Thursday 19 May 2016, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Paavo Järvi conductor

Mark van de Wiel clarinet

Lucy Knight soprano

Stephen Kennedy baritone

Haydn Symphony No. 83, The Hen

Nielsen Clarinet Concerto


Nielsen Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva

One of music's great originals, Nielsen wrote his Clarinet Concerto for his friend, the clarinettist Aage Oxenvad. Playful and peppered with sparks of wit, the concerto acts out a musical battle of wills between the clarinet and snare drum. Meanwhile, the composer’s Third Symphony grows from an opening motif that Nielsen is said to have jotted down on his sleeve while riding a streetcar.


This concert is part of the Paavo Järvi: Nielsen Cycle series