BBC Proms
4 Sep 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 67 Prom 67: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel

Prom 67

Played

15:45 Sunday 4 Sep 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Paul Desenne b.1959
  • Hipnosis mariposa
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos 1887–1959
  • Bachianas Brasileiras No 2 (22 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Maurice Ravel 1875–1937
  • Daphnis and Chloe – Suite No 2 Daphnis and Chloe – Suite No 2 Also known as: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2 (16 mins)

The incomparable Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra makes a return following its second appearance at the Proms back in 2011.

As part of our celebration this year of South American music and musicians, we hear the performance of Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne’s Hipnosis mariposa and Heitor Villa-Lobos’s orchestral tribute to J. S. Bach.

This most thrusting of orchestras ends with Ravel’s dizzying parody of a fin de siècle waltz, La valse. A Proms hot ticket if ever there was one.

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