Sir Andrew Davis will be conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Barbican Hall, in a performance of Elgar's "Enigma Variations" and "The Beatitudes" by Bliss.
They will joined by soprano Emily Birsan, and the tenor Ben Johnson.
Sir Andrew Davis is the Principal Conductor at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, and Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has also led the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra works closely with the BBC and is the principal orchestra during their world-famous Proms Concerts season at the Royal Albert Hall. They also play regular concerts at the Barbican.
The BBC Symphony Chorus is one of the country’s finest amateur choruses. It is closely associated with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and makes frequent radio and TV appearances. It focuses mostly on 20th-century and contemporary music.
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