Birds Of Paradise.


  • Programme to include:
  • Tarrodi Birds of Paradise8′
  • Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending14′
  • Waller-Bridge Temperatures13′
  • Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela10′
  • Rautavaara Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra18′
  • (This concert will end at approx. 9.15pm - there will also be a 20-minute interval.)

A concert for nature- and music- lovers alike – this evening promises to be a real treat for the imagination.

“I grew up with the idea that playing the violin was about being spontaneous” says Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, and today, he flies with the most natural musicians of all: the birds. You’ll be wowed by the beautiful flight of Vaughan Williams’ beloved Lark Ascending, Sibelius' mythical swan, Andrea Tarrodi’s multicoloured plumage and Rautavaara’s arctic seabirds – it’s a spectacular dawn chorus, as Kuusisto picks up his violin and lets the imagination take wing.

Photo: Pekka Kuusisto © Felix Broede


The Lark Ascending is one of the best-loved and best-known pieces of music of all time and a real favourite in the Classic FM Hall of Fame and at the Last Night of The Proms.


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