BBC Proms
6 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2011 Prom 30: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Prom 30: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Prom 30: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Played

18:30 Saturday 6 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall

  • Gabriel Prokofiev b.1975
  • Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (21 mins)
  • Benjamin Britten 1913–1976
  • Morton Gould 1913–1996
  • Boogie Woogie Etude
    (encore) (2 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Sergei Prokofiev 1891–1953
  • Romeo and Juliet - selection (50 mins)

About this event

The music of Sergey Prokofiev looms large in this fascinating collaboration between Vladimir Jurowski and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

First, an esoteric offering from the master's London-based grandson, a crossover artist in the best sense, determined to find new audiences and to reconfigure the classical tradition by way of Minimalist grooves, dancefloor beats, club nights and remixes.

The influence of the senior Prokofiev is plain in the sizzling keyboard writing of Britten's early Piano Concerto, which gives BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Benjamin Grosvenor another chance to shine, following his First Night Proms debut.

In the second half, Prokofiev's ballet music recounts the doomed love of Verona's most romantic couple.

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