Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Carolin Widmann (violin)
Martin Fröst (clarinet)
It is easy to immerse yourself in music as seductive as Anders Hillborg's. The climax of our Total Immersion weekend is this concert in which Sakari Oramo underlines his own belief that the Swedish composer 'has acquired a signature way of writing for orchestra'.
Whilst some of Hillborg's works are traditional Nordic nature landscapes built on spatial breadth and filmic atmosphere, his clarinet concerto Peacock Tales is less abstract and more immediate, tailored to the theatrical and communicative flair of soloist Martin Fröst.
After the UK premiere of Violin Concerto No 1, a brand new Hillborg work, commissioned by the BBC, closes the concert.
Concerto for Clarinet 'Peacock Tales' (Millenium Version)
New Work (BBC commission, UK premiere)
Violin Concerto no. 1
The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930, and is passionately committed to performing 20th-century and contemporary music. The orchestra provides the backbone of the BBC Proms, and performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican, all of which are broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Highlights in its 2014-15 Season include a complete Nielsen Symphony cycle under the baton of Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, operas by Dalibor and Bartok, and three Total Immersion days.www.bbc.co.uk/symphonyorchestra
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