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Prom 30: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
15:45 Sun 7 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
Ilan Volkov conducts Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (soloist Pavel Kolesnikov) and Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Opening the programme is part 2 of Helen Grime’s new work (see also Prom 27).
Ilan Volkov conducts Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (soloist Pavel Kolesnikov) and Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Opening the programme is part 2 of Helen Grime’s new work (see also Prom 27).

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The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland frames the turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky with the final part of Helen Grime’s new two-part work for orchestra (see also Prom 27) and the second of this weekend’s trio of Stravinsky ballet scores.

With The Firebird of 1910, Stravinsky was immediately recognised as the most important musical voice of the new century. His relentless rhythmic drive and hypnotising orchestral colours are heard to full advantage in a performance of the complete ballet under the charismatic Ilan Volkov.