BBC commissions Lotta Wennäkoski for Proms

BBC has commissioned Lotta Wennäkoski to write an orchestral work for the Proms festival. The new work, titled Flounce, will be premiered at the Last Night of the Proms on September 9 at the Royal Albert Hall in London by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo

Soprano Nina Stemme leads the end-of-season festivities, joined by the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus. In addition to Wennäkoski’s Flounce, the programme features a choral version of Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia, as well as works by John AdamsMalcolm Sargent and more. For more information on the Last Night of the Proms, visit here

During the summer, Wennäkoski coordinated the festival programme for XXXII Summer Sound Festival, which took place on June 28 – July 2. For more information on the festival, as well as other Finnish contemporary and classical festivals, see our guide.