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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

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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