Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

A Scandinavian Spring

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra goes back to its roots for its Hall debut with lyrical Grieg, virtuosic Sibelius and amorous Mahler, under dynamic Music Director Vasily Petrenko.

Conductor Vasily Petrenko
Violin Henning Kraggerud 

Grieg Gangar from Lyric Suite*
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Mahler Symphony No. 5

Jean Sibelius only composed one concerto, but it’s a corker! A great smouldering Leviathan of a piece crowned by a finale musicologist Donald Tovey famously likened to a ‘polonaise for polar bears’. Norway’s pre-eminent orchestra brings a gift from home in the shape of Grieg’s charming Lyric Suite, and Mahler makes a declaration of love in his emotional 5th Symphony, through the exquisite and enduringly popular Adagietto.

With links back to Grieg, and a golden era ushered in by Mariss Jansons, André Previn and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra maintains its enviable pedigree under Vasily Petrenko. To keep Sibelius’ Polar bears on their toes, Oslo native and Sibelius Prize winner Henning Kraggerud revisits a concerto his recording of which Gramophone hails as “Masterly…warm and powerful”.

Accompanying Chamber Concert:

Stephen Johnson & English Piano Trio
Tue 8 Mar 2016, The Lantern, 7.30pm
Tickets: £13, or £9 incl. booking fee when bought with a ticket to this concert

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* Please note this is a slight change from the movements advertised in the Brochure.

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