BBC Symphony Orchestra / Fischer

NB Change of conductor to Thierry Fischer

19 March 2014 / 19:30

£10-32 plus booking fee*

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Please note: Sylvain Cambreling is no longer available to take part in this performance. The BBC Symphony Orchestra are grateful to Thierry Fischer for stepping in to conduct.

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Messiaen Éclairs sur l’au-delà…

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Thierry Fischer
Veronika Eberle violin
Antoine Tamestit viola

This promises to be a night of the sublime and the luminous, in which Messaien’s visionary epic is prefaced with Mozart’s inimitable double concerto for violin and viola, featuring two of Europe’s leading young string players. The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be joined by students from the Royal Academy of Music for the performance of Messaien’s Éclairs sur l’Au-delà or ‘Illuminations on the Beyond’. Scored for vast orchestral forces, this was Messaien's final completed work. Months before his death he spoke of its inspiration: ‘I imagined myself in front of a curtain, in darkness, apprehensive about what lay beyond: Resurrection, Eternity, the other life.’

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.

This event is part of:
All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013–2014

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