BBC Symphony Orchestra
10 Mar 2017, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season Simone Young conducts Bartók & Peter Eötvös

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Simone Young conducts Bartók & Peter Eötvös
19:30 Fri 10 Mar 2017 Barbican, London
Two works by two Hungarian composers sit side by side in a dramatic highlight of the BBC SO’s season – Bartók’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra and the UK premiere of living composer Peter Eötvös’s one-act opera, Senza Sangue.
Two works by two Hungarian composers sit side by side in a dramatic highlight of the BBC SO’s season – Bartók’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra and the UK premiere of living composer Peter Eötvös’s one-act opera, Senza Sangue.

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Two works by two Hungarian composers sit side by side in a dramatic highlight of the BBC SO’s season – Bartók’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra and the UK premiere of living composer Peter Eötvös’s one-act opera, Senza Sangue.

Individual instruments are treated as soloists or appear in exhilarating duets in Bartók’s dramatic showpiece, which reinvents the orchestra itself. Peter Eötvös’s opera explores a single encounter during a civil war, in which a man kills a woman’s father, but spares her. Destiny ensures their paths cross again but vengeance isn’t what she seeks – she needs saving a second time.