BBC Philharmonic - Wagner, Grieg and Elgar
From the Bridgewater Hall, BBC Philharmonic conducted by Andrew Davis. Wagner: Tristan and Isolde (Prelude to Act 1). Grieg: Piano Concerto (with Javier Perianes). Elgar: Falstaff.
From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde: Prelude to Act I
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
8.15 Music Interval
Javier Perianes (piano)
Andrew Davis (conductor)
The BBC Philharmonic is joined by Sir Andrew Davis for Elgar's characterful, colourful and poignant portrait of one of the most famous comic characters in literature, Shakespeare's Falstaff. Spanish pianist Javier Perianes joins the orchestra for Grieg's effervescent Piano Concerto and the programme opens with the Prelude to Wagner's Tristan and Isolde; a direct expression of love and of yearning.
After tonight's concert there's a chance to hear the fruits of the latest round of Adopt-a-Composer projects, which pair a composer with an amateur performing group in order to write and perform a new piece of music.
Post-concert: new releases