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BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oramo

 26 March 2014 at 7.30pm 

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oramo

Barbican Theatre

United Kingdom

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 2009 award-winning Violin Concerto ‘Out of Nowhere’ is a portrait of the phenomenal soloist Leila Josefowicz, who will give this UK premiere. Praised at its LA Philharmonic premiere for its ‘pure, euphoric poetry’, it’s a work which lends itself to Josefowicz’s visceral intensity. In its pulsing central movements, we may find echoes of Sibelius’s driving repetitions in his dark re-telling of Pojhola’s Daughter, in which the daughter of the north, astride a rainbow, mocks the love-lorn Väinämöinen. This concert ends with one of Shostakovich’s most popular symphonies, No 5: its heroic classicism may have affected the composer’s political rehabilitation, but its essential defiance comes blazing through.

Jean Sibelius : Pohjola’s Daughter
Esa-Pekka Salonen : Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich : Symphony No 5 in D minor

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