Sakari Oramo conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. Sibelius: Symphony No 6. Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor (soloist: Alice Sara Ott). Nielsen: Symphony No 4.
With Jonathan Swain
Proms Repeat: the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra return to the Proms for the first time since 2004, this year with their new Chief Conductor, Sakari Oramo.
First in the programme is Sibelius's magical Sixth Symphony, which the composer claimed would offer the public 'pure cold water' rather than the 'cocktails' composed by his contemporaries. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra perform a contrasting symphony at the end of their Prom: Nielsen's extrovert Fourth Symphony, which emerged from the dark days of the First World War.
Between these two symphonies, the critically-acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist, Alice Sara Ott, makes her Proms debut playing the ever popular Piano Concerto in A minor by Grieg.
Presented by Katie Derham