BBC Philharmonic plays Sheffield City Hall

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High-flying Finn John Storgårds is to conduct the BBC Philharmonic in an exciting concert of Scandinavian and Russian music.

Grieg actually disliked Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, but for a production of the play he composed some of his most inspired and best-known music – including ‘Morning’ and ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’.

Carl Nielsen’s First Symphony – a remarkable achievement for a 27-year-old composer – is both distinctively Danish and highly personal in style.

Then comes a tuneful tribute to the composers of the 18th century, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Rococo Variations’, here performed by rising star of the cello Leonard Elschenbroich.

The evening will reach a stirring conclusion with Sibelius’ great hymn to his compatriots, Finlandia.

Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, Sheffield City Hall, this Friday, February 20, 7pm.

Tickets £20, £18, £15, £5 students & under 18 (subject to booking fees). Tel. 0114 2 789 789. www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk and in person.