Prom 56: Alexander Goehr, Oliver Knussen, Helen Grime & Debussy
with the , the BBC National Chorus of Wales
Saturday 25 August 2012, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
ALEXANDER GOEHR Metamorphosis/Dance
OLIVER KNUSSEN Symphony No.3
HELEN GRIME Night Songs (BBC Commission: world premiere)
DEBUSSY The Martyrdom of St.Sebastian (complete incidental music, without narration)
Claire Booth Soprano
Polly May mezzo-soprano
Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano
New London Chamber Choir
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Oliver Knussen
After an 80th-birthday revival of Goehr's imaginary ballet, Knussen's Third Symphony prefaces Helen Grime's 60th-birthday tribute to him. Debussy's incidental music for mystery play appears complete for the first time in Proms history.
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.