The BBC Concert Orchestra dives into a world of nostalgic reflection Monday 31 March at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre. George Butterworth’s orchestral rhapsody ‘A Shropshire Lad’ invokes a reflection on mortality and the shortness of life, whilst pieces by Debussy and Ravel look back on those who died during the Great War. Samuel Barber’s impression of Tennessee summers gone by is led by American soprano Nicole Cabell.
- Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
- Claude Debussy: Berceuse héroïque
- Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24
- Leos Janácek: The Fiddler’s Child
- George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
- Béla Bartók: Dance Suite
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The BBC Concert Orchestra’s recent performances have picked up some crowd-pleasing feedback, with their turn accompanying the Wayne Shorter Quartet, earning 4/5 in Evening Standard, with the predecessor to the show, ‘World To Come’, gaining 4/5 in The Guardian. Reviewers noted the orchestra’s enthusiasm for the pieces, as well as the group’s versatility and technical skill.
Details verified 18 March 2014.
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