BBC Philharmonic
21 Apr 2018, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season Strauss/Mark Simpson/Shostakovich

BBC Philharmonic
Strauss/Mark Simpson/Shostakovich
19:30 Sat 21 Apr 2018 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester



Concert Information

Three years after the BBC Philharmonic’s world premiere of The Immortal drew rapturous acclaim from critics and audiences, Mark Simpson, the orchestra’s Composer in Association, presents another brand-new work. Friends with Simpson since they were both BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists from 2012 to 2014, superb young cellist Leonard Elschenbroich gives the premiere of this BBC Philharmonic commission, the centrepiece of a programme that also features Strauss’s redemptive tone-poem and Shostakovich’s staggering First Symphony – completed when the composer was just 18.