Thursday 29 August 2013
7.30pm – c9.50pm
Royal Albert Hall

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Der Schauspieldirektor - Overture (4 mins)
    • Philharmonia Orchestra
    • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Peter Eötvös

    DoReMi (21 mins) BBC co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, UK premiere
    • Midori violin
    • Philharmonia Orchestra
    • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No. 7 in E major (70 mins)
    • Philharmonia Orchestra
    • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

About this event

Described by the violinist Midori as ‘so rhapsodic and so individual’, DoReMi is Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös’s second violin concerto. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the UK premiere of a work first heard in Los Angeles this January.

Eötvös’s ‘world of simple things’ and the sparkling overture to Mozart’s 1786 backstage comedy of artistic tantrums and overblown egos, Der Schauspieldirektor, contrast with the misty melancholy of Bruckner’s great tribute to Wagner, the Seventh Symphony, its orchestration permeated by the sound of four Wagner tubas.

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