Sibelius Canzonetta
Sibelius Kuolema: Kurkikohtaus (Scene with Cranes)
Sibelius Valse Triste
Mahler Rückert-Lieder
Interval
Beethoven Leonore Overture No3
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 82

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Thomas  Søndergård

Thomas Søndergård

Conductor

Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård is Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBCNOW) and Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). From the start of the 2018:19 season he becomes Music Director of the RSNO.

Highlights of his 2016:17 season have included debuts with London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw and London Symphony Orchestras, Bayerische Staatsoper (Turandot) and Deutsche Oper Berlin (world premiere of Scartazzini’s Edward II). He also made return visits to Oslo Philharmonic, Göteborgs Symfoniker, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Royal Danish Opera (Il viaggio a Reims). With the RSNO, projects have included Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen and with BBC NOW, the complete Stravinsky The Firebird, recordings and touring.

Future plans include returns to Sydney and BBC Symphony Orchestras, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Norske Opera Oslo (Die Zauberflöte) and debuts with Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra Berlin, SWR Baden-Baden, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Gurzenich Orchestra and Bern Symphony. Recent seasons have included Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker; leading tours with Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and European Union Youth Orchestra; Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Brussels Philharmonic; Swedish Radio, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Göteborgs Symfoniker, Orchestre National d’Ile de France; Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony and Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Jennifer  Johnston

Jennifer Johnston

Mezzo-Soprano

The dramatic mezzo-soprano was named by both BBC Music Magazine and the Observer as "a rising star", and the Financial Times as the "Face to Watch in Opera". A former BBC New Generation Artist, she is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, and is the recipient of numerous awards. She has appeared under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner as Jocasta in Oedipus Rex with the London Symphony Orchestra (released as an LSO Live disc), in Bruckner's Mass No.1 with the Bayerische Rundfunks Sinfonieorchester, in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Lucerne, and at the BBC Proms broadcast on BBC4, Carnegie Hall and on an extended tour around Europe and the USA in both Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis with the ORR (released on disc by SDG). She has also worked with Kirill Petrenko, Sir Andrew Davis, Donald Runnicles, Kent Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher, Bernard Labadie, Kiril Karabits, Juanjo Mena, Dan Ettinger, Thomas Søndergård, David Atherton, Alexander Shelley, Cornelius Meister, David Hill, Thomas Dausgaard, Thierry Fischer, Leonard Slatkin, Harry Bicket and Laurence Cummings.