BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oramo

Shostakovich's Symphony No 5

26 March 2014 / 19:30
Hall


Tickets:
£10-32 plus booking fee*

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Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter
Esa-Pekka Salonen Violin Concerto (UK premiere)
Shostakovich Symphony No 5 in D minor

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo
conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 2009 award-winning Violin Concerto ‘Out of Nowhere’ is a portrait of the phenomenal soloist Leila Josefowicz, who will give this UK premiere. Praised at its LA Philharmonic premiere for its ‘pure, euphoric poetry’, it’s a work which lends itself to Josefowicz’s visceral intensity. In its pulsing central movements, we may find echoes of Sibelius’s driving repetitions in his dark re-telling of Pojhola’s Daughter, in which the daughter of the north, astride a rainbow, mocks the love-lorn Väinämöinen. This concert ends with one of Shostakovich’s most popular symphonies, No 5: its heroic classicism may have affected the composer’s political rehabilitation, but its essential defiance comes blazing through.

The concert finishes at approximately 9.45pm

BBC SO Plus Family 6pm, Fountain Room
An introduction to tonight’s concert for families with a free, meet the musicians workshop and discounted tickets.
Call the Box Office for details.

Singers at Six 6pm, St Giles' Cripplegate
The BBC Singers perform choral works from Soviet Russia. Click here to book tickets.




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