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LondonLogical Family: An Evening with Armistead Maupin and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra; David Parry; Armistead Maupin

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Sibelius, Merikanto
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Anu Komsi

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BBC Symphony Orchestra; Josep Pons; Maria Toledo; Nancy Fabiola Herrera; Gustavo Peña; Lidia Vinyes Curtis

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BBC Symphony Orchestra; David Charles Abell; Vadim Gluzman; Sophia Burgos; J’nai Bridges; Fleur Barron
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Celebrating Finnish nationhood

An all-Sibelius programme given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, featuring a UK première, an instrumental rarity and the First Symphony.
****1
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Fire and ice: striking Sibelius and stunning Hillborg

Sakari Oramo led an inspired BBC Symphony Orchestra in cultured performances of Sibelius, while Lisa Batiashvili produced a monumental UK première of Anders Hillborg’s evocative Violin Concerto No.2.
*****
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Orchestral brilliance from Søndergård and the BBCSO

The musical riches provided notwithstanding, much was desired in the dazzling orchestral showpieces of the evening.
***11
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Schmitt & Sibelius from Oramo and the BBCSO

Like Sibelius, Florent Schmitt was another composer of great longevity. This concert saw an opportunity to hear his Symphony No. 2 paired with Sibelius' Symphony No. 3, with two piano pieces by Ravel and Franck in the middle.
****1
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Spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

Sparks flew as two British music giants, Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle, collided at the Barbican.
****1
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