BBC Symphony Orchestra / Nielsen Cycle

11 October 2014 / 19:30

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Opening the Nielsen cycle is the assured and lavishly lyrical First Symphony, written in 1892 but already bearing the unmistakable stamp of its creator. Tracing an eventful journey from shadowy G minor through to a radiant C major finale, the work is illuminated by sparely graceful wind- writing and glistening brass. As Nielsen completed his First, Tchaikovsky embarked on what would be his symphonic swansong, the great No. 6 or Pathétique, of which he said, ‘I believe it comes into being as the best of my works’. As an interlude there is Mozart’s youthful violin concerto in D major, performed by young German soloist Augustin Hadelich – ‘a virtuoso out of the Golden Age’, according to The New Yorker.

Programme & Performers

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6, Pathétique
Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D major, K218
Nielsen Symphony No 1

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Augustin Hadelich violin

10.30am – 1.30pm, Fountain Room
IMR Morning Symposium

An in-depth academic exploration of Nielsen’s music, presented by the Institute of Musical Research. Limited capacity, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

With Nanette Nielsen (Nottingham) Chris Tarrant (RHUL/Newcastle), David Fanning (Manchester) and Sakari Oramo (Chief Conductor, BBC SO) 

Admission free to ticket holders for any BBC SO Nielsen concert. Attendance at the morning session does not guarantee admission to the afternoon session.

2.30-5.30pm, Fountain Room
BBC SO Plus Study Afternoon Nielsen: The Symphonies

As the BBC SO and Sakari Oramo launch their Nielsen Symphony Cycle, come and find out more about Nielsen and his music at a free Study Afternoon.

With Sakari Oramo (BBC SO) Dan Grimley (Oxford University) Andrew Mellor (Gramaphone) Paul Binding (Independent scholar/biographer) and Stephen Johnson (BBC Radio 3).

Free to ticket-holders for the evening concert. Limited capacity so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

6pm, Fountain Room
BBC SO Plus Family

A family-friendly workshop which introduces the music of the evening's concert. Suitable for newcomers and music fans alike. If you play an instrument, bring it along as there will be an opportunity for you to join in. To book your tickets, call the box office and quote 'BBC Plus Family' or book the concert online and quote 040679.

Also in this series:
Fri 12 Dec - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 2
Fri 16 Jan - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 3
Wed 18 Feb - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 4
Fri 10 Apr - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 5
Sat 23 May - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 6

This event is part of:
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014–2015 Multibuy
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014–15

Part of BBC SO multibuy

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