"Wild Nights! Wild Nights! Done with the compass – done with the chart!” And so, to the words of Emily Dickinson, John Adams’s great choral symphony Harmonium lifts off into realms of pure sonic ecstasy. Under Edward Gardner, it’s a sumptuous, surging showcase for our world-beating CBSO Chorus – and the perfect counterpart to the gleaming sound of James Ehnes’ violin in Beethoven’s sunlit concerto.
CBSO+ 5.45pm: Members of the CBSO Chorus talk about preparing and performing Adams' fascinating minimalist masterpiece, and recall giving its UK Premiere with Sir Simon Rattle in 1987.