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BBC Philharmonic Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony
29 April 2016
From its tempestuous opening to its final, blazing chords, this is music that demands to be heard: angry, heartfelt, and utterly compelling.
John Storgårds knows exactly how to play the long game; a roof-raising finish to a concert that begins with Leonard Bernstein’s practically-perfect little zinger of a comedy overture, and features a rare chance to hear the sparkling, supercharged piano concerto by Benjamin Britten.
Lancashire’s own Kathryn Stott will throw the windows wide open as soloist.
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