BBC Philharmonic
23 May 2014, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2013-14 Season Elgar & Vaughan Williams

BBC Philharmonic
Elgar & Vaughan Williams
Fri 23 May 2014 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic perform music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams.
Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic perform music by Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

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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.

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