Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra with Ung Filharmoni

  1. This Midnight Hour
  2. Violin Concerto No. 2
  3. Concerto for Orchestra
  1. Ben Gernon conductor
  2. Ludvig Gudim violin

Together, Ung Filharmoni and the Oslo Philharmonic will play one of the landmark orchestral works of the 20th century: Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Ludvig Gudim is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, with Ben Gernon conducting.

The British composer Anna Clyne (born 1980) first came to prominence in 2010 as composer-in-residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, since when she has written a number of orchestral works and been nominated for a Grammy. Clyne’s 2015 work This Midnight Hour was inspired by the lowest sounds made by the symphony orchestra.

Sergei Prokofiev left his homeland of Russia in 1917, following which he lived in the USA, Germany and France – except when he was on tour. His Violin Concerto No. 2 of 1935 was his last work before he returned home, while he was still travelling: Prokofiev wrote the main theme of the 1st movement in Paris and the first theme of the 2nd movement in Voronezh (Russia); the orchestration was finished in Baku and the premiere was given in Madrid – with castanets in the last movement!

Béla Bartók moved to the USA in 1940, and for the first few years there he led a somewhat anonymous existence. When, in 1943, he received a commission for a major orchestral work from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he was seriously ill. However, the assignment gave him fresh energy, and he wrote the Concerto for Orchestra in a mere two months in the late summer of 1943. The premiere in 1944 received highly positive reviews, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra remains his most popular work and a milestone in musical history.

Ung Filharmoni (The Young Philharmonic) is a unique programme for young classical musicians who dream of becoming professional orchestral musicians. Thanks to a partnership with the Oslo Philharmonic, up to 80 young, promising talents are given the opportunity to reach up to a professional level.

Tickets

  • Adult: 170 - 560 NOK
  • Senior: 170 - 450 NOK
  • Student: 170 - 280 NOK
  • Child: 150 NOK
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