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Yeol Eum Son plays Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jonathon Heyward

Yeol Eum Son

Respighi’s Roman spectacular and a new American classic frame Prokofiev’s most thrilling piano concerto in this BBC Symphony Orchestra debut for conductor Jonathon Hayward and pianist Yeol Eum Son. 

'A dazzling tour de force' was how The Scotsman described a solo recital by Yeol Eum Son – going on to praise her 'vital emotional connection with the music'. You can’t have missed the buzz around this remarkable Korean pianist; now hear her for yourself, as she joins conductor Jonathon Hayward and the full BBC Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev’s ferocious Second Piano Concerto. Few living pianists play it better.

And it’s Hayward’s debut appearance with the BBC SO too, and everything about this concert promises to be electrifying – whether Respighi’s teeming, Technicolor musical postcards from Rome, or a striking new work by the American composer James Lee III. Inspired by Biblical visions and the wonders of astronomy, it’s caused quite a sensation in the USA. You’re about to discover why. 

This performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm. 

Produced by the BBC Symphony Orchestra


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