Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Playing With Fire

Revolt and rejection fuel an impassioned season’s launch that also saddles up a concerto warhorse ready to brave battle with a young pianist of exceptional maturity (The Guardian).

Lysenko Taras Bulba Overture
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Walton Symphony No.1

Conductor Kirill Karabits
Piano Sunwook Kim

Cossack sabre-rattling meets a fevered love letter in this BSO curtain-raiser to our new season. Kirill Karabits is on home territory with fellow countryman Mykola Lysenkos highly charged salute to Ukrainian nationalism; while at its 1875 premiere, a Boston critic detected wild Cossack fire in Tchaikovskys veteran concerto. But love is in the air too as Waltons tense, smoulderingly volatile Symphony surfs loss as well as the frisson of new beginnings.

2013 Royal Philharmonic Society Conductor of the Year Kirill Karabits (a maestro who, says The Times, can make Tchaikovsky sound new and startling), is joined by the BSOs erstwhile 15-16 Artist-in-Residence for a Herculean concerto workout that never fails to thrill. The youngest ever winner of the Leeds Piano Competition Sunwook Kim is intelligent and probing, crisp and considered (Classical Source.)

Inside The Music talk
The Lantern, 6.25pm, free with a concert ticket
Bristol conductor and educator Jonathan James is joined by Kirill Karabits, who will give an overview of BSO’s 2016/17 season at Colston Hall.

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