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Venezuelan Brass Ensemble perform alongside LSO following Vengerov cancellation

It is with regret that BBC Proms announces that Maxim Vengerov has withdrawn from his performance on Saturday 18 August 2007 with the London Symphony Orchestra.


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 many fans.


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 10.15pm.


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 Rodeo.


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 for complete, updated listings. Members of the media are welcome to contact BBC Proms Publicity for further information.










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Category: Proms & Orchestras
Date: 14.08.2007
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