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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 52: Param Vir / Sibelius / Bantock / Elgar

Wednesday 21 August 2013 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2013 Prom 52 BATIASHVILI Lisa © Anja Frers DG

Approximate end time 9:55pm

Param Vir
Cave of Luminous Mind c20'
BBC commission: world premiere

Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor 33'

interval

Bantock
Celtic Symphony 20'

Elgar
'Enigma' Variations 28'

Lisa Batiashvili violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo
conductor 

Dedicated to the late Jonathan Harvey, Param Vir's Cave of Luminous Mind is inspired by the mindfulness of Tibetan Buddhism and the story of Buddhist master Milarepa's penitential progress on the Diamond Path.

Chief Conductor and Elgar Medalwinner Sakari Oramo directs the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Vir's work, Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations and Granville Bantock's 1940 Celtic Symphony for strings and six harps.

Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays Sibelius's exhilarating Violin Concerto, a work she recorded in 2008 to rave reviews.