Wagner Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod Peter Lieberson Neruda Songs (UK premiere) Dvořák Symphony No 7 in D minor BBC Symphony Orchestra Jiří Belohlávek conductor Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Passion, the pain of loss and enduring power of love connect the works in this beguiling programme. Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, with its sense of profound tragedy, belongs to Jiří Belohlávek’s musical DNA. The BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor launches its 80th season with the UK premiere of Peter Lieberson’s achingly beautiful Neruda Songs sung by Sarah Connolly.
Pre-concert talk 6pm Fountain Room An introduction to tonight’s concert. Limited capacity