London: Sakari Oramo Conducts Sibelius Symphonies
Two of Sibelius’s most rewarding symphonies bookend the UK premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Violin Concerto No 2 (2016) played by Lisa Batiashvili.
Sakari Oramo and Lisa Batiashvili gave the world premiere in Stockholm in October 2016 of the Swede Anders Hillborg’s Second Violin Concerto (‘fresh and skilfully constructed… virtuosic – unbelievably exciting’ Leipziger Volkszeitung). They bring it to London in the context of music from Finland – two further symphonies in the Sibelius cycle that the BBC SO and Sakari Oramo are presenting this season. The Fourth with its powerful sense of foreboding is an enormously powerful work while the enigmatic and concentrated Sixth rarely fails to make a huge impact on its listeners.
Jean Sibelius, Symphony No 6 in D minor
Anders Hillborg, Violin Concerto No 2 (UK Premiere)
Jean Sibelius, Symphony No 4 in A minor
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Venue: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
More information: BBC