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Proms 2015 Prom 4: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9

Prom 4: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
Prom 4: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
19:30 Sun 19 Jul 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony returns to the Proms in the hands of Andris Nelsons and the massed forces of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the CBSO Chorus. Selected pieces will be broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 19 July.
Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony returns to the Proms in the hands of Andris Nelsons and the massed forces of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the CBSO Chorus. Selected pieces will be broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 19 July.

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Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony is a celebration of human endeavour, as is his ballet score The Creatures of Prometheus. Andris Nelsons gives his final concert as Music Director of the CBSO before returning (see Proms 49 and 51) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of which became Music Director last season. John Woolrich’s dark, sardonic contra-bassoon concerto was written for the CBSO’s own contra-bassoonist Margaret Cookhorn.

Dmytro Popov, the advertised tenor, has had to withdraw. The BBC Proms is very grateful to Pavel Černoch for taking his place at short notice.