Performance on 3 - 17/11/2008

Martin Handley introduces a concert with Marin Alsop conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in a programme of 20th-century Russian and American music. Two jazz-influenced pieces open the concert: Shostakovich's miniature Tahiti Trot based on the jazz-standard Tea for Two and Gershwin's Piano Concerto. The performance concludes with Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony, composed towards the end of the Second World War and premiered in January 1945. Known for its combination of razor-sharp wit and flowing melodic lines, it is one of Prokofiev's most popular works. Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Marin Alsop (conductor) Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 Followed by part of two recitals from Wigmore Hall by two of BBC Young Musician of the Year Concerto Finalists in 2008: John Kenny: Fanfare Peter Moore (trombone) Nicholas Oliver (piano) Christian Lindberg: Los Bandidos Peter Moore (trombone) Nicholas Oliver (piano) Johan De Meij: Rare (from T-bone concerto) Peter Moore (trombone) Nicholas Oliver (piano) Boris Papandopulo: 3 Croatian Dances Jadran Duncumb (guitar) Lars-Erik Larsson: Concertino Peter Moore (trombone) Nicholas Oliver (piano)