BBC Symphony Orchestra / Robertson

1 March 2013 / 19:30

Tickets £10 – 30

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Please note that soprano Marie Arnet replaces the originally advertised Susan Bullock in this concert.

Triple Concerto
Tippett Symphony No 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson
Marie Arnet soprano
Alexandra Soumm violin
Nicolas Altstaedt cello
Igor Levit piano

Beethoven’s dynamic spirit was crucially significant to Michael Tippett and here, in an echo of our December concert, we’ll hear Beethoven’s own elegant Triple Concerto played by three superlative young BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, beside Tippett’s Third Symphony. In this dramatic work Tippett confronts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and its ecstatic vision of brotherhood with the tragic reality of the 20th century. In the wonderfully uplifting Blues of finale, sung here by Susan Bullock, he roots man’s essential state in sorrow rather than joy, while ultimately offering a dream of ‘the peaceable kingdom’.

Running time TBC

Pre-concert talk 6pm, Auditorium 1 
An introduction to the music in tonight’s concert

Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013 multibuy
Part of All classical music events - 2012–2013 season
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013


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