BBC Proms
15 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 1: First Night of the Proms Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Played

19:00 Friday 15 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
  • Fantasy Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (20 mins)
  • Edward Elgar 1857–1934
  • Cello Concerto in E minor Cello Concerto in E minor Also known as: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85 (29 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953
  • Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky' Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky' Also known as: Cantata 'Alexander Nevsky', Op 78 (41 mins)

Tchaikovsky’s ravishing 'Romeo and Juliet' overture launches our celebrations marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.

Argentine soloist Sol Gabetta makes her Proms debut in Elgar’s hauntingly lyrical Cello Concerto, the first in a series of works throwing a spotlight on the instrument.

Prokofiev delivered a score of new directness and clarity for his friend Sergey Eisenstein’s patriotic film Alexander Nevsky: the cantata he fashioned from it features the dramatic ‘Battle on the Ice’.

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