Prom 5

Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert of works by Strauss R., Saariaho and Sibelius with soloist Anne Schwanewilms (Soprano)
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Programme
Strauss, Richard (1864-1949), Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
Strauss, Richard (1864-1949), Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Saariaho, Kaija (b. 1952), Laterna Magica
Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957), Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Artists
Anne Schwanewilms, Soprano
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Making his Proms debut as the BBC
Philharmonic’s Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena
explores Strauss the impatient visionary, whose
Also sprach Zarathustra was famously used
on the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001:
A Space Odyssey. Strauss’s Four Last Songs
exude a sense of calm resignation suffused
with autumn light. After the interval, a major UK
premiere from Kaija Saariaho, whose own music
is lit by atmosphere and mood. Inspired by the
autobiography of Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish
film director, Laterna magica includes sections
in which players whisper extracts over an
instrumental murmur. To conclude, the
hard-won luminescence of Sibelius’s
(unintended) symphonic farewell.

Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore
London Greater London United Kingdom SW7 2AP