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RECENT EVENTS - Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Sibelius, Honegger, C. P. E. Bach, Sir Harrison Birtwistle & Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Saturday 9 August 2014 - 3:00 PM

Proms 2014 Proms Saturday Matinee 2 Hakan Hardenberger © Marco Borggreve

Scheduled end time: 4:30pm

C. P. E. Bach
Symphony in B minor, 'Hamburg' 8'

Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Endless Parade 18'

Pastoral d'été 8'

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Sinfonia 20'

Rakastava 15'

Håkan Hardenberger trumpet

Lapland Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds conductor

There will be no interval

John Storgårds appears later this season with the BBC Philharmonic, but today 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