John Wilson conductor
Nikola Avramovic piano
RCM Symphony Orchestra
Ravel Piano Concerto for Left Hand
Ravel La valse
Vaughan Williams Symphony no 3 'A Pastoral Symphony'
We welcome BBC Proms favourite and alumnus John Wilson to the conductor’s podium to direct the RCM Symphony Orchestra in an unmissable evening of celebrated concert works.
Revered for his original arrangements and thrilling performances with the John Wilson Orchestra, the esteemed conductor will bring three very different classical compositions to life.
Nikola Avramovic opens the programme with Ravel’s powerfully imaginative Piano Concerto, composed for a concert pianist who lost his right arm in WW1. Next, find out why Ravel's tribute waltz to Johann Strauss, La valse, became one of his most popular works.
We finish with Vaughan Williams’ Symphony no 3, a richly orchestrated work that promises to provide an exhilarating ending to an enjoyable evening.
Part of the Passing Youth series, commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1.
John Wilson is a stylish showman, but contained, precise, and has the air of a conjuror, eager to enthral with the unexpected