Mythic Gardens receives it’s UK premiere with the BBC Concert Orchestra on March 11, 2014
Bringing together music from both sides of the Atlantic, BBC Concert Orchestra tips its hat to Canada in a Commonwealth celebration at Watford Colosseum.
The vast serenity of the North American countryside forms the backdrop of Ivor Novello Award-winning Robert Farnon’s Lake of the Woods. Benjamin Britten chooses the music of Canada as his inspiration for the folk-flavoured Canadian Carnival, which includes the popular ‘Alouette’. Back on British soil, we bring you an epic landmark of English composition; the first symphony from William Walton.
Award-winning Canadian composer Howard Shore, best known for The Lord of the Rings film scores, forms the centrepiece with his cello concerto Mythic Gardens. Beautiful and dramatic, taking us on a virtual tour of Italy, Sophie Shao performs this UK premiere.
Canadian Carnival, Op 19
Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor
BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Sophie Shao, cello
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