BBC Philharmonic
4 Feb 2017, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season Relishing in Revolution

BBC Philharmonic
Relishing in Revolution
19:30 Sat 4 Feb 2017 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Musical Revolutions
Musical Revolutions



Concert Information

This evening, the orchestra welcomes back two tremendous young British musicians whose previous appearances have helped build their international reputations, as Ben Gernon conducts Benjamin Grosvenor in Saint-Saëns’s irresistible Second Piano Concerto. Also tonight, musical revolution takes a contentious turn with Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the ‘Eroica’. The composer’s inspiration for this extraordinary work was Napoleon, though he later removed the dedication in fury. The evening ends with the rich, beautiful impressionism of Debussy’s La mer.