Ian Brown Conductor
Ben Goldscheider Horn
“Phrasings emerged supremely well-articulated; the notes’ golden flow never stopped”
BBC Young Musician Final 2016 Geoff Brown, The Times
SCHUMANN Manfred Overture
STRAUSS Horn Concerto No 2
SIBELIUS Symphony No 1
Since reaching the Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2016, Ben Goldscheider has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting horn players of his generation, selected as BBC Music Magazine’s “Rising Star” and Gramophone Magazine’s “One to Watch”. This season he makes his Proms debut with the BBC Concert Orchestra. HSO is delighted that Ben will play Strauss’s lyrical and virtuosic Horn Concerto No 2. Written some six decades after its predecessor, the concerto brims over with the colourful musical language characteristic of Strauss’s maturity.
Jean Sibelius, considered by many as the last master of the grand symphonic tradition, composed his stirring First Symphony at the age of 34. The symphony opens with its famous haunting clarinet solo and develops to a majestic conclusion surely reflecting his beloved Finnish countryside.