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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Brett Dean


BBC Symphony Orchestra & Brett Dean

  • Date: Friday, 1 April 2016, 7pm
  • Venue: BBC Maida Vale Studios — Delaware Road, London W9 2LG, United Kingdom

Event Details

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.

BBC Symphony Orchestra  

Brett Dean  conductor

Thomas Gould  violin

Anthony Pateras  revox

Thomas Meadowcroft  revox

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Caeli enarrant III (1993) by Georges Lentz
— performed by Brett Dean and BBC Symphony Orchestra
Clouds now and then : full orchestra (1969) by Richard Meale
— performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Brett Dean
Digital sheet music sample Engelsfl├╝gel : music for orchestra (2014) by Brett Dean
— performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Brett Dean
Immediata by Anthony Pateras
— performed by Brett Dean and BBC Symphony Orchestra
Peacemaker tattoo : for orchestra (2011) by Thomas Meadowcroft
— performed by Brett Dean, Thomas Meadowcroft and BBC Symphony Orchestra

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