BBC Symphony Orchestra [Afternoon Concert]

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0120160125

With music by Anthony Ritchie, Vaughan Williams, Bruch, Howells, Glanert and Musgrave.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0120160125

With music by Anthony Ritchie, Vaughan Williams, Bruch, Howells, Glanert and Musgrave.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0120160404
0120160404

BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Ibert, Hindemith and Bruch. Plus Orff and Andriessen.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0120160919

The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs music by Glinka, Rachmaninov, Tippett and Prokofiev.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0120161121

The BBC SO in Schmitt's Antony and Cleopatra, plus Rubbra, Grondhal and Havergal Brian.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0120170213

Penny Gore begins a week of programmes focusing on recent recordings and concerts by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with the BBC Philharmonic performing live on Wednesday afternoon.

Today's programme begins with a new Elgar recording due for release in April.

And from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's latest Total Immersion project in November 2016, Richard Rodney Bennett's thrilling "Spells" - a 40-minute work for solo soprano, chorus and orchestra setting poems by Kathleen Raine. It features the soprano Allison Bell and the BBC Symphony Chorus, conducted by Rumon Gamba.

2pm
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op.47
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

c. 2.15pm
Colin Matthews: Violin Concerto
Leila Josefowicz (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen (conductor)

2.40pm
Elgar: Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner

3.25pm
Richard Rodney Bennett
Spells
Allison Bell (soprano)
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

Liadov: The Enchanted Lake
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Damev (conductor).

The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays Elgar, Colin Matthews, Richard Rodney Bennett and Lyadov.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0220160126

The BBC SO in music by Simon Wills, Dan Jenkins, Barber, Pickard, Dean, Beethoven and Weir

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0220160126

The BBC SO in music by Simon Wills, Dan Jenkins, Barber, Pickard, Dean, Beethoven and Weir

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0220160405
0220160405

The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays music by Stravinsky, Wigglesworth, Ravel and Shostakovich

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0220160920

Katie Derham with music by Harvey, Bingham, Wesley, Dove, Bennett, Stravinsky and Bantock.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0220161122

The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs music by Berlioz, Florian Magnus Maier and Beethoven.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

02Korngold, Weill, Adams20170214

Penny Gore continues this week of recent performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Erich Korngold and Kurt Weill fled from Nazi Germany within a year of each other in the early 1930s. Eventually, both re-established themselves in the USA - on opposite coasts - Korngold in Hollywood writing for the cinema, Weill in New York writing for Broadway.

Korngold's only symphony was written using fragments of the film score to The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, a Warner Brothers hit in 1939 starring Errol Flynn, Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins was completed before he made it to the USA, in Paris in 1933, but it is set in the USA. In it, a pair of twins - both called Anna - experience the Seven Deadly Sins as they travel through seven different cities in the USA over a period of seven years. In Weill and Berthold Brecht's hands the satire is what is a sin and what is not ... Storm Large sings the roles of both Annas.

In between, the vocal ensemble "Hudson Shad" - who sing the part of Anna's family in Weill's Seven Deadly Sins - present a collection of satirical songs from stage and cinema.

And as it is John Adams's birthday tomorrow, Penny introduces a performance of his "Gnarly Buttons" with Michael Collins (who gave the premiere) directing the BBC Symphony Orchestra - three movements that include a hoedown with prominent parts for banjo and a cow.

2pm
Korngold: Symphony in F sharp, Op 40

2.55pm
Hudson Shad present a collection of songs from stage and screen

3.15pm
Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins (in English)
Storm Large (soprano)
Hudson Shad (vocal quartet)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan (conductor)

3.55pm
John Adams: Gnarly Buttons
Michael Collins (clarinet/director)
BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Penny Gore presents the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing music by Korngold, Weill and Adams.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0320160127

For Holocaust Memorial Day, music by Haydn and Brahms. Plus a work by Kodaly.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0320160127

For Holocaust Memorial Day, music by Haydn and Brahms. Plus a work by Kodaly.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0320160406
0320160406

Verity Sharp presents music by Bach, Stravinsky, Reich, Andriessen, Jolas and Debussy.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0320160923

BBC Symphony Orchestra in Stanford, Beamish, Beethoven, Maconchy, Arnold and Matthews.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0320161123

The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs music by Joseph Hallman, Brett Dean and Rachmaninov.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0320170217

Music from the BBC Symphony Orchestra including a track from their Grammy-nominated CD of Vaughan Williams orchestrations. Plus the BBC Singers. Penny Gore presents.

A Road All Paved with Stars by Vaughan Williams, and arranged by Adrian Williams, is taken from his opera "The Poisoned Kiss". Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. There is another work by Richard Rodney Bennett from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's recent Total Immersion day at the Barbican Centre in London, and ahead of his performance with the BBC SO of Sibelius's complete Lemminkainen Suite at the Barbican on 3rd March (and live on Radio 3 In Concert) Sakari Oramo conducts the orchestra in Lemminkainen and theMaidens of Sari.

And not to be outshone, the BBC Singers perform the world premiere performance of a modern Requiem setting by Philip Moore.

Penny Gore presents.

2pm
Richard Rodney Bennett: Anniversaries
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

2.20pm
Philip Moore: Requiem (World Premiere)
BBC Singers
Stephen Farr (organ)
David Hill (conductor)

3.20pm
Sibelius: Lemminkainen and the Maidens of Saari
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo

Philip Moore: Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor)

4pm
Vaughan Williams arranged by Adrian Williams
A Road All Paved with Stars - A Symphonic Rhapsody from the opera The Poisoned Kiss
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Philip Moore and Sibelius.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0420160129

BBC SO in Elgar's Symphony No 2, plus the BBC CO in a folk-music inspired concert.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0420160129

BBC SO in Elgar's Symphony No 2, plus the BBC CO in a folk-music inspired concert.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0420160408
0420160408

The BBC Symphony Orchestra in Vaughan Williams, Nielsen, Andriessen, Ravel and Strauss.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras

0420161125

The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs music by Taneyev, Prokofiev and Dutilleux.

Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras