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BBC Symphony Orchestra/Alsop

 04 December 2015 at 7.30pm 

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Alsop

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

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conductor
Nicholas Daniel oboe

A programme of supernatural-inspired works from Tchaikovsky, Judith Bingham, and a UK premiere of James MacMillan's Woman of the Apocalypse, under celebrated conductor Marin Alsop.

James Macmillan composed his colourful Woman of the Apocalypse for Alsop's own festival in Cabrillo, California. It evokes the mystical appearance of an angelic woman at times of crisis, whilst Judith Bingham's dramatic oboe concerto, The Angel of Mons, depicts just such a shimmering vision, this time at the Battle of Mons, performed by the peerless Nicholas Daniel. It is the 'inscrutable predesination of fate' that haunts Tchaikovsky's fifth symphony, transforming tragedy to triumph.

James MacMillan : Woman of the Apocalypse
Judith Bingham : The Angel of Mons
Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Symphony No 5 in E minor

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