We are delighted to announce that we have won a South Bank Sky Arts Award, along with the BBC Philharmonic for our joint performance of Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder on 4 June 2017.
The concert’s conductor, Sir Mark Elder, attended the awards ceremony and the beautifully designed award was collected on behalf of both orchestras by the BBC Philharmonic’s General Manager, Simon Webb.
Gurrelieder brought the 2016-17 season to a gigantic and spectacular conclusion, featuring two orchestras, six world-class soloists and several massed choirs on The Bridgewater Hall stage. The work is a setting of poetry by Jens Peter Jacobsen based on an ancient Danish saga, a tale of illicit love, jealousy and murder set at the castle of Gurre in North Zealand.
The award ceremony will be broadcast on the Sky Arts Channel on Wednesday 4 July at 8pm.