Tavener, Bartók & Shostakovich at the BBC Proms

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Beginning Saturday, August 2 at 7 pm, join us for Season Two of Q2 Music at the Proms – a seven-part series of live recordings from the BBC Proms in London, hosted by BBC presenter Clemency Burton-Hill. Concert one features a world premiere by the late British composer John Tavener alongside music of Béla Bartók and Dmitri Shostakovich's.

Tavener's Gnosis, a work commissioned by the BBC Orchestra, draws on "spiritual knowledge" from Hindu, Christian and Islamic traditions and features alto flutist Michael Cox and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Béla Bartók's lively 1938 Violin Concerto No. 2 is performed here with soloist Isabelle Faust. Dmitri Shostakovich's sprawling 1953 Symphony No. 10 rounds out the program.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra is led for this performance by conductor Jiří Bělohlávek.

PROGRAM

John Tavener: Gnosis*
Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor
*world premiere

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