Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Monday 20 August 2012, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
part of the BBC Proms 2012 series
Beethoven Egmont – overture (9 mins)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major (28 mins)
Delius Eventyr (Once Upon a Time) (16 mins)
Nielsen Symphony No. 5 (34 mins)
Osmo Vänskä conductor
Michael Collins basset clarinet
Osmo Vänskä conducts exhilarating musical invention from Beethoven and Nielsen, both celebrating the human ability to find hope in the face of oppression and suffering.
Between them Mozart’s lyrical classic is played by a clarinettist of the first order and there’s a neglected tone-poem, Eventyr, evoking the colour and spirit of Norwegian folk tales, from one of this year’s anniversary composers. Delius’s amanuensis, Eric Fenby, saw the piece as the very apex of the composer’s skill yet, surprisingly, it has only appeared once previously at the Proms.
How to get there
- South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines)
- 52, Victoria to Willesden, stopping on Kensington Gore 9, Aldwych to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore 10, Archway to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore 70, Acton to South Kensington, stopping on Queen's Gate 360, Elephant & Castle to the Hall, stopping on Prince Consort Road
- London Victoria is the nearest National Rail train station.
- The Hall has many stepped entrances at Ground level. Ramped access is located at Doors 1, 3, 8, 9 and 12. Public lifts are located at Doors 1 and 8 and serve all levels from Basement to Gallery. The Arena Foyer bars can be accessed via a platform lift from the Basement level at Door 1. 14 wheelchair spaces with adjacent companion seats are situated in the Stalls at Ground floor level.There are a limited number of chairs that can be elevated which may be used by customers seated at the back of the Stalls platforms who are able to transfer from their wheelchair. If you are interested in this facility, please speak to a Steward on arrival. There are also six wheelchair spaces in the Circle at sections P, R, V and X and four spaces within the unreserved standing area of the Gallery. Please note that due to the physical limitations of the circular shape of the auditorium, the spaces in the Circle are more suitable for customers with good upper body mobility.