BBC Philharmonic - McCabe, Stravinsky, Turnage, Ives, Antheil
BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards. McCabe: Joybox. Stravinsky: Ode; Scherzo a la Russe; Circus Polka. Turnage: Erskine. Ives: The Unanswered Question. Antheil: Symphony No 5.
The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards in music from the last hundred years. They are joined by legendary drummer Peter Erskine for the UK premiere Mark-Anthony Turnage's Concerto for Drum set.
Live from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Martin Handley
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Erskine - Concerto for Drum set and orchestra (UK premiere)
8.20 Music Interval
Stravinsky: Scherzo à la Russe
Stravinsky: Circus Polka
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Antheil: Symphony No 5 (Joyous)
Peter Erskine (Drum set)
John Storgards (conductor)
Legendary drummer Peter Erskine joins the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards for the UK premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Concerto for Drum set, written for and named after its soloist. The programme opens with John McCabe's fun and colourful 'Joybox', written for the BBC Philharmonic. Dancing elephants appear in Stravinsky's Circus Polka and a brief introspective interlude in the form of Ives' 'The Unanswered Question' is followed by George Antheil's direct and powerful post-war symphony.