Ryan Bancroft, conductor
Mika Kares, bass
Tōru Takemitsu How slow the wind
Modest Mussorgsky / Dmitri Shostakovich Songs and dances of death
Joonas Kokkonen Paavo’s Monologue I ‘I cannot open the door’ from the opera ‘The Last Temptations’
Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 6
Ryan Bancroft, winner of the international Malko Competition for conductors in 2018, dazzles the audience with exquisitely shaped music. The lucid tones of Sibelius’s Sixth Symphony meet a mixture of Western and Eastern influences in the music of Takemitsu. Mika Kares appears as bass soloist in powerful works by Mussorgsky and Kokkonen.
Pre-concert talks from 6.15 pm to 6.45 pm.