Lotta Wennäkoski premieres

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and violinist Ilya Gringolts will premiere Lotta Wennäkoski’s violin concerto Prosoidia at the Barbican on 3 November with Eva Ollikainen conducting. The Lahti and the Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestras are the other commissioners.
Another recent work by Wennäkoski is  Ele for clarinet and orchestra (world premiere in Kokkola, Finland on 29 September with clarinettist Lauri Sallinen and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra). The work was co-commissioned by Music Vitae, a Swedish ensemble.