The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo perform Elgar's Enigma Variations & Sibelius's Violin Concerto, with soloist Lisa Batiashvili, live at the BBC Proms.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore
Param Vir: Cave of Luminous Mind (BBC commission: world premiere)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Bantock: Celtic Symphony
Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations
Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Dedicated to the late Jonathan Harvey, Param Vir's Cave of Luminous Mind is inspired by the mindfulness of Tibetan Buddhism and the story of Buddhist master Milarepa's penitential progress on the Diamond Path.
Chief Conductor and Elgar Medalwinner Sakari Oramo directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Vir's work, Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations and Granville Bantock's 1940 Celtic Symphony for strings and six harps. Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Sibelius's exhilarating Violin Concerto, a work she recorded in 2008 to rave reviews.
An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Tuesday 27th August at 2pm.