Monday, 17 October 2016

BBC Audience - The BBC Symphony Orchestra with conductor Michael Seal at BBC Maida Vale Studios

BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale
Continuing its focus on rarely-performed British music this autumn, the BBC Symphony Orchestraand conductor Michael Seal give a concert of music by Malcolm ArnoldBritten and Adrian Sutton at Maida Vale Studios.

Malcolm Arnold's fifth symphony is a remembrance of four of his friends who tragically died at a young age. With its underlying dark tensions, and Adagio, it has a clear Mahlerian influence, and was said to be the composer's favourite of his nine symphonies. Hear Britten's highly virtuosic Diversions for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra performed by the gifted young pianist and BBC New Generation Artist Pavel Kolesnikov, plus a new short orchestral piece by Adrian Sutton, composer for the National Theatre's production of War Horse.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3's Afternoon on 3.

Adrian Sutton A Fistful of Fives
Britten Diversions for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold Symphony No. 5

Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Michael Seal conductor

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Date: Tuesday 8 November
Venue: BBC Maida Vale Studios
Doors open: 1.30pm
Live broadcast starts: 2pm

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.

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