Light and carefree, Mendelssohn’s incidental music depicts the fairy realm of Shakespeare’s play with enchanting, perhaps even enchanted, music full of other-worldly yet subtle energy. Scriabin’s Rêverie, for all its brevity, is packed full of luscious harmonies interwoven to create a swirling dreamscape that ebbs and flows mysteriously. One of the really great, late-Romantic symphonies, Sibelius’ Fifth has an epic quality; a sweep and grandeur which triumphs over passing feelings of anxiety to celebrate the heroic, optimistic power of life. The gorgeous opening sunrise is best described by Sibelius himself. “God opens His door for a moment and His orchestra plays.” This was no boast!

The concert will be available to view on demand for 30 days after the orginal performance until 7.30pm (GMT) on Friday 18 June 2021.
The concert livestream will be accessible behind a paywall as an embedded Vimeo video stream. It is best to watch through an up-to-date browser (we recommend Google Chrome on a PC and Safari on an Apple device). You can then connect to your TV or HIFI via a cable connection. An Amazon Firestick is also compatible using the Amazon Silk browser direct on a TV as well as most default browsers on SMART TVs.

Works and composers

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Scriabin Rêverie
Sibelius Symphony No.5

Supported by

Steve Edge & Jane Fogg