Saturday, 09 November 2019Tickets
Saturday, 09 November 2019
Sheffield City Hall | Oval Hall
Tabita Berglund conductor
Andrew Tyson piano
GRIEG Lyric Suite 17’
GRIEG Piano Concerto 30’
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1 42’
After Hours at 9.15pm in the Ballroom with Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus.
Rising Norwegian star, Tabita Berglund, conducts the music of two Nordic greats. The first half is devoted to her compatriot Grieg, whose music was once memorably likened by Debussy to “bonbons wrapped in snow”! Grieg’s Lyric Suite is a fine example of his musical nationalism and genius as a melodist. The same applies to his beloved Piano Concerto, tonight performed with the Hallé by Andrew Tyson, an artist described by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano”.
Finnish composer Sibelius’s First Symphony owes much to the influence of Tchaikovsky, yet it remains an intensely personal statement. In turn haunting, stormy and passionate, it ends in one of the most stirring ‘big tune’ finales of them all.
After Hours with Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus | 9.15pm
Join the Chorus for a special after hours concert in the Ballroom with choral music from Scandinavia and the Baltic.
Grieg – Wie bist du doch schon
Esenvalds – Amazing Grace
Esenvalds – Evening
Ola Gjeilo – Ave Generosa
Ola Gjeilo – Tota Pulchra es
Grieg – Ave Maris Stella
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