Benjamin at the Barbican

BBC SO/Dream of the Song

18 March 2016 / 19:30

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A programme of personal passions curated by George Benjamin in collaboration with Oliver Knussen.

Night music and mysterious voices infuse both Debussy's evocative Nocturnes and George Benjamin's new work, Dream of the Song, written for and performed by star countertenor Iestyn Davies. Expect thrilling dynamism and crystalline detail from Oliver Knussen's performance of Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, the composer's turbulent, chromatic war-time masterpiece.

Listen to our podcast below, with interviews from composer George Benjamin and counter-tenor Iestyn Davies.

Programme & Performers

Gunther Schuller Dreamscape (UK premiere)
Debussy Nocturnes   
George Benjamin Dream of the Song (BBC co-commission: UK premiere)
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements  

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Oliver Knussen conductor
Iestyn Davies countertenor
BBC Singers 

Part of Benjamin at the Barbican

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Benjamin at the Barbican
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2015 - 16 Multibuy

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