Sakari Oramo conducts two masterpieces from 1936, composed under the looming threat of war.
Vaughan Williams's plea for peace features Australian baritone Duncan Rock and the BBC Symphony Chorus, while Bartók’s fabulous, folk-inflected violin concerto is performed by the eloquent Alina Ibragimova. The evening opens with a premiere from the formidable Joseph Phibbs. ‘Phibbs’s sheer accomplishment as a composer is unmistakable. Every idea is telling, every phrase beautiful.’ Sunday Times
Programme & Performers
Joseph Phibbs new work (BBC co-commission: world premiere) Bartok Violin Concerto No 2 Vaughan WilliamsDona nobis pacem
BBC Symphony Orchestra Sakari Oramo conductor Alina Ibragimova violin Sarah Fox soprano Duncan Rock Baritone BBC Symphony Chorus
6pm BBC Symphony Orchestra Plus Family, Fountain Room Bring your family along to this fun, interactive workshop and receive discounted tickets for the concert. The workshop will introduce you to the music you'll hear in the concert and is designed for families with children aged 8–16. Please see Ticket info for more details of how to book.