On Wednesday 18 April, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Colin Currie, under conductor Osmo Vänskä, gave the world première of Sieidi: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra by Finnish composer Kalevi Aho. The programme also included Schumann’s Genoveva Overture and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1
Reviewed by Andrew Morris, Classicalsource.com:
‘Colin Currie tackled the work with a winningly energetic panache and Osmo Vänskä steered the London Philharmonic through a confident reading.’
Reviewed by Guy Dammann, The Guardian:
‘Currie and the London Philharmonic performed the work beautifully, led by Aho’s compatriot Osmo Vänskä.’
Read earlier reviews of the concert here
The concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and you can listen again free here until 25 April.