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Violinist Pekka Kuusisto memorably set the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk song in 2016.

Now he returns for a Prom joined by fellow Finnish folk musicians, which sprinkles rustic Finnish folk music among two pinnacles of Finnish orchestral sophistication: Sibelius’s great Romantic Violin Concerto (with Kuusisto as soloist) and his Fifth Symphony – a work suffused with light and autumnal warmth.

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the symphony’s original, four-movement version, allowing a glimpse into the creative process of a work that Sibelius revised over a period of four years.


Programme to include:

Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor 34’
Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1907

– interval –

Sibelius
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major (original version, 1915) 36’
UK premiere

Pekka Kuusisto violin
Taito Hoffrén singer
Ilona Korhonen singer
Minna-Liisa Tammela singer
Vilma Timonen kantele
Timo Alakotila harmonium

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard conductor