It is easy to immerse yourself in music as seductive as Anders Hillborg’s. The climax of our Total Immersion weekend is this concert in which Sakari Oramo underlines his own belief that the Swedish composer ‘has acquired a signature way of writing for orchestra’.
Whilst some of Hillborg’s works are traditional Nordic nature landscapes built on spatial breadth and filmic atmosphere, his clarinet concerto Peacock Tales is less abstract and more immediate, tailored to the theatrical and communicative flair of soloist Martin Fröst.
After the UK premiere of Violin Concerto No 1, a brand new Hillborg work, commissioned by the BBC, closes the concert.
Other Events on 22 Feb 2020
- Films: Camilla’s Classical: Anders Hillborg & Ivan’s Childhood10:30 Barbican, London
- Chamber music by Anders Hillborg13:30 Milton Court Concert Hall
- BBC Singers perform choral music by Anders Hillborg16:00 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
- Talk: Meet the composer Anders Hillborg18:00 Barbican, London