Thursday 9 August 2012
6.30pm – c9.20pm
Royal Albert Hall

Piano and organ

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op 104 (29 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
  • Frederick Delius

    Cynara (10 mins)
    • Roderick Williams baritone
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Storgårds conductor
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto in A minor (29 mins)
    • Steven Osborne piano
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Storgårds conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Per Nørgård

    Symphony No. 7 (27 mins) UK premiere
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Storgårds conductor
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op 52 (30 mins)
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • John Storgårds conductor
  • Robert Schumann

    Widmung, arr. S. Osborne (3 mins) Encore

About this event

In his first Prom as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, John Storgårds bookends his programme with two Sibelius symphonies.

Delius’s decadent Cynara serves as a vocal upbeat to Grieg’s evergreen piano concerto. The remaining element is new to these shores, an exciting and dynamic work from the prolific, unpredictable doyen of Nordic symphonists.

 

Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Tom Service talks about Sibelius's Symphony No. 3 in C major.

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