With Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6 Kirill Karabits and the BSO bring their Bristol series full circle, and Sunwook Kim steps up to Rachmaninov’s fearsome concerto.
Conductor Kirill Karabits
Piano Sunwook Kim
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Prokofiev Symphony No. 6
Conductor Kirill Karabits describes the BSO as “supremely good” at performing the music of Prokofiev, which is just as well given the fact they are recording his complete symphony cycle. In contrast to the sparkling Symphony No. 1 that launched our season, the Symphony No. 6 mourns for the victims of World War II and for ‘wounds that cannot be healed’. In addition, expect fireworks as Sunwook Kim rejoins the BSO to perform Rachmaninov’s notoriously challenging concerto.
Inside The Music Talk with Jonathan James
The Lantern, 6.25pm, free with a concert ticket
Jonathan James interviews Kirill Karabits about Prokofiev Symphony No. 6.