A Finnish evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen in London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the music of his homeland in all-Finnish programme with Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall in London on 26th of June. 

The evening starts with the UK premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Maan Varjot. It’s a new work for organ and orchestra that was premiered on 28 May in Montreal, Canada, with Kent Nagano as conductor. Maan Varjot was jointly commissioned by Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre National de Lyon, Southbank Centre and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

The programme includes also two pieces from Jean Sibelius: The Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (1904) and Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 (1902).

Salonen conducts Sibelius
Thursday 26 Jun 2014, 7:30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Olivier Latry, organ

Saariaho, Maan varjot (Earth's Shadows)
Sibelius, Violin Concerto
Sibelius, Symphony No. 2

Speaking of Salonen, Apple gets symphonic with its ”Your Verse” iPad Air campaign. The technology giant’s new commercial presents the tablet’s music creation capabilities with a small story from Esa-Pekka Salonen. See the commercial here and the campaign page here.