BBC Symphony Orchestra
6 Apr 2019, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season James Gaffigan conducts orchestral works by Lili and Nadia Boulanger

BBC Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan conducts orchestral works by Lili and Nadia Boulanger
19:30 Sat 6 Apr 2019 Barbican, London
The BBC SO perform orchestral works by Lili and Nadia Boulanger as the culmination of the Total Immersion day.
The BBC SO perform orchestral works by Lili and Nadia Boulanger as the culmination of the Total Immersion day.

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This Total Immersion event dedicated to sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger reaches its climax in a concert of some of their best-known works.

James Gaffigan, a passionate champion of Lili Boulanger’s music, conducts the BBC SO in a programme that includes all the composer’s major works – a programme that gives just a taste of the original voice the world lost at her early death aged just 24. The evening includes not only Faust et Helene – the cantata with which Lili won the Prix de Rome – but also her final masterpiece, the brooding psalm-setting Du fond de l’abime. Pianist Alexandra Dariescu is the soloist for Nadia Boulanger’s dramatic Fantaisie variee.