Soloist on the recording is Sivan Magen, harp.
The disc released by the FRSO, its Chief Conductor Nicholas Collon and harpist Sivan Magen of music by Lotta Wennäkoski has won a leading British Gramophone Award.
Season’s themes Strauss, Benjamin and The Future.
The FRSO is to premiere a record 13 new works in its 2023–2024 season. The season’s theme composers are Richard Strauss and, at the FRSO Festival, Sir George Benjamin. The third theme, The Future, will be spotlighting young musicians and composers. The FRSO’s streamed and televised concerts are becoming increasingly popular, attracting over 4.1 million viewers in 2022.
Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO) since autumn 2021, Nicholas Collon is to continue his term until summer 2028. The aim of the new contract beginning in autumn 2024 is sustained collaboration.