BBC Symphony Orchestra
17 Apr 2019, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season Sir Andrew Davis conducts Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis conducts Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy
19:30 Wed 17 Apr 2019 Barbican, London

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‘A song without words for orchestra’, Tippett’s final work was inspired by a lake in Senegal, flushed pink by the midday sun. The result is an ecstatic hymn to nature teeming with rhythmic energy and thick slashes of melody. Foremost Tippett specialist Sir Andrew Davis, conducts The Rose Lake alongside two other richly coloured works – the Suite from Debussy’s shadowy fairytale opera Pelléas et Mélisande, which receives its UK premiere here, and Szymanowski’s sumptuous Violin Concerto.