Sakari Oramo

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BBCSO/Oramo review – luminous and mesmerising
A programme that featured the world premiere of a chamber version of Magnus Lindberg’s Accused alongside music by Anna Clyne and Haydn saw the BBCSO and its chief conductor at their best.

Flora Willson

09, Nov, 2020 @2:00 PM

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First night of the Proms review – Oramo conjures hope from Beethoven
Despite their reduced numbers, the BBC Symphony Orchestra brought intensity and lyricism to the judicious first-night choice of the Eroica

Rian Evans

30, Aug, 2020 @12:40 PM

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Miss Julie review – Sakari Oramo's revival brims with colour and verve
William Alwyn’s rich writing shines through in this vividly dramatic BBC Symphony concert staging of his final opera

Andrew Clements

04, Oct, 2019 @3:48 PM

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'I thought I'd hate it': Bridget Christie on loving the Last Night of the Proms
Laura Mvula was captivating, and I cried when opera star Jamie Barton took to the stage with a rainbow flag. Shame the conductor spent the entire night with his back to us

Bridget Christie

15, Sep, 2019 @2:23 PM

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BBCSO/Oramo review – Causton's brilliant time-play and sweetness from Isserlis
Richard Causton’s fascinating new work ignited temporal tension amid Sakari Oramo’s glowing orchestral colours, while Steven Isserlis’s cello brought gut-stringed feeling

Erica Jeal

24, Jan, 2019 @1:32 PM

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BBCSO/Oramo – Hillborg premiere showcases Batiashvili's fearless playing
Lisa Batiashvili gave a tonally rich, technically immaculate performance in the first UK outing for Hillborg’s colourful but contrived second violin concerto

Andrew Clements

30, Nov, 2017 @3:57 PM

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Into the classical music bear-pit: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms
Growing up in North Kensington Alan Johnson used to play around the Albert Hall but never went inside. 60 years later we sent the former home secretary along to experience the Proms for the first time. What did he make of it?

Alan Johnson

03, Sep, 2017 @2:00 PM

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RSPO/Oramo/Chineke!/Edusei review – rounded, exquisite, played to perfection
A stellar performance by Renée Fleming and the first appearance by the BAME Chineke! Orchestra made Proms 61 and 62 a privilege to attend

Martin Kettle

31, Aug, 2017 @1:49 PM

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BBCSO/Oramo review – Varèse's musical monoliths wreathed in majesty
The composer’s large-scale works were accompanied by pioneering and rarely heard pieces in one of the BBC’s Total Immersion days

Andrew Clements

07, May, 2017 @10:35 AM

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Proms 2017: Pickard hasn't messed with an established formula
This year’s BBC proms might be the first David Pickard can truly call his own, but the director has not risked changing a successful formula – and there’s plenty to savour in a season that fits in Reformation, revolution, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Hull

Andrew Clements

20, Apr, 2017 @5:12 PM

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BBCSO/Oramo review – Glanert premiere vividly realised
Works by Nielsen and Sibelius preceded Detlev Glanert’s beguiling Megaris, with its bursts of cartoonish fun and stretches of languor

Flora Willson

05, Mar, 2017 @1:03 PM

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Antony and Cleopatra review - BBCSO bring Schmitt's incidental music back to life
A fascinating stage collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe revived the work of a tarnished French composer, whose dramatic score deserves comparison with Debussy and Ravel

Tim Ashley

05, Oct, 2016 @1:19 PM

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