BBC Philharmonic
19 Feb 2017, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season From Leipzig to Finland

BBC Philharmonic
From Leipzig to Finland
19:30 Sun 19 Feb 2017 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
From Leipzig to Finland
From Leipzig to Finland

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Mendelssohn’s magnificent Violin Concerto is the epitome of musical Romanticism – and with rising-star virtuoso Alina Pogostkina joining the orchestra tonight, it’s in excellent hands. The 1845 premiere was conducted by Danish composer Niels Gade, whose touching First Symphony precedes it on the programme. Before John Storgårds ends with Sibelius’s haunting Seventh Symphony, he’ll be bringing us Webern’s colourful arrangement of the Ricercare a 6 from Bach’s Musical Offering, described by the pianist Charles Rosen as 'among the greatest achievements of Western European civilisation.'

Join us at 6.30pm for a free pre-concert talk.