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BBC Philharmonic - Shakespeare

The BBC Philharmonic plays music inspired by Shakespeare. With five new works by young composers, each inspired by a Shakespeare sonnet, plus part of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.

From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Chiu-yu Chou: The Tongue
Daniel Kidane: Sirens
Nina Whiteman: The map of days outworn
Aaron Parker: Serisu
Tom Coult: Sonnet machine

8.15
Interval
BBC Young Musician 2016
Clemency Burton-Hill introduces the third of the category finalists in this year's brass competition.
Horn player Ben Goldscheider plays music by:
Salonen, Saint-Saëns and York Bowen

8.35
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)

BBC Philharmonic
Andrew Gourlay (conductor)

Five pieces by young composers, specially commissioned for the BBC's Shakespeare 400 Festival feature in the first half of tonight's concert. Each takes as its inspiration one of Shakespeare's sonnets. A selection from Prokofiev's graphic and colourful ballet music for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet provides a fitting second half to the concert.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Chiu-yu Chou

    The Tongue

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Daniel Kidane

    Sirens

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Nina whiteman

    The map of days outworn

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Tom Coult

    Sonnet Machine

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Andrew Gourlay.
  • Esa‐Pekka Salonen

    Concert Etude

    Performer: Ben Goldscheider.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Romance

    Performer: Ben Goldscheider.
  • York Bowen

    Sonata, 3rd movt

    Performer: Ben Goldscheider.
  • Jean Baptiste Quentin

    Concerto a quatre parties, oeuvre XII

    Ensemble: Nevermind.
    • ALPHA.
  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain

    Sonata IV, Second Livre des sonates en Quatuors

    Ensemble: Nevermind.
    • ALPHA.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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