This summer, we brought our infectious energy and mature artistry to a programme of festive colours and characters.
As “the most uplifting orchestra in the world” (The Times), we teamed-up with spirited conductor Edward Gardner for a celebration of imaginative music-making. It was a programme that paired
the colourful storytelling of Stravinsky’s ballet score Petrushka with the dramatic intensity of Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra, two pieces that spin folk tunes into vibrant musical fireworks in distinct ways. On the same journey, the sparks in Prokofiev’s first Piano Concerto were lighted by dazzling young pianist Louis Schwizgebel (BBC New Generation Artist).
Stravinsky - Petrushka (1911)
Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.1
Birtwistle - Sonance Severance 2000
Lutoslawski - Concerto for Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor
Louis Schwizgebel, pianist
7 Aug - Sage Gateshead
9 Aug - Symphony Hall, Brimingham
10 Aug - Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms
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