BBC Symphony Orchestra
13 Apr 2018, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2017-18 Season Sir Andrew Davis conducts a London Premiere by Raymond Yiu

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis conducts a London Premiere by Raymond Yiu
19:30 Fri 13 Apr 2018 Barbican, London
A London premiere, a lost treasure and two lovely Elgar scores. This is a typically imaginative BBC SO programme that sees Andrew Davis back on the podium.
A London premiere, a lost treasure and two lovely Elgar scores. This is a typically imaginative BBC SO programme that sees Andrew Davis back on the podium.

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Elgar opens the concert with music for a children’s fantasy play, full of longing and nostalgia. He also closes it with a requiem, in all but name, to the dead of the First World War, for which the BBC SO is joined by the BBC Symphony Chorus.

Raymond Yiu, whose Symphony made such an impression at the 2015 Proms, gives us a chance to hear a new work that sets words by Anthony Burgess. And there’s a rarity by a composer who is all but forgotten; Lilian Elkington’s 1921 orchestral piece portrays the return of the body of the Unknown Warrior on the HMS Verdun and the ship’s emergence from the mists – a work of atmospheric power and beauty.

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