Wednesday 28 August 2013
7.00pm – c9.25pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo à la russe (4 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Josep Pons conductor
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ave Maria (2 mins)
    • BBC Singers
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pater Noster (2 mins)
    • BBC Singers
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major (40 mins)
    • Frank Peter Zimmermann violin
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Josep Pons conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Charlotte Seither

    Language of Leaving (18 mins) BBC commission: world premiere
    • BBC Singers
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Josep Pons conductor
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Petrushka (1947 version) (30 mins)
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra
    • Josep Pons conductor

About this event

German composer Charlotte Seither adapts the words of the 17th-century poet Francesco de Lemene in a new work for the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, using voices and syllables as spots of ‘human colour’.

Josep Pons conducts this world premiere alongside the 1947 version of Stravinsky’s Petrushka, the a cappella motets Ave Maria and Pater noster, and the four-minute novelty Scherzo à la russe, written in Hollywood for the bandleader Paul Whiteman. Frank Peter Zimmermann is the soloist in Brahms’s much-loved Violin Concerto.

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