About This Event
Sopranos Miah Persson and Adela Zaharia join Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert that moves from the lush, late-Romantic soundscapes of Strauss’s songs and the sweeping melodic generosity of Elgar’s Italy-inspired overture In the South to the leaner, more percussive intensity of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra – a virtuosic showcase for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
The concert also includes the world premiere of Iain Bell’s concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra, Aurora.
Diana Damrau, the advertised soprano, has had to withdraw owing to illness. The BBC Proms is grateful to Miah Persson and Adela Zaharia for taking her place at short notice.
Please note that this event contains an update to the programme from that in the BBC Proms 2018 Festival Guide.
Image: Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty