Monday 3 December 2018

Winter Lights

BBC Concert Orchestra
The BBC Concert Orchestra has a wintry themed concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Wednesday 5 December 2018. Conducted by Bramwell Tovey, the orchestra will be playing works written specially for them including the premiere of a new pieces by the orchestra's composer-in-residence Dobrinka Tabakova, and by the BBC Proms Inspire composer Sarah Jenkins. Also in the programme is music by Jonny Greenwood, and Anne Dudley, with Guy Barker's trumpet concerto played by Alison Balsom.

Alison Balsom and the orchestra premiered Guy Barker's Trumpet Concerto (The Lanterne of Light) at the BBC Proms in 2015. The work is based on a 1409–10 English tract, The Lanterne of Light, which provided a classification system based on the Seven Deadly Sins, establishing that each sin had an associated demon, and Guy Barker's trumpet concerto of the same name is as much about the
character of the demons as the human manifestation of those sins.

Guy Barker is a former Composer-in-Residence with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and the current Composer-in-Residence is Dobrinka Tabakova and the concert will not only include the premiere of her Tectonic, but also her Orpheus Comet which written for the orchestra. Another former Composer-in-Residence is Jonny Greenwood (perhaps best known as the guitarist from Radiohead), and the concert includes his Suite from Norwegian Wood

Full details from the Southbank Centre's website.

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