Andrew Norman Unstuck (UK premiere) Britten Violin Concerto Shostakovich Symphony No 10 BBC Symphony Orchestra Andrew Gourlayconductor Daniel Hope violin
Of all Shostakovich's symphonies, the Tenth is often said to be the most perfectly formed and deeply felt. In total contrast, Unstuck by young American composer Andrew Norman is cheerfully upbeat, until it gets 'stuck' in a repetitive groove and has trouble fighting free. Britten's concerto, with its combination of wit and elegiac lyricism, sits somewhere in between.
From the complete Sibelius Symphonies, to Dvorak’s neglected masterpiece The Jacobin and thrilling premieres by today’s most exciting composers, there is something for everyone in the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-12 season. Find out more in our special season preview film:
Pre-concert talk 6pm Barbican Hall
Please note change of conductor Thomas Dausgaard is unwell and will be replaced by Andrew Gourlay