Season Ticket bookings available from 14/03/19
General Ticket bookings available 29/04/19
“Life is indomitable” wrote Nielsen. “Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable.” That could serve as a motto for this elemental programme from Thomas Dausgaard. Villa-Lobos saw enchantment in the whirring of tropical insects, while Lisa Robertson finds something both universal and intensely personal in the “Seabird Cities” of St Kilda. The energy is tangible in a brand-new concerto for electric violin by the Mexican composer Enrico Chapela; Pekka Kuusisto is the soloist in the world premiere performance of this ‘Scottish Inspirations’ BBC Commission. And of course there’s the unstoppable life-force of Nielsen himself. His powerful and poignant final symphony feels more like a new beginning than the end of an incredible adventure.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
In conversation with violinist Pekka Kuusisto.
Dança dos mosquitos
Violin Concerto (BBC Commission, World Premiere)
Seabird Cities (2017)
Symphony No.6 ‘Sinfonia semplice’
Pekka Kuusisto violin
Thomas Dausgaard conductor
Concert ends at approx. 9.20pm