BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 20: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Gustavo Gimeno conducts Bernard Herrmann’s Vertigo score and Prokofiev’s Third Symphony, with Vadim Gluzman playing Korngold’s Violin Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 20: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Gustavo Gimeno conducts Bernard Herrmann’s Vertigo score and Prokofiev’s Third Symphony, with Vadim Gluzman playing Korngold’s Violin Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Photo, Chris Christodoulou Sunday, July 30, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London Prokofiev’s Third Symphony is one of his very greatest works, as is The Fiery Angel, an opera not staged during the composer’s lifetime, hence him rescuing some terrific music for...
BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 14: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Elim Chan conducts Noriko Koide’s Swaddling Silk and Gossamer Rain, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Jan Lisiecki plays Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 14: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Elim Chan conducts Noriko Koide’s Swaddling Silk and Gossamer Rain, Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and Jan Lisiecki plays Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Sisi Burn, photo Tuesday, July 25, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London Elim Chan has certainly connected to Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), the score cherished by her but not indulged (or glossed over for that matter), delivered freshly, the...
BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 13: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Ilan Volkov conducts Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ Symphony and Catherine Lamb’s Portions Transparent/Opaque. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 13: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Ilan Volkov conducts Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’ Symphony and Catherine Lamb’s Portions Transparent/Opaque. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Sisi Burn, photo Monday, July 24, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London Portions Transparent/Opaque (BBC commission: “world premiere of Portions 2 & 3” – Proms Guide) is a fascinating thirty-minute study in sound – distant, mostly quiet, skeletal,...
BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 12: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & BBC Symphony Chorus. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony and Helen Grime’s Meditations on Joy. Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 12: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & BBC Symphony Chorus. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony and Helen Grime’s Meditations on Joy. Live on BBC Radio 3.

Photo, Sisi Burn Sunday, July 23, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London Helen Grime’s Meditations on Joy (BBC co-commission: UK premiere) conveys a range of emotions and circumstances, private sadness to begin with, strings dominant, contrasted with much public angst...