A Child of Our Time

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

23 March 2012 / 19:30

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We are sorry to announce that tenor Toby Spence has been forced to withdraw from this concert due to illness. We are grateful to John Mark Ainsley who has stepped in to replace him at short notice.

Hugh Wood Violin Concerto No 2 (London premiere)
Tippett A Child of Our Time

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis
Nicole Cabell soprano
Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Matthew Rose bass
Anthony Marwood violin
BBC Symphony Chorus

Hugh Wood's second violin concerto, like all his music, speaks with unflashy, lyrical sincerity that takes time to reveal itself. Michael Tippett's moving oratorio arose from the horrors of the Second World War, but its message that we must acknowledge our own dark qualities and not project them onto the Other is as urgent as ever.

From the complete Sibelius Symphonies, to Dvorak’s neglected masterpiece The Jacobin and thrilling premieres by today’s most exciting composers, there is something for everyone in the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-12 season. Find out more in our special season preview film:

Pre-concert talk 6pm Fountain Room
Limited capacity – please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

This event is part of:
Classical Music all events 2011-12
English Language Oratorios
Oratorios, opera and choral
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2011 - 2012

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