Elgar’s Cello Concerto 14 August 2022: BBC Proms on BBC Four

Elgar’s Cello Concerto 14 August 2022: BBC Proms on BBC Four 21

Eva Ollikainen conducts the BBC Philharmonic in a Prom featuring three composers and three unique responses to the landscapes surrounding them.

Elgar’s much-loved cello concerto, rising from the autumnal woodlands of Sussex and performed by soloist Kian Soltani sits alongside Sibelius’s mighty Second Symphony – a musical national awakening in the composer’s homeland of Finland.

A world premiere opens the concert, a brand new commission from Anna Thorvaldsdottir titled, its craggy, elemental soundscape reminiscent of her native Iceland.

Presenter Petroc Trelawny is joined by special guests.



About BBC Proms

This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.