Prom 16: Berlioz, Fauré, Dusapin & Stravinsky
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Wednesday 27 July 2011, 7pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
part of the BBC Proms 2011 series
Berlioz Overture 'Le corsaire' (9 mins)
Faure Pavane (7 mins)
Pascal Dusapin String Quartet No. 6, 'Hinterland' ('Hapax' for string quartet and orchestra) (23 mins) UK Premiere
Stravinsky The Firebird (46 mins)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thierry Fischer conductor
Thierry Fischer and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales perform contrasting French favourites, joined by the Arditti Quartet for the UK premiere of a recent work by Pascal Dusapin. Following this, the main event of the evening Stravinsky's much-loved, The Firebird.
RADIO Live on BBC Radio 3
ONLINE Live and 'listen again' options at bbc.co.uk/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.