The BBC Proms season concludes in spectacular fashion as Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus, the BBC Singers, and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton in a wide-ranging program featuring beloved popular music, British patriotic songs, works by Falla, Bizet, Verdi, and of course, the music of Edward Elgar.
20-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor. Also featured in this program are works by Dorothy Howell, Oliver Knussen, and Mieczysław Weinberg.
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra in an all-Russian program of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyadov, and Glazunov. Plus, Alexander Ghindin joins the orchestra to perform another sweeping Russian work: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1.