Bramwell Tovey’s Urban Runway is laced with both jazz and minimalist flavours. Housed in a cakewalk rhythm, the piece is a musical stroll through the big-city American streets of New York and Rodeo Drive. Co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2008, the piece receives its UK premiere by the BBC Concert Orchestra at this afternoon’s concert conducted by the Grammy award-winning composer himself.
Songs by Eric Coates and Ivor Novello are performed by BBC New Generation Artist and highly acclaimed mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge, alongside John McEwan’s vibrant Solway Symphony, completing the programme at the BBC’s iconic Maida Vale Studios.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note – not everyone who applies for tickets attends. To ensure we have a full house, more tickets are allocated than there are places. We do our best to get these numbers right, but occasionally we do have to unfortunately turn people away. To avoid disappointment please arrive early.