Today, Friday October 13, Sebastian Fagerlund's new work Helena´s Song for solo violin and symphony orchestra, co-commissioned by Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, will receive its world premiere by Finnish RSO with performer/conductor John Storgårds. The work is based on Helena's aria from the opera Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata). An abstract setting without the characters: the moods of the story and Helena still float in it, but only as shadows and reminders.
The performance will be broadcast live on Radion Sinfoniaorkesteri, listen here.
The UK Premiere by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra with performer/conductor John Storgårds is on 25 November at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Find out more here and get your tickets here!