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Sakari Oramo conducts Richard Causton, Schumann and Brahms

Date: 23 Jan
Time: 19:30
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo conductor

Steven Isserlis cello

PART OF BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season BBC SO Classical for StartersSakari Oramo Conducts

British cellist Steven Isserlis returns to the BBC Symphony Orchestra's season to perform Schumann's pioneering cello concerto - the work that first gave this instrument Romantic voice. Where Schumann looks to the future, Brahms looks back to Beethoven in his taut, tightly constructed Third Symphony, once described as 'the most nearly perfect' of all the composer's symphonies. An exciting world premiere of Richard Causton's newly commissioned Ig zeg: Nu (*I say: Now*) opens the programme.

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The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930, and is passionately committed to performing 20th-century and contemporary music. The orchestra provides the backbone of the BBC Proms, and performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican, all of which are broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Highlights in its 2014-15 Season include a complete Nielsen Symphony cycle under the baton of Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, operas by Dalibor and Bartok, and three Total Immersion days.

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The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

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