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 & PerformersKabalevsky Overture to Colas Breugnon
Michael Zev Gordon Violin Concerto (BBC commission, world premiere)
Shostakovich Symphony No 10
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Carolin Widmann violin