Thursday 16 August at 7.30 p.m.
Royal Albert Hall
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 4 in F minor (30 mins)
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D major (39 mins)
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor (31 mins)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Manze conductor
Over the next few seasons, Andrew Manze directs all 9 of the Vaughan Williams symphonies with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, of which he is Associate Guest Conductor: "Vaughan Williams is one of those composers some people have fixed ideas about... I'm on a bit of a mission to rehabilitate him in people's minds as an important figure in the music-making of this country'. Tonight he tackles three differently powerful works of the 1930s & '40s, which, whatever their own emotional back stories, may still be seen as chronicling our national life in troubled times.