BBC Philharmonic

Saturday, 4 November, 2017 7:30PM
The Bridgewater Hall

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Simone Young conductor | Jonathan Biss piano

Brett Dean Testament (15’) | Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 (32’) | Sally Beamish Piano Concerto No. 3, ‘City Stanzas’ (15’) | Elgar 'Enigma' Variations (30’)

Tickets: £40 - £12
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Completed at the end of 2016 and premiered by tonight’s soloist in the US in January, Sally Beamish’s potent and political new piece was written in response to Beethoven’s immaculate First Piano Concerto. You can trace connections between the works when pianist Jonathan Biss performs them both tonight. Brett Dean’s Testament also takes Beethoven as its inspiration, drawing on the composer’s desperate frustration with his growing deafness, while Elgar’s ever-cherished ‘Enigma’ Variations pays homage to his friends and family.

Ten Pieces
This concert includes repertoire from BBC Ten Pieces - the BBC’s biggest ever commitment to music education in the UK. The award-winning project aims to open up the world of classical music to 7- to 14-year-olds and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to carefully selected pieces. Teachers and parents can find more information on the Ten Pieces website: