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.