The BSO returns to concert-giving with a personal selection by Kirill, including Bach’s uplifting chorale, Ives’ “cosmic landscape” which poses the perennial question of existence, and Britten’s arrangement of the delicate second movement from Mahler’s Third Symphony, continuing Kirill’s ongoing exploration of Mahler’s music. The appeal of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is not hard to understand – boisterous, intense, energetic and tuneful – it remains one of the most powerful of all symphonic creations.

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Works and composers

JS Bach (arr. Karabits) Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Ives The Unanswered Question
Mahler (arr. Britten) What the Wild Flowers tell me
Beethoven Symphony No.7