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Proms 2016 Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
Prom 1: First Night of the Proms
19:00 Fri 15 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall
This year’s festival kicks off with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Fantasy-Overture before Sol Gabetta performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Finally, hear one of the greatest cantatas of the 20th century – Prokofiev’s 'Alexander Nevsky'.
This year’s festival kicks off with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Fantasy-Overture before Sol Gabetta performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Finally, hear one of the greatest cantatas of the 20th century – Prokofiev’s 'Alexander Nevsky'.

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Tchaikovsky’s ravishing 'Romeo and Juliet' overture launches our celebrations marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare.

Argentine soloist Sol Gabetta makes her Proms debut in Elgar’s hauntingly lyrical Cello Concerto, the first in a series of works throwing a spotlight on the instrument.

Prokofiev delivered a score of new directness and clarity for his friend Sergey Eisenstein’s patriotic film Alexander Nevsky: the cantata he fashioned from it features the dramatic ‘Battle on the Ice’.

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