BBC Philharmonic
Music to mark St George's Day
19:30 Sun 23 Apr 2017 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Music to mark St George's Day
Music to mark St George's Day

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On St George’s Day, our attention turns to the composer whose music evokes England better than any other. But while Ralph Vaughan Williams’s gorgeous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis positively sings of the English countryside, the inspiration for his elegiac A Pastoral Symphony was not our green and pleasant land but the French battlefields of the First World War. Completing the bill, violinist Vadim Gluzman delivers a rare performance of Sofia Gubaidulina’s searingly beautiful violin concerto – once heard, never forgotten.

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