BBC Symphony Orchestra plays Lim
- Date: Friday, 25 January 2013, 7pm
- Venue: BBC Maida Vale Studios — Delaware Road, London W9 2LG, United Kingdom
- Tickets: sold out
The BBC Symphony Orchestra presents new music from a trio of British composers, alongside the UK premiere of Australian composer Liza Lim’s Flying Banner. Lim’s fanfare for orchestra was inspired by the rhythmic freedom of Chinese calligraphic writing, particularly the work of Wang To, a famous poet/calligrapher of the 17th century. Scottish conductor Garry Walker also conducts the world premiere of Malcolm Hayes’s Byzantium (after the poem by W.B. Yeats). Sally Beamish’s A Cage of Doves is dedicated to composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. It was inspired by the story of the martyred Saint Magnus, who gave his life to achieve peace in the Orkney Islands. Viola soloist Sarah Jane Bradley performs Matthew Taylor’s five Humoreskes, having given the world premiere in 2011.
Please Note: tickets to BBC SO Studio Concerts are free, so not everyone uses their tickets. We therefore have to give out more tickets than there are seats. As a result, entry is not guaranteed with a ticket. We advise audience members to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Featured non-Australian music: Hayes, Taylor, Beamish
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Featured Australian Works
||Flying banner : full orchestra (2005) by Liza Lim|
— performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Garry Walker
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