BBC Symphony Orchestra
17 Oct 2018, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season Sakari Oramo conducts Shostakovich, Copland and Prokofiev

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conducts Shostakovich, Copland and Prokofiev
19:30 Wed 17 Oct 2018 Barbican, London
Three 20th century masterpieces, each composed in the shadow of World War II, come together in a concert of musical and emotional contrasts.
Three 20th century masterpieces, each composed in the shadow of World War II, come together in a concert of musical and emotional contrasts.

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Maverick clarinet virtuoso Martin Fröst makes a rare UK appearance as soloist in Aaron Copland’s ravishingly beautiful, jazz-infused Clarinet Concerto. He joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo for a programme of 20th century greats, bookended by two great Russian symphonies. Shostakovich’s startlingly buoyant Ninth Symphony couldn’t be further from the sombre contemplation and mourning of Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony, a musical portrait of post-war ‘wounds that cannot be healed’.