5 Aug 2016, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2016 Prom 27

Prom 27
Prom 27: Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky
19:00 Fri 5 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
The first part of a two-part commission by Helen Grime (see also Prom 30) opens the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s first Prom. It’s followed by Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.
The first part of a two-part commission by Helen Grime (see also Prom 30) opens the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s first Prom. It’s followed by Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

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Tonight’s Prom marks the first instalment of all three of Stravinsky’s landmark ballets for the Ballet Russes company, all performed this weekend by Scottish orchestras. In the vivid folk tale of a puppet springing to life, Stravinsky had the starting point for his stylistic breakthrough, Petrushka, a ballet that would depict Russia with ‘quick tempos, smells of Russian food, sweat and glistening leather boots’.

The first part of a new work from major talent Helen Grime (see also Prom 30) prefaces this concert’s arrival in Russia via all the despair, passion and determination of Tchaikovsky’s heart-rending Violin Concerto.

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