BBC Philharmonic
21 Nov 2019, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season Kalevi Aho/Outi Tarkiainen/Shostakovich

BBC Philharmonic
Kalevi Aho/Outi Tarkiainen/Shostakovich
19:30 Thu 21 Nov 2019 The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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A century after its invention, the theremin still sounds like it’s just dropped in from another planet. Carolina Eyck is the world’s leading exponent – and she’ll be making magic from thin air with a concerto written especially for her by Finnish composer Kalevi Aho. Composed by fellow Finn Outi Tarkiainen and premiered at the BBC Proms in August, Midnight Sun Variations celebrates the endless daylight of the Nordic summer, before John Storgårds conducts a work with a very different inspiration: Shostakovich’s fiercely controversial 12th Symphony, dedicated to the memory of Lenin.