Wednesday 31 August 2011
7.30pm – c9.45pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and singing events

  • Graham Fitkin

    Cello Concerto (c27 mins) BBC commission: world premiere
    • Yo-Yo Ma cello
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • David Robertson conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (70 mins)
    • Christine Brewer soprano
    • Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
    • Toby Spence tenor
    • Iain Paterson bass-baritone
    • Philharmonia Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Chorus
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • David Robertson conductor

About this event

Featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by a composer who prizes clarity and a straightforward approach.

After the interval, the BBC SO's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, directs the traditional annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in the symphonic canon.

An impressive team of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Chorus to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.

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