Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
The BBC Philharmonic is joined by John Storgårds for his first Prom as Principal Guest Conductor in a celebration of Nordic composers with just a dash of British. Two symphonies by Sibelius frame the concert. Grieg's only complete Piano Concerto is played by Steven Osborne, and two composer anniversaries are celebrated with music by Per Nørgård and Frederick Delius.
As Per Nørgård's celebrates his 80th birthday the Proms presents his exciting and unpredictable 7th symphony, composed for the opening of Copenhagen's new concert hall. Storgårds also champions music by British composers, turning the spotlight tonight on Delius in his 150th anniversary year. His evocative setting of words by Ernest Dowson is brought to life by baritone Roderick Williams.
Per Nørgård: Symphony No. 7 (UK Premiere)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Steven Osborne (piano)
John Storgårds (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 21st August at 2pm.