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Buxton International Festival

The BBC Philharmonic celebrates 40 years of the Buxton International Festival in a concert from the Pavilion Gardens.

Live from the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
Presented by Andrew McGregor

The BBC Philharmonic and Joshua Weilerstein celebrate 40 years of the Buxton International Festival.

Hadley: Kinder Scout
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Grieg: Holberg Suite

8.15 Music Interval (CD)

8.40
Ryan Wigglesworth: A First Book of Inventions
Mozart: Symphony No. 40

The BBC Philharmonic takes a day-trip from Salford to the Peak District to celebrate Buxton Festival's 40th anniversary. The brooding moorland surrounding the town is portrayed in Patrick Hadley's "sketch for orchestra", Kinder Scout. Hadley knew the area well, taking holidays there. Jennifer Pike joins the orchestra to provide a lark for the landscape. A work penned by a British composer born in the same year the Festival was founded follows the interval, Ryan Wigglesworth's sparky "First Book of Inventions". Grieg's Op. 40 and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 complete the programme.

Jennifer pike (violin)
Joshua Weilerstein (conductor)
BBC Philharmonic

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Music Played

  • Patrick Hadley

    Kinder Scout

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in alium

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
  • Ryan Wigglesworth

    A First Book of Inventions

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 40

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein.

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