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Proms 2018 Prom 4: Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony

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Prom 4: Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony
19:30 Mon 16 Jul 2018 Prom 4
Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Shostakovich’s barnstorming ‘Leningrad’ Symphony – a powerful tribute to the Soviet victims of WWII. Clarinettist Mark Simpson is the soloist in Magnus Lindberg’s ferociously virtuosic Clarinet Concerto.
Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Shostakovich’s barnstorming ‘Leningrad’ Symphony – a powerful tribute to the Soviet victims of WWII. Clarinettist Mark Simpson is the soloist in Magnus Lindberg’s ferociously virtuosic Clarinet Concerto.

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In his final season as its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena leads the BBC Philharmonic in a concert contrasting darkness and light.

Magnus Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto is a modern classic, a glorious collision of tradition and innovation that is at once emotionally direct and ferociously virtuosic; former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and BBC Young Musician winner Mark Simpson is the soloist.

Darkness streaks across the second half with Shostakovich’s heart-wrenching tribute to the Soviet victims of the Second World War – the powerful ‘Leningrad’ Symphony.

Image: Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak