Programme & Performers:
Esa-Pekka Salonen Gambit
Wing on Wing
Karawane (UK Premiere)
Esa-Pekka Salonen will introduce each work from the stage
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Anu Komsi soprano
Piia Komsi soprano
Nicholas Daniel oboe
BBC Symphony Chorus
A rich survey of Salonen’s music with orchestra including the thrilling Wing on Wing inspired by the striking architecture of LA’s Disney Hall.
Finn on Finn perhaps! A Finnish conductor and two Finnish singers treat us to music by the Finn, Esa-Pekka Salonen in this climax of the Total Immersion weekend. Sisters Anu and Piia Komsi sang in the 2004 world premiere of Wing on Wing, a work inspired by architect Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles (and using taped samples of Gehry’s voice). Gambit from 1998 makes a powerful opener, a virtuoso overture. Mimo II (1992) for oboe and orchestra is a kind of super-theme-and-variations while the choral Karawane from 2014, setting a poem by the German Dadaist poet Hugo Ball, brings the story almost up to date.
10/12/2017 19:30 - 10/12/2017 21:30
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS