It ends with Jean Sibelius gazing at a flight of swans in the sunset: the inspiration for his Fifth Symphony, and one of the simplest – but greatest – melodies ever written for orchestra.
Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä is simply unequalled in Sibelius – and the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has something marvellously fresh to say about Grieg’s much-loved Concerto, too.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireBax: Tintagel - tone poem
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Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: pre-concert event, Foyle Future Firsts. Ahead of tonight's concert, join conductor Jonathan Berman and the talented instrumentalists of of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme as they perform works by Knussen, Mozart, Stravinsky and Malcolm Arnold. Admission free.