BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo

3 February 2017 / 19:30
Thrills and high drama are guaranteed with Kabalevsky’s rip-roaring overture and Shostakovich’s powerful Tenth Symphony, all conducted by BBC Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo.

Kabalevsky’s piece, full of fizz and pop, is followed by a very different work, Michael Zev Gordon’s Violin Concerto, performed here with the acclaimed German violinist Carolin Widmann. Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony, a heartfelt cry for freedom written under the looming presence of Joseph Stalin, is one of the 20th century’s most shattering symphonic experiences.

Programme & Performers

Kabalevsky Overture to Colas Breugnon
Michael Zev Gordon Violin Concerto (BBC commission, world premiere)
Shostakovich Symphony No 10

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo
Carolin Widmann violin
Promoted by BBC Symphony Orchestra


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