Dalia Stasevska conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and cellist Sol Gabetta in Elgar’s Cello Concerto – the centrepiece of a concert powered by natural wonders and elemental emotions.
Sometimes a composer comes to embody the music of a nation, in a way that nobody could have predicted. It’s the autumnal melancholy of Elgar’s Cello Concerto that makes it so beloved, while Sibelius’s tempestuous First Symphony is as much a celebration of nature as a patriotic anthem: filled with luminous colours, and driven by spring storms.
One thing’s for certain, though: the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska will drive straight to the heart of both pieces – and she’s the ideal partner for a cellist with the ‘blazing individuality’ (Daily Telegraph) of Sol Gabetta. First, though, an encounter with the extraordinary, shimmering musical world of Dai Fujikora, in a work that reimagines the orchestra as a microbiome. Small things can contain multitudes...
This performance will end at approximately 9.25pm, including a 20-minute interval.
Produced by the BBC Symphony Orchestra
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
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Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
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