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The BBC Symphony Orchestra tours Japan in 2018! In a week that features the orchestra abroad, the afternoon opens with a concert at the Nippon Tokushu Togyo Shimin Kaikan Hall, in Nagoya. The orchestra's Chief conductor, Sakari Oramo, is at the helm to perform Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto, with Yu Kusgue as soloist, which is followed by Mahler's 5th Symphony. Then, a recording made by the BBC Singers earlier this year at St. Paul's Knightsbridge, in London. Andrew Griffiths conducts repertoire from Eastern Europe across the centuries, including Dvorak's In Nature's Realm, Handl's Mirabile Misterium, Makor's Kyrie, Smetana's Three-Part Choruses for Women's Voices, Janacek's Ave Maria, and Martinu's Romance of the Dandelions.
Presented by Penny Gore.
14.00Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
14.40Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Yu Kusgue (piano)BBC Symphony OrchestraSakari Oramo (conductor)
15.50Dvorak: In Nature's Realm Handl: Mirabile MisteriumMakor: KyrieSmetana: Sbory trojhlasne pro zenske hlasy - Three-Part Choruses for Women's VoicesJanacek: Ave Maria Martinu: Romance of the Dandelions
BBC SingersAndrew Griffiths (conductor)
Music by Rachmaninov and Mahler with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on tour in Japan.
Unique performances with BBC Orchestras, Choirs and other great orchestras