Radio 3 In Concert

Wednesday 25 May



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.


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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