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BBC Philharmonic
Joana Carneiro - conductor
Laura van der Heijden - cello

Anna Clyne – Masquerade Listen
Saint-Saëns – Cello Concerto No 1 Listen
Mahler – Symphony No 5 Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway.

British-born composer Anna Clyne’s Masquerade is a six-minute orchestral whirlwind inspired by promenade concerts amid the chaos of the 18th century London Pleasure Gardens. Spiralling strings recur, depicting exotic street performers and fireworks, alongside the popular drinking song The Juice of The Barley – in other words, beer!

Saint-Saëns was a child prodigy in composing and piano. His first cello concerto was premiered in 1872 at the traditionalist Paris Conservatoire, marking his recognition as a composer. The concerto opens with a fiery call and response between the orchestra and soloist, followed by an unusual minuet middle movement which leads straight into a virtuosic finale.

Mahler composed his fifth symphony recovering from a major haemorrhage, during which time he met his future wife Alma Schindler. The piece reflects his near-death in an opening trumpet fanfare and funeral march. Later an Adagietto of true beauty appears, which was Mahler’s love letter to Alma. Of his ten symphonies, the fifth is today considered one of his strongest.



A £39.22, B £37.10, C £32.86, D £25.44,
E £19.08, O £14.84
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(prices include 6% booking fee) 

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