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 conductor 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.