BBC Symphony Orchestra
21 Oct 2017, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season Total Immersion: Julian Anderson

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Total Immersion: Julian Anderson
19:30 Sat 21 Oct 2017 Barbican, London
Julian Anderson in orchestral mode, exploring space, time and texture in a way that makes him one of the most distinctive composers writing today.
Julian Anderson in orchestral mode, exploring space, time and texture in a way that makes him one of the most distinctive composers writing today.

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Edward Gardner conducts Julian Anderson. Eden celebrates the sculptor Constantin Brancusi while Imagin’d Corners revolves around Anderson’s attraction to the French horn.

Carolin Widmann, a passionate champion of new music, joins the BBC SO for In lieblicher Bläue, a work that uses space in a way that only a live performance can reveal. Symphony is a study in immobility and gradual growth while Fantasias is, in Anderson’s words, ‘for all its wild contrasts, a celebration of the modern symphony orchestra’.

Originally written for the Cleveland Orchestra, its virtuosity should prove a perfect climax to a weekend celebrating one of the UK’s most distinctive and original musical voices.