Live at the BBC Proms. The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds in Rachmaninov, Shostakovich's Symphony No 11 and the world premiere of Outi Tarkiainen's Midnight Sun Variations.
Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic with Chief Guest Conductor John Storgards in Rachmaninov, Shostakovich's Symphony No.11 and the world premiere of Outi Tarkiainen's Midnight Sun Variations.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sarah Walker
Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead
Outi Tarkiainen: Midnight Sun Variations (world premiere, BBC co-commission)
c.8.10pm Proms Plus: The myths and landscapes of the Nordic lands are discussed by Nicole Schmidt, creator of the podcast Mythos, which explores world folk lore and fairy tales, and New Generation Thinkers Leah Broad and Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough. Producer Jacqueline Smith
Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 'The Year 1905'
John Storgards (conductor)
Death and darkness encounter light and new life in this Prom given by the BBC Philharmonic with its Chief Guest Conductor John Storgards. Two Russian classics brood on death and loss; Rachmaninov's atmospheric 'The Isle of the Dead' conjures an dark scene - a ghostly ferryman transport the souls of the dead to rest - while Shostakovich's bitterly passionate Eleventh Symphony takes inspiration from the "Bloody Sunday" massacre of 1905. But light and hope appear in the world premiere of Outi Tarkiainen's Midnight Sun Variations, a celebration of rebirth in the perpetual day of an Arctic summer.