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BBC Symphony Orchestra/Gardner

 17 December 2015 at 7.30pm 

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Gardner

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor
BBC Symphony Chorus
Sarah Tynan soprano
Robert Murray tenor
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Brindley Sherratt bass
Louis Schwizgebel piano

Edward Gardner directs Tippett's moving oratorio A Child of Our Time, prefaced by Beethoven's Apollonian fourth piano concerto and Knussen's delightful suite from Higgledy Piggledy Pop.

An ideal cast feature in Tippett's extraordinarily prescient work, begun at the start of the Second World War, prefiguring its atrocities. Gifted New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel takes on Beethoven's graceful fourth concerto, while we follow Maurice Sendak's dog Jennie to heaven in Knussen's affectionate requiem The Way to Castle Yonder.

Oliver Knussen : The Way to Castle Yonder
Ludwig Van Beethoven : Piano Concerto No 4 in G major
Michael Tippett : A Child of Our Time

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