Prom 37: Haydn, Vaughan Williams, Kaija Saariaho and Beethoven

11:00 – Sunday 14 Aug 2022 – Royal Albert Hall

From sunrise to high noon: this matinee concert from the Tyneside-based Royal Northern Sinfonia under its Principal Conductor Dinis Sousa begins with the sun rising over Haydn’s joyous early symphony. It ends with Beethoven cutting loose in sheer, unbuckled glee, in the rollercoaster finale of his brightest symphony. In between, the skies just gets brighter and more beautiful, as oboist Nicholas Daniel takes the solo spot in Vaughan Williams’s playful, pastoral Oboe Concerto – another anniversary salute to this great British master. Then violinist Maria Maria Wloszczowska is the soloist in Kaija Saariaho’s ravishing Vers toi qui es si loin – a wordless love song, adapted from the acclaimed opera L’amour de loin by one of today’s true sonic magicians.

There will be no interval


Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 6 in D major, ‘Le matin’(20 mins)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto (19 mins)
Kaija Saariaho: Vers toi qui es si loin (7 mins) London premiere
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major (34 mins)

Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Maria Wloszczowska, violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia, Dinis Sousa

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