Rossini William Tell: Overture
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Emilia Hoving conductor
Zlatomir Fung cello (RPO Artist-in-Residence, 2023-24)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Rossini, Saint-Säens and Sibelius at his sunniest: timeless melodies loved the world over.
Sibelius thought of his Second Symphony as a great river flowing to the sea, others have heard a musical portrait of a nation waking to freedom. From pastoral beginnings to a soul-stirring finish, it is music of elemental power, spring-like freshness and truly epic grandeur.
Our Finnish guest conductor, Emilia Hoving (something of a Sibelius expert), takes us on Sibelius’ journey today, and shares the glowing colours (and unforgettable tunes) of Rossini’s ever-popular music for William Tell.
In between, expect elegance, ardour and a very French kind of romance, as International Tchaikovsky Competition For Young Musicians winner – and RPO Artist-in-Residence – Zlatomir Fung returns to play Saint-Saëns’ dashing First Cello Concerto. You’ll believe a cello can fly.
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