BBC Philharmonic
10 Feb 2017, Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Haydn, Mozart & Sibelius

BBC Philharmonic
Haydn, Mozart & Sibelius
19:30 Fri 10 Feb 2017 Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
Jamie Phillips conducts Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 (Military), Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Jamie Phillips conducts Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 (Military), Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G and Sibelius’ First Symphony

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This evening’s conductor, Jamie Phillips, became the youngest ever assistant conductor of the Manchester-based Hallé Orchestra at the age of just 20. Tonight he conducts two symphonies - Sibelius' 1st and Haydn's 100th.

Haydn opens this evening’s programme as the orchestra perform Symphony No. 100 (Military). One of the greatest and most immediate successes of Haydn's career, this piece explores the use of military instruments and their place in a symphony.

29 year old flautist Adam Walker, one of the top international flautists, plays Mozart's G major Flute Concerto - a work of delectable melody and elegance.

This evening’s programme concludes with Sibelius’ intensely personal First Symphony. From its long, melancholy solo clarinet opening, through to an urgent timpani-fuelled first climax, Sibelius’ First Symphony has a particular tunefulness reminiscent of Tchaikovsky.