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Nordic Nights: London Sinfonietta - Buene, Saariaho, Isaksson, Wallin

Live from St John's Smith Square in London, the London Sinfonietta in concert. Eivind Buene: Sea Change. Saariaho: Graal theatre. Madeleine Isaksson: Isar. Rolf Wallin: Spirit.

Live from St John's Smith Square
Presented by Martin Handley
Nordic Nights: The London Sinfonietta play new music from Scandinavia.

Eivind Buene: Sea Change (2016) (UK premiere)
Kaija Saariaho: Graal théâtre (1994)
8.00: Interval
8.20
Madeleine Isaksson: Isär (UK premiere)
Rolf Wallin: Spirit (2016) (UK premiere)

Peter Herresthal violin
Guro Kleven Hagen violin
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola
Kian Soltani cello
Ida Nielsen electric bass
Pierre-André Valade conductor
London Sinfonietta

Once the preserve of melancholic films and bare tonal landscapes, in recent years Scandinavian artists have revealed another side to their vibrant heritage - one that is rich in life and colour. Part of Southbank Centre's 2017 celebrations of Nordic culture, Nordic Matters, this concert showcases the best of contemporary music from Kaija Saariaho's enigmatic violin concerto, which revels in the delicate interactions between violin and orchestra, to a new commission from Rolf Wallin - written for the charismatic Danish bassist Ida Nielsen.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Eivind Buene

      Sea Change

      Performer: Guro Kleven Hagen. Performer: Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad. Performer: Kian Soltani. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Pierre-André Valade.
    • Kaija Saariaho

      Graal theatre

      Performer: Peter Herresthal. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Pierre-André Valade.
  • Interval

    • John Tavener

      Tavener - The Whale Part 1

      Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Singer: Anna Reynolds. Singer: Raimund Herincx. Performer: Alvar Lidell. Performer: Ringo Starr. Conductor: David Atherton.
      • John Tavener - The Whale.
      • Apple Records.
      • 1.
  • Part 2

    • Madeleine Isaksson

      Isar

      Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Pierre-André Valade.
    • Rolf Wallin

      Spirit

      Performer: Ida Nielsen. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Pierre-André Valade.
  • Post-concert

    • César Franck

      Symphonic Variations

      Performer: Alicia de Larrocha. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Extracts from A Midsummer Night's Dream

      Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner. Choir: Ambrosian Singers.

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