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BBC Philharmonic: Music to mark St George’s Day

Will Fulford-Jones
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BBC Philharmonic: Music to mark St George’s Day at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre, 23 April 2017, from £12.00 - Book now

On St George’s Day, our attention turns to the composer whose music evokes England better than any other. But while Ralph Vaughan Williams’s gorgeous Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis positively sings of the English countryside, the inspiration for his elegiac A Pastoral Symphony was not our green and pleasant land but the French battlefields of the First World War. Completing the bill, violinist Vadim Gluzman delivers a rare performance of Sofia Gubaidulina’s searingly beautiful violin concerto – once heard, never forgotten.

BBC Philharmonic: Music to mark St George’s Day at The Bridgewater Hall, City Centre

23 April 2017
From £12.00

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