Verdi Sicilian Vespers, Overture
Prokofiev Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4
Casella Symphony No. 3
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Piano
Gianandrea Noseda joins the BBC Philharmonic’s General Manager Richard Wigley to discuss their collaborations.
Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet makes his Bridgewater Hall debut to get under the skin of Prokofiev’s ferocious piano concertos. Tonight he performs not just youthful First Concerto, but the sensational Fourth too, written to be played with just the left hand. Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda begins the evening with Verdi’s melodramatic overture before introducing a real undiscovered treasure. Imagine Puccini, Mahler and Prokofiev thrown together with a twist of Italian zest, and you’ll realise why we’re so excited to share Casella’s zingy Third Symphony with you.