BBC Proms
21 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 47 Prom 47: Ulster Orchestra and Rafael Payare

Prom 47

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15:45 Sunday 21 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Piers Hellawell b.1956
  • Wild Flow
    BBC commission: world premiere (20 mins)
  • Joseph Haydn 1732–1809
  • Cello Concerto No 1 in C major Cello Concerto No 1 in C major Also known as: Cello Concerto No 1 in C major, Hob VIIb:1 (24 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1840–1893
  • Symphony No 5 in E minor Symphony No 5 in E minor Also known as: Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64 (50 mins)

In the late 1880s Tchaikovsky felt momentarily freed from the catastrophes that were haunting his private life and carving a tragic path through his career. His Fifth Symphony, which was taking shape on his desk, appears to ease the composer’s own suffering. Light floods its textures; hopeful melodies invade its dark corners.

Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare makes his Proms debut with his Ulster Orchestra to perform this most radiant of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, bringing with him Haydn’s delightfully perky C major Cello Concerto, played by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Narek Hakhnazaryan, and a brand-new work by Piers Hellawell.

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