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BBC SO 80th Birthday Concert

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's 80th birthday concert. Wagner: Flying Dutchman overture. Stephen McNeff: ConcertO Duo. Saariaho: D'OM LE VRAI SENS. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra's 80th birthday concert, recorded at the Barbican Hall last week. Two premieres underline the orchestra's commitment to new music: virtuoso clarinettist Kari Kriikku performs his compatriot Kaija Saariaho's new clarinet concerto, while percussionists Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox - O Duo - perform a world premiere by Stephen McNeff. The concert opens with a Wagner piece which was performed at the orchestra's very first concert, and concludes with Stravinsky's mighty Rite of Spring.

Wagner: Overture: The Flying Dutchman
Stephen McNeff: ConcertO Duo, for duo percussion and orchestra (world premiere)
Kaija Saariaho: D'OM LE VRAI SENS for clarinet and orchestra (UK premiere)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Kari Kriikku (clarinet)
O Duo (percussion)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Robertson.

2 hours, 15 minutes