BBC Philharmonic: Mozart/Mark Simpson/Mahler

BBC Philharmonic: Mozart/Mark Simpson/Mahler

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 7.30pm

Programme
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Idomeneo (Overture)(24 mins)
Three arias and march

Mark Simpson
Clarinet Concerto(20 mins)
world premiere

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 4 in G major(56 mins)

Performers
BBC Philharmonic

Ben Gernon
conductor

Mark Simpson
clarinet

Elizabeth Watts
soprano

The prodigiously talented Mark Simpson is the only person to have won both the BBC Young Musician and BBC Young Composer of the Year awards. Tonight, both of Simpson’s parallel musical lives are on show, as the BBC Philharmonic’s Composer in Association gives the world premiere of his own Clarinet Concerto.

Tonight’s other soloist, leading British soprano Elizabeth Watts, is on double duty: tackling three Mozart arias to open the programme, then returning to end the season with Mahler’s soulful but uplifting Fourth Symphony.

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