BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oramo

Mahler's Symphony No 1

2 November 2013 / 19:30


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Tristan Murail New work (BBC co-commission: world premiere)
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 1 in C minor
Mahler Symphony No 1 Titan

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo
Olli Mustonen piano
Sergei Nakariakov trumpet

For Sakari Oramo’s first Barbican concert as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he presents a characteristic mixture of cutting-edge and much-loved music. Following a world premiere by the leading spectral composer Tristan Murail, part of this season’s focus on new French music, iconic pianist Olli Mustonen and star Russian trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov, described as ‘the Caruso of the trumpet’, join forces for Shostakovich’s sparkling Piano Concerto No 1. From the shining idyll that opens Mahler’s first symphony, we are transported into a world rich in folk song, dance, marches and unsettling juxtapositions in this thrilling orchestral masterpiece.

The concert finishes at approximately 9.45pm

This concert is part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s French series supported by Diaphonique, the Franco-British contemporary music fund.

BBC SO Plus: Pre-concert talk 6pm, Fountain Room
An introduction to tonight’s concert.
Free admission. Limited capacity, please arrive early to avoid disappointment

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