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Friday 26 July 2024   |   7:30pm
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BBC Proms - Sibelius' Violin Concerto

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BBC Proms - Sibelius' Violin Concerto

Part of BBC Proms at The Glasshouse

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Tickets – £8.00 to £46.00

Fiery. Stunning. Sets the tone.

Who’s on stage

Our house orchestra Royal Northern Sinfonia, their principal conductor Dinis Sousa and guest violinist Alena Baeva.

What they’re playing

A bold trio of pieces to get our BBC Proms weekend started with a bang. A charming little suite by Germaine Tailleferre’s Petite suite, a sunny symphony by Antonín Dvořák and Jean Sibelius’ fiery violin concerto.

Need to know

Price: £8 – £46 (£8 promming (standing) ticket)

Running time: 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.

Age: under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

What you'll hear

Germaine Tailleferre Petite suite pour orchestra
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Who's playing it

Dinis Sousa conductor
Alena Baeva violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia

What's happening in the music

Orchestras all over the world commissioned symphonies from Czech composer Antonín Dvořák but he wrote Symphony No. 8 just for himself.  That extra freedom pushes his signature Romantic, folk-inspired style up a notch. It’s serene and sunny, like a summer afternoon in rolling green countryside.

Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto is anything but serene. It’s a song of fire and ice overflowing with passion and raw emotion that needs the soloist to give everything they’ve got. You’ll be on the edge of your seat with anticipation.

Germaine Tailleferre was the only female member of ‘Les Six’, a groups of composers in 1920s Paris including Francis Poulenc and Darius Milhaud. Her Petite suite is as charming and delicate as the very best French patisserie.

Take a listen

Here’s Alena Baeva playing Sibelius’ violin concerto with the State Academy Orchestra of Russia in 2019.

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Friday 26 July 2024

From: £8.00 - £46.00

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