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BBC Concert Orchestra

  • November 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, principal conductor
Ilya Yakushev, piano

Known for its versatility and flexibility, BBC Concert Orchestra is one of the world’s most respected orchestras. The 56 members of this extraordinary ensemble, who have been described as serious musicians with a sense of humor, all share wide-ranging tastes and enjoy crossing musical boundaries. With an enviable reputation in the fields of classical, opera, and ballet music, the orchestra boasts an expansive repertoire that encompasses classic and contemporary works as well as lighter classical fare. The orchestra's recently named principal conductor and Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart directs the orchestra in a program of impressive Russian works including Balakirev’s Overture on Three Russian Folk Songs, Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919 version), and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Ilya Yakushev, Piano Soloist, BBC Concert Orchestra (Nov 6, 2010) Pre-Performance Discussion

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$60, $52, $30. 2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID