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BBC Philharmonic

BBC Philharmonic

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 8 February 2020
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)

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BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon
 conductor
Jennifer Galloway
 oboe

Tchaikovsky – Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet Listen
Edward Gregson – A Vision in a Dream: concerto for oboe and orchestra (world premiere)
Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Steve Muir.

Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet overture is a twenty-minute whistle-stop tour through the most famous love story ever written. Out of the tempestuous fighting passages emerges the utterly wondrous love theme.

British composer Edward Gregson’s new oboe concerto A Vision in a Dream, is based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem of the same name, written in 1797. The poem came to Coleridge in an opium-induced dream, and describes the paradise gardens of Xanadu. Read more about the work here.

Across the Channel, Berlioz wrote his Symphonie fantastique inspired by a tragically unrequited
infatuation with the beautiful actress Harriet Smithson. The symphony comes with a narrative from Berlioz’s also opium-induced dreams; of a festive ball, hazy countryside frolicking – and of the resentful composer’s own execution for Harriet’s murder.

PRICES:

A £39.22, B £37.10, C £32.86, D £25.44, E £19.08, O £14.84
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(prices include 6% booking fee) 

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  • You don’t know what love is, whatever you may say. For you, it’s not that rage, that fury, that delirium which takes possession of all one’s faculties, which renders one capable of anything.
    Berlioz writing to a friend.