BBC Proms
25 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 53 Prom 53: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Emily Howard, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov

Prom 53


19:30 Thursday 25 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Emily Howard b.1979
  • Torus (Concerto for Orchestra)
    BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: world premiere (20 mins)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich 1906–1975
  • Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major Also known as: Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (29 mins)
  • Sergei Rachmaninov 1873–1943
  • Symphony No 3 in A minor Symphony No 3 in A minor Also known as: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 44 (40 mins)

‘A composer’s music should express his love affairs, his religion, the books that have influenced him, the pictures he loves.’ So said Rachmaninov, whose Third Symphony does just that through irrepressible yearning and longing. It forms the culmination of this Prom in which the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its Russian Chief Conductor perform Shostakovich’s disquieting First Cello Concerto.

A brand-new work by Liverpool-born composer Emily Howard opens.

Truls Mørk, the advertised cellist, has had to withdraw from tonight’s performance. The BBC Proms is very grateful to Alexey Stadler for taking his place at very short notice.

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