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Brett Dean conducts Brett Dean

 01 April 2016 at 7pm 

Brett Dean conducts Brett Dean

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Brett Dean conductor
Thomas Gould violin
Anthony Pateras revox
Thomas Meadowcroft revox

Join the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale Studios for a concert programmed and conducted by Australian composer Brett Dean.

Through the monumental works of the great Peter Sculthorpe and others, contemporary Australian orchestral music won a reputation of being above all linked to Australia's landscape and evoking the sounds of its nature. Aspects of the natural world still inspire Australian composers but as we'll see in this wide-ranging programme, there's more to it than that.

From the quietly persuasive, Basho-inspired Clouds Now and Then by Richard Meale through to Georges Lentz's extraordinary vision of the cosmos as the "embodiment and proof of divine agency", Australian orchestral music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has grown remarkably in its diversity and sophistication. Still little known outside Australia, this concert presents no less than four European premieres from several of Australia's leading composers.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.

Richard Meale : Clouds Now and Then
Thomas Meadowcroft : Peacemaker Tattoo
Georges Lentz : Caeli enarrant... III
Brett Dean : Engelsflügel
Anthony Pateras : Immediata

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