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Patrick Watson, Jules Buckley & BBC Symphony Orchestra

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An evening of music with Canada’s boutique singer-songwriter, reimagined with Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Musical omnivore Patrick Watson has given us some of the most beautiful songs written this century. He has garnered a dedicated following of deep-listening fans, all of them attracted by music that mines deep subtlety from its expansive tendencies. Watson’s musical outlook ranges from rock to classical chamber music via cabaret and film soundtracks.

His gift for melody and narrative and his personal vocal delivery have secured his status as one of the most distinctive songwriters of his generation. With its deep regard for texture, silence and emotion, Watson’s music has always glanced towards the huge universe of the symphony orchestra. In these arrangements constructed and conducted by BBC SO Creative Artist in Association Jules Buckley, Watson fans and newcomers alike will hear his songs magnified to reveal all their artful depth.

This performance will end at approximately 9.45pm, including a 20-minute interval

Produced by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Barbican Hall