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Nielsen: The Symphonies at The Barbican

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The BBC's Symphony Orchestra are heading to the Barbican to commemorate Danish composer, Carl Nielsen. Challenging the violence and cultural changes of his time, these sentiments are mirrored in his music.

Nielsen said 'music is life, and like life, inextinguishable.' The BBC Symphony Orchestra are about to prove his point, for though Nielsen was born a hundred and fifty years ago, his music lives on. Sakari Oramo will will conduct Nielsen's six symphonies between the 11th October - 23rd May. Each concert focusses on a different period in is career, and will be set in context with compositions from his contemporaries. For example, his ]first symphony from 1892 will be accompanied by Tchaikovsky's Pathetique, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major. Tickets are between 10 - 34 and will include free attendance to a morning and afternoon symposium, and a family friendly workshop.
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Why? Fun for music lovers
When: 11th Oct - 23rd May
Phone: 020 7638 8891
Where: 11th Oct - 23rd May 2015
Cost: 10 - 34
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