BBC Symphony Orchestra / Nielsen Cycle

23 May 2015 / 19:30

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Sakari Oramo brings the BBC SO’s series of Nielsen symphonies to a close with the composer’s sixth, most enigmatic symphony.

This is a night of contrasts, from John Foulds’s ecstatic symphonic poem April – England to Sibelius’s evocation of forest spirits, before Denis Kozhukhin performs Rachmaninov’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Though intended to express something ‘completely idyllic’, the idyll of Nielsen’s final symphony is infiltrated by irony, violence and doubt in the face of the composer’s failing health.

6pm, Stalls Lounge
BBC SO Plus Family workshop
A free introduction to tonight’s concert for families, with discounted tickets. Call Box Office for more information.

Programme & Performers

Sibelius Tapiola
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4
Foulds April England
Nielsen Symphony No 6

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo
Denis Kozhukhin piano

Please note: in a change to what was previously advertised, the BBC SO Plus Family workshop will now take place in the Stalls Lounge.

Also in this series:
Sat 11 Oct - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 1
Fri 12 Dec - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 2
Fri 16 Jan - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 3
Wed 18 Feb - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 4
Fri 10 Apr - BBC SO / Nielsen Symphony No 5

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