Prom 16: Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Wednesday 24 July 2013, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
BANTOCK Sapphic Poem
WALTON Henry V: Touch her soft lips; Death of Falstaff
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 4 in F minor
Conductor Jac van Steen
Cello Raphael Wallfisch
Jac van Steen and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales launch the Proms cycle of Tchaikovsky symphonies with the baleful fanfare of the Fourth.
Celebrating his 60th birthday this year, Raphael Wallfisch is the soloi st in the BBC Proms premiere of Granville Bantock’s Sapphic Poem, launching our focus on the composer this summer. Rich, lyrical and lushly orchestrated, it is framed by two very different portraits of Sir John Falstaff, by Edward Elgar and William Walton.
Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
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.