Proms 2018
8 Aug 2015, Royal Albert Hall
Previous Event
19:30 Sat 8 Aug 2015 Next Event

Proms 2015 Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Prom 31
Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
19:30 Sat 8 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain brings Mahler’s epic Ninth Symphony to the Proms, paired with a brand-new work by Tansy Davies. Sir Mark Elder conducts. Selected pieces broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 16 August.
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain brings Mahler’s epic Ninth Symphony to the Proms, paired with a brand-new work by Tansy Davies. Sir Mark Elder conducts. Selected pieces broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 16 August.

Programme

About this event

Mahler’s bitterly beautiful Ninth Symphony is the focus for the National Youth Orchestra’s annual visit to the Proms. Still unperformed at the time of the composer’s death, the symphony was the last Mahler would complete – a requiem in all but name from a man who had already lost his daughter and knew his own death was imminent. The work’s rich writing for brass and strings makes it one of the greats of the orchestral repertoire. The concert opens with the world premiere of Tansy Davies’s Re-greening, a celebration of spring written specially as a complement to Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.

There will be no interval

Added item image
"
"
Added, go to My Music to see full list.
More from