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Prom 20 repeat: Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SSO

Another chance to hear Prom 20: Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC SSO in Sibelius's Symphony No 5 in E flat and, with Pekka Kuusisto, the composer's Violin Concerto in D minor.

Afternoon Concert with Georgia Mann

Another chance to hear Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Fifth Symphony performed with special Finish folk music introductions.

Presented by Kate Molleson at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Trad: Finnish Folk Music
Sibelius: Violin Concerto

c.2.45pm Interval
Proms Plus Talk: Kate Molleson talks to Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Leah Brand about the music in this concert.

c.3.05pm
Trad: Finnish Folk Music
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 (original version, 1915)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)
Taito Hoffrén (singer)
Ilona Korhonen (singer)
Minna-Liisa Tammela (singer)
Vilma Timonen (kantele)
Timo Alakotila (harmonium)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto memorably set the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk song in 2016. Now he returns for a Prom joined by fellow Finnish folk musicians, which sprinkles rustic Finnish folk music among two pinnacles of Finnish orchestral sophistication: Sibelius’s great Romantic Violin Concerto (with Kuusisto as soloist) and his Fifth Symphony – a work suffused with light and autumnal warmth.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the symphony’s original, four-movement version, allowing a glimpse into the creative process of a work that Sibelius revised over a period of four years.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 31 minutes

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Improvised Finnish folk music

  • Thomas Dausgaard

    First Prelude

    Composer: Timo Alakotila. Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Performer: Vilma Timonen. Performer: Timo Alakotila. Singer: Taito Hoffrén. Singer: Ilona Korhonen. Singer: Minna-Liisa Tammela.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Humoresque no.4 in G minor (Op.89 no.2)

    Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Thomas Dausgaard

    Second Prelude

    Composer: Timo Alakotila. Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Performer: Vilma Timonen. Performer: Timo Alakotila. Singer: Taito Hoffrén. Singer: Ilona Korhonen. Singer: Minna-Liisa Tammela.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no.5 in E flat major (original version, 1915)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Trad.

    Rune song

    Performer: Vilma Timonen. Performer: Timo Alakotila. Performer: Pekka Kuusisto. Singer: Taito Hoffrén. Singer: Ilona Korhonen. Singer: Minna-Liisa Tammela.
  • George Gershwin

    Overture (Rhapsody in Blue)

    Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • George Gershwin

    Treat Me Rough (Girl Crazy)

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.

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