Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic, under Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena, perform Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony. Mark Simpson is the soloist in Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto.
Live at the BBC Proms: BBC Philharmonic and Chief Conductor Juanjo Mena in Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony. They are joined by Mark Simpson for Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, presented by Clemency Burton-Hill
Magnus Lindberg: Clarinet Concerto
8pm Interval: Proms Plus Talk
An introduction to Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony with Anastasia Belina and David Nice, presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 'Leningrad'
Mark Simpson (clarinet)
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
In his final season as its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena leads the BBC Philharmonic in a concert contrasting darkness and light. Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto is a modern classic, a glorious collision of tradition and innovation that is at once emotionally direct and ferociously virtuosic; a graduate of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artist scheme and BBC Young Musician winner, Mark Simpson is the soloist. Darkness streaks across the second half with Shostakovich's heart-wrenching tribute to the Soviet victims of the Second World War - the powerful 'Leningrad' Symphony.