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Afternoon Concert with Georgia Mann

Georgia Mann with music by Sibelius, Rautavaara, Stravinsky, Britten and Strauss. Dalia Stasevska conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius’s patriotic tone poem Finlandia

Georgia Mann with music by Sibelius, Rautavaara, Stravinsky, Britten and Strauss.

Dalia Stasevska conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a concert that starts with Sibelius’s rousing and patriotic tone poem Finlandia. The programme also includes a performance of Helen Grime's Everyone Sang, a piece in which she imagined "the orchestra as being made up of many voices, capable of producing a unified and joyful melody that could also break off into many individual and varied strands of song. The piece juxtaposes a sense of celebratory joy with a sense of melancholy." The afternoon ends with Sir Andrew Davis leading the orchestra with mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly in Elgar’s equally rousing choral work The Music Makers.

2.00pm
Sibelius: Finlandia
Rautavaara: Piano Concerto No. 3 Gift of Dreams
Stravinsky: Le Chant du Rossignol - Symphonic Poem
Olli Mustonen (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska (conductor)

3.00pm
Britten: A Boy Was Born
BBC Singers
Matthew Halls

3.30pm
Strauss: Suite in B flat, Op.4
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Douglas Boyd (conductor)

3.55pm
Helen Grime: Everyone Sang
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

4.10pm
Elgar: The Music Makers
Sarah Connolly (mezzo)
BBC Symphony Chrous and Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Piano Concerto No.3: Gift of Dreams

    Performer: Olli Mustonen. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Le Chant du Rossignol

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Boy Is Born

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Matthew Halls.
  • Richard Strauss

    Suite in B Flat Major Op.4

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Douglas Boyd.
  • Helen Grime

    Everyone Sang

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Music Makers

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide: Overture

    Conductor: Marin Alsop. Orchestra: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.
    • Bernstein: Anniversaries, Fancy Free Suite, Overture to Candide & Overture to Wo.
    • Naxos.
    • 101.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D major, Op 39

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Elgar: Symphony no.1, Pomp and circumstance Marches: BBCSO, Davis.
    • Teldec.
    • 5.

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