BBC Proms
24 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 51 Prom 51: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop

Prom 51


19:00 Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Marlos Nobre b.1939
  • Kabbalah Kabbalah Also known as: Kabbalah, Op 96
    UK premiere (10 mins)
  • Edvard Grieg 1843–1907
  • Piano Concerto in A minor Piano Concerto in A minor Also known as: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (30 mins)
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos 1887–1959
  • Bachianas Brasileiras No 4 – Prelude Bachianas Brasileiras No 4 – Prelude Also known as: Bachianas Brasileiras No 4 (Prelude) (8 mins)
  • Sergei Rachmaninov 1873–1943
  • Symphonic Dances Symphonic Dances Also known as: Symphonic Dances, Op 45 (36 mins)

This year’s Proms focus on Latin America in the year the Olympic Games go to Rio de Janeiro heats up with a visit from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under its charismatic conductor Marin Alsop.

Their concert is bookended by infectious, furious dances from Marlos Nobre and Rachmaninov. In between comes music from the doyen of South American composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto for which the orchestra is joined by Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero.

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