The BBC Philharmonic brings its stirring production Cathedral in Sound to The Bridgewater Hall on Sat 10 Feb.

Filled with immediate drama, the performance ignites with a call to arms in the shape of Beethoven’s Egmont overture. Composed during the Napoleonic Wars, Beethoven’s score, filled with growling basses and stormy strings, perfectly captured the sense of revolution that was spreading across Europe during the period.

Beethoven’s unwavering might was a significant influence on Anton Bruckner, however, his symphonies instead offer a tone of contemplation rather than controversy, with his Symphony No 3 in D minor following in the evening’s programme.

The BBC Philharmonic’s Chief Conductor John Storgårds has already taken his vision of Bruckner to Vienna and Berlin, and now Manchester, in the first of three instalments in this season.

Late Finnish composer, Saariaho, who is widely acclaimed as one of the finest of recent years, is also celebrated. In Leino Songs, filigree textures and bold colours are influenced by both her birthplace Finland, and her adopted home, France, performed this evening by soprano Elizabeth Atherton.

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Sat 10 Feb, The Bridgewater Hall,
The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS, United Kingdom
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 23 Jan 2024