Ruth Gipps: Symphony No. 3
Enjoy composer Ruth Gipps’ romantically pulsating Symphony No. 3 in this concert. Ruth Gipps’ music follows in the footsteps of her countrymen Frank Bridge and William Walton. In addition to being a composer, she was also a conductor, pianist, oboist and brilliant educator. In 1999 (the same year she passed away) she was awarded an MBE for her contributions to English music. The Guardian newspaper has described her music as playfully personal and shamelessly romantic. The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra is led by the British conductor Rumon Gamba, who has also made recordings of all five of Gipps’ symphonies with Chandos Records.
British conductor Rumon Gamba has been chief conductor of the Oulu Symphony Orchestra since 2022. He has been chief conductor and music director of NorrlandsOperan (2008-2015), chief conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor and music director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He regularly conducts BBC orchestras and has appeared at the BBC Proms on a number of occasions.