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Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Richard Ayres

 08 October 2015 at 7.30pm 

Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Richard Ayres

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891
http://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers
Ilan Volkov Conductor

Ilan Volkov, known for the dynamic clarity of his performances, creates an intriguing sea-inspired frame for a world premiere. Both Mendelssohn and Beethoven conjured the scene for A Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, while the BBC Singers join us for Schubert's delicately atmospheric Song of the spirits over the water. Before the salt-fresh elemental energy of Haydn's Symphony No. 52 in C minor, comes a new work by Richard Ayres, a composer whose playful theatricality is attuned to the classical past.


Felix Mendelssohn : Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Ludwig Beethoven : Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op 112
Richard Ayres : No. 48
Franz Schubert : Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 714
Joseph Haydn : Symphony No. 52 in C minor
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