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Performer: Sakari Oramo

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StockholmShostakovich's Symphony no. 5 in D minor

© Benjamin Ealovega
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo

StockholmStrauss' Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)

© Benjamin Ealovega
Strauss R.: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo

StockholmStravinsky's Petrushka

© Benjamin Ealovega
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo
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Alwyn's Miss Julie rescued from the operatic desert

Anna Patalong and Benedict Nelson in Miss Julie © BBC | Tom Howard
William Alwyn's operatic take on Strindberg is rarely performed – a complete mystery considering this excellent concert staging at the Barbican by the BBCSO under Sakari Oramo.
****1
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Prom 67: premieres and sublime Sibelius from Oramo and the BBCSO

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Who would have thought celebrating a Black Mass could be quite such fun?
****1
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Prom 43: Oramo and the BBC SO redefine tradition

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
What to put with Beethoven's greatest statement on the universality of the human spirit? The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sakari Oramo, Neil Ferris and Andreas Haefliger make a case for renewal.
***11
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Prom 13: Star-struck Messiaen from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega

Olivier Messiaen deeply personal voice and its influence echoed far and wide across the decades and across national boundaries. 

****1
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Larcher and Mahler create worlds for the BBCSO and Oramo

Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
Oramo gave a generally convincing account of Mahler's seventh, if at times one with a sense of taming a beast.
***11
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Fine Elgar and Dvořák from Oramo, Benedetti and the BBC Symphony

Nicola Benedetti, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan

The concerto was by Elgar, the symphony by Dvořák: the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo and Nicola Benedetti make powerful and compelling statements.

****1
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