BBC Proms
27 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 55 Prom 55: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Prom 55

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19:30 Saturday 27 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
  • The Magic Flute (Overture) The Magic Flute (Overture) Also known as: Die Zauberflöte, K 620 (Overture) (7 mins)
  • Hans Abrahamsen b.1952
  • let me tell you let me tell you Also known as: Let me tell you
  • INTERVAL
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
  • Symphony No 4 in F minor Symphony No 4 in F minor Also known as: Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36 (44 mins)

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra makes its first London appearance with young Lithuanian Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, who becomes the orchestra’s Music Director next season.

While Mozart’s overture combines infectious energy with Masonic symbolism, Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Fourth Symphony explores the shadow cast by Fate.

Hans Abrahamsen’s Grawemeyer Award-winning song-cycle for Barbara Hannigan centres on Shakespeare’s Ophelia, using only words allotted to her in Hamlet.

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