BBC Philharmonic
26 Oct 2019, Leeds Town Hall

Anna Clyne, Saint‐Saëns and Mahler at Leeds Town Hall

BBC Philharmonic
Anna Clyne, Saint‐Saëns and Mahler at Leeds Town Hall
19:30 Sat 26 Oct 2019 Leeds Town Hall
Conductor Joana Carneiro and cellist Laura van der Heijden join the BBC Philharmonic for an evening at Leeds Town Hall
Conductor Joana Carneiro and cellist Laura van der Heijden join the BBC Philharmonic for an evening at Leeds Town Hall

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The BBC Philharmonic, under the baton of Joana Carneiro, open this evening with Anna Clyne’s Masquerade - a BBC commission that received its world premiere at the Last Night of the Proms in 2013. Bringing us from darkness to light - you might be familiar with it if saw the trailers for the 2017 BBC Proms on television and radio.

Closing this evening is Mahler’s Fifth Symphony - the urgent work of a composer starting a new adventure, charged with new musical possibilities and a new love, expressed with impossible tenderness in its famous Adagietto.

Nestled in-between: 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year, Laura van der Heijden joins the orchestra for Saint-Saëns’s ever-popular First Cello Concerto, with its dramatic opening and delightful, elegant central minuet.