BBC SO Total Immersion: Villa-Lobos

8 March 2014 / 19:30


Total Immersion Day Pass
£32-50 plus booking fee*

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Programme change: Bachianas Brasilieras No. 4 and the two songs from Floresta do Amazonas have been replaced by Symphony No 9.

Descobrimento do Brazil. Primeira missa no Brazil
Chôros No 8 for two pianos and orchestra
Bachiana brasileira No 5 for soprano and cello ensemble
Symphony No 9
Chôros No10 for chorus and orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo
Anu Komsi soprano
Kathyrn Stott piano
Martin Roscoe piano
BBC Symphony Chorus

The first Parisian performance of Chôros 10 provoked a storm, one critic writing, ‘it is an art … to which we must give a new name.’ This exciting piece uses a chorus instrumentally in furiously contrapuntal rhythmic patter, brass and wind providing bizarre bird calls and monkey chatter. There’s no doubt Villa-Lobos was an iconoclast whose raw, zestful music gave expression to a vibrant new polyglot culture. Twice thrown out of the conservatoire he took as much from his experience as a café musician as he did from his beloved Bach.

The concert will finish at approximately 10pm

Part of Total Immersion: Villa-Lobos
Part of All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013–2014

Promoted by BBC Symphony Orchestra


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