Friday 2 August 2013
7.30pm – c10.45pm
Royal Albert Hall

Piano and organ

  • Naresh Sohal

    The Cosmic Dance (c45 mins) BBC commission: world premiere
    • Peter Oundjian conductor
    • Royal Scottish National Orchestra (pre-1950, Scottish Orchestra; 1950-91, Scottish National Orchestra)
  • INTERVAL
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op 30 (41 mins)
    • Royal Scottish National Orchestra (pre-1950, Scottish Orchestra; 1950-91, Scottish National Orchestra)
    • Peter Oundjian conductor
    • Nikolai Lugansky piano
  • INTERVAL
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 5 in E minor (45 mins)
    • Royal Scottish National Orchestra (pre-1950, Scottish Orchestra; 1950-91, Scottish National Orchestra)
    • Peter Oundjian conductor

About this event

The Proms Tchaikovsky symphony cycle continues with the musky melancholy of the Fifth as conductor Peter Oundjian makes his Proms debut. Nikolai Lugansky is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, notorious for its technical demands yet based around melodic ideas of great simplicity.

Punjabi-born British composer Naresh Sohal’s second Proms commission, The Cosmic Dance, examines the idea of creation as interpreted in two very different disciplines: mathematical theory and the ancient texts of the Upanishads and the Rig Veda.

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