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3 Aug 2019, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2019 Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SSO

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Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SSO
19:30 Sat 3 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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      • Violin Concerto in D minor(34 mins)Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1907
        • interval
        • Symphony No. 5 in E flat major (original version, 1915)(36 mins)



    About This Event

    Violinist Pekka Kuusisto memorably set the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk song in 2016. Now he returns for a Prom joined by fellow Finnish folk musicians, which sprinkles rustic Finnish folk music among two pinnacles of Finnish orchestral sophistication: Sibelius’s great Romantic Violin Concerto (with Kuusisto as soloist) and his Fifth Symphony – a work suffused with light and autumnal warmth.

    Thomas Dausgaard conducts the symphony’s original, four-movement version, allowing a glimpse into the creative process of a work that Sibelius revised over a period of four years.

    Approx. end time: 21:50

    The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

    Image: Pekka Kuusisto © Kaapo Kamu

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