Neil Thomson, conductor
Ben Dawson, piano
Claes Andersson, comperè
Available 9th December 11:09 GMT |
'The real enemy of music in the present day and age is what they call jazz,' wrote Jalmari Niemi in a Lahti history of the orchestra in 1950. Jazz, seen as a 'threat' to concert music, is the underlying theme of the spring’s cheerful concert featuring works by Gershwin, Ellington and others. The presenter, providing expert background information, is Claes Andersson, an influential figure on the Finnish cultural scene and himself a jazz musician.