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BBC Symphony Orchestra with Martyn Brabbins and Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)

When
Friday November 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Tickets
£10 - £35.50; savings available for subscribers, groups and Go Card holders; bargain seats available from noon on concert day, £8 (subject to availability)
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  1. Concert Suite, from Checkmate - Sir Arthur Bliss
  2. Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor Op 85 - Sir Edward Elgar
  3. Symphony No 3, ' Pastoral' - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Nottingham’s phenomenal young cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, provides the centrepiece to our centenary concert marking the end of World War One, performing Elgar’s elegiac concerto. Written in 1919 it distils the composer’s anguish at the devastation across Europe into the most moving concerto for the instrument. Vaughan Williams’ Pastoral Symphony ploughs similar emotional terrain, but the landscape evoked is of wartime France, where the composer had been an army ambulance driver. Impressionistic touches are felt throughout, whether in the echoes of a bugler’s last post, or the haunting, wordless soprano floating over hushed fields. The opener to this concert is Sir Arthur Bliss’s Checkmate, his superlative ballet score written in 1937 for a production that starred dance luminaries Robert Helpmann and Margot Fonteyn. The rituals of the chess game become a powerful allegorical tale about the rise of dark forces in Europe and the imminence of war, all thrillingly played out in Bliss’s incisive rhythms and vibrant colours.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Martyn Brabbins in conversation.

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Venue
Royal Concert Hall
Theatre Square
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 5ND
England
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