From WILL - Evening Concert -

Beethoven Fest in Bonn! Symphonies 4 and 6 “Pastoral”

Tonight at 7:00 on The Evening Concert it’s the third “Beethoven Fest in Bonn” program from Deutsche Welle Radio.  Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Beethoven’s 4th and 6th Symphonies in performance in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn.  Also on the program, Joseph Phibbs’ 2012 composition “Rivers to the Sea”. 

Monday July 15: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
“Beethoven Fest in Bonn #3”
Philharmonia Orchestra (London); Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op.68, “Pastoral”
Joseph PHIBBS (b. 1974): Rivers to the Sea (2012)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op.60
[DWF fill: Jan KALLIWODA (1801-66, Bohemian): Morceau de Salon for oboe and piano. Philippe Tondre, oboe; Masako Eguchi, piano]

British composer Joseph Phibbs was commissioned by Anvil Arts and the Philharmonia Orchestra to write a new symphonic work for The Anvil, Basingstoke's 18th Birthday celebrations and to mark the continuing relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra as The Anvil's Orchestra in Partnership. Check out this interview with the composer about the work posted on youtube....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOhD_DVewJE