BBC Philharmonic - Howard, Grieg, Mendelssohn (part 1)
Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, a concert in which Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic. Emily Howard: Axon. Grieg: Piano Concerto (soloist: Nobuyuki Tsujii).
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Juanjo Mena, performs Emily Howard's 'Axon' (world premiere), Grieg's Piano Concerto with Nobuyuki Tsujii and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3.
Live from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Martin Handley
Emily Howard: 'Axon' (BBC Radio 3 commission, world première)
Grieg: Piano Concerto
8.25 Interval: 'Discovering Music' on Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano)
Nobuyuki Tsujii was touring Japan with the BBC Philharmonic in 2011 when the earthquake struck, and he has formed a special bond with the orchestra since then, with sold-out performances in a return tour to Japan, and at this year's Proms. Tonight he plays Grieg's ever-popular Piano Concerto before Juanjo Mena and the orchestra summon the mists and myths of Mendelssohn's atmospheric 'Scottish' Symphony. And we journey down the 'Mancunian Way', the theme of the BBC Philharmonic's season at The Bridgewater Hall, with a world premiere by RNCM and Manchester University graduate Emily Howard.
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