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Barbican Hall
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS
England


Programme

Ottorino RespighiTrittico Botticelliano
Brett DeanThe Annunciation
Richard StraussDer Bürger als Edelmann, incidental music, Op.60-III

Performers

Josep Pons – conductor

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers

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Programme Note

Respighi’s intimate evocations of Botticelli’s art, including the central ‘Adoration of the Magi’, preface Brett Dean’s festive Christmas cantata, The Annunciation, inspired by and commissioned for the 800th birthday of Bach’s own Thomanerchor (St Thomas’s Choir) in Leipzig, where it was premiered. The Annunciation depicts the journey of the three kings from darkness into light, in a four-part work for chamber orchestra and choir.  'Dean succeeds in achieving something that cannot be valued too highly: integrity' RBB Kulturradio. 
In the second half Josep Pons presents Strauss’s effervescent theatre suite for Molière’s satire Le bourgeoisgentilhomme, a showcase for the orchestra’s stylish versatility. 

6pm, St Giles Cripplegate
Singers at Six 

Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014–2015 Multibuy
Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014–2015

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Part of BBC SO multibuy

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Brett Dean

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