BBC Proms
27 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 16 Prom 16: Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet

Prom 16

Played

19:00 Wednesday 27 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Paul Dukas 1865–1935
  • La Péri – Fanfare
    and Poème dansé (20 mins)
  • Michael Berkeley b.1948
  • Violin Concerto
    BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953
  • Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet Also known as: Romeo and Juliet, Op 64 (48 mins)

Paul Dukas’s brief, intoxicating ballet La Péri opens tonight’s Prom, before Chloë Hanslip gives the world premiere of a new Violin Concerto by Michael Berkeley.

Jac van Steen conducts excerpts from one of the most dramatic and colourfully scored of all ballets, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, a highlight of our series marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.

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