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Proms 2017 Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
19:30 Fri 14 Jul 2017 Royal Albert Hall
The 2017 BBC Proms opens with a dance and a shout. Celebrate John Adams’s 70th birthday with his masterpiece Harmonium. Award-winning pianist Igor Levit is the soloist in Beethoven’s ground-breaking Third Piano Concerto.
The 2017 BBC Proms opens with a dance and a shout. Celebrate John Adams’s 70th birthday with his masterpiece Harmonium. Award-winning pianist Igor Levit is the soloist in Beethoven’s ground-breaking Third Piano Concerto.

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John Adams’s Harmonium is an intricate tapestry of sound, with bright vocal threads and driving brass and percussion rhythms. Marking the composer’s 70th birthday this year, it features the BBC Proms Youth Choir.

Award-winning pianist Igor Levit is the soloist in Beethoven’s groundbreaking Third Piano Concerto, and this year’s First Night opens with the world premiere of St John’s Dance by rising British composer Tom Coult.

Tickets for this concert are now very limited. However we are celebrating John Adams’s 70th birthday for the whole summer. See below for more details.

Image: Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega