Pomp and Circumstance? Larks ascending? Here in Manchester, we've always done British music a bit differently. The Haslingden-born Alan Rawsthorne takes a Lowry-like street scene and turns it into five minutes of bustling fun, while Edward Elgar pours out his very soul in the passionately romantic Violin Concerto. It's all terribly un-English; but that won't bother our soloist, the magnificent Canadian violinist James Ehnes.
Conductor Sir Andrew Davis has spent a lifetime with this music, so there's no greater interpreter of the visionary final symphony that Ralph Vaughan Williams. An 85-year old composer stares boldly into the future: what he shows us might surprise you.
Part ofBBC Philharmonic 2013-14 Season
- BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts Open rehearsal - Strauss / Weill27 Jun 2017 MediaCityUK Salford
- BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts Strauss, Wagner & Weill28 Jun 2017 MediaCityUK, Salford
- Simon Holt & BBC Philharmonic: Joy Beast30 Jun 2017 Hull City Hall
- Mica Levi: Everlast30 Jun 2017 Hull City Hall
- BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts John Wilson conducts Copland14 Jun 2017 MediaCityUK, Salford
- BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts Open rehearsal - Copland13 Jun 2017 MediaCityUK Salford
- BBC Philharmonic Learning Events The Amazing Sound Quest-BBC Philharmonic Family Concert10 Jun 2017 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
- 5Lives’s Friday Sports Panel: BBC Music Day Special with the BBC Philharmonic7 Jun 2017 MediaCityUK Salford