Live from the Barbican Hall, London
Benjamin Grosvenor and the BBC SO play Britten's Piano Concerto, Elgar's First Symphony & a new work by Anna Clyne.
Anna Clyne: Night Ferry UK Premiere
Britten: Piano Concerto
Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A flat major
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Andrew Litton, conductor
Two leading lights in a new generation of British artists grace this evening: Benjamin Grosvenor, the youngest soloist ever to open the Proms in 2011, performs Britten's brilliant, youthful piano concerto, while composer Anna Clyne, whose dazzlingly inventive rewind was such a hit for the BBC SO, returns with a major new work commissioned by the Chicago SO, Night Ferry. The Transatlantic theme continues when well-loved American champion of British music, Andrew Litton takes on Elgar's monumental First Symphony. Widely hailed as 'the first great English symphony', this rich and poetic work is a complex weave of nobility, aching sadness and, in the composer's words.