Saturday 25 August 2012
7.30pm – c9.50pm
Royal Albert Hall

  • Alexander Goehr

    Metamorphosis/Dance, Op 36 (19 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Oliver Knussen conductor
  • Oliver Knussen

    Symphony No. 3, Op 18 (15 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Oliver Knussen
  • INTERVAL
  • Helen Grime

    Night Songs (c5 mins) BBC commission: world premiere
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Oliver Knussen conductor
  • Claude Debussy

    The Martyrdom of St Sebastian (52 mins) complete incidental music, without narration
    • Claire Booth soprano
    • Polly May mezzo-soprano
    • Clare McCaldin mezzo-soprano
    • New London Chamber Choir
    • BBC National Chorus of Wales
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Oliver Knussen conductor

About this event

After an 80th-birthday revival of Goehr’s imaginary ballet, Knussen’s Third Symphony prefaces Helen Grime’s 60th-birthday tribute to him. Debussy’s incidental music for a mystery play appears complete for the first time in Proms history.

 

Please note this event contains an update to the concert timing from that in the 2012 BBC Proms Guide

 

Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Suzy Klein talks about Debussy's The Martyrdom of St Sebastian.

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