BBC commissions orchestral work from Outi Tarkiainen for the Proms

Composer Outi Tarkiainen's work commissioned by the BBC Philharmonic will have a premiere at the BBC Proms and major performances in Canada and the United States.

Composer Outi Tarkiainen’s new orchestral work Midnight Sun Variations, commissioned by the BBC Philharmonic and the National Arts Centre Orchestra from Canada, will have its premiere at the next BBC Proms Festival. The world premiere will be performed by the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by John Storgårds, on August 4, 2019. The concert takes place at the Royal Albert Hall in London and will be broadcasted in the UK by TV channel BBC Four.

Midnight Sun Varitations will have its Canadian premiere in early 2020. During the spring season 2020 it will be heard also in Houston, St. Louis, and Detroit, USA.

Read more about Outi Tarkiainen on our In the Spotlight article and the composer's own website. Find Outi Tarkiainen on Music Finland's Composers and repertoire.