BBC Symphony Orchestra
22 Feb 2020, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season Sakari Oramo conducts the music of Anders Hillborg

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conducts the music of Anders Hillborg
19:30 Sat 22 Feb 2020 Barbican Hall

Tickets for this Event


      • Eleven Gates
      • Beast Sampler
      • Concerto for Clarinet 'Peacock Tales'Millenium Version
      • New Work(BBC commission, UK premiere)
      • Violin Concerto no. 1


Concert Information

It is easy to immerse yourself in music as seductive as Anders Hillborg’s. The climax of our Total Immersion weekend is this concert in which Sakari Oramo underlines his own belief that the Swedish composer ‘has acquired a signature way of writing for orchestra’.

Whilst some of Hillborg’s works are traditional Nordic nature landscapes built on spatial breadth and filmic atmosphere, his clarinet concerto Peacock Tales is less abstract and more immediate, tailored to the theatrical and communicative flair of soloist Martin Fröst.

After the UK premiere of Violin Concerto No 1, a brand new Hillborg work, commissioned by the BBC, closes the concert.