Prom in which David Robertson conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Turnage: Hammered Out (world premiere). Barber: Violin Concerto (soloist - Gil Shaham). Sibelius: Symphony No 2.
With Katie Derham
The BBC Symphony Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, conducts two enduring works by composers who fashioned a new aesthetic out of Romantic roots, and the world premiere of a new commission in his 50th-birthday year from jazz-inspired Mark-Anthony Turnage, who's resolved not to write 'an old man's piece'!
The expansive melodies and edgy pace of centenary composer Samuel Barber are at their most powerful in the Violin Concerto, played here by Israeli-American virtuoso Gil Shaham. Sibelius's Second Symphony traces a path from terse drama to great affirmation. Presented by Andrew McGregor.
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Hammered Out
(World Premiere - BBC co-commission with Los Angeles Phiharmonic)
Barber: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major
Gil Shaham, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson, conductor.