BBC Symphony Orchestra
3 Apr 2020, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season Sakari Oramo conducts Shostakovich Symphony No 15

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conducts Shostakovich Symphony No 15
19:30 Fri 3 Apr 2020 Barbican, London

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Our survey of the symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich arrives at the cocktail of fantasy and mystery, recklessness and profundity that is his Symphony No 15. This cradle-to-grave journey in music is one of the composer’s most enigmatic and fascinating works – outwardly entertaining yet inwardly reflective, strewn with deep existential shadows.

Sakari Oramo conducts the piece here alongside one of those works from history it seems obsessed with, Rossini’s William Tell overture. In between the two comes the UK premiere of a Violin Concerto from a composer known for her spiritual and dramatic works, Victoria Borisova-Ollas.