BBC Symphony Orchestra | China | June-July 2019
Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Introduction

Under the direction of Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis, the BBC Symphony Orchestra returns to China this summer for a six-date tour with performances in Shenzhen, Tianjin, Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai.

Joined by soloists Catherine Wyn-Rogers and Pavel Kolesnikov, the orchestra presents three distinct programmes to Chinese audiences. In Shenzhen and Beijing, the programme begins with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, followed by Schoenberg’s arrangement of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10. In Tianjin, Nanjing and Shanghai, Pavel Kolesnikov joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto, with the remainder of the programme featuring Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Huang Ruo’s Folk songs for orchestra.

For their second concert in Shanghai, the orchestra brings the atmosphere of the BBC Proms, performing Last Night classics including Rule Britannia and Pomp and Circumstance, arias from Samson and Delilah, La favorita and La Perichole, and Britten’s Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra.


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30 Jun 2019 20:00
Shenzhen Concert Hall, SHENZHEN

BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 in E minor

Mezzo-soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

BBC Symphony Orchestra

02 Jul 2019 19:30
Grand Theatre, TIANJIN

HUANG RUO Folk Songs for Orchestra

I: Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang
II: Love Song from Kang Ding
III: Little Blue Flower
IV: The Girl from the Da Ban City

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
ELGAR Enigma Variations

Piano: Pavel Kolesnikov
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

BBC Symphony Orchestra

03 Jul 2019 19:30
National Centre for the Performing Arts, BEIJING

BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 in E minor

Mezzo-soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

BBC Symphony Orchestra

05 Jul 2019 19:30
Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts, NANJING

HUANG RUO Folk Songs for Orchestra

I: Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang
II: Love Song from Kang Ding
III: Little Blue Flower
IV: The Girl from the Da Ban City

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
ELGAR Enigma Variations

Piano: Pavel Kolesnikov
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

BBC Symphony Orchestra

06 Jul 2019 19:30
Symphony Hall, SHANGHAI

HUANG RUO Folk Songs for Orchestra

I: Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang
II: Love Song from Kang Ding
III: Little Blue Flower
IV: The Girl from the Da Ban City

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
ELGAR Enigma Variations

Piano: Pavel Kolesnikov
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Schedule

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    20:00 30 Jun 2019 Shenzhen Concert Hall SHENZHEN

    BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
    MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 in E minor

    Mezzo-soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 02 Jul 2019 Grand Theatre TIANJIN

    HUANG RUO Folk Songs for Orchestra

    I: Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang
    II: Love Song from Kang Ding
    III: Little Blue Flower
    IV: The Girl from the Da Ban City

    TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
    ELGAR Enigma Variations

    Piano: Pavel Kolesnikov
    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 03 Jul 2019 National Centre for the Performing Arts BEIJING

    BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
    MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 in E minor

    Mezzo-soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 05 Jul 2019 Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts NANJING

    HUANG RUO Folk Songs for Orchestra

    I: Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang
    II: Love Song from Kang Ding
    III: Little Blue Flower
    IV: The Girl from the Da Ban City

    TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
    ELGAR Enigma Variations

    Piano: Pavel Kolesnikov
    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 06 Jul 2019 Symphony Hall SHANGHAI

    HUANG RUO Folk Songs for Orchestra

    I: Flower Drum Song from Feng Yang
    II: Love Song from Kang Ding
    III: Little Blue Flower
    IV: The Girl from the Da Ban City

    TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
    ELGAR Enigma Variations

    Piano: Pavel Kolesnikov
    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

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    19:30 07 Jul 2019 Symphony Hall SHANGHAI

    ELIZABETH MACONCHY Proud Thames Overture
    SAINT‐SAËNS Samson and Delilah – “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix”
    DONIZETTI La favorita – “O mio Fernand”
    OFFENBACH La Perichole – “Ah quel diner”
    BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    RAYMOND YIU Xocolatl
    STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite
    HENRY WOOD Fantasia on British Sea Songs

    Saucy Arethusa
    Jack’s the Lad (Hornpipe)
    Home Sweet Home
    See, the Conqu’ring Hero comes

    ARNE Rule, Britannia! (arr. Sargent)
    ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, “Land of Hope and Glory”

    Mezzo-soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

    BBC Symphony Orchestra