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BBC Proms 2014 Saturday Matinee 2

Lapland Chamber Orchestra & Håkan Hardenberger

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Part of BBC Proms 2014


C.P.E. Bach
Symphony in B minor (Hamburg)
Harrison Birtwistle
Endless Parade
Pastorale d‘été
Peter Maxwell Davies


  • Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Håkan Hardenberger
John Storgårds

John Storgårds directs his Lapland Chamber Orchestra – the most northerly professional orchestra in the EU – making its Proms debut.

Contemporary music forms a key role in the ensemble’s work, and here the group celebrates the 80th birthdays of two major British composers – Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger is the soloist in Birtwistle’s concerto Endless Parade, whose dark, maze-like landscape is matched by the languorous vistas of Honegger.

The anniversary celebrations of C.P.E. Bach continue with the spiky, brooding textures of his Symphony in B minor.

Part of BBC Proms 2014

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Concert Duration:
approx. 1½ hours (no interval)
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