BBC Symphony Orchestra / Nielsen Cycle

16 January 2015 / 19:30

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Sibeliusís haunting overture The Dryad gathers up moth-like fragments into a brief, halting dance. Soprano Lucy Hall and baritone Marcus Farnsworth join the orchestra in the spell-binding Andante pastorale of Nielsenís 'Sinfonia espansiva'. Despite its title, itís not the longest of his symphonies, its expansiveness is rather an expression of exhilarating life-force, launched as it is with a volley of 26 ĎAís, the key in which it eventually ends, rising into radiance.

Please note that Evgeny Sudbin, the originally advertised soloist for Rachmaninovís Piano Concerto No 3 is unwell and has had to withdraw from this concert. We are grateful to Federico Colli who has agreed at short notice to perform in his place.

Programme & Performers

Sibelius The Dryad
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3
Nielsen Symphony No 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva'

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo
Lucy Hall soprano
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
Federico Colli piano

BBC SO Plus Family 6pm, Fountain Room
A free introduction to tonight's concert for families.

Also in this series:
Sat†11 Oct†- BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 1
Fri 12†Dec - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 2
Wed 18 Feb - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 4
Fri 10 Apr - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 5
Sat 23 May - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 6

This event is part of:
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014Ė2015 Multibuy
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2014Ė15

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