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Martin Fröst plays Copland

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Barbican HallSilk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom
On Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 19:30

Three 20th century masterpieces, each composed in the shadow of World War II, come together in a concert of musical and emotional contrasts.

Maverick clarinet virtuoso Martin Fröst makes a rare UK appearance as soloist in Aaron Copland’s ravishingly beautiful, jazz-infused Clarinet Concerto. He joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo for a programme of 20th century greats, bookended by two great Russian symphonies. Shostakovich’s startlingly buoyant Ninth Symphony couldn’t be further from the sombre contemplation and mourning of Prokofiev’s Sixth Symphony, a musical portrait of post-war ‘wounds that cannot be healed’.

Martin Fröst, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSP © BBC | Mark Allan
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