BBC Symphony Orchestra / Brabbins

19 April 2013 / 19:30

Tickets £10 – 30

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We are sorry to announce that Nicola Benedetti is unwell and no longer able to take part in this concert. We are grateful to the young Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma who has agreed to perform at short notice. The programme remains unchanged.

Mark Simpson
mirror-fragment... (London premiere)
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Tippett Symphony No 2

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins
Simone Lamsma violin

Tippett found inspiration for the Promethean energy and structural force of his Second Symphony in Beethoven’s own symphonies: the vigorously assertive opening Allegro, and balletic curlicues of the scherzo-like Presto owe much to his hero’s example, while the mosaic-like orchestration of the slow movement hint at the shimmering orchestral tapestries Tippett was to explore later in his career. Appropriately, Beethoven’s Apollonian Violin Concerto prefaces the performance, presented by Simone Lamsma. One of our most promising young composers, Mark Simpson, clarinettist winner of the 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year and already a BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year, is represented by his richly imagined tone poem A Mirror-Fragment

Running time TBC

Pre-concert talk 6pm, Fountain Room
An introduction to the music in tonight’s concert


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