BBC Philharmonic
19 May 2018, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2017-18 Season Szymanowski/Tchaikovsky

BBC Philharmonic
19:30 Sat 19 May 2018 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester



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Karol Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto is a landmark in music history. Piercing, passionate, fiery and free, it’s arguably the first modern violin concerto, and makes tremendous demands on any soloist who chooses to take it on. Brilliant violinist Tasmin Little, a longtime champion of the Polish composer, will bring the best out of it – before Vassily Sinaisky directs the orchestra in a reading of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred, a technicoloured epic inspired by Byron’s tortured-artist poem.