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Proms 2015 Prom 42: Sibelius – Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4

Prom 42
Prom 42: Sibelius – Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
19:30 Sun 16 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra continues the Proms 150th-anniversary celebrations of Sibelius with a performance of his Third and Fourth Symphonies – as well as his much-loved Violin Concerto.
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra continues the Proms 150th-anniversary celebrations of Sibelius with a performance of his Third and Fourth Symphonies – as well as his much-loved Violin Concerto.

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The Proms’ Sibelius symphony cycle continues with the concise, intricately wrought Third and the darker Fourth – once described by conductor Herbert Blomstedt as ‘an essay in trying to be happy which fails – on purpose’. These are paired with the composer’s popular Violin Concerto with Lithuanian soloist Julian Rachlin. Conductor Ilan Volkov is a passionate champion of contemporary music and here premieres a new Sibelius-inspired work by Michael Finnissy – a composer whose music, though fascinatingly complex, finds real connection with politics, society and culture.