LONDON: SAKARI ORAMO CONDUCTS THE BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Venue: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2
Programme & Performers:
Bax The Garden of Fand
Brett Dean Viola concerto
Elgar Symphony No 1
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Brett Dean viola
Sakari Oramo continues his exploration of great British orchestral music with Elgar’s ground-breaking first symphony and Bax's luminous tone poem The Garden of Fand.
While Bax's work evokes the Irish legend of the siren Fand in her watery world, Elgar wrote of his masterful symphony: 'There is no programme beyond a wide experience of human life with a great charity and a massive hope in the future.' We welcome back Australian composer and violist Brett Dean to play his concerto for his ‘curiously beautiful, somewhat enigmatic instrument’.
Photo: BBC Symphony Orchestra