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Prom 51 (part 1): Free Prom - Dvorak, Grieg, Bax and Bill Whelan

BBC Proms, 2014, Prom 51 Episode 1 of 2

This year's Free Prom is a Bank Holiday matinee bursting with dance rhythms and colour - the perfect chance to experience the Proms for the first time.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

The Ulster Orchestra and Jac Van Steen live at the BBC Proms

Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 46 No. 1
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

4.00pm Interval

Bax: Roscatha
Bill Whelan: Riverdance: A Symphonic Suite (UK premiere)

Zhang Zuo (piano)
Ulster Orchestra
Jac Van Steen (conductor)

A trio of Dvorák's colourful, folk-inspired Slavonic Dances opens the concert and Grieg's Piano Concerto, with its lively dance-themed finale and Norwegian folk echoes, continues the mood; the soloist is BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Zhang Zuo, making her Proms debut.

The concert ends in the Ulster Orchestra's Irish musical heartland with Bax's tone-poem Roscatha and Bill Whelan's new Riverdance suite - adapted from his music for the ever-popular stage show.

This Prom will be repeated on Tuesday 9th September at 2pm.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 25 Aug 2014 15:00

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