Radio 3 In Concert

Wednesday 25 May

7.30pm-10.00pm

BBC RADIO 3

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto with Alina Ibragimova and the Symphony Chorus join for Vaughan Williams' cantata Dona Nobis Pacem. Plus, a new work by Joseph Phibbs. Recorded at the Barbican on 21st May.

Sakari Oramo conducts two masterpieces from 1936, composed under the looming threat of war – Vaughan Williams' plea for peace features Sarah Fox, Australian baritone Duncan Rock and the BBC Symphony Chorus, while Bartók's fabulous, folk-inflected violin concerto is performed by the eloquent Alina Ibragimova. The concert opens with a premiere from the formidable Joseph Phibbs.

Programme:

Joseph Phibbs: New Work (BBC co-commission: World Premiere)
Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem

Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Sarah Fox (soprano)
Duncan Rock (baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Presenter/Ian Skelly, Producer/Ann McKay for the BBC

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