London Sinfonietta: NORDIC NIGHTS
Part of Southbank Centre's 2017 celebrations of Nordic culture, this concert showcases the best of contemporary music from Kaija Saariaho's enigmatic violin concerto, which revels in the delicate interactions between violin and orchestra, to a new commission from Rolf Wallin – a composer whose fascination with nature and the human body manifests itself in shimmering harmonies and transparent orchestral textures.
About St John's Smith Square
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, Guro Kleven Hagen and Kian Soltani are all part of Crescendo: the Norwegian-international mentorprogram in classical music.
Rolf Wallin's newly commissioned work is supported by The Norwegian Composers Fund.
This programme is also performed on Friday 2 June at the Bergen International Festival.
Pierre-André Valade conductor
Peter Herresthal violin
Guro Kleven Hagen violin
Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola
Kian Soltani cello
Ida Nielsen electric bass
RepertoireEivind Buene: Sea change(UK premiere)
Saariaho: Graal théâtre
Madeleine Isaksson: Isär
Rolf Wallin: SPIRIT for electric bass & ensemble(UK premiere)