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Santtu conducts Sibelius and Nielsen

Royal Festival Hall
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Bomsory Kim looking into the camera and smiling


Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Bomsori Kim – violin


Sibelius The Oceanides

Nielsen Violin Concerto

— Interval —

Hazama What the Wind Brings (UK premiere, with film)

Sibelius Symphony No. 3

Masterpieces by Sibelius and Nielsen frame a new work by composer Miho Hazama, written to accompany underwater film footage of the Nordic coast.

Principal Conductor Santtu opens the second concert in the Philharmonia’s Nordic Soundscapes series with one of Sibelius’s most popular works. Playful, rippling flutes depict the Oceanides, sea-nymphs of Greek mythology.

Korean violinist Bomsori Kim, a superstar in her homeland, treats us to Nielsen’s Violin Concerto, as bold and good-humoured as Nielsen himself.

At the heart of this programme is the first of three new pieces in Nordic Soundscapes accompanying short documentary films by Joakim Odelberg. Explore the underwater worlds around the Nordic coastline, and see fascinating aquatic wildlife up close on the Royal Festival Hall’s huge screen.

Sibelius has the last word in this captivating programme – his Symphony No. 3 sweeps listeners up in its confident, warm energy right from the start, and packs many pleasures into its half-hour span.

Part of Nordic Soundscapes

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Our £250, £150 and £75 Nordic Soundscapes Passes get you great seats for every London event in the series. Passholders also receive a series magazine signed by Santtu, and an invitation to drinks on the opening night.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £75

Multibuy offer available; under-18s and concessions discounts available

Running time

1 hr 50 mins, including an interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available will be available a week before the event.

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