BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
13 Jul 2019, Lichfield Cathedral
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BBC NOW 2019-20 Season Lichfield Festival

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Lichfield Festival
19:15 Sat 13 Jul 2019 Lichfield Cathedral
BBCNOW are joined by conductor Ainars Rubikis, cellist Andrei Ionita (BBC New Generation Artist) and 2019 Artist in residence, Polly Leech (mezzo-soprano).
BBCNOW are joined by conductor Ainars Rubikis, cellist Andrei Ionita (BBC New Generation Artist) and 2019 Artist in residence, Polly Leech (mezzo-soprano).

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About This Event

In the second year of their Festival residency, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs two major works featuring “codes” in music, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto no. 1, with its theme taken from a musical cryptogram of the composer’s initials, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, featuring Last Night of the Proms favourite “Nimrod”, arguably his best-known work. The programme celebrates a second quintessentially British work, Elgar’s sumptuous song cycle Sea Pictures.