Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Haydn's Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine).
The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgards perform music by Haydn, Stravinsky and the world premiere of HK Gruber's percussion concerto "into the open ..." with soloist Colin Currie.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Haydn: Symphony No. 85 in B flat 'La reine'
7.55 pm Interval
HK Gruber: into the open ... (world premiere)
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)
Colin Currie (percussion)
John Storgårds (conductor)
Petrushka, with its bustling Shrovetide fair and colourful carnival characters ends a programme which begins with Haydn's symphony 'La reine', the second movement of which shares Stravinsky's sophisticated approach to folk music. Viennese maverick HK Gruber's percussion concerto 'into the open ...', echoes the ballet's vivid scoring with a vast assortment of percussion instruments from Thailand, Africa and South America. Colin Currie joins the BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor John Storgards.
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