Prom 16: Elgar, Wood, Ravel & Debussy
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thursday 26 July 2012, 7pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
We are sorry to announce that Thierry Fischer is unwell and therefore is unable to conduct Prom 16 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on 26 July. We are very grateful to Ryan Wigglesworth for agreeing to conduct this concert. The programme remains unchanged.
ELGAR In the South (Alassio)
HUGH WOOD Concerto for Piano
RAVEL Une baroque sur l’océan
DEBUSSY (orch. Henry Wood) La cathédrale engloutie
DEBUSSY La Mer
A British first half pair's Elgar's concert overture, inspired by a winter holiday on the Italian Riviera, with the Piano Concerto by Hugh Wood (80 this year), which sees him tapping into the live-wire personality of tonight's soloist, for whom it was written. The all-French second half reflects new light on Debussy's masterly orchestral seascape with two pinnacles of water-inspired piano music, transformed for the symphony orchestra.
Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth
Piano Joanna MacGregor
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.