Life and death collide in a concert that explores what lies beyond the limits of human existence.
In his passionate Sixth Symphony, which the composer described as ‘the best thing I ever composed or shall compose’, Tchaikovsky reimagined what the symphony could be, daring to face death with uncertainty.
The BBC Philharmonic’s Composer in Association and a former BBC Young Musician winner and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Mark Simpson, also looks to the afterlife in his critically acclaimed oratorio The Immortal. Inspired by Victorian seances, he conjures up eerie visions of a world beyond.
The Immortal 34’
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’ 46’
Christopher Purves baritone
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Juanjo Mena conductor
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