Venezuelan Brass Ensemble perform alongside LSO following Vengerov
It is with regret that BBC Proms announces that Maxim Vengerov has
withdrawn from his performance on Saturday 18 August 2007 with the London
He was due to give the UK premiere of Benjamin
Yusupov's Viola Rock Tango Concerto.
Vengerov has been suffering from a shoulder injury and is unable to
prepare to play a concerto, written especially for him, where he performs
on the violin, the electric violin and the viola and dances the tango.
Vengerov is very sorry for the disappointment that this will cause his
Because of the unique nature of the event, the BBC Proms and the London
Symphony Orchestra have decided to maintain the spirit of Latin American
music as a theme for the evening.
They are delighted to announce that the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble – nearly
60 brass and percussion players drawn from the extraordinary Simón
Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, who are due to give the main sold-out evening Prom on Sunday 19 August – will now play alongside the London
Symphony Orchestra in the Late Night concert on Saturday 18 August at
The London Symphony Orchestra perform Piazzolla's Tangazo as billed,
conducted by François-Xavier Roth.
They now also bring John Adams's
arrangements of Piazzolla's violin pieces, La mufa, and Todo Buenos
Aires, and two works by Copland: El sálon México and Hoe-down from
The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, conducted by its founder Thomas Clamor,
then take over with music by Copland, R. Strauss, J. S. Bach, Gershwin
and Latin-American composers.
This will be the UK debut of this highly-acclaimed group, which has grown out of the extraordinary state-sponsored
system which comprises some 200 children's and young people's orchestras
and about 100 music centres, spread all over the country, and promises to
be a remarkable foretaste of the Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra's much-anticipated Prom the following evening.
Any ticket holders not now wishing to attend the revised concert are
being asked to contact the box office for full refunds.
Notes to Editors
Since the BBC Proms Guide 2007 was published in April there have been
some changes and additions to the advertised programmes. Please refer to bbc.co.uk/proms for complete, updated
listings. Members of the media are welcome to contact BBC Proms Publicity for further information.