Stephen Bell conductor | Elisabeth Brauß piano
Sibelius Finlandia 9′
Grieg Piano Concerto 31′
Alfvén Swedish Rhapsody No.1, ‘Midsummer Vigil’ 13′
Sibelius Valse triste 7′
Christine Hals Calling the Aurora (Northern Lights Kulning) 3′
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite: selection 20′
Perfect for winter, this concert celebrates the mystery and beauty of the far North. Two of the most famous pieces by Norwegian Edvard Grieg feature: his musical tableaux for Peer Gynt and his stunning Piano Concerto, with its beautiful central Adagio, which will be performed by BBC New Generation Artist and Terence Judd-Hallé Award recipient, pianist Elisabeth Brauß. Film composer and vocalist Christine Hals, known for her Scandinavian herding call in Disney’s Frozen, brings the unique sound to her ‘Calling the Aurora’. Hugo Alfvén contributes his light-hearted Midsummer Vigil, a symphonic rhapsody that gets right to the heart of his homeland’s folk music, whilst Sibelius is represented by his haunting and melancholy Valse triste and his stirring tribute to his homeland, Finlandia.